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Fortean Times #179 (January 2004)

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  • Release date: 13 Dec 2003
  • Cover price: £3.20
  • US Edition is dated February 2004 with a cover price of $7.25 USA (CAN $7.50)
  • Cover: Alex Severin

Contents

  • 30 What Katie Did - Was famous scientist hoodwinked?
  • 76 In the Zone - Travelling to Chernobyl
  • 44 Riding the Death Line - London's Necropolis Railway
  • 38 Invitation to Elfland - Away with the faeries

Features

44 Riding the Death Line (Cover Story)
For nearly a century, the Necropolis Railway conveyed London's dead to the hereafter. Paul Slade tells the story.

30 What Katie Did
What happened when an eminent Victorian scientist championed a beautiful medium? Peter Brookesmith recounts a torrid tale of hanky-panky in the seance room.

38 Invitation to Elfland
We expect to see elves popping up on television at this time of year, but what would you do if you met one in your garden? Moyra Doorly recalls her meeting with the Little People.

Forum

53 Atlantis Welcomes... - How to find your very own sunken kingdom.

54 A Whiter Shade of Whale - In search of Australia's real-life Moby Dick.

55 The Exorcist Effect - Could a horror novel really scare you to death?

Reports

28 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 55. Canterbury Tales - Could Western medicine recognise prayer power?

76 Fortean Traveller - No 28. The Zone, Chernobyl, Ukraine - A journey into CHernobyl's infamous 'Zone'

Strange Days

Conjoined twins, genital self-surgery, Flash Mobs, the yeti-meti confusion, gold hoard in Papua, vampires vex vicar and much more...

  • 05 Extra Extra
  • 10 New Religion News
  • 14 Science
  • 16 Classical Corner
  • 17 The Heirophant
  • 17 Konspiracy Korner
  • 18 Alien Zoo
  • 22 UFOlogy
  • 24 For all the Saints
  • 25 Medical Bag
  • 26 Mythconceptions
  • 27 Strange Deaths

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02 Funeral trains and fairy tales

Subscriptions

  • 52

Reviews

  • 57 Books
  • 62 Film and DVD
  • 63 Games

Back Issues

  • 64

International Subscriptions

  • 67

Letters

  • 71

It Happened to Me

  • 75

Simulacra Corner

  • 71

Comix

Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Coming Next Month

  • Psychedelica Victoriana - White rabbits and magic mushrooms
  • Long strange trips - ESP experiments with the Grateful Dead
  • Huxley mescalinised - The Doors of Perception at 50
  • Fortean Times Issue 180 on sale 10 Jan 2004

Reader Info

  • 66

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