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Fortean Times #346 (Nov 2016)



  • 8 Clowns From Hell - Men with outsize feet spread fear
  • 26 The Devil in 3-D - The diabolical pleasures of the 'Diableries' stereoscopic cards
  • 32 A Visit to the Underworld - Excavating an entrance to Hades
  • 38 Darkness Visible - Dante's Inferno on the cinema screen
  • 70 Hitler's Hellmouth - The Satanic secrets of Hrad Houska


26 Diableries: The Devil in 3-D (cover story)
In the 19th century, Paris was overtaken by a new sensation - stereoscopic cards in which the Devil and all his works were show in astonishing, and often humourously satirical, detail. Brian May tells how he fell under their diabolical spell and with fellow fiends Denis Pellerin & Paula Fleming explores the technological and cultural background of these hellish creations.

32 A Visit to the Underworld
Mike Dash examines the unsolved mystery of the tunnels at Baia. Did ancient priests fool visitors to a sulphurous subterranean stream into believing that they had crossed the River Styx and entered Hades?

38 Darkness Visible: Hell in the Cinema
Ever since the silent era, filmmakers have been putting their visions of Hell on the silver screen, and much of their inspiration derives from a 14th century Italian poet and a 19th century French artist. Peter Laws descends to the fiery pits in search of the template for this celluloid inferno.


44 Strange Statesmen - No 14. All the world's a stage: Putin's virtual Russia SD Tucker

48 Building a Fortean Library - No 14. The Mothman Prophecies The Hierophant's Apprentice

70 Fortean Traveller - No 108. Hrad Houska, Czech Republic Mark Towse

74 Stories from the Illustrated Police News - No 51. Help! My baby was taken by a... Jan Bondeson


51 Spirits of Place by FR Maher

52 There will be dragons by Jerome Clark

Strange Days

Rains of meat, catfish from the sky, creepy clowns, attack of the sea potatoes, world's oldest people, signals from space, self-immolating ancients, EU aliens, pioneer potheads and early brewers, the lost city that wasn't - and much more.

  • 05 The Conspirasphere
  • 14 Archæology
  • 15 Classical Corner
  • 16 Science
  • 22 Necrolog
  • 23 Fairies & Forteana
  • 24 Flying Sorcery
  • 25 UFO Casebook


  • 02 Editorial
  • 55 Reviews
  • 65 Letters
  • 69 It Happened To Me
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths

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