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Fortean Times #184 (June 2004)

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  • Release date: 30 Apr 2004
  • Cover price: £3.20
  • US Edition is dated July 2004 with a cover price of $9.50 USA (CAN $7.50)
  • Cover: Glyn Dillon

Contents

  • 26 Past Their Sell-By Date - The Asian monks who refuse to decay
  • 28 This Little Piggy - The cats with too many digits
  • 06 Lucky Escape - The house that was missed by two giant rocks
  • 32 Dreamer of the Dark - HP Lovecraft and the occult

Features

32 Dreamer of the Dark (Cover Story)
H P Lovecraft's weird fiction is filled with occult references and supernatural incidents, but did he actually believe in the paranormal? Daniel Harms explores the contradictory world of the 20th century's master of horror.

43 Ideas
Hilary Barta takes a comical look at the deeply submerged origins of creativity

46 Eye Spirits
A common eye disease can blur and distort the vision, but sufferers may also see things they didn't expect. Paul Devereux investigates.

50 Nine Below Zero
What links the deep sea sponge Cladorhiza concrescens with the work of numerologists? Peter Brookesmith concludes his two-part investigation into the Eltanin enigma with a hard look at some seriously suspect number-crunching.

Forum

57 The Oltman Connection - Lee Harvey Oswald's link to Willy Oltman - and more mysterious deaths.

58 Joseph Wright's Parrot - When science imitates art... the moment of decision.

Strange Days

Million-dollar note, collecting mania, lost children return, reptiles on the loose, mystery weapon, past life recall, Afghan treasures found - and much more.

  • 05 Extra Extra
  • 14 Science
  • 16 UFOlogy
  • 18 Classical Corner
  • 19 The Heirophant
  • 19 Konspiracy Korner
  • 22 Necrolog
  • 23 For all the Saints
  • 24 Alien Zoo
  • 30 Mythconceptions
  • 31 Strange Deaths

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02

Fortean Bookshop

  • 41

Reviews

  • 61

Letters

  • 73

It Happened to Me

  • 77

Competition

  • 78

Comix

Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 60

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