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Fortean Times #257 (January 2010)

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  • Release date: 10 Dec 2009
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated February 2010 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $16.90)
  • Cover: Collection Perron/Kharbine-Tapabor


  • 34 The Many Lives of Dracula - How Bram Stoker's Count created the template for modern vampires
  • 14 Staring at Goats - The strange science of remote killing
  • 44 Medical Anomalies - Gould and Pyle's classic book
  • 48 Tracking the Chupacabra - Hot on the heels of Nicaragua's bloodsucker
  • 58 The Body and The Blood - The mystery of the Eucharist


34 Many Lives of Dracula (Cover Story)
With an 'official' sequel to Dracula in the bookshops, Gail-Nina Anderson explores the ways in which Bram Stoker's creation has flitted between fact and fiction for over a century and shows no sign of staying buried today.

44 Gould & Pyle: Medical Mavericks
Gould & Pyle's Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine was published over 100 years ago and remains a classic. Dr Jan Bondeson wonders what made two respectable doctors compile this treasury of medical forteana.

48 Tracking the Goat Sucker
Since the mid-1990s, reports have come out of Latin America concerning a bloodthirsty creature that preys on livestock, leaving behind exsanguinated corpses and the occasional pawprint. Benjamin Radford headed deep into the jungles of Nicaragua in search of the fearsome chupacabra...


32 Blasts from the Past - No 16. The great Waikato saurian scare by Peter Hassall

42 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 102. Texas Bigfoot Conference by Nick Redfern


55 Charles Fort and autism by Stuart Ferrol

56 The myths of Darwin Year by Ian Simmons

58 Tracing the Eucharist's source by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince

Strange Days

Gang renders human fat for cosmetics; mysterious falling objects; stray baguette foils search for Higgs boson; stroke restores perfect vision; human echolocation; despatches from the borders of human sexuality; another weeping Virgin statue from Ireland; Dagestan's miracle boy; animals asking for help (or providing it) - and much more.

  • 10 Medical Bag
  • 14 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 19 Mythconceptions
  • 22 Archaeology
  • 23 Classical Corner
  • 26 Alien Zoo
  • 28 Necrolog
  • 29 Strange Deaths
  • 30 The UFO Files



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Back Issues CD-Rom

  • 60


  • 61


  • 73

It Happened to Me

  • 77


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 68


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