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Fortean Times #296 (January 2013)

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  • Release date: 06 Dec 2012
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated February 2013 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover: Gerard Goffaux
  • Digital editions: Zinio version --- Magzter

Contents

  • 53 Dreaming of a Grim Christmas - When Sweden's churchyards are stalked by a flesh-devouring pig-monster
  • 38 Art From Crowley's Abbey - The Great Beast's Scilian paintings
  • 10 Trunk Calls - Koshik the talking elephant and others
  • 46 The Man Who Created Conan - The frontier life of Robert E Howard
  • 12 The Jesus and Mary Claims - Lost Leonardo and takeaway Christ

Features

30 50 Shades of Grey (Cover Story)
Peter Brookesmith looks back at the hidden history of jolly - and not so jolly - rogers with the alien sex pirates. Plus, unusual activities among the hybrids and hypnotists.

38 Crowley's Art From The Abbey
Jack Sargeant reports on a new exhibition that puts the Great Beast's Sicilian painting in the spotlight and fills in the gaps in our knowledge of his magical career.

42 Ghost Mobs
Roger Clarke considers the Victorian phenomenon of ghost-hunting flashmobs. What do these public expressions of supernatural interest tell us about the relationship between ghosts and the British class system?

46 Robert E Howard: The Lost Celt
The first ever Conan story was published 80 years ago, in December 1932, and the mighty barbarian hero has maintained his hold on the popular imagination ever since. Angeline B Adams and Remco Van Straten explore his creator's Texan background and reveal how a changing world of frontier medicine, oil booms and tall tales gave birth to the genre of Sword and Sorcery.

Reports

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 18. The Fighting Ghost of Tondu by Jan Bondeson

Forum

55 Pigging out at Christmas by Karl Shuker

Strange Days

Hunting for Sasquatch by balloon; D-Day pigeon mystery; curse of the Bounty; talking animals; when camel spiders attack; phantom monks; Stonehenge's secrets revealed; pathology bake-off; Japanese witch executed; car stop cases; the Curridge Creature - and much more.

  • 15 2012 Watch
  • 16 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 21 Mythconceptions
  • 22 Medical Bag
  • 23 Alien Zoo
  • 24 Archaeology
  • 25 Classical Corner
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02

Subscriptions

  • 54

Reviews

  • 59

Letters

  • 71

It Happened to Me

  • 74

Competition

  • 17 Fortean Times Readership Survey 2013, prize Amazon Kindle Fire

Comix

Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78

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