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, 9 January 2016


On This Day in Weird, January 9...

2007: British author/artist Richard Horne dies at his home Burra, Scotland, in a bizarre assisted suicide pact with wife Mandy, who suffered from multiple sclerosis. Among his several books, written at "Harry Horse," Horne published the illustrated children's book Ogopogo, My Journey with the Loch Ness Monster in 1983. While some newspapers described the deaths as a "Romeo and Juliet scene," on July 13 the Daily Mail claims that Horne stabbed his wife thirty times before killing their dog Roo and other pets, then stabbed himself until he also bled to death. Two years later, after interviewing Horne's relatives, actor Tam Dean Burn called the Daily's Mail's description "a cruel distortion." Horne was 47 years old.

Harry Horne with Roo

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