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.

Tuesday 28 January 2014


On This Day in Weird, January 28...

1754: Horace Walpole coins the word "serendipity" in a letter to Horace Mann.

1829: William Burke, serial murderer and body snatcher, hangs in Edinburgh.

1978: Rocker and future Tea Party lunatic Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife.

2011: Twin sisters Alessia and Livia Schepp leave their mother's home in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a scheduled weekend visit with their father. Police find Mathias Kaspar Schepp dead, apparently from suicide, on January 30. The girls remain missing, their fate unknown.

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