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4.0 out of 5 stars More Fortean fun
More first-hand paranormal high-jinks, and the quality is every bit as high as the previous volume. The chapter on lost and found objects tries patience somewhat, as they're all pretty identical, but the ghost stories pick up the slack by being good and scary and totally, totally inexplicable. Best of all is the haunted Edinburgh flat, the "ghost" of which claims not to...
Published on 11 Aug 2010 by Sarcosuchus

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3.0 out of 5 stars good stories shame about the price
best part are the erree ghost stories. It is a good book but over prices for an e book for kindle.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Fortean fun, 11 Aug 2010
This review is from: Fortean Times It Happened To Me Volume 2 (Paperback)
More first-hand paranormal high-jinks, and the quality is every bit as high as the previous volume. The chapter on lost and found objects tries patience somewhat, as they're all pretty identical, but the ghost stories pick up the slack by being good and scary and totally, totally inexplicable. Best of all is the haunted Edinburgh flat, the "ghost" of which claims not to be from the past at all... and the truly horrifying "cut-out man" who stalks a water-processing plant. Don't read alone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking and highly entertaining, 4 Jan 2013
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I love these books. Real and verbatim tales, often with other stories that have been volunteered by others in response to one of the initial accounts. These range from the bizarre (a young boy fills a jar with vinegar and baking soda, closes the lid tightly and - when nothing happens - promptly forgets about it. One particularly violent electrical thunderstorm and several months later the jar is rediscovered, intact and containing a large, dead frog...)... to the strangely comforting (an impoverished little kid desperately wishes he could afford a chocolate bar. Moments later, he spots a strange looking hailstone which defrosts in his hand to reveal... the exact change needed for his sugar high).

The most memorable story for me is on page 75, under the title 'Sounds and Smells'. I'm not going to ruin that one for you but, suffice to say, if you live near any kind of woodland I would advise you to read that one with the light on. Even the illustration to that one is sinister. In fact, that is one of the most memorable aspects to each of these volumes - the extraordinarily evocative photographs that accompany the stories. For instance, a series of accounts relating to various soft toys that have disappeared is brilliantly combined with a photograph of a little teddy bear caught in the beam of a ufo. That's presumably what happens to my keys, my wallet and any article I want in the house but can't find. Quite a cute picture, that one. Mind you, that light beam may well be zombifying the aforementioned bear, turning him into something really rather nasty.

On that subject, may I recommend to you the illustration on page 140 - the 'Spectral Sock Swiper'. A sinister figure with its hand stretched out. Sort of like the taxman, only even more terrifying. Hard to believe? You're telling me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars fortean fun, 24 Dec 2012
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As you'd expect with fortean times, fun strange, and sometimes a bit dark. No doubting how bizarre the human mind really is. Couldn't put it down. I've read all 4 volumes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good selection of the paranormal, 30 Dec 2009
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A selection of weird stories, sub divided into bite size stories that the reader can dip in and out of.A couple are disputable, but 98% are apparently level-headed people who have exerienced the bizarre, and seemingly un-exlainable events that leaves them confused and baffled at their experience. If you hsve had a strange experience, read this book, theres a good chance someone else will have had a similar one
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3.0 out of 5 stars good stories shame about the price, 18 April 2014
best part are the erree ghost stories. It is a good book but over prices for an e book for kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A collection of weirdness!, 31 Jan 2014
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Having been a fan of the Fortean Times for 20 years or more I very much enjoyed this. The readers' own experiences are the most interesting part of the magazine for me. What strangeness there is out there!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 21 Aug 2013
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If you love reading about strange events happening to real people the you will love reading this book. Its fascinating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 19 Dec 2012
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This is a great read if you believe them or not but some of the tales in it make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end . Brilliant
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good scary/weird stories, 20 Feb 2012
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This is the second book in a series by Fortean Times. Lots of strange/scary/weird stories of personal experiences by readers of the magazine. I have now bought all 4, and am looking forward to future issues....
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good and Spooky, 21 April 2010
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This is a book of anecdotes submitted by Fortean Times readers to its correspondence page, all weird and wonderful and some bordering on the bizarre or downright scary. Highly enjoyable but guard your copy because it will be stolen again and again! Hopefully by earthly hands...
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