Fortean Times, named after maverick American writer Charles Fort, is one of the world’s most individual and best loved magazines. For over 35 years FT has been chronicling 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, FT is the only place to go for a sensible look at our mad planet – it will change the way you see the world.
LOCKDOWN'S DISCONTENTS • Summer protests reveal a loose coalition of conspiracists and dissenters
TRANSGENDER VIKINGS • Was the occupant of the Birka grave a female warrior or a transgender man?
EXTRA! EXTRA! • FT’S FAVOURITE HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
WITCH OF THE WAVES
COVID CORNER • Tribal peoples under threat, bored ravens and some good news for Britain’s hens
MEDICALBAG • Three cases of corpse revival, plus fish tank dangers and the boy with three penises
MYSTERY BOX • A New York farmer finds a mysterious safe on his farm – but decides not to open it
STRANGE LANDSCAPES • Kent’s grisly island of bones and Siberia’s peninsula of gigantic craters
Lyfe, but not as we know it… • DAVID HAMBLING wonders if Perseverance’s Mars mission has a sufficiently broad definition of life
ARCHÆOLOGY • PAUL DEVEREUX digs up the latest discoveries, with a special emphasis on the ever-present dead
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD COMPILED BY BARRY BALDWIN
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • Has the attitude of the mainstream media to conspiracy theories changed from amused condescension to moral panic? NOEL ROONEY looks at their response to QAnon.
SKINWALKER SCIENCE • A new TV series lets a team of scientists loose in Utah’s notorious high strangeness hotspot
FORTEAN FOLLOW-UPS • The Dead Sea Scrolls give up more of their secrets, while doubt is cast on treasure find
MYTHCONCEPTIONS • 254: BRIDDISH TEETH
CHANGING PLACES • The white academics who falsely adopt Black identities, plus French serial killer author revealed as serial liar
FUTURE SHOCKS • A pig with a tiny computer implanted in its brain, 750 million genetically modified mosquities and an artificial intelligence Jesus
ALIEN ZOO • KARL SHUKER considers a potential new Sumatran man-beast and snake surprises in NZ
NECROLOG • This month, a highly irreverant reverend goes to receive his eternal reward (or perhaps to the other place), andwe say goodbye to a veteran remote viewer
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Why would you even come here? • JENNY RANDLES says our own technology suggests it’s time to reassess the idea of alien contact
THE PERIL OF MOVING STATUES • ALAN MURDIE wonders if recent outbreaks of iconoclasm across the US and UK reveal our deep-seated fears about whether statues enjoy some uncanny life of their own…
A SELECT HISTORY OF ICONOCLASM SINCE 1500
DREAMS, DEATH AND SPIRITUALITY • ALEJANDRO PARRA examines anomalous experiences reported by nurses concerning deathbed visions and near-death experiences, and argues that we should pay more attention to the dream life of patients approaching the end.
CHUPACABRA@25 REVISITING THE FIRST SIGHTING • BENJAMIN RADFORD revisits the first report of the chupacabra 25 years ago and reveals new details from the original eyewitness about the world’s most famous...