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Fortean Times #347 (Dec 2016)

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Contents

  • 28 Attack of the Killer Clowns - A comprehensive round-up of sightings worldwide
  • 36 Secrets and Wives - Polygamous Mormons in the USA
  • 44 Wings of Terror - Children abducted by eagles
  • 50 May the Farce Be With You - Inside Putin's virtual Ukraine
  • 58 Stranger, Darker Things - The inspiration behind the Netflix hit

Features

28 Attack of the Killer Clowns (cover story)
This autumn has seen creepy clowns on the march as the craze spread from the US to Europe and beyond, with schools on alert, threats on social media, and increasingly violent altercations. Paul Sieveking grapples with a tsunami of sightings to bring you the most comprehensive collation of current coulromania yet assembled.

36 Secrets and Wives
Mormonism has been claimed as the fastest-growing religion in the USA - but can a church whose breakaway sect practise illegal polygamous marriage and preach violent 'blood atonement' really shape the American future? Dr Edward Dutton joined some old college friends for a working holiday among America's polygamous Mormons to try and find out.

44 A Child Carried Off By An Eagle!
The Illustrated Police News never shied away from a sensational story, and in this feature-length instalment in our series Jan Bondeson looks at how abductions by eagles were reported by the "worst newspaper in Britain" and assesses the truth behind the headlines.

Reports

26 Blasts from the Past - No 64. Where the dead do not rest Theo Paijmans

50 Strange Statesmen - No 15. War and Peace (simultaneously): Putin's virtual Ukraine SD Tucker

54 Building a Fortean Library - No 15. Plumbing the depths The Hierophant's Apprentice

Forum

57 Any teleport in a storm by Barry Baldwin

58 Stranger, darker things by Stu Ferrol

Strange Days

Tunnelling for God, eagle attacks, mass bird deaths, violent ghosts, prodigious births, biker's spirit photographed, the Iceman speaks, meteorite in the garden, UFOs and tourism, dead dragon, wizard crash lands - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere
  • 12 Archæology
  • 14 Classical Corner
  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 19 Alien Zoo
  • 21 Mythconceptions
  • 22 Necrolog
  • 24 UFO Casebook

Regulars

  • 02 Editorial
  • 61 Reviews
  • 73 Letters
  • 77 It Happened To Me
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths



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