Fortean Times chronicles the stranger side of life, delivering a heady mix of weird world news, up-to-date reports and features on every aspect of the unexplained: myths, monsters, ghosts and UFOs rub shoulders with ancient wonders and future science, while expert columnists bring you the latest on everything from cryptozoology to conspiracy theory. Open-minded, well informed and maintaining a healthy sense of humour, Fortean Times is the only place to go for a sensible look at our mad planet – it will change the way you see the world.
PERU VS ALIENS • Face-peeling extraterrestrials, miners putting on a Scooby Doo-style scare, or a classic social panic?
EXTRA! EXTRA! • FT’S FAVOURITE HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
ARTIFICAL INGREDIENTS • AI sermons, crimes and influencers…
ANIMAL MAGIC • Plummeting cat, surfing otter, recycling birds and a crocodile virgin birth
TOTEM MYSTERY • Has someone been invoking a Lithuanian god on the Kent coast?
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD COMPILED BY BARRY BALDWIN
ARCHÆOLOGY • A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES
Commando Lava • DAVID HAMBLING looks back at the Pentagon’s top secret efforts to weaponise mud in Vietnam
MEDICAL BAG • Appointments this month for a double-wombed Israeli mother, a Somalian woman with a bullet in an awkward place and a ‘pregnant’ Jordanian man
The Curious Case of the Coutts Ghost • ALAN MURDIE recounts how medium Eddie Burks was called in to rid the bank of a spectral visitor
STRANGE CONTINENT • ULRICH MAGIN brings the Euro-weirdness: the BVM in a tree, Shrek in a field and a new lake monster
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • Was the devastating fire that left Lahaina, Maui, a smoking ruin the tragic result of criminal negligence or part of a darker conspiracy? NOEL ROONEY watches the vultures circling…
FORTEAN FOLLOW-UPS • All the feline news fit to print: fake cats, old cats and shaved cats; plus, mystery drones over Arizona
NECROLOG • This month, a legendary Yeti and Bigfoot hunter who mounted expeditions with the likes of Tom Slick and John Green sets out on the great trail in the sky
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
UFOs over the Capitol • NIGEL WATSON offers his assessment of July’s headline-grabbing Congressional hearing on UAPs
NANDOR FODOR & THE TALKING MONGOOSE • As the strange case of Gef the Talking Mongoose finds a wider audience in a new film starring Simon Pegg and Minnie Driver, CHRIS JOSIFFE recalls the visit of Hungarian paranormal investigator Nandor Fodor to the Isle of Man in search of the mystifying ‘man-weasel’.
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF THE TWO-HEADED AMULET • Following the purchase of a shaman’s amulet on eBay, JERRY GLOVER experienced disturbing synchronicities, strange phenomena and even physical injury. But what had he really bought? And how could he escape what appeared to be its grisly history and terrifying curse?
THIS ISLAND EARTH CHARLES FORT’S NEW LANDS AT 100 • A century on from its publication, ULRICH MAGIN examines the genesis, reception and legacy of Charles Fort’s follow-up to his seminal Book of the Damned. Was New Lands, with its narrow focus and now dated ideas, a classic case of ‘second album syndrome’?
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DR VERY STRANGELOVE • As Oppenheimer packs out cinemas worldwide, SD TUCKER rubs his lamp to release the spirit of Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood, the Pakistani scientist who tried to create for his government an Islamically...