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Fortean Times #325 (March 2015)

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Contents

  • 06 Winter Weirdness - Seeing in the New Year, Ukrainian style
  • 14 Baffling Blazes - Cases of spontaneous combustion
  • 44 The Ghost Hunter's Daughter - Who you gonna call? Alexandra Holzer!
  • 74 Goddess and Monsters - Looking for the Cretan labyrinth
  • 12 Miracle Moggy - The cat who came back from the grave

Features

28 The Fat Boy of Peckham (cover story)
As an epidemic of childhood obesity sweeps the developed world, Jan Bondeson explores a vanished age in which corpulent youngsters were treated neither as villains nor victims but celebrated as prodigies in the music halls and sideshows. Meet Johnny Trunley and his rotund rivals...

36 Dali and the Overweight Ghosts
SD Tucker explores an alarming outbreak of morbid obesity amongst 1930s ghosts, and finds Salvador Dali's bizarre explanations involving Adolf Hitler's fat back and Napoleon's edible trousers rather hard to stomach.

40 The Black Ball
In 1975 an enigmatic object was found in Ukraine - the so-called Black Ball. The late Vladimir Rubtsov wondered whether this enigma wrapped in a mystery might be the long-hoped for "indubitable extraterrestrial artefact".

44 The Ghost Hunter's Daughter
As an all-female remake of Ghostbusters is announced, Tea Krulos catches up with Alexandra Holzer, daughter of the man who helped inspire the original movie, to talk about discovering that your father was the most famous ghost hunter in America and honouring his legacy today.

Reports

48 First Forteans - No 12. Strange bedfellows by Bob Rickard

  • Nandor Fodor (1895-1964)
  • Hereward Carrington (1880-1958)
  • Harry Price (1881-1948)
  • Eric Dingwall (1890-1986)
  • Raymond Cass (1921-1977)
  • Walter Gillings (1912-1979)
  • Benson Herbert (1912-1991)
  • Eric Needham (1921-1983)
  • MP Shiel (1865-1947)
  • Egerton Sykes (1894-1983)
  • Harry Turner (1920-2009)

74 Fortean Traveller - No 98. Knossos, Crete by Maria J Perez Cuervo

Forum

53 The Curse of Aaron Ramsey by Rob Gandy

Strange Days

New Norse temple, zombie cat, Groundhog Day man, world's oldest art, ghost boy, vegetable lamb, girls trapped in time, mummified monk still meditating, amnesia myths, bringing up Bigfoot baby - plus much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere by Noel Rooney
  • 10 Medical Bag
    • Locked in Time
    • Paralysis Puzzle
    • Locked-In Syndrome
  • 14 Science: Bewildering Blazes by David Hambling
  • 16 Archaeology by Paul Devereux
    • Art Before Art
    • Ancient Saharan Swimmers
    • An Iron Age from Space
    • Amber Evidence
  • 17 Classical Corner - 185: Tete Offensive by Barry Baldwin
  • 18 Ghostwatch by Alan Murdie
  • 21 Alien Zoo by Karl Shuker
    • Mystery Monkey in Brazil
    • Giant Eel Measures Up
    • And the Lamb Shall Return
  • 23 Mythconceptions - 186: Who am I? by Mat Coward
  • 24 Necrolog
    • Anne Naysmith
    • Dennis Elwell
    • Charles Townes
  • 25 Fairies and Folklore: Fairy Circles by Simon Young
  • 26 The UFO Files
  • 80 Strange Deaths

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02 Fat is a fortean issue
    • Fat Children and Obese Ghosts
    • Slender Spectres
    • Cartoon by Martin Ross

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