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.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

TODAY IN WEIRD


On This Day in Weird, February 24...

1510: Pope Julius II excommunicates the entire Republic of Venice. Local priests ignore the papal hissy fit.

1807: Seventeen London residents die in the crush of witnesses gathered to watch the hanging of murderers John Holloway, Owen Heggerty and Elizabeth Godfrey.

1942: Rumors of enemy aircraft spark the one-sided "Battle of Los Angeles," an overnight antiaircraft barrage lasting into the next morning. Some modern Forteans blame the panic on UFOs. Steven Spielberg gave the near-catastrophe a comic twist (and changed the date) in his 1979 film 1941.

1977: Witness Rudi Grutsch reports two humanoids with round heads and slanted eyes, seen near a UFO AT Langenargen, Germany.

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