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.
FAINTING SCHOOLGIRLS & COLLAPSING COPS
ANIMAL NEWS • Making the headlines: giant toads, driving dogs, rhythmic rats and demented dolphins
HEWN FROM THE ROCK • Stories of stones large and very, very small
‘GODZILLA EGG’ • What is the mystery sphere that washed up on Japan’s Enshuhama Beach?
OUTBACK FISH FALL • A small outback community is becoming Oz’s fish fall central
PLANTS & FUNGI FIGHT BACK • Florida’s scary Reaper Tree, carnivorous mushrooms and John Wick versus fungus
ARCHÆOLOGY • PAUL DEVEREUX peeps inside the Great Pyramid’s secret passage and digs up a smiling sphinx
CLASSICAL CORNER • 283: WEATHER OR..?
UNCANNYCON • The Uncanny podcast has refreshed the parts that other paranormal programming cannot reach, and now it’s held its very own convention. IAN SIMMONS joined fans and families for a highly entertaining day in London’s King’s Place.
UNCANNY MAN • FT chatted to DANNY ROBINS about the joys of uncertainty and the future of Uncanny
Spooks from Elmstein to Essex • ALAN MURDIE takes a tour of haunted southwest Germany and remembers the late Ronald Blythe
STRANGE CONTINENT • ULRICH MAGIN rounds up the weird news from Europe, from purple ponds to vanishing gin
ALIEN ZOO • KARL SHUKER welcomes two more amazing rediscoveries by an English amateur botanist
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • Are conspiracy theorists simply overenthusiastic dot-joiners or do they sometimes uncover nuggets of what could conceivably be the truth asks NOEL ROONEY.
FORTEAN FOLLOW-UPS • Havana Syndrome saga rolls on, London’s eunuch maker in court and more race fakers in the news
NECROLOG • month, we say goodbye to the comedian, actor and conspiracy theorist best known for playing one of television’s longest running characters
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Ufology: behind the curve? • NIGEL WATSON looks at debates about the nature of abductions and the influence of SF imagery
Dangerous projections • A spot of eye trouble sets JENNY RANDLES thinking about UFO perceptions and physiological effects
NESSIE AT 90 THE BIRTH OF THE LOCH NESS MONSTER • ULRICH MAGIN goes back to 1933 in search of the origins of the world’s most famous, and prototypical, lake monster. The truth, he discovers, is quite different from the invented traditions – in fact, it’s a very modern story of tourism, technology and journalism.
MEETING HENRY LINCOLN • In a previously unpublished interview, GORDON RUTTER talks to the late Henry Lincoln, co-author of the bestselling The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, about how he brought the mystery of Rennes-le-Château to the attention of the English-speaking world with a 1972 BBC documentary.
THEY KNOW THE UNKNOWN CELEBRITY ACCOUNTS OF EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES • Parapsychologist DR CALLUM E COOPER spent lockdown devouring celebrity autobiographies and watching telly – perhaps not the usual places to find accounts of anomalous experiences and after-death communications, but they...