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Fortean Times #247 (April 2009)

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  • Release date: 05 Mar 2009
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated May 2009 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: David Newton, Additional image manipulation Etienne Gilfillan


  • 44 The Dead Reawaken! - Tales of premature burial from the sensationalist pages of the Illustrated Police News
  • 30 Raising the Dead in Finland - From ancient lore to modern miracles
  • 36 Sisterhood of the Skulls - A strange cult based on Naple's old bones
  • 06 All Washed Up - A mystery beast's body turns up in Devon
  • 76 Celebrating Some Great Escapes - A near-death fiesta in Spain


30 Raising the Dead in Finland (Cover Story)
Finland's traditions of powerful shamans and mysterious spirit realms are surely a thing of the country's distant past? Not so, says Dr Ed Dutton - miracle healing an even necromancy are alive and well in Europe's Far North.

36 Sisterhood of the Skulls
Dr Paul Koudounaris descends into a cave complex beneath Naples to investigate a bizarre and little-known cult centered on the skulls of the city's dead.

44 The Dead Reawaken!
Jan Bondeson uncovers some lurid yarns from the pages of the Illustrated Police News, a lowbrow weekly newspaper catering to the Victorian obsession with crime, violence and death.


40 Blasts from the Past - No 8. Entombed in the ice by Theo Paijmans

51 Dictionary of the Damned - No 26. Ghosts and hauntings, Part 2

76 Fortean Traveller - No 63. Romeria de Santa Marte de Riberteme, Las Nieves, Galicia by Jon Santa Cruz


55 Stuffed: Life in Death by Tim Weinberg

56 Communing with the Dead by Gail-Nina Anderson

Strange Days

The Nazi 'Angel of Death' and some South American twins; a strange creature's body washes up on a Devon beach; weather control; ghosts in a Northern Irish village and a Derby hospital; a purple squirrel; scare stories; miracle healings and visions are under review; animals are on the attack - and much more.

  • 14 Science
  • 18 Archaeology
  • 19 Classical Corner
  • 20 Ghostwatch
  • 22 Alien Zoo
  • 26 Fortean Follow-ups
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files



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Back Issues CD-Rom

  • 58


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  • 71

It Happened to Me

  • 75


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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