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.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

THIS DAY IN WEIRD


On This Day in Weird, February 22...

1946: Texarkana's "Phantom Killer"—subject of the film The Town That Dreaded Sundown—stages his first lover's lane attack. Victims Jimmy Hollis and Mary Jeanne Larey survive, unlike others in the series of still-unsolved shootings.

2007: The New Zealand fishing vessel San Aspiring nets a giant squid in the Ross Sea, while trawling for Antarctic toothfish. It remains largest extant cephalopod scientifically documented.

2014: Some experts on Norse mythology peg today as the start of Ragnarök, ("Twilight of the Gods"), including a cosmic battle claiming the lives of gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki, followed by various natural disasters ending with the Earth submerged in water, awaiting repopulation by two human survivors. With any luck, they won't be Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter.


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