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, 1 February 2014


On This Day in Weird, February 1...

1524: Thousands of Londoners flee their homes after astrologers predict an apocalyptic flood. They return, embarrassed, when nothing happens. The prophets move their prediction down range to 1624.

1624: Once again, London's end-of-the-world prophecy fails.

1957: A trawler nets a giant squid six miles northeast of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The specimen measures 23 feet 11 inches long.
2004: 251 pilgrims die, with another 244 injured, in a stampede at Mina, Saudi Arabia, during their "stoning of the devil" ritual.

2008: The Bigfoot comedy-adventure film Strange Wilderness premieres.

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