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 25...

1947: "Scarface" Al Capone, killer of hundreds but terrified of needles, dies from neurosyphilis at 48, after release from Alcatraz.

1971: Jurors convict Charles Manson and three female followers of the Tate-Labianca murders in Los Angeles. Nagging mysteries persist.

1988: A trawler nets a giant squid 6 ft. 2 in. long, weighing 330 pounds, at a depth of 495 meters off the Auckland Islands.

2000: Another giant squid is dredged up from 476 meters, off New Zealand.

2005: A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi, India, kills at least 258 people.

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