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.
A LESS MYSTERIOUS WORLD?
THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT 2 • Self-styled Satanists and neo-Nazis, plus DIY exorcisms and serpent DNA
COVID CORNER • Dogs can sniff out Covid, but having sex doesn’t stop you from catching the virus
PRIVATES ON PARADE • Strange but true, or cock and balls stories?
UNSEEN FORCES • Mysterious fires, invisible stone-throwers and phantom poopers
FOOTBALLS OF THE GODS
THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES ON DISPLAY • DAVID CLARKE visits Leeds to see the photos that fooled Arthur Conan Doyle and other original artefacts from the most famous fairy sighting of them all
ARCHÆOLOGY • A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD COMPILED BY BARRY BALDWIN
Lightning attractors • DAVID HAMBLING disentangles science from superstition in the world’s lightning lore
LIFE, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT… • Tardigrades, rotifers and fungi from outer space
ALIEN ZOO • NEWS FROM THE CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
ANIMAL ROUND-UP • Vanishing giant rabbit, Oxford snake scare, Sunderland sheep mystery and a snail egg beach invasion…
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • Twenty years ago the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City announced the dawning of a strange new world. NOEL ROONEY revisits the Ground Zero of 21st century conspiracy theory.
BEARS BEHAVING BADLY • Incidents of ursine unruliness on the increase from Tennessee to the Tatras Mountains
MEDICAL BAG • Unusual ailments from around the world, including a mystery brain disorder, nightmare worm stories and a woman who believed she was a chicken
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Watching the skies • NIGEL WATSON surveys the latest sightings and ufological news from around the world
The flip-flop effect • JENNY RANDLES explores the multiple realities revealed in dreams, UFO sightings and photographs
REVISITING THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF ARTHUR C CLARKE • Just over 40 years ago, unsuspecting ITV viewers were taken on a sometimes terrifying tour of the planet’s anomalies – from “the missing apeman” to “the Skull of Doom”. RYAN SHIRLOW hits the rewind button and reappraises a classic of fortean television.
MISSING THE SAI KUNG MYSTERY • CHRIS SAUNDERS investigates a spate of mysterious disappearances and deaths in a Hong Kong beauty spot and asks if Sai Kung Country Park – and its fabled enchantment – represents a kind of Bermuda Triangle for the region’s hikers…
DR FELKIN & THE HOUSE OF THE SUN • DEAN BALLINGER tells the fascinating story of what happened when one faction of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn – the occult society whose members included Yeats and Aleister Crowley – packed up and moved to a small town in New Zealand.
INTO THE VAULT
BURMA’S CONCRETE JUNGLE • SD TUCKER steers well clear of the Burmese junta’s new purpose-built, occult architecture capital of Naypyidaw, largely because he doesn’t want...