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Fortean Times #322 (Christmas 2014)

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Contents

  • 40 Gnomes: The Secret Life of Rien Poortvliet - The story behind a worldwide publishing sensation
  • 26 Invasion of the Black-Eyed Kids - Supernatural scares in the internet age
  • 06 Asylum - Inside the Pauper Lunatic Asylums
  • 14 Phantoms in the Brain - How a Swiss laboratory is creating ghosts
  • 46 Attack of the B-Movie Brains - Very strange cases of alien abduction

Features

26 Invasion of the Black-Eyed Kids (Cover Story)
In the autumn of 2014, British newspapers became fixated on a new supernatural threat: Black-Eyed Children. Stuart Ferrol asks what's behind this sudden eruption of screaming ghost kids and delves into their origins.

29 Let the Right One In
Jenny Coleman searches for the cultural roots of the Black-Eyed Kids.

34 Cross Bones
Cross Bones graveyard is a unique site where the forgotten spirits of London prostitutes have been conjured back into memory. Faye Lipson unearths the cemetery's strange history and attends an unusual ritual.

40 Gnomes: The Secret World of Rien Poortvliet
Ever since Christmas 1976, people have been unwrapping a book called Gnomes and discovering its magical yet grounded world. Angeline B Adams and Remco Van Straten uncover the origins of an unlikely Dutch bestseller.

44 Santa Claus Smith
Mike Dash shares the heart-warmingly odd tale of an eccentric hobo in America's Great Depression.

Reports

24 Blasts from the Past - No 54. An Amazon of outer space by Theo Paijmans

46 Dictionary of the Damned - No 58. Abduction by aliens, part three by The Hierophant's Apprentice

72 Fortean Traveller - No. 97. Lincoln Cathedral by Ted Harrison

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 35. The haunted murder house near Chard by Jan Bondeson

Forum

51 That tingly feeling... by Ian 'Cat' Vincent

52 'Skeptics' and believing unbelievers by David V Barrett

Strange Days

Hunt for the Disneyland Tiger, Unidentified Submarine Objects, the thing under the floorboards, Nessie news, Italy's cursed senator, another Lost Gospel, clown scares continue, funding for Danish trolls - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere by Noel Rooney
  • 14 Ghostwatch by Alan Murdie
    • What Black Eyes You Have!
    • Neuroscientific Phantoms
  • 16 Fortean Follow-ups
  • 17 Alien Zoo by Karl Shuker
    • Fangs are what they Used to be
    • Photos of Yeti Prints Sold
    • New Frog in New York
  • 19 Mythconceptions - 183: Are We Keeping You Up? by Mat Coward
  • 20 Necrolog
    • Andrew Kerr
    • Kenny Kingston
    • Joan Quigley
  • 21 Fairies and Folklore: Piskey Battles by Simon Young
  • 22 The UFO Files
  • 80 Strange Deaths

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02 A very Yeti Christmas
  • Fairy Census Update
  • A New Crypto-Journal
  • Alex's Seasonal Art Sale (by Alex Tomlinson)

Reviews

Letters

It Happened to Me

Comix

Reader Info

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