Fortean Times #393 (June 2020)
- Release date: 21 May 2020
- Cover price: £4.60
- Cover Image: Etienne Gilfillan
- Coronavirus: Getty Images
- All header icons throughout the magazine by Capucine Deslouis
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- 4 The coronavirus files
- 18 Gypsy ghostlore
- 46 Magical mid-air battles and sorcerous contests
- 76 Tales from the Fairy Field
34 Beaky Blinders: In Search of the Plague Doctor (cover story)
The ominous figure of the plague doctor, with his long robes and bird-like mask, seems an appropriate icon for our pandemic-riven times - but what was his historical reality? Jonathan Ferguson traces the macabre medic's evolution and revival.
42 The Parallax View
A lot of people are opposed to globalisation, but would they go so far as to insist that our planet is actually pancake-shaped? Gordon Rutter wonders why the Flat Earth theory has made a comeback - and meets one of its modern proponents.
46 "Lifted Up From the Earth"
In the Gospels, Christ is transported to a 'high place' by a mysterious adversary. Bob Rickard examines an alternative life of Jesus in the context of a magical mid-air battle.
52 Building a Fortean Library - Invizikids The Hierophant's Apprentice
76 Fortean Traveller - Tales from the Fairy Field Fiona Maher
55 Little green man by Paul Devereux
56 This house is not haunted by Ryan Shirlow
A digest of the worldwide weird, including: vampire panics, 5G conspiracies, Humberside monster, living ghosts and more...
- 05 The Conspirasphere
- 16 Science
- 18 Ghostwatch
- 23 Mythconceptions
- 24 Alien Zoo
- 32 The UFO Files
- 02 Editorial
- 59 Reviews
- 69 Letters
- 78 Reader Info
- 79 Phenomenomix
- 80 Strange Deaths