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* Release date: 30 Mar 2017
* Release date: 30 Mar 2017
* Cover price: £4.50
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Fortean Times #352 (Apr 2017)



  • 6 The Bitter End - Flash-frozen foxes and fish, plus a pair of battling moose encased in the ice
  • 16 A Sickness of Spirit - Ghosts, possession and mental health
  • 28 Hoaxed! - The world's best fortean April Fools
  • 34 The Corpse Factory - World War I and the birth of fake news
  • 46 Searching for Golgotha - Where is the site of the Crucifixion?


28 Fortfoolery: Forteana and April Fools Hoaxes (cover story)
While gathering in this year's spaghetti harvest, Rob Gandy was struck by the fact that a significant number of April Fool pranks over the decades have featured fortean themes - from fake UFOs to cryptozoological creatures - in their attempts to put one over on the public...

34 The Corpse Factory
'Fake News' is nothing new and false stories were widely spread by propagandists during World War I. David Clarke investigates a gruesome rumour of factories for converting human corpses into fat and oil that has been called the "most appalling atrocity story" of the 1914-18 conflict.

40 Faking Forteana
Manufactured and misleading news predates the Internet age. Its roots go back in part to the 1920s, and a forgotten journalistic revolution improbably conceived by 'the father of modern bodybuilding' and a socialist muckraker. Mike Dash dons his fedora to report.

46 Searching for the Place of the Skull
As pilgrims descend on the Holy Land to celebrate Easter, Ted Harrison proffers a word of caution: if you're looking for the location of Jesus's crucifixion and burial then, tradition aside, you need to investigate a growing list of competing sites. Just where exactly was Golgotha?


52 Building a Fortean Library - No 20. The Sirius Mystery The Hierophant's Apprentice

76 Fortean Traveller - No 110. The Museum of Funeral History, Vienna Jan Bondeson


55 Alien Dawn Patrol by Nigel Watson

56 Clones, psychics and the Antichrist by Mark Greener

Strange Days

The illuminati go mainstream, murderous mermaid, weird fish, enigmatic statue, Star Wars gibbon, giant frog sighting, Yeovil alien encounter, self-proclaimed 'King of Germany', leprechaun hunts, MH370 mysteries - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere
  • 14 Archæology
  • 15 Classical Corner
  • 16 Ghostwatch
  • 21 Mythconceptions
  • 23 Alien Zoo
  • 25 Fairies and Folklore
  • 26 The UFO Files


  • 02 Editorial
  • 59 Reviews
  • 71 Letters
  • 78 Reader Info
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths

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