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.
SHOCKWAVES AND AWE • The eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga is “off-the-scale weird”
THE BIGFOOT OF CANNOCK CHASE? • Is large footprint evidence of Staffordshire’s rumoured mystery manimal?
MEDICAL BAG • A new mass psychogenic illness in Sweden, plus vaccination fakers and super-fans
ALIEN LIFE SIGNS? • Strange object in a meteorite, lunar hut and Venusian microbes
FORTEAN FOLLOW-UPS • The latest updates on previous FT stories
THREE-EYED CALVES • Miracle in India, and Welsh wonder rescued by Jains
ARCHÆOLOGY • A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES
Licensed to chill • ALAN MURDIE pulls up a barstool and looks at recent reports of pub landlords beset by hauntings
Attack of the killer dolphins? • DAVID HAMBLING asks if there’s any truth behind the claims about Israeli-trained dolphin assassins
DRONE SWARMS • Mysterious drones have been in the news once again as reports come in from Sweden of incursions at nuclear power plants
ALIEN ZOO • NEWS FROM THE CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
CATASTROPHES! • Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites sabotaged by chilly cats, kitchen firestarters of South Korea, and other tales of feline felony worldwide
STRANGE CONTINENT • ULRICH MAGIN rounds up the weirdness from Europe: fish falls, lake monsters and castrations on demand.
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • When is a false flag attack a false false flag attack, as opposed to a real false flag attack? NOEL ROONEY searches the recent news for an increasingly elusive sense of reality.
WEIRD PHYSICS • High strangness from the quantum realm: invisibility, but not as we know it, nanoscale warp drive craft and entangled tardigrades
NECROLOG • This time we say goodbye to “God’s Crazy Bricklayer”, the eminent Professor Tits, France’s oddest twins, and a gonzo fortean journalist taken before her time
UFO films and UFO flaps • NIGEL WATSON looks at the relationship between popular entertainment and ufology
Astrocomical odds • JENNY RANDLES asks if it’s finally time for scientists to take ufology more seriously
CONFESSIONS OF A BOGGART HUNTER • As SIMON YOUNG gets ready to hang up his hunting gear, he shares the fruits of his research into a once commonplace but now largely vanished fortean inhabitant of northern England – the surreal, scary, shapeshifting supernatural being known as the boggart.
ROCK-SOLID BOGGARTS IN A RING • MICHAEL HASLAM recounts some strange experiences on the West Yorkshire and Highland moors involving disappearing stone circles and mystery marsupials – were boggarts to blame?
DEATH, THE BOGGART AND ME • Boggarts are known to be mischievous at best and malicious at worst, but not everyone can claim that they were responsible for a trio of deaths in the family. PATRICK MALONEY shares a saga of the supernatural that spans the generations… and this time it’s personal.
LINCOLNSHIRE’S BEVY OF THE BIZARRE • ROB GANDY gathers his odds and ends of high strangeness from what Henry VIII...