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The Alien Who Needed a New Head

A magazine photo of Mr.F, the baffled protagonist of today’s story. During the 1970s, Japan was swept by a boom of new interest in the occult. Spoon-bending, Nostradamus, New Age religions, and kokkuri– the Japanese equivalent of…

Invasion of the Russian Robotoids

Forget the Body Snatchers- the Russian Robotoids are here! Between June 1975 and November 1982, conspiracy theorist Peter Beter released a series of cassette tapes that he called “audio letters.” In these tapes, the former lawyer and…

The Girl Who Ate Fairy Food

Drawing of Ann Jefferies and her fairies, from Robert Hunt’s “Popular Romances of the West of England.” In 1696, the English printer Moses Pitt wrote a peculiar letter to Edward Fowler, Bishop of Gloucester, detailing the old case of…