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Fortean Times #318 (September 2014)

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Contents

  • 34 Strange Phenomena in Time and Space - 50 years of fortean themes in Doctor Who
  • 48 Evolution's Maze - Rats, eugenics and pseudo-science
  • 22 Dead Men (and Women) Standing - Mourners thinking outside the box
  • 06 Stranger Than Fiction - The photographs of Joan Fontcuberta
  • 40 The Murder Neighborhood - Ghastly deaths and ghostly doings

Features

28 In Search of the Woodwose (Cover Story)
Matt Salusbury gets on his bike and heads for the wilds of Suffolk in search of the woodwose - a mediaeval wildman carved on the fonts and porches of churches throughout the county. But what is this hairy man-beast, and do its ecclesiastical appearances commermorate a real British Bogfoot that once stalked the English countryside?

34 Doctor Who: Forteana in Time and Space
Cryptozoological creatures, ancient astronauts, conspiracy theories and UFOs: Doctor Who has tackled a wide range of fortean themes over the decades, reflecting as well as influencing the wider popular culture of which it is itself a part. Whovian scribe Paul Cornell surveys the series's treatment of such topics and asks whether it can really be considered a fortean programme...

40 London's Haunted Murder Houses
London is full of properties that once witnessed bloody murders and subsequent hauntings. Some have vanished, some still stand, but their violent histories are largely forgotten. Jan Bondeson explores the once-norotious 'Murder Neighborhood' of old Bloomsbury.

48 Evolution's Maze
During the 1920s, eugenicist William McDougall began a series of experiments with rats in mazes that he believed provided evidence of 'soft inheritance' - the idea that "intelligent or purposive effort could produce and appreciable change in the consitution of the human race." Toni Melechi uncovers a fascinating chapter in the history of pseudo-science.

Forum

55 Dark matter and dinosaurs by Andrew May

56 Scandals in the Secret Garden by Michael Barron

Strange Days

Mystery lake appears in Tunisia, Hulk puppies and two-nosed Sniffules, dream lottery win, Bolicia flips the clock, dead men standing, Costa Rican spheres, old cats and ancient yews, naked cannibal attacks - and much more.

  • 14 Ghostwatch: A Dangerous Game? by Alan Murdie
  • 16 Archaeology by Paul Devereux
    • Mystery Amazonian Circles
    • Olde England (Very Olde)
    • Another Timber Circle
    • Meteorite Shower
    • Writings on the Wall
  • 17 Classical Corner - 179: 'E-Gypt-Me!' (title in the spirit of Carry On, Cleo) by Barry Baldwin
  • 20 Fortean Follow-Ups
    • Defonseca Must Pay FT235:11
    • Cannibal Rampage FT290:26-27, FT291:10-11
    • Haunted Hospitals FT311:16-17
    • The Bristol Crocodile FT313:10
    • Life Savers FT316:6-7
  • 21 Alien Zoo by Karl Shuker
    • Searching for the Tooth - or Tusk!
    • Hare Today, Found Tomorrow?
    • For Crowing Out Loud - Again!
  • 23 Mythconceptions - 179: Butterfly Dust by Mat Coward
  • 24 Necrolog
    • Duncan McDonell - Mike Dash
    • George Armelagos
    • Fred Phelps
  • 25 Fairies and Folklore: Cauls for Sale by Simon Young
  • 26 The UFO Files
  • 80 Strange Deaths

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02 Where the wild things are
  • From Iconoclasm to Isis

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