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Fortean Times

422
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

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

MYTHCONCEPTIONS

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...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 76 Publisher: EMAP/Metropolis Group Edition: 422

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: August 10, 2022

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OverDrive Magazine

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Science

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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

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

MYTHCONCEPTIONS

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...


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