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.
MANANANGGAL MADNESS • Bat-winged vampire witches spread panic in the Philippines
NEVER MIND THE ALUX • The Mexican President shares a 'mystical' snap
EXTRA! EXTRA! • FT’S FAVOURITE HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
POISON GAS OR PANIC? • Are events in Iran a case of contagion?
BACK FROM THE DEAD • An earthquake miracle and a trip to musical Hell
DRIVING ME CRAZY • Improbable scientific research from the world of motoring
THE UK’S TOP NOSTALGIA MONTHLY
RECORD COLLECTOR’S SPECIAL EDITIONS
ARCHÆOLOGY A MONTHLY EXCAVATION OF ODDITIES AND ANTIQUITIES • PAUL SIEVEKING rounds up the latest finds, from Syrian spherulites to a Somerset Medusa
CLASSICAL CORNER • 281: WHAT IS TRUTH? SAID JESTING PILATE
Ghost writer in the machine • Have FT columnists been rendered redundant by ChatGPT? DAVID HAMBLING is a worried man…
ANALYSING THE IMPROBABLE • New projects are using data analysis to shed light on fortean mysteries
When the spooks were spooked • ALAN MURDIE looks at the haunted history of the secretive Chicksands Priory military base
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • The East Palestine train derailment has left residents with a fallout of toxic chemicals, dead animals and difficult questions. No wonder conspiracy theories abound, says NOEL ROONEY.
PSYCHIC SLEUTH SUCCESS? • A Spiritualist medium claims he helped find the body of missing Nicola Bulley
FORTEAN FOLLOW-UPS • New oldest dog, döppelganger murder update and pussies in peril as the Phantom Cat Shaver returns
MYTHCONCEPTIONS • 267: SIMENON
NECROLOG • This month, we bid fond farewells to a rising star of British folklore taken before his time and to a prolific writer on Britain’s Arthurian legends and landscapes
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Bizarre balloonery • NIGEL WATSON examines the fuss and the fall-out from the USA’s Chinese balloon flap
HEOL FANOG WHAT LIES BENEATH? • The remote Welsh farmhouse of Heol Fanog might be considered the most haunted house in Britain thanks to its exposure in ‘The Witch House’, a recent Radio 4 podcast series. But could there be rational explanations for the terrifying phenomena that plagued the Rich family? Psychologist DR CIARÁN O’KEEFFE takes a sceptical look at the case.
HEOL FANOG: A TIMELINE OF ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCES
SCIENCE VS BUDDHISM • Buddhism’s dialogue with Western science is often held up as the poster child for a positive working relationship between two very different ways of thinking about our place in the cosmos – but does this come at the cost of scientists cherry-picking the bits of Buddhist thought that they like and ignoring the ‘hocus pocus’? IAN JAMES KIDD argues that the two systems of thought might not be so compatible after all…
UNIDENTIFIED FASCIST OBJECTS NAZI INVASION FROM THE PLANET TLÖN • In an extract from his new book Nazi UFOs: The Legends and Myths of Hitler’s Flying Saucers in WW2, SD TUCKER unearths the pseudo-historical artefacts of a persistent military myth and asks: is the notion of Nazi spaceships...