Fate Magazine - True Stories of the Strange and The Unknown. September, 1949. Mysterious Flying ... Fate Magazine - True Stories of the Strange and The Unknown. September, 1949. Mysterious Flying ... Fate Magazine - True Stories of the Strange and The Unknown. September, 1949. Mysterious Flying ...

Fate Magazine - True Stories of the Strange and The Unknown. September, 1949. Mysterious Flying Disks; Man Who Talks to Trees; Was Lincoln a Mystic ?; Psychic Symphony; Middleton Island Curse; Nazca Lines; Aleister Crowley; Firewalking

Webster, Robert N. (Editor)

Published by Clark Publishing Company, Chicago, 1949
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Very Good. See description and scans. Chicago, IL: Clark Publishing Company, 1949. The September, 1949 issue of Fate Magazine - Volume 2, Number 3 - a scarce and without doubt an especially seminal issue in the first year of Raymond A. Palmer's now-legendary paranormal-reporting non-fiction enterprise - which began with, in its first issue, Kenneth Arnold's cover account of flying crescents which "skipped like saucers across a pond", an event which, for whatever reason, kicked off the modern era of UFO events. After that, Fate introduced countless events which remain, to this day, fodder for paranormal documentaries and investigation. 12mo, illustrated stapled wraps, 96 pp. Very Good, plus some; not far from Near Fine. See scans. Moderate edge wear and creasing,and a penciled "la-71" on the front cover, presumably erasable; spine is complete, and the inevitable age-toning to the still-supple interior pages is notably less than most Fate copies of the eras. See scans. Surprisingly nice condition for a periodical which often shows substantial wear from use even in its much later years. The content of this issue places it - IMHO - right beside that of the first issue. Cover illustration depicts Abe Lincoln: was he a mystic? Other serious stick-to-the-ribs topics include Mysterious Flying Disks (two articles, a personal encounter and tribal memories); a Man Who Talks to Trees; Psychic Symphony; the Middleton Island Curse; the Nazca Lines; Aleister Crowley; Firewalking; and, of course, much more; see image of contents. Already, at this time, a Tour de Force of enthusiastic updates on the paranormal or inexplicable phenomena. Interior art and photography is largely uncredited. A piece of paranormal history, and an example of a unique branch of Americana, in very highly collectible condition. A very rare issue. Please see scans. LT23. Bookseller Inventory # 60959

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Title: Fate Magazine - True Stories of the Strange ...

Publisher: Clark Publishing Company, Chicago

Publication Date: 1949

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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