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 16 November 2014


On This Day in Weird, November 16...

1957: Bernice Worden vanishes from her hardware store in Plainfield, Wisconsin. Evidence from the crime scene leads police to local recluse, grave robber and serial killer Edward Gein, future inspiration for the characters of Norman Bates in Psycho and its sequels, "Leatherface" in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, and "Buffalo Bill" in The Silence of the Lambs.

1977: Theatrical release of the classic UFO film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

1984: Theatrical release of Razorback, in which a giant wild boar terrorizes the Australian Outback. Strangely, still unavailable on video in the U.S.

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