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.
STRANGE DAYS • A DIGEST OF THE WORLDWIDE WEIRD
THE GEORGIA GUIDESTONES EXPLODE • The mysterious structure erected in 1980 has now met an equally mysterious end
NAZI TREASURE HUNTS • There’s gold in them there Heils!
CATHOLIC CAPERS • Relic thefts, Marian apparitions and a shortage of exorcists…
JAMAICAN NEWS • Obeah wife, unwanted erection and the passing of Jungle George
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD COMPILED BY BARRY BALDWIN
ARCHÆOLOGY A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES • PAUL SIEVEKING reports on gruesome fertliliser, purloined pillars and Mite the mediæval pet cat
Psychedelic medicine • DAVID HAMBLING asks if you can really separate the cosmic and therepeutic elements of tripping
THE CURSE OF KING TUT • A new documentary traces the origin of one of history’s most famous curses to the Daily Mail
STRANGE CONTINENT • ULRICH MAGIN rounds up the weirdness from Europe, including out of place animals and freak weather
ALIEN ZOO NEWS FROM THE CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL GARDEN • KARL SHUKER greets some gentle giants returning to Kent after a 6,000-year absence
ANIMAL ROUND-UP • A double helping of headline-grabbing goats, plus a hapless raccoon and a knife-wielding Brazilian monkey
OUT OF THE PAST • Long-delayed postcards, historic stamps, hidden messages and a man reunited with his wandering dentures
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • We still don’t know who blew up the Georgia Guidestones, but growing certainty about who actually erected them points to a conspiratorial schism, says NOEL ROONEY
BIGFOOT SKULLDUGGERY? • YouTuber’s crypto cranial claims meet with scepticism from scientists
NECROLOG • This month, the leader of the infamous Hells Angels rides into the sunset and the singer who became the musical muse of David Lynch floats into the night
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
From flap to fantasy • It seems that everyone’s getting in on the UAP act these days, says NIGEL WATSON
Futurenauts • JENNY RANDLES has always wondered why aliens look so much like us – here’s an explanation.
NEVER MIND THE WARLOCKS • In 1982, Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson wrote The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the first in their series of Fighting Fantasy role-playing gamebooks. The books sold in their millions, and – for the 40th anniversary – both writers have returned to the range with brand new adventures. But along the way, there have been accusations of Devil-worship, occultism and even extreme bedwetting. BOB FISCHER tests his SKILL, STAMINA and LUCK and spends an afternoon with Sir Ian…
THE CELLULOID CURSE • PETER A MCCUE examines a number of allegedly ‘cursed’ movies – many of them dealing with the paranormal – and asks if there was really anything more than bad luck at work on set
SPOOKLIGHTS A SURVEY OF TRANSIENT LUMINOUS PHENOMENA • Phantom lights that haunt locations across the globe are an enduring mystery that have resisted all attempts to explain them. DAVID CLARKE reports on a recent outbreak in South America and surveys...