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Fortean Times

421
Magazine

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.

Fortean Times

EDITORIAL

IMAGES OF THE UNKNOWN • Mysterious entity spooks zoo while UFO photobombs the Jubilee flypast

E.T. PHONE CHINA? • Scientists claim to have detected alien signals in a since-deleted report

EXTRA! EXTRA! • FT’S FAVOURITE HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

SIDELINES

SEARCHING FOR E.T. • Signals from space and messages from Earth to aliens

OLIGARCHS CARK IT • A spate of bizarre deaths hits Russian businessmen

AMPHIBIAN NEWS • Some tree climbing toads and wildly indiscriminate frogs

FALLING FROM THE SKY • Mystery metal chunks, Chinese space junk and unidentified falling objects caught on camera

ARCHÆOLOGY • A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES

CLASSICAL CORNER • 273: MORE THAN PLATINUM

Not such a stretch, after all? • DAVID HAMBLING focuses on fascia, physical structures that may hold the key to pain relief

SENTIENT AI? • Google finds itself in the news again as one of its software engineers goes rogue and claims the company’s LaMDA AI system has become “a person”

FEMININE POWER: THE DIVINE TO THE DEMONIC • The British Museum’s new exhibition, curated by a quintet of influential women, explores representations of female spiritual beings across the world’s cultures. DAVID V BARRETT just wishes there was a bit more of it…

The ghosts of TE Lawrence • ALAN MURDIE is haunted by the legend and lore of Lawrence of Arabia

SERIOUSLY OVERDUE • Some very late returns to Britain’s libraries–313 years in one case – but at least the fines were capped

MYTHCONCEPTIONS • 258: SILENT SYMPHONY

THE CONSPIRASPHERE • NOEL ROONEY revisits a tale of two laptops, and dives down the rabbit hole – or should that be the memory hole? – in search of disappearing and reappearing news stories…

BACK FROM THE DEAD • Or not, in some cases. Our latest round-up of morgue mix-ups, premature burials and resurrections

NECROLOG • This month, we say goodbye to the bestselling alternative historian who inspired The Da Vinci Code and the psychic researcher behind “The Scole Experiment”

FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF

UAPs: threats or wild geese? • NIGEL WATSON listens to the latest ufological debates from Congress and an online conference

Close Encounters of the Royal Kind • JENNY RANDLES celebrates the Queen’s Jubilee by pondering Royal connections to the UFO mystery

DRIVEN MAD BY THE GREAT SEA SERPENT THE STRANGE CASE OF GEORGE DREVAR • CHARLES PAXTON uncovers the eventful life of a Victorian merchant captain, would-be murderer, cryptozoological monomaniac, evangelist, inventor and hero.

A STORM ON THE SUN • DAVID HAMBLING looks at the surprising history of sunspots and solar storms, examines the heated arguments about their nature and influence, and considers the likelihood that the next Carrington Event will have cataclysmic results here on Earth…

DEATH AT THE DEVIL’S JUMP

A WAR OF THE WORLDS

A WARNING TO THE FORTEAN • ROB GANDY is back on the weirdness beat in Lincolnshire, where he finds that sometimes real-life events can morph into...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 76 Publisher: EMAP/Metropolis Group Edition: 421

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  • Release date: July 13, 2022

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English

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.

Fortean Times

EDITORIAL

IMAGES OF THE UNKNOWN • Mysterious entity spooks zoo while UFO photobombs the Jubilee flypast

E.T. PHONE CHINA? • Scientists claim to have detected alien signals in a since-deleted report

EXTRA! EXTRA! • FT’S FAVOURITE HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

SIDELINES

SEARCHING FOR E.T. • Signals from space and messages from Earth to aliens

OLIGARCHS CARK IT • A spate of bizarre deaths hits Russian businessmen

AMPHIBIAN NEWS • Some tree climbing toads and wildly indiscriminate frogs

FALLING FROM THE SKY • Mystery metal chunks, Chinese space junk and unidentified falling objects caught on camera

ARCHÆOLOGY • A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES

CLASSICAL CORNER • 273: MORE THAN PLATINUM

Not such a stretch, after all? • DAVID HAMBLING focuses on fascia, physical structures that may hold the key to pain relief

SENTIENT AI? • Google finds itself in the news again as one of its software engineers goes rogue and claims the company’s LaMDA AI system has become “a person”

FEMININE POWER: THE DIVINE TO THE DEMONIC • The British Museum’s new exhibition, curated by a quintet of influential women, explores representations of female spiritual beings across the world’s cultures. DAVID V BARRETT just wishes there was a bit more of it…

The ghosts of TE Lawrence • ALAN MURDIE is haunted by the legend and lore of Lawrence of Arabia

SERIOUSLY OVERDUE • Some very late returns to Britain’s libraries–313 years in one case – but at least the fines were capped

MYTHCONCEPTIONS • 258: SILENT SYMPHONY

THE CONSPIRASPHERE • NOEL ROONEY revisits a tale of two laptops, and dives down the rabbit hole – or should that be the memory hole? – in search of disappearing and reappearing news stories…

BACK FROM THE DEAD • Or not, in some cases. Our latest round-up of morgue mix-ups, premature burials and resurrections

NECROLOG • This month, we say goodbye to the bestselling alternative historian who inspired The Da Vinci Code and the psychic researcher behind “The Scole Experiment”

FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF

UAPs: threats or wild geese? • NIGEL WATSON listens to the latest ufological debates from Congress and an online conference

Close Encounters of the Royal Kind • JENNY RANDLES celebrates the Queen’s Jubilee by pondering Royal connections to the UFO mystery

DRIVEN MAD BY THE GREAT SEA SERPENT THE STRANGE CASE OF GEORGE DREVAR • CHARLES PAXTON uncovers the eventful life of a Victorian merchant captain, would-be murderer, cryptozoological monomaniac, evangelist, inventor and hero.

A STORM ON THE SUN • DAVID HAMBLING looks at the surprising history of sunspots and solar storms, examines the heated arguments about their nature and influence, and considers the likelihood that the next Carrington Event will have cataclysmic results here on Earth…

DEATH AT THE DEVIL’S JUMP

A WAR OF THE WORLDS

A WARNING TO THE FORTEAN • ROB GANDY is back on the weirdness beat in Lincolnshire, where he finds that sometimes real-life events can morph into...


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