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.
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THEY DO LIKE IT UP ‘EM 2 • Unusual things in ill-advised places
KEPT CORPSES • Failed resurrections, mummy murders and illegal human remains for sale
GRAVE CONCERNS • Stubbornly incorruptible corpses and a dead man walking
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • NOEL ROONEY finds that being a cryptocurrency tycoon has become a hazardous business of late, with three high-profile deaths in just a few days…
ARCHÆOLOGY A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES • PAUL DEVEREUX investigates tattooed mummies, Neanderthal cookery and an American vampire
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD COMPILED BY BARRY BALDWIN
STRANGE PHENOMENA ON THE LEFT BANK • A fascinating new exhibition in Paris, Phenomena: The Unexplained in The Face of Science, collects a wide range of rare material and reveals the differences between British and French views of the paranormal says IAN SIMMONS.
Haunted halls and Spiritualist circles • ALAN MURDIE heads to Northern Ireland to look at claims of paranormal activity old and new
ALIEN ZOO NEWS FROM THE CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL GARDEN • KARL SHUKER examines cryptozoological mysteries that have surfaced on social media
CRAP CRIMINALS • FT’s dragnet brings in another haul of hopeless hold-up artists, bungling burglars and literal-minded money launderers
NECROLOG • This month, we say a sad goodbye to the photographer and writer who was one half of the Fortean Picture Library, and bid farewell to an artist of the outer limits
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Blast from the past • NIGEL WATSON looks at recent reinvestigations of a classic Canadian close encounter
Parallels, Part One • JENNY RANDLES wonders if stories of lonely roads and vanished villages might involve time slips
A STORY WITHOUT END Fifty Years of Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain • Fifty years ago an unlikely publication from Reader’s Digest began to turn up in houses across the country, bringing Britain’s folklore to often terrifying life for a wide new readership. BILLY ROUGH peeps out from under his candy-stripe flannelette bedsheets to celebrate a key text of the Haunted Generation.
STONED LOVE • Enys Men is an unsettling new horror film from acclaimed director Mark Jenkin, and comes steeped in the uncanny folklore of his native Cornwall. BOB FISCHER meets him to discuss mobile megaliths, fragmented time and unnerving memories of the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss.
CANINE CORTEGE THE HYDE PARK DOG CEMETERY AND OTHERS • JAN BONDESON explores the history of dog cemeteries, from the private graveyards where the European nobility mourned their beloved pets to London’s exclusive Hyde Park dog cemetery and the sprawling memorial parks of the contemporary USA.
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The Curse of Béla Guttmann • ROB GANDY gets back on the pitch to tackle another classic football curse and the legendary coach and manager behind it…
Musical apparitions • MELVYN J WILLIN listens for music heard when there is no...