Fortean Times #402 (February 2021)
- Release date: 28 Jan 2021
- Cover price: £4.60
- Cover Image: Etienne Gilfillan; Ship: Milen Georgie/Eyeem/Getty Images; Skull: Quanxing Lin/Getty Images
- All header icons throughout the magazine by Capucine Deslouis
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- 4 Who is the Q Shaman?
- 22 Fantastic Beasts
- 24 More monolith madness
- 38 The Ruskington Horror
32 Death Ship (cover story)
A sudden distress call sent by a ship that carries a dead crew frozen in terror and a lethal cargo... this unfathomable mystery has haunted the pages of naval history for more than half a century. Theo Paijmans asks what really happened during the final voyage of the Ourang Medan?
38 The Ruskington Horror, Part Two
Rob Gandy concludes his examination of terrifying encounters with ghostly figures on a stretch of Lincolnshire road by looking at witness testimony collected since the original This Morning broadcasts first brought the story to light in 1998.
44 The Edinburgh Castle Mystery
According to Edinburgh Castle's tour guides, the skeleton of a newborn baby was once found hidden in the walls of the Royal Palace - was it a mysterious sacrifice or evidence that a changeling had ascended the throne? Jan Bondeson investigates.
50 Strange Statesmen - The Terrible Turkmen SD Tucker
76 Peculiar Postcards - A Wycombe anti-Sabbatarian Jan Bondeson
55 George Clarke and the Grenfell Baby Ryan Shirlow
56 Adventures in Randonauting Brian J Robb
A digest of the worldwide weird, including: Alien Trump, Covid dreams, vitrified brains, glow in the dark marsupials and more...
- 11 Alien Zoo
- 16 Science
- 18 Ghostwatch
- 25 Mythconceptions
- 26 Conspirasphere
- 30 The UFO Files
- 02 Editorial
- 59 Reviews
- 69 Letters
- 78 Reader Info
- 79 Phenomenomix
- 80 Strange Deaths
- Editor - David Sutton
- Founding Editor - Bob Rickard
- Founding Editor - Paul Sieveking
- News Editor - Christopher Josiffe
- Art Director - Etienne Gilfillan
- Book Reviews Editor - David V Barrett
- Editorial Assistant - Abigail Mason
- Resident Cartoonist - Hunt Emerson