Fortean Times chronicles 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, Fortean Times is the only place to go for a sensible look at our mad planet – it will change the way you see the world.
WELSH TRIANGLE REDUX? • A series of strange events in Pembrokeshire – but were they connected?
THE MUMSNET GOATMAN • Something “definitely not human” stalks Northamptonshire at night
EXTRA! EXTRA! • FT’S FAVOURITE HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
ANIMALS GO BAD • Monkey revenge, otter attack and Welsh squirrel’s reign of terror
HERMIT NEWS • Living the solitary life isn’t easy in the 21st century, as these stories show
GROUNDHOG DAY • Scandals, fatalities and Establishment coverups…
ARCHÆOLOGY A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES • PAUL DEVEREUX reports on a pair of fossil ‘dragons’ and some surprisingly helpful ancient head lice
DID EDWARD V SURVIVE? • An obscure village church in Devon may hold clues to the fate of the Princes in the Tower
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD
THE WORLD OF STONEHENGE • The British Museum’s exhibition concerns itself less with the archæology of Britain’s most famous Neolithic site and more with its wider context, says DAVID V BARRETT, who finds very human stories among the stones
It was a dark and stormy night… • ALAN MURDIE braves the wind and rain to keep a weather eye on reports of noisy hauntings
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • NOEL ROONEY attempts to penetrate the fog of war to see what’s currently exercising the Conspirasphere, from US biolabs to Vlad the Invader fulfilling Edgar Cayce’s prophecies.
ALIEN ZOO • KARL SHUKER meets the unsusual residents of two different temples in Iraq and Japan
BOLTS FROM THE BLUE • Ball lightning encounters from Gervase of Canterbury to an unfortunate goose, plus record ‘megaflashes’
MEDICAL BAG • This month’s patients include a trucker with an air line in his bottom, the Finsbury Park castrator and a man who has been isolating for over a year
ASTRONOMY ANOMALIES • Weird new discoveries, cosmic threats and growing evidence for life on the Red Planet
FORTEAN FOLLO-UPS • Updates on recent news stories: sonic weapons, Catalan witches and Bigfoot in Staffordshire
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Ufology on the cards • NIGEL WATSON presents his monthly round-up of news and views from the world of ufology
Astrocomical ends • JENNY RANDLES says ufology needs to keep up with the science of UAPs or risk being sidelined
THE MYSTERIES OF LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN • In the heart of Los Angeles, filmmaking capital of the world, a top-secret military-run movie studio may have been involved in brainwashing the 1960s counterculture. BRIAN J ROBB examines the weird mysteries surrounding the Lookout Mountain Laboratory, involving Hollywood stars, alien autopsies, and protest rock music…
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN’S MANSON MYSTERIES
WHO WOULD LIVE IN A HOUSE LIKE THIS…?
THE STRANGE DEATH OF HANNAH TWYNNOY • HELEN HARRISON tells the tragic story of Hannah Twynnoy, the first person in Britain to be killed by a tiger, and examines the long history of menageries and collections of exotic animals in Europe.
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