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Fortean Times #401 (January 2021)



  • 4 Mystery Monoliths
  • 10 Potty-mouthed parrots
  • 40 The medium is the message: Spiritualism and art
  • 74 Fortean travel in lockdown: virtual destinations and online exhibits


32 The Ruskington Horror (cover story)
In a new series, fearless road ghost hunter Rob Gandy turns his attention to the haunted highways of Lincolnshire and asks why this notoriously flat and largely agricultural English county produces such a rich crop of high strangeness. For his first investigation, he looks back at a terrifying case that was first aired on ITV's This Morning back in 1998.

40 The Medium is the Message
As a new exhibition of mediumistic art tours the UK, Robert Weinberg explores how the impact of Spiritualism in Britain inspired pioneering female artists to explore hidden worlds and forge a new language of abstraction.

46 The Frozen Chicken Ghost
Pond Square in Highgate, London, is said to be haunted by the flapping phantom of the world's first frozen chicken. Jeffrey Vallance recounts how Sir Francis Bacon's early experiment in refrigeration found modern echoes in his own explorations of poultry spirituality.


48 Strange Statesmen - 'Stan by your Strongman SD Tucker

52 Building a Fortean Library - Van Gogh's Ear The Hierophant's Apprentice

74 Fortean (Armchair) Traveller - Virtual voyages Lisa Gledhill

Strange Days

A digest of the worldwide weird, including: mystery monoliths, purloined penises, brazen boars, Arthurian ghosts and more...

  • 12 Archæology
  • 14 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 23 Mythconceptions
  • 24 Conspirasphere
  • 26 Strange Continent


  • 02 Editorial
  • 55 Reviews
  • 67 Letters
  • 78 Reader Info
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths


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