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.
ABCS, UFOS & UAVS…
DATING A DORSET GIANT • New studies reveal the age of Britain’s naughtiest hill figure
SUEZ INCIDENT: URI TO THE RESCUE • Veteran cutlery-botherer steps in to dislodge giant container ship from canal
EXTRA! EXTRA! • FT’S FAVOURITE HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
COVID CORNER • Bomb plots, striking sex workers and a dead Norwegian conspiracy theorist
FUTURE SHOCKS • Silicone sex partners for sale and TikTok time travellers at large
SNAILMAIL • Not even the pandemic can explain these stories of long-delayed letters and peripatetic postcards
SATAN’S SHOES • High-end trainers prove to be America’s latest spiritual battleground
MUMMIES ON THE MOVE
ARCHÆOLOGY • A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD COMPILED BY BARRY BALDWIN
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • Reptilian shape-shifters; the assassination of Princess Diana; the Bilderberger Group and the Illuminati. Is there a conspiracy Prince Philip wasn’t involved in? asks NOEL ROONEY.
A brand new physics? • DAVID HAMBLING asks if the latest discovery means it’s time to abandon the Standard Model
STRANGE JAMAICA • The status of Obeah is the subject of heated debate in Jamaica, but belief in thismagical practice is widespread
THE PRINCE & THE SAUCERS • DAVID CLARKE highlights HRH Prince Philip’s lifelong interest in forteana
BIG MAN ON TANNA • On the remote island of Tanna, the Duke of Edinburgh’s death will be keenly felt – but what comes next for the Philip cult?
Haunted pages • ALAN MURDIE ponders the sad, if inevitable, decline of the book-related ghost sighting
FORTEAN FOLLOW-UPS • Yet more monoliths, a new Dyatlov Pass scare and a concrete miracle in Mexico City
MEDICAL BAG • This month’s casebook focuses on two medical mysteries: how can light cause sneezing, and what is making black bears behave more like dogs?
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
A pandemic of UFOs • NIGEL WATSON surveys the latest sightings and ufological news from around the world
Goggleboxing • JENNY RANDLES does a TV interview in a pandemic and ponders the virtual possibilities for ufology
ANOMALOUS BIG CATS THE MYSTERY CONTINUES • It’s been 15 years since MERRILY HARPUR published her ‘heretical’ study of Britain’s elusive big cats, arguing that their contradictory nature made them more akin to fortean phenomena than flesh-and-blood creatures. With an updated edition hitting the shelves, she asks what has changed in the past decade and a half, and whether new technology has brought us any closer to solving the ABC mystery…
ANOMALOUS BIG CAT BULLETIN • PAUL SIEVEKING rounds up the latest mystery moggy sightings in Britain
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE DRONE KIND • Aircrew have reported a dramatic increase in close shaves with unknown flying objects, some of which may be hi-tech drones deployed in a...