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Fortean Times #345 (Oct 2016)



  • 4 Poké Haram - Religious extremists want Pokémon to go!
  • 25 Telling Porkies? - In search of the Hungarian Fisher Pig
  • 32 From Outer Space to You - Jack Womack shares his incredible UFO collection with William Gibson
  • 38 Manuscripts of Mystery - The world's weirdest books
  • 44 Fashion Victims - Fatal frocks and killer cosmetics


32 From Outer Space to You (cover story)
Jack Womack has been assembling his collection of UFO-related books for half a century, gradually building up a visual and cultural history of the saucer age. Fellow writer and fortean William Gibson joined him to celebrate a shared obsession with pulp ufology, printed forteana and the search for an all too human truth...

38 Manuscripts of Mystery
From all the coverage is has received, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Voynich Manuscript is the only mysterious and undeciphered volume in existence. True, it is probably the strangest, with its unique text and hermetic illustrations, but it is certainly not alone. Ian Simmons enters the Library of Babel in search of other unreadable oddities...

44 Fashion Victims
This month's Fashion Weeks in London, Paris, New York and Milan will no doubt witness some strange creations, but this is nothing new. Throughout history, people have tried to stand out from the herd by turning to fashion, even when the results could be bizarre, harmful and even fatal. Maria J Perez Cuervo reports from the runway.


50 Building a Fortean Library - No 13. Greed, God, beards - and duels The Hierophant's Apprentice

74 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 50. Machnow the Giant Jan Bondeson


53 A new home for the Nanteos Cup by Ted Harrison

54 Poked by a Pokémon! by SD Tucker

Strange Days

Pokémon versus religion, world's oldest creatures, fate of Flight MH370, rheas on the run, Bedfordshire big cat, female ghostbusters, Australian fish fall, Apollo transcripts, avian drones, pornographer's papyrus - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere
  • 14 Archæology
  • 15 Classical Corner
  • 16 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 23 Mythconceptions
  • 25 Alien Zoo
  • 28 Necrolog
  • 29 Fairies & Forteana
  • 30 The UFO Files


  • 02 Editorial
  • 57 Reviews
  • 69 Letters
  • 73 It Happened To Me
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths

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