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 19 May 2014


On This Day in Weird, May 19...

1780: Members of the Connecticut General Assembly declare a sudden darkening of the sky to be a sign of the biblical "end times." In fact, the cause is a combination of cloud cover and smoke from an approaching forest fire. Earth endures.

1998: Television premiere of Gargantua, in which Polynesian islanders capture a baby sea monster, prompting Mama to appear and wreak havoc to liberate her offspring. A thinly disguised pastiche of Gorgo (1961), shifted from Britain to the Pacific.

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