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Fortean Times #284 (February 2012)

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  • Release date: 5 Jan 2012
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated March 2012 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover image: David Newton with thanks to Pippa
  • Digital editions: Zinio version --- Magzter

Contents

  • 26 The Paranormal Terrors of UnCon Late - A full report of what went on at UnConvention 2011... and its evening incarnation
  • 40 The Subs of Loch Ness - From early hoaxes to recent research vessels
  • 53 Skeptics vs Psychics - The Sally Morgan scandal
  • 74 The Ghost Skulls of Bangkok - They look after the destitute and the unknown
  • 76 Cat Woman of Rottingdean - A Victorian animal hoarder

Features

34 Scared to Death (Cover Story)
Were supernatural forces at work in Yorkshire in 1855 - with fatal consequences? David Clarke unearths the story of a Sheffield woman who died "from fright" following an encounter with a ghost. Was this truly a case of death by supernatural causes?

40 The Subs of Loch Ness
Jeffrey Vallance stirs the murky waters of Loch Ness as he dredges up the strange, submarine history of the lake's mechanical inhabitants.

44 They Came From Hollywood
Peter Hassall concludes his trip through the weirdest byways of cinema history, looking for feature films in which genuinely anomalous phenomena such as UFOs, ghosts or monsters have allegedly been caught by accident on film.

Reports

26 UnCon 2011 by Stuart Ferrol

32 Blasts from the Past - No 35. The fabulous flying men of 1880, Pt 1 by Theo Paijmans

48 Dictionary of the Damned - No 43. UFO crash retrievals, Pt 1

74 Fortean Traveller - No 77. The Ghost Skulls of Bangkok by Paul Koudounaris

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 9. The cat woman of Rottingdean by Dr Jan Bondeson

Forum

53 Double standards? by Gordon Rutter

54 Our believing brains by Lawrence R Samuel

56 A time to remember by Rob Gandy

Strange Days

Nearest thing yet to Earth's twin planet; 'alien' kept in fridge; demon theatre; roadkill diet; animal oddities; unusual sex drives; mass fainting outbreaks - and much more.

  • 12 Fortean Follow-ups
  • 14 Archaeology
  • 15 Classical Corner
  • 16 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 21 Mythconceptions
  • 23 Alien Zoo
  • 24 Necrolog
  • 25 Strange Deaths
  • 30 The UFO Files

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02

Subscriptions

  • 52

Reviews

  • 59

Competition

  • 65

Letters

  • 69

It Happened to Me

  • 72

Comix

Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78

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