Between a rock and a hard place: an Earth Mysteries perspective

In the 1990s, a new magazine of forteana and related subjects, Beyond, was launched, ran for three issues, and ceased… NE’s editor John Billingsley supplied an earth mysteries column for this short-lived venture, and we reprint here in one file those three columns.   John Billingsley, editor of ‘Northern Earth’, looks back on his ‘initiation’ […]

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New articles

We’ve just uploaded a batch of new articles from NE86 through to NE92, covering a range of topics such as astrological interpretations of a Minoan fresco, investigation of a Cheshire long barrow, time-slips, pennystones, round tables, folk medicine in Lancashire, spirit roads, the nature of place, the Curse of Carlisle, Mayburgh’s legends, and sites and

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Alan Garner’s Shovel

Mike Haigh summarises a fascinating story of the author’s earliest experience of the past The Alderley Edge shovel is really a dull, functional tool – but it has a remarkable story. It begins in the early 1940s at Alderley Edge Council School in Cheshire, where local lad Alan Garner was taught the rudiments of education

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Devil’s Field

A Yorkshire tale of presences and mysteries, related for us by Jo Hirons   What happens to those places which have a reputation for being ‘haunted’, and which may have a record of  disturbances’ going back many years, once their topography changes beyond recognition? Remembrances of previous buildings may be preserved to retain ‘character’ in the

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