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Fortean Times #312 (March 2014)



  • 32 Hippocratic Oafs - medical mishaps, extraordinary quacks and surgeons doctoring the evidence
  • 42 Going Caracas - The second coming of Hugo Chávez
  • 12 Looking for Loopholes - The science of the impossible
  • 72 Fortean Traveller - The sculptures carved out of salt
  • 20 Hell in the Pacific - Castway's miraculous tale of survival


26 Pilgrims From Hell (Cover Story)
Maria J Perez Cuervo crosses herself and goes in search of Galicia's hooded harbingers of death – the lost souls of the Santa Compaña or Holy Company.

32 Hippocratic Oafs
Today, doctors enjoy high status and the respect of Society. But it was not always so, says Barry Baldwin, as he reviews the ambiguous image of the physician from classical civilisation to modernity – a history involving miracle-working, quackery and killing...

38 The Mysterious Origins of Our Moon
Alan Murdie reports on a Royal Society meeting at which lunar experts from all over the world pondered the question of just how Earth's moon came into being.

42 Going Caracas
SD Tucker examines widespread claims of supernatural interference in Venezuela's recent elections, and wonders if the unquiet ghost of Latin-American marxism will ever truly be slain.


48 First Forteans - No 5. Eric Frank Russell: Part Two

74 Fortean Traveller - No 92. Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 28. The Manchester Ghost of 1869


53 Cameron vs forteana? by Ian Simmons

54 Space apocalypse ahoy! by Matt Salusbury

Strange Days

Dolphins and dogs on drugs; Swiss cheese pervert; Pope's blood stolen; Pacific drifter's miraculous journey; transplant surprises; Colin Wilson's ghosts; lavender crab; cheating the hangman; the Warminster Thing - and much more.

  • 12 Science
  • 14 Ghostwatch
  • 16 Archaeology
  • 17 Classical Corner
  • 19 Mythconceptions
  • 21 Alien Zoo
  • 23 Strange Deaths
  • 24 The UFO Files



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  • 57 BOOKS
  • FILM & DVD


  • 67

It Happened to Me

  • 71


Reader Info

  • 78


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