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 8 February 2014


On This Day in Weird, February 9...

1931: Claude Kendall of New York published the first edition of Charles Fort's Lo! This, Fort's third nonfiction work—and, by most accounts, his most popular—detailed a vast range of unusual phenomena and presented his theory of a "cosmic joker" at work behind such diverse events as strange disappearances, "monster" sightings, unexplained sky-falls of anomalous objects, and spontaneous human combustion. The volume also includes Fort's widely ridiculed attack on mainstream astronomy, suggesting that Earth hangs stationary in space, surrounded by a solid shell somehow invisible through telescopes, yet "not unthinkably far away."

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