From FT Covers
Jump to: navigation, search
Previous Issue -- Next Issue

Fortean Times #256 (December 2009)

  • A slightly larger scan/photo of this issue's cover would be appreciated. If you happen to have access to such an image, please send it to scans at the domain ft dot gjovaag dot com with a subject of "Fortean Times Cover Scan". Thanks for your help.
  • Release date: 12 Nov 2009
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated January 2010 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: Etienne Gilfillan


  • 14 A Saint Goes on Tour - Contemplating St Therese's relics as they visit Britian
  • 46 There is a Fifth Dimension... - The story behind Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone
  • 58 The Dorak Affair - An archaeological riddle revisited
  • 60 We're Off to See the Wizard... - A monster-hunter meets a monster-conjuror
  • 52 Mind Over Emulsion - Thought photography on trial


38 Dennis and All His Works (Cover Story)
This Hallowe'en saw the 75th anniversary of the publication of occult bestseller The Devil Rides Out. Phil Baker profiles its author, Dennis Wheatley - the man who did more to popularise the occult in Britain than anyone else. But behind the literary trappings of Black Magic lay an understanding of a very modern form of magic - the power of propaganda...

46 Filming the Fifth Dimension
Stewart T Stanyard celebrates the 50th anniversary of a landmark in television broadcasting - the 1959 debut of Rod Serling's groundbreaking series The Twilight Zone.


34 Blasts from the Past - No 15. The Antigonish poltergeist by Theo Paijmans

44 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 101. UK Skeptics' Conference by Peter Brookesmith

52 Dictionary of the Damned - No 30. Psychic photography, Part 2


57 The Brighton Shark by Paul Chambers

58 The Dorak Affair revisited by Matt Salusbury

60 Doc's last monster by Jonathan Downes

Strange Days

The Balloon Boy hoax; seashore surprises; brain mysteries; cursed stones returned; foodstuff apparitions; St Therese's relics visit Britain; landbridge to Sri Lanka causes religious riots; the 2009 Ig Nobel prizes - and much more.

  • 18 Archaeology
  • 19 Classical Corner
  • 20 Ghostwatch
  • 21 Mythconceptions
  • 24 Konspiracy Korner
  • 26 ABC Diary
  • 30 Fortean Follow-ups
  • 31 Strange Deaths
  • 32 The UFO Files



  • 02


  • 56

Back Issues CD-Rom

  • 62


  • 63


  • 73

It Happened to Me

  • 77


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


Previous Issue -- Next Issue