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.
PROOF OF ALIEN BIG CATS IN BRITAIN?
EXTRA! EXTRA! • FT’S FAVOURITE HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
CORONATION SIGNS AND PORTENTS
Q VS QUEEN • Was the late Queen Elizabeth II’s death in fact an extraterrestrial sign that triggered a failed coup?
FORTEAN FOLLOW-UPS • Cult crimes, Gimp return and a mystery solved
SPACE ODDITIES • All the news fit to print from our Solar System and way beyond
BUNS AWAY! • Why Abingdon’s Coronation celebrations involved bunging bread from the rooftops
Red Matter • DAVID HAMBLING asks if room-temperature superconductivity could at last be a real possibility
ARCHÆOLOGY • PAUL DEVEREUX celebrates his 100th FT column with a double-sized digest of the latest discoveries
CLASSICAL CORNER • FORTEANA FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD COMPILED BY BARRY BALDWIN
POSTAL TIME-SLIPS • Another bulging postbag filled with tales of long-delayed letters and mysteriously misplaced missives
Carolingian spectres • The coronation finds ALAN MURDIE reflecting on the debt of British ghostlore to Charles I and II
ALIEN ZOO • KARL SHUKER investigates the latest crypto-creatures, real, fake and misidentified
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • Surely a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of alien shape-shifting lizards was going to be catnip to conspiracy theorists, but NOEL ROONEY finds himself somewhat disappointed by the big day.
GIANT-SIZE MAN THINGS • Human penises and mouse testicles go for growth and a large ice phallus wows Canada
MYTHCONCEPTIONS • 269. OPPOSITES ATTRACT
NECROLOG • This month’s early departures for the undiscovered country: a working class hero of the magical underground and an admired yet modest British ufologist
FAIRIES, FOLKLORE AND FORTEANA • SIMON YOUNG FILES A NEW REPORT FROM THE INTERFACE OF STRANGE PHENOMENA AND FOLK BELIEF
Windmills of your mind • NIGEL WATSON finds UFO apologists lobbying Washington legislators and the Trinity case crashing
Preserving our UFO legacy • The death of a ufologist reminds JENNY RANDLES that we need to protect our ufological legacy
Postcards from Fairyland • Nina Antonia takes a sentimental journey around the British Isles in search of places linked with the fairy folk and explores the way these enchanted landscapes were captured in thousands of postcards celebrating, and sometimes creating, our folkloric heritage
A Fortean Fairyland Postcard Gazetteer
TOME SWEET TOME • The Dreamweaver is back. In Terror Tome, his first major work since the late 1980s, British horror legend Garth Marenghi has produced a work of characteristically distressing fiction. With the novel now available in paperback, BOB FISCHER attempts an in-depth interview – but soon finds himself rather out of his depth…
REVISITING ARTHUR C CLARKE’S WORLD OF STRANGE POWERS PART 2 • In 1985, Arthur C Clarke was back in our living rooms with a follow-up to his Mysterious World series, this time focusing on such wild talents as premonitions, telepathy and stigmata. RYAN SHIRLOW continues his reassessment of a fortean TV classic.
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