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 18 February 2014


On This Day in Weird, February 18...

1856: The "Know-Nothing" American Party abolishes its rule of secrecy. Members remain as ignorant as ever.

1930: In a seemingly pointless experiment, aviators milk a cow aboard an aircraft in flight, seal its milk in paper containers, and parachute it to earth. The procedure fails to start a trend.

1933: Renowned American anthropologist and ethnohistorian Roderick Sprague is born in Albany, Oregon. Aside from mainstream research, he collaborates with Dr. Grover Krantz in applying scientific reasoning to the study of Sasquatch.

1961: Fishermen retrieve a juvenile giant squid from the stomach of a catch off Câmara de Lobos, Madeira Island, in the Northeast Atlantic.

1975: A giant squid 25 feet 10 inches long washes ashore at Verdalsøra, Trondheimsfjorden, Norway.

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