Fortean Times

Fortean Times 379

Fortean Times, named after maverick American writer Charles Fort, is one of the world’s most individual and best loved magazines. For over 35 years FT has been chronicling 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, FT 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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In this issue

3 min.
when the wind blows

NUCLEAR NOSTALGIA If, like James Bond’s boss M in the film of Casino Royale, you ever find yourself missing the Cold War, then you’ll feel right at home with our May issue. As two of our features suggest, though, the Cold War felt distinctly hot to many in the 1980s, when a generation of young Britons grew up haunted by the threat of mutually assured destruction, their nightmares of nuclear annihilation mirrored (and probably stoked) by pop cultural artefacts ranging from Frankie Goes to Hollywood songs to high-profile BBC TV series like Threads. Dark tourist HE Sawyer invites readers to step back in time and explore the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker (p30), an eerie alternate reality and a grim reminder of the probable consequences of a nuclear attack on Britain.…

1 min.
fortean times

EDITOR DAVID SUTTON (drsutton@forteantimes.com) FOUNDING EDITORS BOB RICKARD (bobrickard@mail.com) PAUL SIEVEKING (sieveking@forteantimes.com) ART DIRECTOR ETIENNE GILFILLAN (etienne@forteantimes.com) BOOK REVIEWS EDITOR VAL STEVENSON (val@forteantimes.com) EDITORIAL ASSISTANT ABIGAIL MASON RESIDENT CARTOONIST HUNT EMERSON LICENSING & SYNDICATION FORTEAN TIMES IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL LICENSING AND SYNDICATION – CONTACT: Syndication Manager RYAN CHAMBERS TEL: +44 (0) 20 3890 4027 ryan_chambers@dennis.co.uk Senior Licensing Manager CARLOTTA SERANTONI TEL: +44 (0) 20 3890 3840 carlotta_serantoni@dennis.co.uk Licensing & Syndication Executive NICOLE ADAMS TEL: +44 (0) 20 3890 3998 nicole_adams@dennis.co.uk PUBLISHER DHARMESH MISTRY dharmesh_mistry@ dennis.co.uk CIRCULATION MANAGER JAMES MANGAN james.mangan@ seymour.co.uk EXPORT CIRCULATION MANAGER GERALDINE GROBLER geraldine.grobler@ seymour.co.uk PRODUCTION ASSISTANT HELINA OZYURT helina_ozyurt@ dennis.co.uk GROUP ADVERTISING DIRECTOR LIFESTYLE ANDREA MASON 020 3890 3814 andrea_mason@ dennis.co.uk ACCOUNT MANAGER BRADLEY BEAVER 020 3890 3722 bradley_beaver@ dennis.co.uk ACCOUNT MANAGER IMOGEN WILLIAMS 020 3890 3739 imogen_williams@ dennis.co.uk DENNIS PUBLISHING LIMITED GROUP CFO/COO BRETT REYNOLDS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KERIN O’CONNOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE JAMES TYE COMPANY FOUNDER FELIX DENNIS…

4 min.
big cats in cornwall... and beyond

Last March, a pet Labrador called Marley was mauled in Harrowbarrow, near Callington in Cornwall. Attending the scene, police took casts of paw prints measuring nearly 5in (13cm), which the RSPCA identified as those of a big cat. “Over the last couple of weeks we have seen this large black cat walking down the back wall of the field at the back of our garden,” said Marley’s owner, James Stephenson, 23. “It’s on a stone wall, often carrying something the size of a lamb. Whatever it’s been carrying is about a foot off the ground so it’s very big. We’ve not paid it much attention because they normally shy away from humans. It got our attention most when we were out in the garden last Thursday night [28 March]. Marley…

3 min.
the conspirasphere

THE COLLUSION DELUSION So, there it is: the Russiagate behemoth, which has lumbered lugubriously around the Washington political scene, and the gleeful media landscape, since the pre-Trump days (remember those?) of 2016, has finally been ordered to exit stage left, clearly not pursued by a bear. Robert Mueller’s 791-day investigation has ended in a report, a summary of which makes it clear that there is no incontrovertible evidence that Trump and his team colluded with Russia to influence the course of the 2016 presidential election. This whole farrago has had conspiracy written all over it from the start. In early 2016, British ex-spook Christopher Steele compiled a dossier for the Democratic National Committee which implied that Trump was in some way under the thrall of Vladimir Putin; Steele’s dossier was scurrilous in…

1 min.
extra! extra!

NEW PLAN FOR GHOST STATION Black Country Evening Mail, 11 Feb 1999. Ghost staff and private gardening in ‘security state’ Guardian, 19 Mar 1999. GHOST TRAIN AT SHIBDEN PARK Halifax Eve. Courier, 29 July 2000. Police called in to investigate ghost voters Mail on Sunday, 24 April 2005. . ‘GHOST KITCHENS’ EMERGE AS DELIVERY GROWS IN POPULARITY Toronto Star, 20 July 2018. Whitehall wastes taxpayer millions on ‘ghost research’ Times, 2 June 2016. GHOST TOWN IS FORECAST Halifax Eve. Courier, 24 Oct 2001.…

1 min.
epic chocolate spill

This video grab taken from the Polish TVN channel shows tons of liquid chocolate poured out over the A2 highway between Wrzesnia and Slupca near Poznan, western Poland, after a truck transporting the sweet cargo crashed through a traffic barrier on 9 May 2018. After flipping over, the tanker came to rest across lanes, blocking traffic in both directions. The driver was hospitalised with a broken arm. Passing vehicles left chocolate tire marks across several kilometres of road before authorities closed down the highway. Newsweek, 10 May 2018.…