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.
EDITORIAL • ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE
ELEPHANT ODYSSEY • Chinese herd's 500-kilometre trek wreaks havoc and captivates country
NESSIE NOT A DICK • Comedian resurrects the 2005 "sea monsters are whale penises" theory
THE SUPERNATURAL IN AMERICAN ART
COVID CORNER • Magnetic people, Kim Kong-un’s pigeon panic and Canada’s scary Covid Queen
SUPER CENTENARIANS • Celebrating the oldest of the old
LUCKY ESCAPES • Two terrifying whale encounters, plus a plummeting paratrooper
AVIAN MYSTERIES • Racing pigeons vanish en masse… but are birds real?
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD COMPILED BY BARRY BALDWIN
ARCHÆOLOGY • A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES
Swallows from the Moon • DAVID HAMBLING contemplates the mysteries of bird and insect migration
Double takes • ALAN MURDIE examines stories in which individuals appear to project apparitions of themselves
SPACE NEWS • The latest astronomical oddities – including a star that mysteriously dimmed for 200 days – plus a British space suit from the 1940s
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • Is someone bumping off the leaders of developing nations sceptical about WHO Covid vaccination programmes? NOEL ROONEY logs the strange deaths from Tanzania to Haiti.
WEREWOLF NEWS • A werewolf panic in Nigeria, a Yorkshireman haunted by a dog-faced monster and some literary lycanthropy from the USA
STRANGE CONTINENT • ULRICH MAGIN rounds up the latest weirdness from Europe, including hospital ghosts and mystery runes
THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT • Demons, djinn, dark spirits and the man who turned his cellmate into a necklace
NECROLOG • We say goodbye to a Russian cryptozoologist who fought in WWII and endured six years in a gulag, and a physicist who bridged the worlds of science and faith
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
T is for Trinity and Tic Tac • NIGEL WATSON surveys the latest sightings and ufological news from around the world
No laughing matter • Sharing a UFO sighting is never easy, says JENNY RANDLES, especially if you’re a comedian
THE ROYAL FRATERNITY OF MASTER METAPHYSICIANS & THE IMMORTAL BABY • In 1930s America, a bizarre self-help cult set out to make an innocent baby immortal. It was all to end in tears, with embezzlement, law suits, jail terms, and suicide, as BRIAN J ROBB reveals…
Painting Mystery Birds with Paul gauguin in three easy lessons • KARL SHUKER RETURNS TO THE ART OF CRYPTO-TWITCHING IN AN ATTEMPT TO SOLVE THE AVIAN ENIGMAS FOUND IN TWO MASTERPIECES OF POST-IMPRESSIONIST ART
BEYOND BLUE BOOK THE PENTAGON UFO REPORT IN CONTEXT • The release of the Pentagon’s highly anticipated intelligence report on UFOs has brought military attention to a subject once shunned by Western governments. DAVID CLARKE examines the US government’s newly-found interest in ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’...