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Fortean Times #299 (April 2013)

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  • Release date: 28 Feb 2013
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated May 2013 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover: Alex Tomlinson with thanks to Nick Shinn for his advice on fonts
  • Zinio version

Strange Days

'R' marks the resting place of Richard III; foreign language and foreign accent syndromes; shark on the golf course; dog attends mass; lucky finds; scary squirrel; high seas drifters - and much more.

  • 12 Archaeology
  • 13 Classical Corner
  • 14 Ghostwatch
  • 17 Alien Zoo
  • 19 Konspiracy Korner
  • 20 Necrolog
  • 23 Strange Deaths
  • 24 The UFO Files

Contents

  • 34 Elvis: The Comeback Special - Did the King leave the building in 1977 - or does DNA evidence suggest he's alive?
  • 25 Storm Warnings - What links migraine, lightning and UFOs?
  • 18 Criminally Stupid - Cretinous cops and rubbish robbers
  • 26 Invasion of the Diddymen - Liverpool's 1964 leprechain invasion
  • 76 A Real-Life Indiana Jones - We bid farewell to Ivan Mackerle

Features

26 Invasion of the Diddymen (Cover Story)
SD Tucker asks who, or what, could possibly have been behind the supposed invasion of Liverpool by leprechauns in 1964 - was it elves, aliens, Beatlemania, mass hysteria or even Ken Dodd?

34 Elvis: The Comeback Special
It's 36 years since his death, but the King is still seen in shopping malls and supermarkets all over the US and even popped up at President Obama's inauguration. Now, the saga has taken a new twist, with the emergence of DNA evidence and a woman claiming to be Presley's half-sister. Ted Harrison reports.

44 Dr Dingwall's Casebook Part One: A Sceptical Enquirer
Eric John Dingwall, author, anthropologist, librarian, psychic investigator, and, to some, the 'British Kinsey', is less well known than his erstwhile colleage and sometime adversary, Harry Price, but is a figure of equal intrest, says Christopher Josiffe.

Reports

28 Dictionary of the Damned - No 49. Ancient astronauts by The Hierophant's Apprentice

70 Fortean Traveller - No 84. Santorini: Vampires of Atlantis by Paul Devereux

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 20. Dick Schich, female errand boy by Jan Bondeson

Forum

51 Electronic crop circles by Guy Lyon Playfair

52 Cosmic habituation by William Ashton

Regulars

02 Editorial

55 Reviews

67 Letters

79 Phenomenomix

80 Tales from the Vault

78 Reader Info

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