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.
LOOK OUT BELOW! • Birds, soy, fireballs, poo and a leech: fortean falls have been in the news
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MEDICAL BAG • Another crop of curious cases, including a teen with a tail and an unusual onanistic injury
CORPSE CRIMES • Faeces-eating cultists, heads in a fridge and a murder-solving duck
ANTIKYTHERA UPDATE • A turn-on date for the mysterious device?
FORTEAN FOLLOW-UPS • Further developments in past FT news stories
BOTTLE MESSAGES • Teenage dreams of love, environmental advice and a dead man’s ashes wash up after years crossing the world’s oceans
ARCHÆOLOGY • A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD
New haunts on the block • ALAN MURDIE finds that London’s infamous 50 Berkeley Square has a modern rival in Mexico City
STRANGE CONTINENT • ULRICH MAGIN rounds up the weirdness from Europe: rains of sand, fiery outbreaks and ABCs on the prowl.
ALIEN ZOO • NEWS FROM THE CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
MORE ANIMAL MAYHEM • Thai monkey crime wave, falsely accused bear, paperwork-eating goat, and St Bernards go bad
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • NOEL ROONEY attempts to summarise the improbable and somewhat hilarious affair of the US Government’s short-lived new ‘Ministry of Truth’ and its singing director
UFO ‘REVELATIONS’ • US intelligence documents address the biological effects of UFO encounters, but recycle existing ufological sources
NECROLOG • In which we send off a champion of Britain’s small press scene and modern-day pamphleteer, the much-loved ‘Queen of Callanish’, and a leading esotericist
Rubbish data and sceptical dogma • NIGEL WATSON rounds up the latest news and views from the world of ufology
The first gentleman of BUFORA • JENNY RANDLES marks the passing of an unsung hero of British ufology: Norman Oliver
HAIL, FISH & VIDEOTAPE A TEXAS FISH RAIN CAUGHT ON CAMERA • SHARON HILL and PAUL CROPPER investigate an astonishing shower of shad in Texarkana, Texas, uncover security video actually showing the event taking place and propose a theory that may explain this classic fortean phenomenon.
JAMES RUST AND THE BLACK RAINS OF SLAINS • A series of inky showers in a Scottish village in the 1860s attracted the attention of Charles Fort, but Rev. James Rust had studied these black rains at first hand and tried to interest the scientific establishment in them. MICHAEL COX tells his story.
SADDAM’S SAUCERS OR, THE GULF WAR DID NOT TAKE PLACE! • In an extract from his new book The Saucer and the Swastika: The Dark Myth of Nazi UFOs, SD TUCKER uncovers the hitherto-suppressed story of the Nazi saucer-pilots who flew down from Aldebaran to save Saddam Hussein from invasion by bloodsucking American oil-vampires.
FOLLOW HER FORWARD, THE INNOCENT HARE • Mysterious and alluring, images of hares are all over the high street nowadays. For good reason, says JOHN BILLINGSLEY as he reflects on the animal’s many magical and mythological associations and his own daimonic ‘thought-hare’…
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