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Fortean Times #386 (Dec 2019)

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Contents

  • 6 Round in circles: Bulgaria's cosmic Dance of Life
  • 12 Day of the Dead Barbie
  • 28 Mummymania: the evolution of Egyptian Gothic
  • 38 It was 100 years ago today...

Features

28 Egyptian Gothic (cover story)
As Tutankhamun returns to London in a major new exhibition, Maria J Perez Cuervo taces the West's fascination with Ancient Egypt and the emergence of an exotic fantasy blending Empire and eroticism, dark mysteries and dangerous magic.

38 It was 100 Years Ago...
Ulrich Magin marks the centenary of The Book of the Damned with a look back at the publication, critical reception and literary influence of Charles Fort's unprecendented meditation on the world of strange phenomena.

44 The Luck of the Draw
The UK's National Lottery is a quarter of a century old this month. Ted Harrison looks at some of the statistical anomalies, odd coincidences and claims of psychic foreknowledge that have accompanied 25 years of Camelot's random balls.

Reports

48 Strange Statesmen - Land of the Rising Right SD Tucker

76 Fortean Traveller - The Hamburg Panoptikum Jan Bondeson

Forum

55 Stir it up by Lisa Gledhill

56 Hong Kong conspiracy by CM Saunders & Chen Min

Strange Days

A digest of the worldwide weird, including: luminous owls, UFO cover-up, boggart memories, thunderbird sightings and more...

  • 14 Science
  • 16 Archaeology
  • 17 Classical Corner
  • 21 Mythconceptions
  • 23 Alien Zoo
  • 26 The UFO Files

Regulars

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



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