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.

Friday, 7 February 2014


On This Day in Weird, February 7...

1958: Fishermen report a 20-foot giant squid floating off Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

1979: Auschwitz "Angel of Death" Josef Mengele—nearly a human cryptid himself, considering his long life in hiding and multiple false reports of his extinction—drowns while swimming with friends at a Brazilian coastal resort. Or did he?

2001: Newspapers report a "near perfect specimen" of giant squid, weighing 440 pounds, caught by commercial fishermen off the southwestern coast of Australia.

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