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Fate & Fortune is packed with advice from top psychics, plus your spooky true-life stories. You can ask our experts, including Derek Acorah and Sally Morgan, tell us about your spiritual experiences, enter competitions and share your views on our forum. All this and more is just a click away!

Sue Ricketts
Sue Ricketts

Would you share your bedroom with the ashes of three members of your family – not to mention the remains of your dead pet dog? Neither would we! But whenever she went to stay with her mum, that’s what Naomi Binns would end up doing: sleeping in the spare bedroom with the creepy caskets. If that wasn’t weird enough, one night she heard whispering coming from the wardrobe they were stored in. It seemed her relatives weren’t exactly resting in peace after all!


Five decades after child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley committed their horrific crimes, dowser Jacque Garside claims a secret sixth victim has contacted her from the spirit world. Jacque, who grew up close to the house where Hindley and Brady lived, reveals how the spirit of the unknown child has even told her where she’s buried.


If you’re taking the kids trick or treating for Halloween, you probably won’t want to ring Freddie Valentine’s doorbell. A collector of anything creepy, he’s turned his home into a haven for objects gruesome enough to give anyone nightmares. Fascinated by macabre miscellany since childhood, his possessions include a witch’s eyeball, a trunk made from a gallows, and a Hand of Glory – a hand cut from a hanged corpse that was believed to have magical powers. He often hears tapping coming from the box it’s stored in… Enter Freddie’s lair, if you dare!


Witchcraft is on the up in the UK, so if you’ve ever considered choosing the Wiccan way, our beginner’s guide tells you all you need to know, including the pros and cons of joining a coven and how to find one that’s right for you. If you want to go it alone, you can pledge your allegiance to the craft with our DIY initiation ceremony. Plus, we talk to two women who reveal what it’s like to be a modern-day witch, and how they’ve used magic to find husband and even get pregnant.