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.
VOICES FROM THE OTHER SIDE
THE GHOSTS OF GLASSHAYES • Conan Doyle's 'haunted hotel' under threat from developers
YOU WIN SOME, YOU LOSE SOME… • One man's cryptocurrency disaster, plus an unexpected windfall of heroin
COVID CORNER • Tragedy in Brazil, ignorance in Iran, and another unusual Covid cure fails in India
MEDICAL BAG • This month’s expert medical advice: don’t eat magnets, batteries or fireworks…
SUPER-CENTENARIANS • The oldest people on the planet
ARCHÆOLOGY A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES • PAUL DEVEREUX digs up the latest discoveries from Stonehenge and India’s ‘Lake of Skeletons’
CLASSICAL CORNER • 258: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
SUNIL AND THE RAINING STONES • PAUL CROPPER reports on a stone-throwing poltergeist in Bhutan
Cloud busting • DAVID HAMBLING looks at attempts, both great and small, to influence the planet’s weather
RISE OF THE SUPER-SOLDIERS • Gene editing and exoskeletons RISE OF THE SUPER-SOLDIERS could change future conflicts
SCROLL UP! SCROLL UP! • A notorious forgery vindicated at last? Plus, fresh fragments from Israel’s ‘Cave of Horror’
STRANGE CONTINENT • ULRICH MAGIN rounds up the weirdest news from Europe, including a snow circle and some blue dogs
ALIEN ZOO NEWS FROM THE CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL GARDEN • KARL SHUKER finds a tantalising new clue in the case of the mystery mosaic macaw
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • Are Vice-President Kamala Harris and her husband part of a shadowy British plot to take over the United States? NOEL ROONEY gatecrashes the Pilgrims Society in search of answers…
MURDER MOST WEIRD • Oregon killer looks to time travel to correct a “horrible mistake”, plus matricide andmarijuana in Utah
CREATURES ON THE LOOSE • Wolves on the M5, Bigfoot in the House, snakes on the street, dino in hospital
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Drones, data and wobbly witnesses • NIGEL WATSON surveys the latest sightings and ufological news from around the world
Don’t forget the Y-Files • JENNY RANDLES worries that a new generation doesn’t understand the real purpose of UFO research
PHONE CALLS FROM THE DEAD • Parapsychologist D Scott Rogo collected cases of apparent ‘phone calls from the dead’ in his 1979 book of the same name, but THEO PAIJMANS discovers that stories of telephone messages from beyond the grave are as old as the technology itself – and they show no sign of stopping in the age of the mobile phone.
DEATH: THE FINAL FRONTIER • DR LEO RUICKBIE talks to Robert Bigelow, one of the world’s most unusual billionaires. The onetime owner of Skinwalker Ranch, he has poured a fortune into space exploration, parapsychology and consciousness research and is now offering $1.5 million in prize money for proof of the afterlife
VOICES FROM THE PAGEANT • ERIC HOFFMAN considers the baroque strangeness of James Merrill’s The Changing Light...