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.

Friday 25 April 2014


On This Day in Weird, April 25...

1977: The Japanese trawler Zuiyō Maru, sailing east of Christchurch, New Zealand, nets the decomposing remains a strange creature, initially described as a sea serpent. DNA analysis later identifies it as a basking shark, but some "young Earth" creationists still dispute that finding, insisting that the animal was a relict plesiosaur, thus proving that our planet is only six to ten thousand years old.

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