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.

Sunday 26 October 2014


On This Day in Weird, October 26....

1881: A nod to the non-cryptic Wild West this morning, on the 133rd anniversary of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Four notorious "fighting pimps"—the Earp brothers and tubercular Doc Holliday—shoot it out with rival outlaws from the Clanton gang, killing four, while suffering some minor wounds themselves. As usual in U.S. history, the event is shrouded in fable: it did not occur at the O.K. Corral, and was not the triumph for "law and order" presented by later Hollywood myth makers.

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