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Fortean Times #309 (Christmas 2013)



  • 34 Hark! Who Knocks There, Children? - From St Nicolas of Myra to contemporary controversy in the Netherlands
  • 40 The Face of Fu Manchu - 100 years of the yellow peril incarnate
  • 24 Art Under Attack - A brief history of iconoclasm
  • 74 The Cult of Prince Philip - The tribe who worship the Duke of Edinburgh
  • 28 Turning the Screw - The real haunting behind James's story


28 The House That Haunted Itself to Death (Cover Story)
Roger Clarke goes in search of the real-life ghost story that inspired Henry James's classic The Turn of the Screw.

34 Hark! Who Knocks There, Children?
Angeline B Adams and Remco van Straten trace the journey of St Nicholas from third century Myra to the modern Netherlands - and to the centre of a contemporary Christmas controversy.

40 The Face of Fu Manchu
One hundred years ago, Sax Rohmer's fictional embodiment of the yellow peril stalked the streets of Limehouse in his first book appearance. But was Fu Manchu simply a stereotypical figure of Chinese cunning and cruelty, or a more complex creation? Phil Baker celebrates the centenary of a misunderstood criminal mastermind.


46 Dictionary of the Damned - No 53. Mysterious appearances

50 First Forteans - No 2. The young rocketeers

74 Fortean Traveller - No 90. The Philip worshippers of Tanna

78 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 27. An episode from the life of Mr Kenneth Grahame


53 The Quantum Zeno Effect by Andrew May

54 The real Christmas spirit? by SD Tucker

Strange Days

Lucky/unlucky, the Wild Men of Europe, Sasquatch stupidity, mystery marsupials, Dick Turpin's ghost, star rot and toad rain, surprising treasure troves and much more.

  • 12 Science
  • 14 Ghostwatch
  • 16 Archaeology
  • 17 Classical Corner
  • 19 Alien Zoo
  • 23 Konspiracy Korner
  • 25 Mythconceptions
  • 26 The UFO Files



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  • 57 BOOKS
  • FILM & DVD


  • 69

It Happened to Me

  • 73


Reader Info

  • 77


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