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, 11 October 2014


On This Day in Weird, October 11...

1492: The night before his "discovery" of the "New World," Christopher Columbus and a crewman aboard the Santa Maria record "a light glimmering in the distance," vanishing and reappearing several times, moving up and down "in sudden and passing gleams." Some regard it as the Western Hemisphere's first UFO sighting. A bad omen for aboriginals in any case, as the next day offers their first taste of genocide.

1957: U.S. theatrical premiere of The Black Scorpion, featuring stop-motion effects by master animator Willis O'Brien.

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