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Fortean Times #327 (May 2015)



  • 24 If You Go Down to the Woods Today... Clampdown on fairy builders in a Somerset woodland
  • 34 Unlocking the Cage - Life in England's "most haunted house"
  • 06 Fort's Mad Fishmonger - Belfast road covered in mackerel
  • 20 Blood Moon Rising - And other strange aerial portents
  • 28 Obama on UFOlogy - The President's alien secrets


30 Harbinger Ghosts (cover story)
You're sitting up late waiting for your husband, when at long last you hear his footsteps outside. He turns the key in the lock, opens the door and enters the house. You call to ask if he's OK... and there's no one there. You just had a visit from a vardoger, the friendly ghost of the Nordic countries, as Nils Erik Grande explains...

34 Unlocking the Cage
What has been described as "the most haunted house in England" is up for sale after scaring off its owner, who then opened it up to paranormal investigators. Ghost hunter John Fraser tells the story of Essex's haunted prison.

38 Rogue Oscillators
Daniel Wilson dusts off his wireless and tunes in to one of the weirdest controversies in broadcasting history - a story of hellish howlers, ghost cars and witch-hunts.

46 Strange Rain
Falls of frogs and showers of fish, black rains and bloody downpours, ash-filled skies and deadly smogs... Cynthia Barnett examines weird weather events and asks whether humankind plays a considerable role in creating them.


76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 38. Teddy Wick, the Fastest Barber in the West by Jan Bondeson


53 The Adventure of the Sailor in the River by Helen Barrell

54 Ghosts of the firestorm by Jenny Randles

56 Atlantean brass by Jerry Glover

Strange Days

Hampstead's Satanic panic, dead Putin's body doubles, fairy door clampdown, fish spillages, aerial portents, animal prodigies, Essex doppelganger, ghosts of the R101, another Grey Lady photographed - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere by Noel Rooney
  • 08 Medical Bag
    • The Gerbils of Death
    • Cow Bile to the Rescue
  • 14 Science: I Heal the Body Electric by David Hambling
  • 16 Archaeology by Paul Devereux
    • The Embrace of Time
    • Stony Secrets of the Sands
    • Alien DNA
    • Solar Spirals?
  • 17 Classical Corner - 187: The First Spin Doctor by Barry Baldwin
  • 18 Ghostwatch: The Airmen Who Would Not Die Re-Examined by Alan Murdie
  • 22 Fortean Follow-ups
  • 23 Alien Zoo by Karl Shuker
    • Costa Rican Dodos
    • Mythical Creatures Down in Denver
  • 25 Mythconceptions - 188: Chinese Restaurant Syndrome by Mat Coward'
  • 27 Fairies and Folklore: Fairy Hurlers by Simon Young
  • 28 The UFO Files
  • 80 Strange Deaths



  • 02 Commemorating Charles Fort


  • 59 BOOKS
    • The Bilderbergers - Puppet-Masters of Power? by Gerhard Wisnewski - ISBN 9781905570751 - Noel Rooney
    • Are Dolphins Really Smart? by Justin Gregg - ISBN 9780199681563 - Mark Greener
    • The Secret Space Age by Olav Phillips - ISBN 9781939149428 - Richard Thomas
    • Spirit Possession and the Origins of Christianity by Stevan Davies - ISBN 9781906834197 - David V Barrett
    • Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Redical History by David Rosenberg - ISBN 9780745334097 - William Darragh
    • Curious Kentish Town by Martin Plaut and Andrew Whitehead - ISBN 9781910170069 - William Darragh
    • Heaven's Gate: America's UFO Religion by Benjamin E Ziller - ISBN 9781479881062 - Jerome Clark
    • Trance-Migrations: Stories of India, Tales of Hypnosis by Lee Siegel - ISBN 9780226185323 - Chris Josiffe
    • Also Received
    • Easter Island: The Mystery Solved by Thor Heyerdahl - ISBN 9780285642836
    • Sex, Sorcery and Spirit by Jason Miller - ISBN 9781601633323
    • Death on Mars by John Brandenburg - ISBN 9781939149381
    • Too Good to be True by Jan Harold Brunvand - ISBN 9780393347159
    • Inside the Cosmic Mind by Phoebe Wyss - ISBN 9781782501107
    • Fortean Fiction
    • Cross Dog Blues by Richard M Brock - ISBN 9780991132027 - Steve Marshall
  • FILM & DVD
    • The Falling - Director Carol Morley, UK 2015 - David Sutton
    • Last Knights - Director Kazuaki Kiriya, Czech Republic/South Korea 2015 - Mark McConnell
    • Starry Eyes - Director Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer, US 2014 - Daniel King
    • Remember Me - Director Ashley Pearce, UK 2014 - Daniel King
    • Attila Marcel - Director Sylvain Chomet, France 2014 - Daniel King
    • The Reverend's Review by Reverend Peter Laws
    • Rigor Mortis - Director Juno Mak, Hong Kong 2013
    • Block and Black Lace - Director Mario Bava, Italy 1964
    • What We Do in the Shadows - Director Jermaine Clement, Taika Wahiti, NZ 2014
    • Shorts
    • Stonehearst Asylum - Digital download - Rev PL
    • Rollerball - Arrow Video - DS
    • The Questor Tapes - Odeon Entertainment - David V Barrett


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