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.

Monday 21 April 2014


On This Day in Weird, April 21...

1918: A dark day for cryptozoology, as future Bigfoot hoaxer Raymond L. Wallace is born in Clarksdale, Missouri. At his death, 84 years later, relatives will try to cash in on his clumsy hoaxes, claiming that Wallace "invented Bigfoot" and that "Bigfoot just died." Most of the media, as usual, swallows the specious, profit-motivated claims without a second thought or anything resembling fact checking, but plans to film Wallace's life story die on the vine.

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