Fortean Times (October 2015)

Fortean instances, named after maverick American author Charles castle, is among the world’s so much person and top enjoyed magazines. For over 35 years feet has been chronicling the stranger part of existence, supplying a heady mixture of bizarre international information, up to date studies and contours on each element of the unexplained: myths, monsters, ghosts and UFOs rub shoulders with historical wonders and destiny technology, whereas professional columnists carry you the most recent on every thing from cryptozoology to conspiracy thought. Open-minded, good trained and holding a fit experience of humour, toes is the one position to head for a wise examine our mad planet – it's going to swap how you see the realm.

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The Medical college – Solitare’s Scare. The Second Street Cutting Grew Out of the Suspicion. Something Which Should Be Stopped. Even by a Card from the Mayor”, Daily Arkansas Gazette, 28 Oct 1879. 7 “Night Doctors. A Negro Superstition Which Cost the Life of One of Their Race”, St Louis Globe-Democrat, Missouri, 4 June 1885 8 “Surgeons Driven Off. Silly Negroes Spoil An Operation. Strange Hostility of Washington colored People to the Use of the Knife by a Doctor – Four Physicians Mobbed in Broad Daylight”, Trenton Times, New Jersey, 4 June chloroform, proceeds to fill up a bucket with the victim’s blood, for the purpose of making medicine…” 9 The newspapers reported regularly on the fears of night doctors amongst the African American communities right up until the end of the 19th century.

Wordless, in pain, though no one sees you bleeding, unrequitedly in love, longing for a better world than this one: what adolescent can’t identify? Sadistic and didactic, the tale makes uneasy reading, and one can readily understand Disney’s changes to make the plot palatable, but it was widely loved long before the studio got their hands on it. Operas and ballets have been based on it, Shirley Temple starred in it on television, and comic-book, manga and anime versions have been produced. Illustrations have tended to emphasise the mermaid’s virginal purity and GETTY IMAGES DEREK BERWIN / FOX PHOTOS / GETTY IMAGES through suffering.

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