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Fortean Times #292 (September 2012)

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  • Release date: 16 Aug 2012
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated October 2012 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover: Shelagh Bidwell
  • Digital editions: Zinio version

Contents

  • 30 A Pleasing Terror - Celebrating 150 years of MR James, England's greatest writer of ghost stories
  • 54 Dominica's Dead Parrot - A rare bird on a famous painting
  • 46 Baetylmania - Sacred stones that fell from outer space
  • 38 Friends Aren't Electric - Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity on trial
  • 42 Seeing Hoop Snakes - Impossible reptile reports

Features

30 A Pleasing Terror (Cover Story)
M R James remains the most celebrated of all writers of ghost stories - but what was his personal attitude to the supernatural? Where did he find his inspiration? And what did he share with Charles Fort? Robert Lloyd Parry celebrates the 150th anniversary of the author's birth.

42 Seeing Hoop Snakes
Jerome Clark expresses his affection for the hoop snake - a reptile that can't possibly exist but that people have been seeing all over America for centuries...

46 Baetylmania
Throughout history, certain unusual stones called baetyls were said to have fallen to Earth from the heavens and were believed to be sacred. David Hambling examines some of the varied traditions of meteor gods from outer space...

Reports

38 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 120. Friends Aren't Electric by George Binning

74 Fortean Traveller - No 81. Rosicrucian Kassel by Gary Lachman

Forum

53 Dark knight of the soul by Crispin Andrews

54 Dominica's dead parrot by Karl Shuker

Strange Days

Batman massacre 'miracle'; phantom spitfire; head blows cause genius; more cannibal news; impersonations; spider invasions and dart attacks; jellyfish make the news; cosmic conundrums - and much more.

  • 14 Fortean Follow-ups
  • 15 2012 Watch
  • 16 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 19 Mythconceptions - 158: Turkey Drowsy by Mat Coward
  • 21 Alien Zoo
  • 22 Archaeology
  • 23 Classical Corner
  • 25 Konspiracy Korner
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02

Competition

  • 36

Subscriptions

  • 52

Reviews

  • 59

Letters

  • 69

It Happened to Me

  • 72

Comix

Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78

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