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.
NESSIE QUEST • The largest Loch Ness Monster hunt in 50 years was an inconclusive testament to Nessie’s enduring appeal
EXTRA! EXTRA! • FT’S FAVOURITE HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
RISE OF THE ROBOTS • Flamethrower dogs, eztra arms and droids gone bad
CURSED! • A spooky painting is among the latest uncanny objects found on sale, while an office undergoes exorcism
SILPHIUM SURVIVAL • Pliny’s long-lost miracle plant discovered in modern Turkey?
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • With the tragic demise of Tafari Campbell, two former White House chefs have ended up dead in weird watery circumstances. Coincidence or the beginning of a cluster? asks NOEL ROONEY.
ARCHÆOLOGY • A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD COMPILED BY BARRY BALDWIN
Meteoric mysteries • It came from another world – but which one? asks DAVID HAMBLING
MEXICO’S ANCIENT ALIENS • Mexican UFO pundit unveils yet more exraterrestrial corpses and incredible claims
SECRETS AND LIES: THE MOD, UFOs AND UAP • DAVID CLARKE provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the UK’s input to the Pentagon’s UAP task force and the equally mysterious loss of the Condign report.
Haunted Britain • ALAN MURDIE hits the road armed with a classic guide to the nation’s most mysterious sites
ALIEN ZOO • NEWS FROM THE CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
FORTEAN FOLLOW-UPS • Updates on news stories covered previously in FT, including Ouija panics and mystery cat shavers
NECROLOG • This month, we say goodbye to two very different critics of the modern Western lifestyle: Britain’s eccentric roadkill gourmet and America’s notorious ‘Unabomber’
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Charting the ufologists • NIGEL WATSON tries to keep up with a revolving door of whistleblowers and a slew of new acronyms
By any other name… • JENNY RANDLES considers the changing terminology used to talk about unexplained things in the sky
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SPOOK SHOWS • Brace yourself for a midnight fright as BRIAN J ROBB chronicles the history of the live ‘spook shows’, from the American Depression to the coming of television.
STATE OF THE SPECTRAL NATION • DR PAUL LEE shares the results of a survey he undertook into the UK’s haunted sites, and paints a depressing picture of disappearing spooks, over-hyped accounts of paranormal activity and greedy ghost hunting groups charging the public inflated fees.
A FEAST OF BEASTS • ANDREW SCREEN goes back to the long, hot summer of 1976 and the original broadcast of Nigel Kneale’s Beasts, a horror anthology series with a rich background of fortean themes and influences.
Pursued by ghosts: my haunted houses • JAN BONDESON looks back at his haunted homes past and present.
The Twitter Séance • KATE CHERRELL revisits Halowe’en 2009 and tells the story of a unique attempt to contact the spirits of dead celebrities
Psychiatry and the supernatural • Science, faith and folklore intersect in the Victorian asylum,...