We’ve been making fun of a lot of the entries thus far (no offence meant to all you emu farmers and elevator engineers out there by the way), but that’s simply not going to fly with this venerable, thought provoking magazine. This is the type of mag we need to counter the prevailing culture obsessed with cancelations, moral purity tests and an insistence on self-immolating ideologies. Stemming from the writings of Charles Fort, The Fortean Times could be a shining light that guides us out of the mire.
Charles Fort was an interesting fellow. His works skirt the fine line between the conspiratorial, woo-woo believing spiritualism of the Victorian age and the rational, reason-first approach that the Enlightenment brought to the western hemisphere.
This monthly publication seeks to carry on Fort’s work of cataloguing and presenting news and events that confound conventional explanations. Full of amazing photos, really top-notch writing and a strong community spirit, if you are going to subscribe to any mag on this list, get this one. You can even toddle along to their annual ‘UnConvention’ to enjoy an IRL expo of some of the brightest minds in the Fortean field. From strange deaths, readers’ letters about perceived paranormal encounters to in-depth articles on pop culture Forteana and the weirdest news stories one will ever read, the Fortean Times is the magazine for skeptics and believers alike, showing that the middle path between doubt and faith is the safest path for us all.