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Fortean Times #304 (August 2013)

  • Release date: 18 Jul 2013
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated September 2013 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover: Etienne Gilfillan, thanks to 'Judge' Keith Dedman
  • Digital editions: Zinio version


  • 36 Tokoloshe Toilet Terrors - Southern Africa's panty-stealing, bisexual, hairy, goblin rapist strikes again!
  • 16 The Mummy Returns - The colorful history of Egyptian curses
  • 20 Dead as a Dodo? - The iconic extinct bird is back...
  • 44 Not by Bread Alone - Is it possible to live on a diet of fresh air?
  • 54 HP Lovecraft's Literary Legacy - From pulp fiction to post-human


30 The Law is an Ass (Cover Story)
As the trial of a dead man continues in Russia, Paul Koudounaris looks back at some unlikely legal cases that saw corpses, animals and even inanimate objects in the dock.

36 Terror of the Tokoloshe
SD Tucker reveals the untold story of southern Africa's hairy, invisible, bisexual ghost-rapist, and discovers a variety of tall stories and tabloid tales about what may very well be the weirdest (not to mention most well-endowed) creature in all of world folklore.

44 Not by Bread Alone
Fasting and spirituality have long been linked in many religions, from Christianity and Islam to New Age cults. Ted Harrison examines the phenomenon of inedia, sitting at a table with a selection of Breatharians, stigmatics and hungry holy men...


28 Britian's X-Files - No 21. A round-up of the final release of UFO files

46 Dictionary of the Damned - No 51. Afflictions of the afflicted

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 23. The Thieves' Supper


53 WEIRD statistical variation by Rob Gandy and Denis Adams

54 Lovecraft resurgent by Roger Luckhurst

56 File under 'science fiction' by David Hambling

Strange Days

Manchester Museum's spinning statue; Chinese man's fake alien corpse; Iran's Mahdi mania; credulity-stretching coincidences; coffee curiosities; super-sized snake; giant badger panic; Donald Trump caterpillar and much more.

  • 14 Science
  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 18 Archaeology
  • 19 Classical Corner
  • 20 Alien Zoo
  • 23 Mythconceptions
  • 25 Konspiracy Korner
  • 27 Strange Deaths



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  • 71

It Happened to Me

  • 74

Tales From The Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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