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.

Wednesday 21 May 2014


On This Day in Weird, May 21...

2011: American evangelist Harold Egbert Camping, president of Family Radio, predicts the return of Jesus on this date, drawing 3 percent of Earth's population to Heaven for "the Rapture," followed by five months of tribulations, destroying the planet completely on October 21. When Jesus fails to arrive on schedule, Camping changes his story, saying that a "Spiritual Judgment" occurred on May 21, setting the stage for a simultaneous Rapture and end of the world on October 21. A stroke on October 16 spares Camping from further public humiliation, as relatives announce his retirement from the ministry.

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