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Fortean Times #214 (September 2006)

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  • Release date: 24 Aug 2006
  • Cover price: £3.80
  • US Edition is dated October 2006 with a cover price of $10.50 USA (CAN $12.25)


  • 30 A Brush With The Fox Demon - Shape-shifting spirits, terrifying possessions and vulpine legends around the world
  • 14 Seeing in a New Light - Enhanced colour vision and emotional auras
  • 46 Nutcracker Suite - Lives and times of the castrati
  • 42 I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat - Tracking Ireland's ABCs
  • 39 Stoats on the Attack - Terrorised by armies of stoats


30 Fox Tales (Cover Story)
The trickster-like figure of the cunning fox is almost universal in folklore and mythology, says Trevor Ouelette, but it also has a frightening tendency to possess and transform its human compatriots

39 Stoat Packs
The stoat is notorious for its ability to 'freeze' a rabbit with its glare, its slinky, hypnotic dance and its ruthless predatory nature. However, Merrily Harpur reveals some less well-known behaviour - the triumphal capture dance, the funerary hiding of killed stoats and the swarming of huge stoat armies.

46 Divine Monsters
Handel House Museum in London is presenting an exhibition on the composer's musical relationship with 18th-century castrati, and Jen Ogilvie explores the vanished world of these sexually ambiguous superstars who suffered a major loss in the hope of attaining fame and glory.


55 Paws for thought on ABCs

56 The curse of the werewolf


42 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 71. Big Cats on the border

78 Fortean Traveller - No 45. Roche Rock, Cornwall

Strange Days

Lightning spares victim for fourth time; animals evade the Grim Reaper; Malaysian cryptids; Foreign Accent Syndrome, the upside-down girl and a case of Total Recall; bizarre birds; how swarms coordinate; seeing extra colours and emotional synaesthesia; when cults collide; stigmatic wounds; waterfalls found plus ice falls - and much more.

  • 13 Science
  • 15 The Heirophant
  • 17 Mythconceptions
  • 20 Archaeology
  • 21 Classical Corner
  • 22 Konspiracy Korner
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files



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Back Issues CD-Rom

  • 57


  • 59


  • 67


  • 71

It Happened to Me

  • 75

Simulacra Corner


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 58


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