At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013



Happy New Year to all. Starting a new feature for 2014: "This Day in Weird." All contributions welcome as we roll along through weeks and months to come.

Jan. 1, 1891: Sabine Baring-Gould (1823-1934) publishes Freaks of Fanaticism and Other Strange Events, a compendium of articles on mysticism.

Jan. 1, 1919: Birth of actress Carole Landis, best known for her roles in the films One Million B.C. (1940) and Topper Returns (1941).

Jan. 1, 1970: Around 5:00 a.m., witness Doreen Kendall reports seeing a "Saturn-shaped object" with lights on its rim, hovering near her home in Duncan, British Columbia. Two humanoid forms in tight-fitting jumpsuits are visible inside the craft's upper portion, their faces concealed by helmets.

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