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.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD


On This Day in Weird, September 25...

1808: A classic globster, the "Stronsay Beast," washes ashore on the island of Stronsay (then spelled "Stronsa") in the Orkney Islands, off the northern coast of Scotland, following a storm. The carcass measures 55 feet, with part of its tail clearly missing. While initially believed to be a sea serpent, by 1849 general consensus labels the creature a decomposed basking shark—although the largest official specimen of that species known to science measured only 40 feet.


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