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Fortean Times #390 (Mar 2020)

  • Release date: 27 Feb 2020
  • Cover price: £4.60
  • Cover Illustration: Tom Hodge/The Dude Designs
  • Womble Memorabilia Photo courtesy Gill Seyfang
  • All header icons throughout the magazine by Capucine Deslouis


  • 10 Earth mother kidnapped
  • 22 The new science of memory
  • 36 Wrapper's Delight: the incredible collection of John Townsend
  • 72 Doctor Dee and the mounds of Sutton Hoo


28 The Mythos Meme (cover story)
As his new Lovecraft adaptation, Color Out of Space, hits our screens, director Richard Stanley wonders what the current resurgence of interest in HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos tells us about teh 21st century zeitgeist...

36 The Collector
For almost 70 years, John Townsend amassed an extraordinary collection of 20th century ephemera. Bob Fischer carefully unwraps the story of one man's overriding obsession.

40 Paul Sieveking: A Life In Print
Paul Sieveking looks back on 40 years of collating the world's weirdest news and presents some highlights from his first decade with the magazine.


46 Strange Statesmen - Twilight of the (American) Gods SD Tucker

72 Fortean Traveller - Sutton Hoo Matt Salusbury

76 Peculiar Postcards - Os'carius and Miss Mela Jan Bondeson


51 For and the Viennese Trichord by Andrew May

52 Culture-bound syndromes: RIP? by Mark Greener

Strange Days

A digest of the worldwide weird, including: collecting mania, coronavirus conspiracies, hostile tech and much more...

  • 05 The Conspirasphere
  • 14 Science
  • 16 Archaeology
  • 23 Mythconceptions
  • 24 Necrolog
  • 26 The UFO Files


  • 02 Editorial
  • 55 Reviews
  • 67 Letters
  • 78 Reader Info
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths

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