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Fortean Times #294 (November 2012)



  • 42 In Search of the Hexham Heads - Cursed stone heads and were-creatures: can the mystery be solved 40 years on?
  • 56 Death Tripping - The Institute for Dark Tourism Research
  • 12 Fresco Fiasco - World's worst art restoration
  • 48 Octopus Oracle - The life and times of Paul the Psychic Octopus
  • 34 Going Ape in Devon - The 2012 Weird Weekend


36 Hallowe'enland (Cover Story)
Before its mass-media commercialisation, Hallowe'en in the United States was a down-home affair, in which home-made costumes and DIY masks gave birth to a kind of spontaneous backwoods surrealism. Ossian Brown shares a unique collection of photographs recording the ghosts of Hallowe'en past from his book Haunted Air.

42 In Search of the Hexham Heads
In 1977, Paul Screeton went to the Northumberland town of Hexham to investigate a bizarre case involving stone heads, Celtic scholarship, poltergeist phenomena and werewolves. 40 years on, Stu Neville joined Paul as he retraced his steps. Could the mystery at last be solved?

48 Octopus Oracle
"World Cup 2010 was all about the octopus," says Alexandre O Philippe, and the director's new documentary The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus, suggests Brian J Robb, is a pop culture parable for our times.


34 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 121. Going ape in Devon by Orrin Hare

74 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 16. The white gorilla by Dr Jan Bondeson


53 George's gay ghosts by SD Tucker

54 Science, spooks and sceptics by John Fraser

56 Death tripping by Sophie Collard

Strange Days

Mrs Jesus; bears behaving badly; the locks of love; a shower of seaweed and a fall of birds; sasquatched to death; pigeons lost in Bird-muda Triangle; the water car, and other optimistic inventions; Oz fire tornado; inducing near-death experiences - and much more.

  • 17 2012 Watch
  • 18 Science
  • 20 Ghostwatch
  • 23 Mythconceptions
  • 25 Alien Zoo
  • 26 Archaeology
  • 27 Classical Corner
  • 29 Konspiracy Korner
  • 30 Necrolog
  • 31 Strange Deaths
  • 32 The UFO Files



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It Happened to Me

  • 72


Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 76


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