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, 6 September 2014

ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD



On This Day in Weird, September 6...

1994: American radio evangelist Harold Egbert Camping predicts "the Rapture" will occur on this date. When nothing happens, he pushes R-Day back to September 29, then to October 2 before giving up. He subsequently resets the target date for May 2011, collecting money from gullible believers to publicize his "revelation." When asked to refund their cash in the wake of yet another flop, the aging fraud replies, "We're not at the end. Why should we return it?"


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