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Fortean Times #326 (April 2015)



  • 38 The Strange World of Crucifixion Science - Can Christ's last moments be recreated by volunteers... living or dead?
  • 10 Imitation of Life - When creepy dolls take over...
  • 42 Westminster Weirdos - Who are Britain's maddest MPs?
  • 20 Kamikaze Canines - Dogs who leap to their doom
  • 12 Acupuncture for Owls - Injured birds get unusual treatment


30 The Vampire and the Occultist (cover story)
Hidden in the frames of the silent horror classic Nosferatu are encoded occult messages from one of Weimar Germany's most well-connected practitioners, Albin Grau. Brian J Robb traces the secret history behind the making of the film.

38 The Strange World of Crucifixion Science
Can the medical facts concerning Jesus's final moments ever be established? Max Hartshorn considers the strange world of crucifixion research, in which bodies both living and dead have been nailed to the cross in the name of science...

42 Westminster Weirdos
As election fever sweeps the country, SD Tucker, in the first of a new series exploring the world's strangest statesmen, meets some of Britain's maddest MPs and most peculiar politicos, in a quest to find the most 'off-message' of them all.


28 Blasts from the Past - No 56. The Devil Man of New Orleans by Theo Paijmans

48 Dictionary of the Damned - No 60. Reflections on forteanism, part two by The Hierophant's Apprentice

74 Fortean Traveller - No 99. Transylvania by Rev Peter Laws


53 The Manna Machine by Ted Harrison

54 Iraq's Twilight of the Idols by Jerry Glover

Strange Days

Buried 'UFO' found in Siberia, kamikaze canines, mystery egg peltings, miraculous disembodied voice, testicle thefts and other organ oddities, unknown deity dug up, new Roswell photos, Hampton Court ghosts - plus much more.

  • 07 The Conspirasphere by Noel Rooney
  • 14 Archaeology by Paul Sieveking
    • Unknown God
    • Solar Alignment
    • Head of Briganta
  • 15 Classical Corner - 186: Wanky Panky by Barry Baldwin
  • 16 Ghostwatch: The Ghosts of Hampton Court by Alan Murdie
  • 21 Alien Zoo by Karl Shuker
    • A Very Sillymander
    • The Bear Facts Laid Bare
  • 23 Mythconceptions - 187: Trappist Monks by Mat Coward
  • 24 Necrolog
  • 25 Fairies and Folklore: Boggart Lore by Simon Young
  • 26 The UFO Files
  • 80 Strange Deaths



  • 04 The Mystery of the Missing Issue
    • Subscription Snafu
    • Vampires and Votes
    • Cartoon by Martin Ross


  • 57 BOOKS
    • The Empty Seashell: Witchcraft and Doubt on an Indonesian Island by Nils Bubandt - ISBN 9780801479458 - Malcolm Gaskill
    • History of a Mystery: Fifty Years of the Warminster Thing by Steve Dewey and Kevin Goodman - ISBN 9780955119033 - Peter A McCue
    • Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars by Karel Schrijver and Iris Schrijver - ISBN 9780198727439 - Mark Greener
    • The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill - The True Story of Clophill's Black Magic Church by Kevin Gates - ISBN 9780993093807 - Christopher Josiffe
    • DMT and the Soul of Prophecy: A New Science of Spiritual Revelation in the Hebrew Bible by Rick Strassman - ISBN 9781594773426 - Bob Rickard
    • Tasmanian Tiger: Extinct or Extant edited by Rebecca Lang - ISBN 9780646926346 - Richard Freeman
    • White Magic: The Age of Paper by Lothar Muller - ISBN 9780745672533 - Steve Toase
    • Once upon a Time: A short history of fairy tale by Marina Warner - ISBN 9780198718659 - Edward Young
    • Also Received
    • Return of the Golden Age: Ancient History and the Key to Our Collective Future by Edward F Malkowski - ISBN 9781620551974
    • Sad Monsters by Frank Lesser - ISBN 9780285642324
    • Unidentified: The UFO Phenomenon by Robert Salas - ISBN 9781601633422
    • The Exodus Reality by Scott Alan Roberts and John Richard Ward - ISBN 9781601632913
    • A Brief History of Death by WM Spellman - ISBN 9781780232652
    • Robot Overlords - Director Jon Wright, UK 2015 - Mark McConnell
    • The Town That Dreaded Sundown - Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, US 2015 - Daniel King
    • Exists - Director Eduardo Sanchez, US 2014 - David Sutton
    • Extraterrestrial - Director Nacho Vigalondo, Spain 2011 - David V Barrett
    • The Reverend's Review by Reverend Peter Laws
    • Rabid - Director David Cronenberg, Canada 1977
    • Shorts
    • Ragnarok - Studiocanal - DK
    • Clown - Studiocanal - DS
    • Honeymoon - Arrow Films - DS


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