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.
RAT KING CAUGHT ON VIDEO • Russian farmer makes a rare find and uploads footage to Instagram
BLACK MAGIC AND ATTACK IGUANAS • Wrangles over a dead depot's resting place, plus an industrialist's killer pets
ALIEN ENCOUNTERS • The search for extraterrestrial life continues apace
HUMAN QUADRUPEDS • A four-legged feat and some very odd videos
GIMP WAVE • Somerset’s infamous GimpManmay be on the move, while Michael Myers terrorises Texas
CRITTER CHATTER • Talking duck tape discovered, plus marmoset conversations
THE FIRST FORTEAN FILM FESTIVAL • RICHARD FREEMAN, from the Centre for Fortean Zoology, reports from Gloucester on a wonderful weekend of celluloid weirdness
ARCHÆOLOGY • PAUL DEVEREUX unearths ancient footprints, carved camels and a possible location for Sodom
Gadgets and ghosts • ALAN MURDIE asks whether moderrn ghost hunters know how to use their high-tech gear
CLASSICAL CORNER • 265: SIGNS OF THE TIMES
ALIEN ZOO • KARL SHUKER reports on black tigers, an abducted alligator and another loss to cryptozoology
ANIMAL ATTACKS • Shakira mugged by Barcelona boars, Alaskan otters go on the offensive and Spanish orcas continue their reign of terror…
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • From the JFK assassination to 9/11, we have tales of would-be whistleblowers offering advance warnings of disaster. NOEL ROONEY wonders what we should make of such claims.
MEDICAL BAG • This month’s casebook of curiosa presents two successful separations of conjoined twins, a Lithuanian metal muncher and a chronic snoozer
NECROLOG • This month, a champion of freethought and professional Grinch goes to his perfect rest, and JimMorrison’s Lizard Queen breaks on through to the other side
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Invasion Earth • NIGEL WATSON surveys the latest sightings and ufological news from around the world
Rise and shine with Shaun and Jenny • JENNY RANDLES finds that not much has changed in 30 years of morning television’s UFO coverage
FLIGHT INTO INFAMY • On the 50th anniversary of America’s only unsolved air hijacking, BRIAN J ROBB examines the enduring mystery and legacy of the DB Cooper case and asks if it can ever be solved…
The DB Cooper Media Phenomenon
Dan Cooper: The Comic Book Connection
UNFATHOMABLE LEGENDS • Armed with nothing more than a plumb line, intrepid geologist SHARON A HILL descends into the world’s bottomless lakes, yawning pits and wells to Hell in order to separate fact from folklore.
REVISITING ARTHUR C CLARKE’S MYSTERIOUS WORLD PART 3 • 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 concludes his reappraisal of a fortean television classic.
EXPERTS & EYEWITNESSES • THE FACES OF ARTHURC CLARKE’S MYSTERIOUS...