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.
RODENT INVASIONS • Australia is hit by a monumental mouse plague, while UK dormice thrive
THE BROOD X FILES • Clouds of cicadas louder than jet aircraft mass on America's east coast
COVID CORNER • Weird science in Wuhan, jabs in Castle Dracula and Shakespeare dies again…
REDTAPE CASUALTIES • Ark runs aground and Eiffel Tower toppled
MEDICAL BAG • Amultiple happy event inMorocco and a linguistic transformation from 1985
NEAR CATASTROPHIES • Tabby halts train and black cat bounces back
ARCHÆOLOGY • A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD COMPILED BY BARRY BALDWIN
ALICE: CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER • Flinging a hedgehog across the Queen of Hearts’ croquet ground turns out to be strangely satisfying, says DAVID V BARRETT at the V&A’s new exhibition
Ghostly bailiffs • ALAN MURDIE hears a knock at the door, foreboding footsteps and a voice demanding entry…
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • John McAfee had long predicted that he would be “Epsteined”, says NOEL ROONEY, so does his untimely apparent suicide reveal the hand of the Deep State at work again?
WHO’S THAT GIRL? • The Australian serial impostor whose many false identities have left a trail of chaos across three continents
ART OF THE UNUSUAL • Pop-up land art in the Lakes, political Pac-Man in the Czech Republic and a Loch Ness Monster down under
ALIEN ZOO NEWS FROM THE CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL GARDEN • KARL SHUKER on forgotten fish, a very rare tiger and a monster museum in the making…
GOING, GOING, GONE • Curiosities under the hammer: Churchill’s cigar butt, Hitler’s lavatory seat, Gandhi’s glasses and more…
NECROLOG • We say goodbye to the Norfolk pensioner who fought off Satanists and uncovered a wealth of mediæval art, and themurdererwho put Amityville on themap.
Fairies, Folklore and Forteana • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Dangling the disclosure carrot • NIGEL WATSON is unsurprised by the wild speculation stirred up by the Pentagon’s UFO report
Can you tell the people? • JENNY RANDLES prepares for disclosure – but what exactly is being disclosed and to what purpose?
Space Liberace • In 1989, a small town in Alabama experienced a UFO flap – but when a British tabloid newspaper suggested that the late entertainer Liberace had descended from a banana-shaped UFO, things got a lot weirder. JEFFREY VALLANCE explores the emergence of a cosmic archetype: “Space Liberace”.
Vallance does Liberace • Artist Jeffrey Vallance has long been bananas about Liberace – here we present a small gallery of his work inspired by the flamboyant entertainer
IN THE WAKE OF MORAG • In the concluding extract from his memoir, Australian cryptozoologist TONY HEALY looks back to the summer of 1979, when he spent four months on a Scottish lake monster safari. This time, he meets the Hermit of Loch Morar and has a possible close...