Fortean Times #348 (Chr 2016)
- Release date: 8 Dec 2016
- Cover price: £4.25
- Cover Photo: Johannes Simon/Getty Images
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- 14 Alien Megastructures - Is ET doing some major building work?
- 16 Ghostwatch - Leonora Piper, the psychic superstar
- 26 The Changing Mask of Krampus - Have you been naughty or nice?
- 34 Out of the Shadows - Enigmatic objects from Boscastle's Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
- 74 The Cutty Wren - One Suffolk village goes a bit Wicker Man
26 The Changing Mask of Krampus (cover story)
Mixing mediæval superstition with 19th century Catholicism, the devilish figure of Krampus has undergone a surprising revival in recent years. Al Ridenour reconnects with the dark side of Christmas, tracing Krampus's roots in Austro-German folklore and exploring the figure's growing popularity in the 21st century.
34 Out of the Shadows
In an extract from a new book celebrating the history of Boscastle's Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Professor Ronald Hutton introduces the photographs of Sara Hannant, which aim to bring a range of enigmatic objects from the museum's unique collection to life.
40 The Face at the Window
One of the most fortean of lightning phenomena is the "lightning daguerreotype," where a face or figure, often recognised as a particular deceased person, is mysteriously etched upon a windowpane. Chris Woodyard traces some of the fenestral flaps of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
46 Strange Statesmen - No 16. Russia Today Part One: Useful Idiots SD Tucker
50 Building a Fortean Library - No 16. Down from the mountain The Hierophant's Apprentice
74 Fortean Traveller - No 109. The Cutty Wren, Suffolk Matt Salusbury
53 The Rapture Index by Ted Harrison
54 Thanks for the memories? by Rob Gandy
Bouffant baby, a bit of the Buddha, award-winning Goat Man, more creepy clowns, sea monster versus U-Boat, British big cat sightings, in search of the Wollaton Park gnomes, where have all the aliens gone? - and much more.
- 05 The Conspirasphere
- 12 Archæology
- 13 Classical Corner
- 14 Science
- 16 Ghostwatch
- 19 Alien Zoo
- 23 Fairies and Forteana
- 24 The UFO Files
- 02 Editorial
- 57 Reviews
- 69 Letters
- 78 Reader Info
- 79 Phenomenomix
- 80 Strange Deaths