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.
WEIRD TALES FROM THE WAR • Magical battles, digital warfare and a rogue ecclesiastical supplies lorry
EXTRA! EXTRA! • FT’S FAVOURITE HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
THEY DO LIKE IT UP ‘EM! • Foreign bodies found in the nether regions
GOOD NEWS • Easter miracles and relics on display, plus new theories on the Crucifixion and the Shroud
DINOSAUR LEG-END • Fossil finds shed new light on extinction event
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • NOEL ROONEY marks the 27th anniversary of what was, at the time, the worst terrorist attack in US history and over which strange, unanswered questions still hang…
ARCHÆOLOGY • A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD
Make or break for the quantum drive? • DAVID HAMBLING brings the latest updates in the quest for a propellantless space drive
WEIRD WAVES & BOOMS • Rogue waves and holes, a mystery within the Sun and puzzling sounds on both US coasts
A vigil in Westwood Lodge • ALAN MURDIE goes back to 1972, a “bumper year” for a freer and easier style of ghost hunting
NORTHERN WEIRDNESS IS BACK! • ROB GANDY reports from Weekend North 2022
ALIEN ZOO • NEWS FROM THE CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
AFRICAN ODDITIES • Viral video purports to show a ‘mermaid’ on an African beach, while one brave man takes a stand against superstition
NECROLOG • This month, we remember a record-breaking fossil hunter and champion of Kenyan wildlife and salute the many political failures of a Hampstead eccentric
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Phantom menaces? • NIGEL WATSON rounds up the latest news and views from the world of ufology
May Day! May Day! • JENNY RANDLES looks at cases in which emergency calls saw police officers in hot pursuit of UFOs
THE ART OF MURDER THE STRANGE CASE OF WALTER SICKERT AND JACK THE RIPPER • As a major exhibition devoted to Walter Sickert opens at Tate Britain, art historian BILLY ROUGH explores the longstanding association of the artist’s name with the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888, tracing the stages by which one of the most important British painters of his generation became linked to a ghoulish story deeply embedded in our cultural psyche.
PAINTER of LIGHT THE STRANGE DOUBLE LIFE OF THOMAS KINKADE • The work of Thomas Kinkade, whose mass-marketed paintings are simultaneously hugely popular and dismissed by critics as the worst sort of kitsch, has long obsessed JEFFREY VALLANCE. But when he started having strange prophetic dreams about the late artist, he found himself uncovering the dark side of the ‘Painter of Light’…
TWENTIETH CENTURY TALES • PAUL SIEVEKING presents the last of his collections of strange newspaper stories from the first half of the 20th century. This time: a serial survivor of ship sinkings, a Somerset sea serpent, and a man who ticked like a clock.
WHAT MAKES JACK TICK?
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