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Fortean Times #318 (September 2014)



  • 34 Strange Phenomena in Time and Space - 50 years of fortean themes in Doctor Who
  • 48 Evolution's Maze - Rats, eugenics and pseudo-science
  • 22 Dead Men (and Women) Standing - Mourners thinking outside the box
  • 06 Stranger Than Fiction - The photographs of Joan Fontcuberta
  • 40 The Murder Neighborhood - Ghastly deaths and ghostly doings


28 In Search of the Woodwose (Cover Story)
Matt Salusbury gets on his bike and heads for the wilds of Suffolk in search of the woodwose - a mediaeval wildman carved on the fonts and porches of churches throughout the county. But what is this hairy man-beast, and do its ecclesiastical appearances commermorate a real British Bogfoot that once stalked the English countryside?

34 Doctor Who: Forteana in Time and Space
Cryptozoological creatures, ancient astronauts, conspiracy theories and UFOs: Doctor Who has tackled a wide range of fortean themes over the decades, reflecting as well as influencing the wider popular culture of which it is itself a part. Whovian scribe Paul Cornell surveys the series's treatment of such topics and asks whether it can really be considered a fortean programme...

40 London's Haunted Murder Houses
London is full of properties that once witnessed bloody murders and subsequent hauntings. Some have vanished, some still stand, but their violent histories are largely forgotten. Jan Bondeson explores the once-norotious 'Murder Neighborhood' of old Bloomsbury.

48 Evolution's Maze
During the 1920s, eugenicist William McDougall began a series of experiments with rats in mazes that he believed provided evidence of 'soft inheritance' - the idea that "intelligent or purposive effort could produce and appreciable change in the consitution of the human race." Toni Melechi uncovers a fascinating chapter in the history of pseudo-science.


55 Dark matter and dinosaurs by Andrew May

56 Scandals in the Secret Garden by Michael Barron

Strange Days

Mystery lake appears in Tunisia, Hulk puppies and two-nosed Sniffules, dream lottery win, Bolicia flips the clock, dead men standing, Costa Rican spheres, old cats and ancient yews, naked cannibal attacks - and much more.

  • 14 Ghostwatch: A Dangerous Game? by Alan Murdie
  • 16 Archaeology by Paul Devereux
    • Mystery Amazonian Circles
    • Olde England (Very Olde)
    • Another Timber Circle
    • Meteorite Shower
    • Writings on the Wall
  • 17 Classical Corner - 179: 'E-Gypt-Me!' (title in the spirit of Carry On, Cleo) by Barry Baldwin
  • 20 Fortean Follow-Ups
    • Defonseca Must Pay FT235:11
    • Cannibal Rampage FT290:26-27, FT291:10-11
    • Haunted Hospitals FT311:16-17
    • The Bristol Crocodile FT313:10
    • Life Savers FT316:6-7
  • 21 Alien Zoo by Karl Shuker
    • Searching for the Tooth - or Tusk!
    • Hare Today, Found Tomorrow?
    • For Crowing Out Loud - Again!
  • 23 Mythconceptions - 179: Butterfly Dust by Mat Coward
  • 24 Necrolog
    • Duncan McDonell - Mike Dash
    • George Armelagos
    • Fred Phelps
  • 25 Fairies and Folklore: Cauls for Sale by Simon Young
  • 26 The UFO Files
  • 80 Strange Deaths



  • 02 Where the wild things are
  • From Iconoclasm to Isis


  • 59 BOOKS
    • How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee by Bart D Ehrman - ISBN 9780061778186 - David V Barrett
    • How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus' Divine Nature - a Response to Bart Ehrman by Michael F Bird et al - ISBN 9780310519591 - David V Barrett
    • Why People Believe in Spirits, God and Magic (The Paranormal) by Jack Hunter - ASIN B00B03HSDI - Paul Little
    • Cumbrian Alchemy by Robert Williams and Bryan McGovern Wilson - ISBN 9781869979386 - Steve Toase
    • The King Who Refused to Die: The Anunnaki and the Search for Immortality by Zecharia Sitchin - ISBN 9781591431770 - Bob Rickard
    • Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence by Thalma Lobel - ISBN 9781848316591 - Ian Simmons
    • The Northern Isles: Mystery Animals of the British Isles Series by Glen Vaudrey - ISBN 9781905723744 - Karl Shuker
    • Sea Serpent Carcasses: Scotland - from the Stronsa Monster to Loch Ness by Glen Vaudrey - ISBN 9781905723935 - Karl Shuker
    • The Mythical Zoo: Animals in Myth, Legend, and Literature by Boria Sax - ISBN 9780715647325 - Paul Sieveking
    • Also Received
    • The EU: The Truth about the Fourth Reich, How Hitler won the Second World War by Bruce G Hallenbeck - ISBN 9780953506125
    • Alchemy and Mysticism by Alexander Roob - ISBN 9783836549363
    • Unconventional Flying Objects by Paul R Hill - ISBN 9781571747136
    • The Bank Holiday Murders by Tom Westcott - ISBN 9780615932934
    • Fortean Fiction
    • Elmer Crowley, A Katabasic Nekyia by Tom Bradley, illustrated by David Aronson and Nick Patterson - ISBN 1906958-55-6 - John-Ivan Palmer
  • FILM & DVD
    • Guardians of the Galaxy - Director James Gunn, US 2014 - David Sutton
    • The Congress - Director Ari Folman, Israel/Germany/Poland/Luxembourg 2013 - Fohnjang Ghebdinga
    • Frau im Mond - Director Fritz Lang, Germany 1929 - Brian J Robb
    • Raze - Director Josh C Waller, US 2014 - Nick Cirkovic
    • Zombie Hunter - Director Kevin King, US 2013 - Brian J Robb
    • Shorts
    • The Cat - Matchbox Films - BJR
    • Viking: The Darkest Day - Signature Entertainment - BJR
    • Haunter - Studiocanal - NC


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