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, 31 December 2014

ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD



On This New Year's Eve in Weird...

1870: The Nunda Times reports "a strange beast like a kangaroo" seen "hovering" around Moscow, New York, "promiscuously" attacking stray dogs. The editor writes, "We hope he will kill off most of the dogs before the hunters bag him." In fact, they never do.



1947: Greek cafĂ© proprietor Nick Danilatos suffers a broken arm aboard a train en route from Redfern to Newtown, New South Wales, when he's attacked by something "white, transparent, and misty like steam," reaching through an open window to strike him. He sues he Commissioner of Railways for negligence and wins £819, at a trial where testimony suggests his assailant may have been supernatural.



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