|This article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2009)|
|Editor||Brian J Allan|
|Former editors||Allison Jordan, Richard Holland|
|Company||Jazz Fashion Publishing Ltd|
|Website||Official home page|
Paranormal Magazine is a glossy monthly magazine devoted to the subject of supernatural phenomena. It is published by Jazz Fashion Publishing Ltd in the UK and is sold throughout the English-speaking world. The periodical's slogan is: "Exploring the world of the unexplained."
An independently published magazine entitled Paranormal was first published in November 2005 under the editorship of Allison Jordan. This publication folded after 26 issues. A few months later the title was acquired by Jazz Fashion Publishing Ltd. Richard Holland took charge as editor for the new launch of Paranormal Magazine in August 2008., and the magazine was published first that month. This new incarnation moved away from the previous emphasis on spiritualism and its reliance on celebrity mediums and writers associated with TV ghost-hunting programs such as Most Haunted.
According to the publisher's website, Paranormal Magazine has a circulation of 14,280 copies per month.
Jazz Publishing ceased publishing the magazine at the end of 2011 with issue number 56, since the beginning of 2011 it has been taken over by the Healings of Atlantis publishing group with the publication of issue number 57.
The subjects covered by Paranormal Magazine include, but are not limited to the following:
- Ghosts and Poltergeists
- UFOs and Aliens
- Psychic Powers
- Vampires, Werewolves and Fairies
- Witchcraft and magic
- Unexplained Phenomena
The magazine encourages readers to submit accounts of supposed supernatural experiences for publication. The magazine also includes a news and sightings section devoted to reported paranormal happenings worldwide.
Contributors to Paranormal Magazine include David Clarke, Lionel Fanthorpe, Richard Freeman, Nick Redfern, Leo Ruickbie, Karl Shuker, Brad Steiger, Nigel Watson, as well as organisations such as The Fortean Picture Library and the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena.