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Fortean Times #313 (April 2014)

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  • Release date: 03 Apr 2014
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated May 2014 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover: Getty Images
  • Digital editions: Zinio version --- Magzter

Contents

  • 30 What Possessed Us? - It's 40 years since The Exorcist arrived in Britain - is it still the scariest film ever?
  • 12 Journeys Out of the Body - Dislocating your own consciousness
  • 40 Rite or Wrong? - Exorcism today
  • 74 It Happened To... Exorcist star Linda Blair
  • 16 Wet Weather Ghosts - Do floods equal phantoms?

Features

30 What Possessed Us? (Cover Story)
Forty years after its UK release, is The Exorcist still the scariest movie of all time? DId its first audiences really faint in the aisles and vomit on the carpets? Dr Leo Ruickbie investigates our four-decade obsession with possession.

36 The Blood of Satan
Dr Leo Ruickbie looks back at the bloodiest real-life episode associated with the release of The Exorcist in 1974 - the disastrous exorcism of Michael Tayler.

40 Rite or Wrong?
Are contemporary exorcisms a dangerous hangover from the superstitious past or a pan-cultural tool for spiritual and psychological healing? Ted Harrison explores the history of a controversial practice.

46 A Very Modern Haunting
It's ages since we had a spooky yarn of possessed children, levitation and exorcism, then along comes this controversial report of a 'portal to Hell' from urban Indiana. Bob Rickard heads down into the haunted cellar - where he finds there's a whole lot more to the story than what appeared in the tabloids...

Reports

28 Blasts from the Past - No 50. The Tennessee aeronaut flap of 1907

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 29. The life and death of the Birmingham Midget

Forum

55 The Ark that never was by Richard Seary

56 Down from the mountain by Jerry Glover

Strange Days

The mystery of Flight MH370; bad weather ghosts; GCHQ and the UFOs; boys with tails and the dude with two dicks; Sir Francis Drake in Canada; death clocks; footprints from the flood; aquatic ape theory - and much more.

  • 15 Konspiracy Korner
  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 18 Classical Corner
  • 22 Archaeology
  • 23 Mythconceptions
  • 24 Necrolog
  • 25 Strange Deaths
  • 26 The UFO Files

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02

Reviews

  • 59 BOOKS
  • FILM & DVD

Letters

  • 71

It Happened to Me

  • 74

Comix

Reader Info

  • 78

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