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Fortean Times #223 (June 2007)

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  • Release date: 3 May 2007
  • Cover price: £3.99
  • US Edition is dated July 2007 with a cover price of $11.25 USA (CAN $12.95)
  • Cover Image: Owen Richardson


  • 30 Ghoul Britannia - Hammer Horror celebrates its 50th anniversary as Britain's shocker-in-chief
  • 19 Raising the Dead - Miraculous resurrections for all the family
  • 38 Countess Dracula - Elisabeth Bathory's bloodbath
  • 44 Arkansas Wildman - There's a monster in the woods!
  • 56 Korea's Legacy of Marvels - Signs and wonders from an ancient kingdom


30 English Gothic (Cover Story)
Fifty years ago, a small British studio called Hammer Films released The Curse of Frankenstein, to the disdain of critics and the delight of audiences. A new kind of horror movie was born. Kim Newman looks back at how the gothic tradition was reinvented and Hammer became a byword for screen horror.

38 In Search of the Bloody Countess
Novels, films and even Goth music have immortalised the name of the infamous 'Countess Dracula'. Sean Thomas traces the path of the 16th-century Hungarian noblewoman Elisabeth Bathory and tries to discover whether she was really a bloodthirsty mass-murderess of merely the victim of a political plot.

44 The Legend of Boggy Creek
A foul-smelling, three-toed monster once haunted the woods and wetlands around Fouke in rural Arkansas. Rick Moran packs his outdoor gear and revisits the home of one of the 1970s' most unlikely film stars.


55 Pass grade in passing on by Jacob Middleton

56 Korean signs and wonders by Marinus van der Sluijs


28 Britian's X-Files - No 8. The East Anglian UFO flap by David Clarke

51 Dictionary of the Damned - No 17. Conspiracy Theory

Strange Days

MoD releases its UFO files; empty beehives mystery; sacred images; late Serbian premier impaled; dowsers disappointed; winged monsters; animals invade the home; what's bugging you?; changing the climate; randy bird swoons over hot petrol pumps; praying for resuscitation; haunted pub, graveyard, railway lines - and much more.

  • 13 Science
  • 14 Medical Bag
  • 16 Archaeology
  • 17 Mythconceptions
  • 21 Classical Corner
  • 22 Alien Zoo
  • 24 Ghostwatch
  • 25 Strange Deaths
  • 26 The UFO Files



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Back Issues CD-Rom

  • 58


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It Happened to Me

  • 77


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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