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Fortean Times #274 (Special 2011)

  • Release Date: 31 Mar 2011
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition has a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover: Illustrated Police News
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  • 38 London's Litter Shop of Horrors - A modern cabinet of Curiosities at the Last Tuesday Society in London's East End
  • 26 Tales of the Unquiet Dead - The undertaker who collects ghost stories
  • 32 Queen Victoria's Stalker - The case of the Boy Jones
  • 50 Sex and Sleepwalking - The Victorian love affair with saucy somnambulists
  • 76 It Happened to Me - Tales from the Shadows


32 Queen Victoria's Stalker
Celebrity stalkers frequently make newspaper headlines these days, but they are nothing new, says Dr Jan Bondeson. Here, he tells the remarkable story of the 'Boy Jones', who repeatedly broke into Buckingham Palace to rummage through the underwear of the young and newly-crowned Queen Victoria.

40 The Quest for Otto Rahn Part 2: The Court of Lucifer
Who was the mystery man who caused Himmler's team of crack SS archaeologists to seek the Holy Grail and other legendary relics? In the second of two articles, Richard Stanley relates the story of SS Obersturmfuhrer Otto Rahn and his downfall under the Nazi regime.

50 Strange and Sensational Stories from The Illustrated Police News (cover story)
In the first of a regular series, Dr Jan Bondeson presents some thrilling yarns and startling Victorian images from the "worst newspaper in England". Presents No. 1 Saucy Somnamblulists and No. 2 Andrian the Dog-Faced Man and His Son.


28 Britain's X-Files - No. 17. Missing files and UFO hoaxes by Dr David Clarke

30 Blasts from the Past - No. 30. Lake monsters of Italy & Germany by Ulrich Magin

38 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No. 111. Viktor Wynd and his Little Shop of Horrors by Richard Freeman

46 Fortean Times Dictionary of the Damned - No. 38. Time Slips


55 Get ready for The Rapture by Ted Harrison

56 Foreseeing a fortean future? by Alan Murdie

59 Coghlan and Bartley by Paul Sieveking

Strange Days

Windermere's lake monster; more fish deaths; hairy girl growing up; kismet tales; digital excesses plus tooth truths; raccoons and wallabies in Britain; flying squid plus goliath tigerfish; imprisoning the family; woodland show nailing; Dr Crippen verdict questioned - and much more.

  • 14 Science: Victorian Vestiges
  • 17 Mythconceptions - 140. Bald Queen Bess
  • 18 Archaeology
    • A-Mazing
    • Listening in on Ancient America
  • 19 Classical Corner - 136. Dupe-licity: Ancient Literary Lapses
  • 20 Fortean Follow-ups
    • FT211 Abandoned Footwear
    • FT260 Nevermore?
    • FT272 Romania's Witches, Dog Mocked Hitler, Aflockalypse Now!
  • 21 Alien Zoo
    • Giant Helmets
    • The Booger Owl
  • 24 Necrolog
    • Ion Alexis Will
  • 26 Ghostwatch
    • Hauntings in the Funeral Industry
    • Phantom Biker Legend
    • Haunted Mattress
  • 25 Strange Deaths



  • 02 Signs of the Times


  • 54 Fortean Times Exclusive Monster Mug


  • 61 BOOKS
    • Science & Spirit by Hernani Guimaraes Andrade - ISBN 9780956449337
    • The Sacred Promise: How Science Is Discovering The Spirit's Collaboration With Us In Our Daily Lives by Gary Schwarz - ISBN 9781582702582
    • Balkanized at Sunrise: How a Sci-Fi Author was Recruited to Keep a President From a War Crimes Indictment by Joe Tripician
    • Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of Panthers by Michael Williams & Rebecca Lang - ISBN 9780646530079
    • The Myth and Mystery of UFOs by Thomas E Bullard - ISBN 9780700617296
    • The Power of Stars: How Celestial Observations Have Shaped Civilization by Bryan E Penprase - ISBN 9781441968029
    • The Minister of Chance: Episode One - The Broken World from Radio Static, Podcast
    • Drew Friedman's Sideshow Freaks by Drew Friedman - ISBN 9780922233366
    • David V Barrett's SF and Fantasy round-up
    • Sylvow by Douglas Thompson - ISBN 9780956214775
    • Past Tense by Nick Marsh - ISBN 9781904853756
    • River of London by Ben Aaronovitch - ISBN 9780575097568
    • Secrets of the Fire Sea by Stephen Hunt - ISBN 9780007289660
    • The Transmigration of Timothy Archer by Philip K Dick - ISBN 9780575099012
    • Lords of Illusion: The Last Greatest Magician in the World: Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards by Jim Steinmeyer
  • FILM & DVD
    • Cave of Forgotten Dreams - Director Werner Herzog, 2010
    • Wake Wood - Director David Keating, 2010, Momentum Pictures
    • Vamp - Director Richard Wenk, 1986, Arrow Video
    • Altitude - Director Kaare Andrews, 2010, Anchor Bay Entertainment
    • Shorts
    • The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra from 4Digital Media
    • Deep Red from Arrow Video
    • Bedevilled from Optimum Home Entertainment


  • 73

It Happened to Me

  • 76

Simulacra Corner

  • 77


  • 79 Phenomenomix: Great Occultists: Evan Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar 1893-1949


  • 80 Wake Wood

Reader Info

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