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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SEASON OF THE WITCH • Skinwalkers, Satanists and a super-nun…
RESURRECTION SHUFFLE • Death is not always the end…
A TIP OF THE HAT • Yorkshire ‘shape hobbyist’ stuns mathematicians with his tile discovery
CLASSICAL CORNER • 286: THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY
ARCHÆOLOGY • PAUL SIEVEKING enjoys a bird’s-eye view of some recent discoveries in the Arabian desert
More heat than light • DAVID HAMBLING says that historical climate change can offer no guide to our current situation
THE CONSPIRASPHERE • The fate of the Titan made news headlines around the world, but other, stranger stories soon bubbled to the surface. NOEL ROONEY descends into the Conspirasphere’s murky waters…
Lost boys and girls • ALAN MURDIE finds that ghostly children can often elicit strong emotional reactions
STRANGE CONTINENT • ULRICH MAGIN rounds up the weird news from Europe’s forests, lakes, streets and skies…
PET TREKS • Another round-up of errant animals, from the Herne Bay cat who hitched multiple lifts to get to London to the Australian Shepherd who crossed the frozen Bering Sea
MEDICAL BAG • This month’s casebook of curiosities includes a rare case of an unborn twin lodged in a child’s brain and a pair of highly unusual infections
MYTHCONCEPTIONS • 270: ULCERS
NECROLOG • This month, we wave off experimental filmmaker, occultist and Hollywood gossip merchant Kenneth Anger as he goes to the great magic lantern show in the sky
Full disclosure… by Christmas • As the latest whistleblower spills the ufological beans, NIGEL WATSON thinks we’ve been here before
IN SEARCH OF PAST LIVES IN SEARCH OF PAST LIVES • All sorts of people, from mystics to military leaders, believe they have lived previous lives in other times, while therapists and hypnotists offer the chance to relive memories of these existences. SIMON YOUNG offers a sceptic’s experience of past life regressions.
STEPPING BACK IN TIME WITH PAST LIFE REGRESSION • A woman regresses to the end of a past life in Viking times and a man relives a previous existence as a WWI aircraft gunner. Clinical hypnotist PAUL GODDARD describes some of his experiences as a specialist in past life regression…
FAIRY ORIGINS • Pagan survivals? Folk memories? Degenerated gods? Where exactly did Britain’s fairies come from? And what part did Roman occupiers, Christian missionaries and mediæval romancers play in their creation? FRANCIS YOUNG attempts to untangle the complex history and murky origins of Britain’s supernatural beings.
REVISITING ARTHUR C CLARKE’S WORLD OF STRANGE POWERS PART 3 • 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 concludes his reassessment of a fortean TV classic.
Celebrity grave-spotting • TED HARRISON finds a relaxing stroll around an ordinary churchyard can throw up some unexpected finds
The Quatermass Experiment at 70 • JON DEAR celebrates 70 years of Nigel...