In this month's issue
The latest issue of Fate & Fortune, on sale now, is packed with great stories!
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.
Dog owners will probably recall how they fell in love at first sight with their pets. That happened to Cara Rimell – except she had yet to lay eyes on the Border collie she knew was destined to be her canine soulmate and no idea where to find her. All she had were a series of visions of the mystery mutt, which convinced her they were meant to be together. Determined to track down her dream dog, she phoned hundreds of rescue centres with a description. Would her dogged determination pay off?
For centuries, it’s been thought that gazing into a mirror can reveal a person’s innermost thoughts and desires. Originally made from metal or polished stone, they’ve been used as a psychic fortune-telling tool for thousands of years. Consult this month’s oracle to discover the hidden messages mirrors hold for you. They can do more than tell you who’s the fairest of them all…