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.

Saturday 21 June 2014


On This Day in Weird, June 21...

1964: At the onset of Mississippi's "freedom summer," Ku Klux Klan members kidnap and murder civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. An informer leads FBI agents to their bodies in August. Trial of the killers is delayed until 1967, when white jurors deliver a mixed verdict. Justice for the lynch party's ringleader—Edgar Ray "Preacher" Killen—is delayed until his conviction in 2005. Not Fortean or cryptozoological, but further proof of real-life human monsters among us.

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