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.

Monday, 28 April 2014

ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD



On This Day in Weird, April 28...

1843: Millerites—religious followers of "prophet" William Miller—forecast the second coming of Christ for this day. When he fails to appear, they adjust their timetable, looking down range toward 1844, now commemorated as "the Great Disappointment." Today, descendants of that sect are known as Seventh-Day Adventists. Still waiting.



1937: Captain George Donner vanishes without explanation from his cabin aboard the O.S. McFarland, en route from Erie, Pennsylvania, to Port Washington, Wisconsin, bearing 9,800 tons of coal. Donner had left orders to be awakened when the ship was approaching port, but the first mate finds the cabin empty 30 miles offshore, locked from the inside. Fortean researchers blame Donner's disappearance on the sinister "Great Lakes Triangle."



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