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Fortean Times #335 (Christmas 2015)



  • 06 Blowing Your Mind's Eye - The amazing world of MC Escher
  • 04 A Tomb Fit for a Queen? - Nefertiti's secret burial chamber
  • 72 It Happened to Me - Encounters with the shadow people
  • 74 A Death Road in Kyoto - Pilgrims and portals to the Underworld
  • 36 Scratching Fanny of Cock Lane - Sex, scandal and the supernatural


28 The Most Haunted House in London (cover story)
According to its Wikipedia entry, it is the most haunted property in London - but have the garbled tales of ghosthunters and the advert of the Internet added too many layers of legend to the real story? Jan Bondeson goes in search of the truth about 50 Berkeley Square.

36 A Haunting on Scandal Street: The Cock Lane Ghost Revisited
Roger Clarke delves into the background of a notorious 18th-century haunting and finds that with its emphasis on sex, the supernatural and the seamy side of London life, the story of the Cock Lane ghost was in many ways a precursor to every tabloid sensation since...

42 Nightmare Before Christmas: The Strange Disappearance of Oliver Lerch
On Christmas Eve 1889, Oliver Lerch went out to fetch some water from the well and was never seen again, his cries of terror echoing in the night skies... Theo Paijmans and Chris Aubeck turn literary detectives and attempt to trace this enduring weird tale back to its ultimate source.

46 Vanishing in Plain Sight
Paul Sieveking considers the notoriously slippery subject of mysterious disappearances.


48 Building a Fortean Library - No 6. Dying to know more by The Hierophant's Apprentice

74 Fortean Traveller - No 105. A death road in Kyoto by John Billingsley


51 Well, they would, wouldn't they? by Stu Neville

52 Visions of the inner eye by Ted Harrison

54 They came from the shadows by Nick Parkins

Strange Days

Nefertiti's secret burial chamber, false flag operations, the amazing world of MC Escher, tapeworms in the brain, crop circle drone rage, more school faintings, mysteries of Pluto, Norwich ghost photos, little blue men - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere by Noel Rooney
  • 06 Special Report: The Amazing World of MC Escher by David V Barrett
  • 10 Medical Bag
    • Something on His Mind
    • Human Chimaeras
    • Going Dental
    • Under a Cloud
  • 12 The Church Sign of Guilderland, New York by Steve Marshall
  • 14 Science: Pluto, Planet of Mystery by David Hambling
  • 16 Archaeology by Paul Sieveking
    • Steppe Geoglyphs
    • Child-Killing Carthaginians
  • 17 Classical Corner - 194: Dave Spart-acus? by Barry Baldwin
  • 18 Ghostwatch: Norwich Ghost Photos by Alan Murdie
  • 21 Alien Zoo by Karl Shuker
    • Daedalus Sea Serpent Denouement?
    • New Mokele-Mbembe Expedition
    • A Giant Galapagos Surprise
  • 22 Fortean Follow-ups
  • 23 Mythconceptions - 95: Arise, Sir Fortean by Mat Coward
  • 24 Necrolog
    • Geoffrey Brindley
    • David Raup
    • Bernard D'Espagnat
  • 25 Fairies and Folklore: Tripping Witches by Simon Young
  • 25 The UFO Files
    • Flyingsaucery by Andy Roberts and Dr David Clarke
      • It's a Bonny Day for UFOs!
      • The Cracks are Showing
      • Sheer Lunacy?
      • It's the Little Blue Man!
    • UFO Casebook: Time and a Word (or Two) by Jenny Randles
  • 80 Strange Deaths



  • 02 Bookshop ghosts and library angels
    • The Haunting Season
    • Building a Fortean Library
    • Cartoon by Martin Ross


  • 57 BOOKS
    • Return to Magonia: Investigating UFOs in History by Chris Aubeck and Martin Shough - ISBN 9781938398544 - Jerome Clark
    • How to Win a Roman Chariot Race: Lives, Legends and Treasures from the Ancient World by Jane Hood - ISBN 9781848319462 - Barry Baldwin
    • The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval Europe edited by Marta Díaz-Guardamino and Leonardo García Sanjuán- ISBN 9780198724605 - Jerry Glover
    • Werewolf Histories edited by Willem de Blecourt - ISBN 9781137526335 - James Holloway
    • An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist: A compendium of fifty unrecognized and largely unnoticed states by Nick Middleton - ISBN 9781447295273 - Val Stevenson
    • Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?: How eighteenth-century science disrupted the natural order by Susannah Gibson - ISBN 9780198705130 - Mark Greener
    • Sci-fi and fantasy round-up by David V Barrett
    • Europe at Midnight by Dave Hutchinson - ISBN 9781781083987
    • The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard - ISBN 9781473212558
    • The Martian Falcon by Alan K Baker - ISBN 9781909679481
    • The Dulwich Horror & Others by David Hambling - ISBN 9781848639058
    • Nick and the Glimmung by Philip K Dick - ISBN 9780575132993
    • The Seventh Miss Hatfield by Anna Caltabiano - ISBN 9781473200418
    • The Art of the Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, Wayne G Hammond, Christina Scull - ISBN 9780008105754
    • The Art of Stephen Hickman by Stephen Hickman - ISBN 9781783298457
  • FILM & DVD
    • Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD - Director Paul Goodwin, UK 2015 - Leah Moore
    • A Traveller in Time - Director Dorothea Brooking, UK 1978 - David V Barrett
    • Midwinter of the Spirit - Director Richard Clark, UK 2015 - David Sutton
    • Iceman - Director Win-cheong Law, China 2014 - Daniel King
    • The Reverend's Review by Reverend Peter Laws
    • Dr Terror's House of Horrors - Director Freddie Francis, UK 1965
    • The Skull - Director Freddie Francis, UK 1965
    • The Man Who Could Cheat Death - Director Terence Fisher, UK 1959
    • Shorts
    • Mr Holmes - Entertainment One - DK
    • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell - RLJ Entertainment - Brian J Robb
    • A Christmas Horror Story - Entertainment One DS


It Happened to Me


Coming Next Month

  • Forbidden Fruit - General Gordon's Search for the Garden of Eden
  • Round the Horns - The Story of the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
  • + Alan Garner, The Kibbo Kift, Zombie Politics, and Much More... Fortean Times 336 on sale 7 Jan 2016

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