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.

Friday 24 January 2014


On This Day in Weird, January 24...

A brief one today. On this date in 1948 the Brazilian newspaper Diario de Pernambuco ran the attached photograph, submitted by local bank manager Senhor de Oliveria. According to him, it depicts a sucuriju grande found and killed on a riverbank, then towed out into the river. Before it was dumped, Oliveria allegedly measured it, reporting its length as 131 feet. He estimated that the snake weighed more than five tons.

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