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Fortean Times #306 (October 2013)

  • Release date: 13 Sep 2013
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated November 2013 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover: Steve Alexander/Getty Images
  • Digital editions: Zinio version --- Magzter


  • 36 The Curious World of Walter Potter - Kittens' tea parties, gambling rats, a monkey riding a goat and much more...
  • 06 The Beast of North Newton - Sir Benjamin Slade and his big cat
  • 51 Goblin Grammar - Exploring the language of fairies
  • 52 The Crop Circle Challenge - Funny business in the field of dreams
  • 30 A Somerset Vanishing - The disappearance of Owen Parfitt


24 Stonehenge Surprise (Cover Story)
Benjamin Radford takes a closer look at the 'best case' for crop circles - the celebrated Julia Set formation that appeared in a field next to Stonehenge in the summer of 1996 - and asks whether the evidence presented for its non-human origins really stacks up.

30 The Disappearance of Owen Parfitt
In the mid-18th century, a crippled tailor called Owen Parfitt disappeared from the sleepy West Country town of Shepton Mallet and was never seen again. Jan Bondeson investigates a classic fortean vanishing.

36 The Curious World of Walter Potter
Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter created a bizarre fantasy world of rabbit schoolchildren, domino-playing rats and exquistely attired kitten brides. Dr Pat Morris tells the story of one of Britain's strangest collections.

42 Amazing Stuff
Ian Simmons explores the history of fantastic taxidermy and welcomes its current renaissance in the arts.


46 Dictionary of the Damned - No 52. Stigmata

70 Fortean Traveller - No 87. Cannock Chase, Staffordshire

74 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 25. The strange case of Boulton and Park


51 Goblin grammar by SD Tucker

52 The Crop Circle Challenge by Rob Irving

Strange Days

CIA admit existence of Area 51; Kazakhstan's giant pentagram; dark lightning; back from the dead; Amelia Earhart wreck found; Vietnam's jungle men and much more.

  • 12 Science
  • 15 Alien Zoo
  • 16 Archaeology
  • 17 Mythconceptions
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 20 Necrolog
  • 21 Strange Deaths
  • 22 The UFO Files



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  • 55 BOOKS
  • FILM & DVD


  • 65

It Happened to Me

  • 69

Tales From The Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78


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