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Fortean Times #342 (Jul 2016)



  • 6 Privates on Parade - Japan's phallus festival
  • 10 I Was Blind But Now I See - Amazing stories of sight restored
  • 13 Rain Men - Weather modification old and new
  • 30 Ghost Hunt at the 'House of Suicides' - Andrew Green's mysterious photograph from a dangerous haunted house
  • 56 Power to the King! - Leicester City's football fairy tale


30 Ghost Hunt at the 'House of Suicides' (cover story)
Andrew Green began his career as a ghost hunter in 1944 while still just a teenager – but his first investigation of a haunted house nearly proved to be his last. Alan Murdie digs into the strange history of 16 Montpelier Road.

36 The Haunted Hearth
In an extract from his new book, SD Tucker examines the ever-burning issue of spook-haunted fireplaces, ovens and chimneys.

42 The Ghosts of the Ostrich Inn
Dr Tom Licence goes in search of the grisly story behind a haunted inn, and asks whether or not such imagined histories both keep ghost stories alive and shape our interpretations of strange phenomena...

48 The Spectre of the Ferry Boat Inn
Robert Halliday pops into one of Cambridgeshire's most historic inns for a pint and a spot of ghost hunting – but is this classic pub haunting all it's cracked up to be?


17 Malaysian Malaise - Bob Rickard reports on an outbreak of mass hysteria

76 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 48. Lively goings-on at a trance show Jan Bondeson


53 Social media, cyberspace and spirits by CM Saunders

54 Ghosties and ghoulies and low lighty beasties by Stu Neville

56 Power to the King! by Rob Gandy

Strange Days

Hull's 'Old Stinker' and the Werewolf of Worcestershire, bolshy beaver and other animal attackers, sight regained, dragons debunked, penises on parade, cloud seeding, sex doll surprise, teapot cult leader dies – and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere
  • 13 Science
  • 14 Archæology
  • 15 Classical Corner
  • 23 Mythconceptions
  • 25 Alien Zoo
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 28 The UFO Files


  • 02 Editorial
  • 59 Reviews
  • 71 Letters
  • 75 It Happened To Me
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths

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