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Fortean Times #400 (Christmas 2020)



  • 24 The Grateful Dead and the dead pterodactyl mystery
  • 30 Ozzy vs the pyramids
  • 34 Witnessed: readers share their strangest first-hand stories
  • 48 Chaos at Christmas


30 Witnessed: It Happened to Me (cover story)
Fortean Times has been publishing first-hand accounts of strange phenomena since 1979. These "It Happened To Me" narratives have become one of the most popular elements of the magazine over the last 40 years. To celebrate our 400th issue, we offer a small selection of our favourite stories.

38 Connected: A History of the FTMB
Stu Neville looks back at FT's online forum and how a modest corner of the magazine's website gave birth to a community that continues to thrive on the eve of its 20th anniversary.

44 Lords of Misrule
Christmases past saw the unleashing of chaotic forces and the overthrow of the accepted social order as the world was turned upside down by the Lord of Misrule and his retinue of fools. Therese Taylor asks if it's time to resurrect this Yuletide tradition...


32 Blasts from the Past - Who killed Charles Fort's publisher? Theo Paijmans

52 Building a Fortean Library - Magonia magazine The Hierophant's Apprentice


55 An unnatural history of ghosts by Roger Clarke

54 In search of Burke and Hare by Jan Bondeson

Strange Days

A digest of the worldwide weird, including: Two-headed snakes, Throne of Baal, Jamaican curses, heroic rat and much more...

  • 14 Archæology
  • 16 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 23 Mythconceptions
  • 24 Alien Zoo
  • 26 Conspirasphere


  • 02 Editorial
  • 59 Reviews
  • 71 Letters
  • 78 Reader Info
  • 79 Phenomenomix
  • 80 Strange Deaths


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