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Fortean Times #331 (September 2015)



  • 06 End of the Line - Saying goodbye to Tama the cat, Japan's famous feline stationmaster
  • 08 Chicken Church - Indonesia's oddest house of prayer
  • 36 When Gulls Attack - Winged terror at the British seaside
  • 56 Fake Shakespeare? - A life portrait of the elusive bard - or not?
  • 26 Defence of the Realm - Is Britain ready for an alien visitation?


28 UFOs Over China (cover story)
The People's Republic of China is firmly under the control of one of the world's most secretive regimes. But, says Chris Saunders, if the recent catalogue of strange events in the nation's media is anything to go by, some world-changing news could be about to emerge from the Far East...

34 No Mortal Maid Am I
A recent anime film tells the story of Kaguya, a princess from the Moon, exiled to Earth and raised by a peasant family. Bob Rickard explores the background to this ancient Japanese tale of extraterrestrial visitation.

40 The Warminster Syndrome
David Simpson created UFOs from ordinary bits of plastic and metal in his workshop. Some people believed they came from other worlds. David Clarke reveals the story of the hoaxer who fooled the Warminster skywatchers.


48 Building a Fortean Library - No 2. Forteana on the instalment plan by The Hierophant's Apprentice

50 Strange Statesmen - No 5. A pawn in the game: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov by SD Tucker

74 Fortean Traveller - No 102. Tuscany's UFO Museum by Luis R Gonzalez

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 41. Paul Tetzel, the champion butcher by Jan Bondeson


55 The misguided monster hunters by Brian Regal

56 Portraits of an invisible man by Jerry Glover

Strange Days

Satanic statue unveiled in Detroit, more kamikaze canines, perverts on parade, glass delusion, gull attacks, dwarfs and duendes, Indonesia's Chicken Church, London's sewer hogs, Madrid's UFO conference - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere by Noel Rooney
  • 14 Science: Too Much Information by David Hambling
  • 16 Ghostwatch: Elves, Duendes & Gremlins by Alan Murdie
  • 19 Alien Zoo by Karl Shuker
    • Armoured in Arkhangelsk
    • A Gong for Debbie Martyr
    • Beavering Away in Devon
  • 20 Special Report: The Inhabited Sky by Theo Paijmans
  • 22 Fortean Follow-ups
    • Kamikaze Canine Hotspot FT196:4
    • Avian Secret Agents FT308:4-5
    • Dazed and Confused FT316:36-40
    • Nanteos Cup Retrieved FT319:20
    • Coming to get Choo FT328:10
  • 23 Fairies and Folklore: Sewer Hogs & Crocs by Simon Young
  • 24 Necrolog
  • 26 the UFO Files
  • 80 Strange Deaths



  • 02 Skywatching
  • The Birds
  • Erratum FT328:05 - mistake in Conspirasphere
  • Cartoon by Martin Ross


  • 59 BOOKS
    • The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon: Toward a Political History of Madness by Laure Murat - ISBN 9780226025735 - Bob Rickard
    • William Stanley as Shakespeare: Evidence of Authorship by the Sixth Earl of Derby by John Rollett - ISBN 9780786496600 - Jerry Glover
    • Return of the Golden Age: Ancient History and the Key to Our Collective Future by Edward F. Malkowski - ISBN 9781620551974 - Otto Minyak
    • Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East by Gerard Russell - ISBN 9781471114694 - Noel Rooney
    • Strange Electromagnetic Dimensions by Louis Proud - ISBN 9781601633279 - Ian Simmons
    • Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us by Paul Koudounaris - ISBN 9780500517789 - William Darragh
    • Sci-fi and fantasy round-up by David V Barrett
    • The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor - ISBN 9781473617940
    • The Chimes by Anna Smaill - ISBN 9781444794526
    • Crashing Heaven by Al Robertson - ISBN 9781473203402
    • Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien - ISBN 9780008116583
    • The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkien - ISBN 9780007557301
    • Hy Brazil by Gerald Killingworth - ISBN 9781784620066
    • The Elder Ice by David Hambling - ISBN 9781291969863
    • The Magonia Stone by Markus Wolfson - ISBN 9781326310967
  • FILM & DVD
    • The Wolfpack - Director Crystal Moselle, US 2015 - Julie McNamee
    • Fantastic Four - Director Josh Trank, US 2015 - David Sutton
    • Hemlock Grove Season 2 - Producer Eli Roth, US 2015, Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment - David V Barrett
    • Housebound - Director Gerard Johnson, New Zealand 2014, Metrodome - Brian J Robb
    • Shorts
    • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne - Second Sight - Rev PL
    • Out of the Dark - eOne - BJR
    • Magic in the Moonlight - Warner Home Video - DS
    • Dead Shadows - Bulldog Film Distribution - DS


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