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Fortean Times #328 (June 2015)

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Contents

  • 32 The Old Man of Halsall Moss - Out there... is Lancashire's very own phantom hitchhiker
  • 26 Desperate Journeys - Tales of survival against the odds
  • 48 Mugabe and the Magic Boulder - Weirdness and witchcraft in Zimbabwe
  • 10 Enter the Dragon - 'Naga corpse' found in fishing pond
  • 08 Second Run - Oklahoma boy's past life in Hollywood

Features

32 The Old Man of Halsall Moss (cover story)
In 1990, we ran an account of a classic phantom hitchhiker case from Lancashire - but it turns out that it was just one of many strange encounters in the same area. This year, Rob Gandy revisited Halsall Moss to find that its lonely roads are as haunted as ever...

40 Wild Talent: Lowry, Fort and Magic
Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano is one of the 20th century's greatest novels, although the crucial influence of Charles Fort on its author's life and work is seldom mentioned. Ruth Clydesdale sets the record straight.

44 Rest in Pieces
We usually think of death as the end of the story, but sometimes it's the start of a whole new one. Bess Lovejoy has been chronicling the curious fates of famous corpses; here she relates the post-mortem adventures of some of the 20th century's key political figures

Reports

48 Strange Statesmen - No 2. Mugabe and the Magic Boulder: Robert Mugabe by SD Tucker

75 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 39. Elizabeth Lyska, the Russian Giantess by Jan Bondeson

76 Fortean Traveller - No 100. Lycia, Turkey by Ulrich Magin

Forum

53 My big fat Neolithic wedding by Steve Marshall

54 TE Lawrence's last ride by Tom Heywood

Strange Days

Captain Kidd's treasure, Challenger conspiracy, four-year old's Hollywood past life, Martian mushroom cloud, haunted highways, worm falls, possession conference, desperate journeys, samurai ghost boots - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere by Noel Rooney
  • 14 Science: Mystery Clouds of Mars by David Hambling
  • 16 Archaeology by Paul Sieveking
    • Lost City in Honduras
    • Rare Combination
    • Dawn of Boozing
    • Prehistoric Cuisine
  • 17 Classical Corner - 188: Dura Lex - No Durex by Barry Baldwin
  • 18 Ghostwatch: Ghost Roads by Alan Murdie
  • 20 Seriously Possessed by David V Barrett
  • 21 Alien Zoo by Karl Shuker
    • Bearly a Bigfoot
    • Giant Eels on Guam?
  • 22 Worms from the Skies
  • 23 Mythconceptions - 189: The Inuit's Miracle Diet by Mat Coward
  • 24 Medical Bag
    • Pond Hazards
    • Twin on the Brain
    • Ectopic Records
    • Rendered Fearless
    • Spatial Recall
  • 27 Fairies and Folklore: Kent's Lost Fairies by Simon Young
  • 28 The UFO Files: UFO Casebook by Jenny Randles
    • Flappy Valley, Part 4
  • 80 Strange Deaths

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02 Reopening the case files
    • Uncanny Encounters
    • Enfield on Screen
  • Cartoon by Martin Ross

Reviews

Letters

Comix

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