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Fortean Times #348 (Chr 2016)



  • 14 Alien Megastructures - Is ET doing some major building work?
  • 16 Ghostwatch - Leonora Piper, the psychic superstar
  • 26 The Changing Mask of Krampus - Have you been naughty or nice?
  • 34 Out of the Shadows - Enigmatic objects from Boscastle's Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
  • 74 The Cutty Wren - One Suffolk village goes a bit Wicker Man


26 The Changing Mask of Krampus (cover story)
Mixing mediæval superstition with 19th century Catholicism, the devilish figure of Krampus has undergone a surprising revival in recent years. Al Ridenour reconnects with the dark side of Christmas, tracing Krampus's roots in Austro-German folklore and exploring the figure's growing popularity in the 21st century.

34 Out of the Shadows
In an extract from a new book celebrating the history of Boscastle's Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Professor Ronald Hutton introduces the photographs of Sara Hannant, which aim to bring a range of enigmatic objects from the museum's unique collection to life.

40 The Face at the Window
One of the most fortean of lightning phenomena is the "lightning daguerreotype," where a face or figure, often recognised as a particular deceased person, is mysteriously etched upon a windowpane. Chris Woodyard traces some of the fenestral flaps of the 19th and early 20th centuries.


46 Strange Statesmen - No 16. Russia Today Part One: Useful Idiots SD Tucker

50 Building a Fortean Library - No 16. Down from the mountain The Hierophant's Apprentice

74 Fortean Traveller - No 109. The Cutty Wren, Suffolk Matt Salusbury


53 The Rapture Index by Ted Harrison

54 Thanks for the memories? by Rob Gandy

Strange Days

Bouffant baby, a bit of the Buddha, award-winning Goat Man, more creepy clowns, sea monster versus U-Boat, British big cat sightings, in search of the Wollaton Park gnomes, where have all the aliens gone? - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere
  • 12 Archæology
  • 13 Classical Corner
  • 14 Science
  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 19 Alien Zoo
  • 23 Fairies and Forteana
  • 24 The UFO Files


  • 02 Editorial
  • 57 Reviews
  • 69 Letters
  • 78 Reader Info
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths

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