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Fortean Times #343 (Aug 2016)



  • 6 Dexiu: From Medium to Mummy - Taiwan's gilded ex-psychic
  • 30 The Enchanged Isle - Hauntings and timeslips on the Isle of Wight
  • 38 A Summer of Monsters - Byron and the Shelleys' Gothic getaway
  • 56 Wiccan Nudist Headtrip - A collision of 1960s countercultures
  • 74 It Happened To Me! - Off the beaten track...


30 The Enchanted Isle (cover story)
The Isle of Wight has long been one of Britain's most popular holiday destinations, and yet beneath its tranquil surface lurks a half-forgotten world of powerful strangeness. Roger Clarke returns to his childhood home to find it's still an enchanted island, full of pagan lore, haunted houses and timeslips...

38 A Summer of Monsters
In the Summer of 1816, as skies darkened across the world following a volcanic eruption, a group of Romantic writers gathered in a house on the shores of Lake Geneva and told one another ghost stories. Maria J Perez Cuervo looks back at the tangle of personal relationships and psychosexual nightmares that gave birth to some enduring fictional horrors.

46 Faster, Higher, Stronger - Weirder!
Rob Gandy celebrates the very English success story of the Wenlock Olympian Games, source of inspiration for the modern Olympics, and takes a look at some of its stranger sporting events.


28 Blasts from the Past - No 63. An Ariosophist on Mars Theo Paijmans

52 Building a Fortean Library - No 11. Blood and tears The Hierophant's Apprentice

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 49. Barnum's freaks and their visit to London Jan Bondeson


55 The Last Trump? by Ted Harrison

56 Wiccan nudist head trip by Chris Josiffe

Strange Days

Olympic and Hollywood curses, Taiwan's psychic mummy, relic round-up, Glasgow's haunted shopping mall, men behaving madly, writing on the clouds, Weird Weekend North, foaming mysteries, Peruvian devils - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere
  • 14 Archæology
  • 15 Classical Corner
  • 16 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 21 Mythconceptions
  • 23 Alien Zoo
  • 24 Necrolog
  • 25 Fairies & Forteana
  • 26 The UFO Files


  • 02 Editorial
  • 59 Reviews
  • 71 Letters
  • 74 It Happened To Me
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths

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