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Fortean Times #358 (Oct 2017)



  • 6 India's hair-chopping panic
  • 30 Is there anybody up there? The slow death of ufology
  • 34 Satanic bikers of the 1970s
  • 48 The Prisoner at 50: Inside the occult world of Patrick McGoohan


34 Hell on Wheels (cover story)
Outlaw motorcycle clubs have often employed Satanic iconography to terrify mainstream society. Steve Toase explores how films and fiction have exploited these links between biker culture and the occult over the years to produce some cult classics.

42 Uneasy Riders
Rob Gandy investigates some unusual cases in which motorcyclists have encountered road ghosts and phantom hitchhikers in the liminal zone between hauntings and urban legends.

48 The Occult World of Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner is as relevant now as it was 50 years ago says Brian J Robb. Packed with allusions to the Illuminati, the police state, brainwashing, and hidden influences on society, it is a text that is still being unpacked five decades on.


22 Breaking Convention - A battle for the soul of psychdelia Gary Lachman

32 Blasts from the Past - Vampiric vapours Theo Paijmans


55 Poison sausages and platypus venom by Mark Greener

56 The lost ruins of the Moon by Andrew May

Strange Days

A digest of the worldwide weird, including: Hair-chopping panic, man reborn as calf, Irish fairy curses and more...

  • 05 The Conspirasphere
  • 12 Science
  • 14 Classical Corner
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 27 Mythconceptions
  • 28 Necrolog
  • 29 Folklore and Fairies
  • 30 The UFO Files


  • 02 Editorial
  • 59 Reviews
  • 73 Letters
  • 78 Reader Info
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths

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