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Fate Magazine - True Stories of the Strange, The Unusual, The Unknown / Fall, 1948 / The Red River Witch; Charles Fort: Thor Heyerdahl; Phantom Lights of Nevada (Kenneth Arnold); Valley of Never-Come-Back; America's Most Famous Ghost Story; Flying Jigsaw Puzzle; Temple Girls of India; The Black Art; Two Girls, One Body; The Devil; ESP events by  Robert N. (Editor); Thor Heyerdahl; Kenneth Arnold; Vincent H. Gaddis; Frances M. Deegan; G.H. Irwin; Joseph A. Murphy; Scott Hatfield; Frank Patton; Max Freedom Long & Rex Elgin; Richard B. Gehman; Frederick Clouser; Herman M. Weisman; Harry Webster - Paperback - 1st Edition - 1948 - from Singularity Rare & Fine and Biblio.co.uk

Fate Magazine - True Stories of the Strange, The Unusual, The Unknown / Fall, 1948 / The Red River Witch; Charles Fort: Thor Heyerdahl; Phantom Lights of Nevada (Kenneth Arnold); Valley of Never-Come-Back; America's Most Famous Ghost Story; Flying Jigsaw Puzzle; Temple Girls of India; The Black Art; Two Girls, One Body; The Devil; ESP events

by Webster, Robert N. (Editor); Thor Heyerdahl; Kenneth Arnold; Vincent H. Gaddis; Frances M. Deegan; G.H. Irwin; Joseph A. Murphy; Scott Hatfield; Frank Patton; Max Freedom Long & Rex Elgin; Richard B. Gehman; Frederick Clouser; Herman M. Weisman; Harry

Condition: Near Fine


Evanston, IL: Clark Publishing Company, 1948 Evanston, IL: Clark Publishing Company, 1948. The Fall, 1948 issue of Fate Magazine (Volume 1, Number 3) in 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. This Fall 1948 issue - the third issue ever - bears one of the handful of truly iconic Fate covers, that being "The Red River Witch" (see scan). 12mo, illustrated staple-bound wraps, 128 pp. A Near Fine copy - and this one is as near fine as near fine gets, with just touch micro-edgewear and an almost indiscernible degree of color fade as you look toward the spine. See scans. Standard toning to the interior newsprint-grade pages, but these are supple, clean and and unchipped. Highest Grade, particularly for a periodical which often shows substantial wear from use. This issue features articles on the memorable Red River Witch, Charles Fort, a Kenneth Arnold reprise on phantom lights in Nevada, The Valley of Never-Come-Back, America's White Sunworshippers (A Thor Heyerdahl piece), The Flying Jigsaw Puzzle, America's Most Famous Ghost Story, The Temple Girls of India, The Black Art, Two Girls, One Body, The Devil, ESP events and of course much, much else, including the standard Departments, always engrossing in themselves. 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. Please see scans. l50n


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