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Fortean Times #399 (December 2020)



  • 9 Pope versus meteorite, part 2
  • 20 Animal pitch invasions
  • 30 The demonisation of the domestic cat
  • 74 Things that go bump in the night: East Haddam, Connecticut


30 Hellcats (cover story)
Baba the Cat (with assistance from Paul Koudounaris) traces the tragic fate of her proud species as the dawn of a new religious faith saw the descendents of Felis silvestris lybica transformed from gods and helpers of humankind to demonic enemies of the Church.

38 The Aintree Spectres
There have been sightings of hooded, torch-brandishing figures in a field in Merseyside going back to World War II. But who or what are these apparitions? Robed occultists? Scouse Klansmen? A secret Evangelical society? Rob Gandy investigates...

44 Distant Early Warnings
As Covid-19 creates a new source of fear, Steve Toase opens his ears to the hallucinatory sounds of Emergency Population Warning Systems, uncovering a fortean history of Cold War paranoia, escaped murderers and ghostly sirens.


50 Strange Statesmen - Crazy little thing called love SD Tucker

74 Fortean Traveller - East Haddam, Connecticut Sharon A Hill


53 The psychedelic shift by Bob Fischer

54 Dogmatism by damned by Ian James Kidd

Strange Days

A digest of the worldwide weird, including: Russian 'Jesus' arrested, alpaca on the pitch, mystery spy boat and much more...

  • 12 Archæology
  • 14 Science
  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 23 Mythconceptions
  • 24 The Conspirasphere
  • 26 Strange Continent


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


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