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 27 December 2014


On This Day in Weird, December 27...

1981: Four boys walking their dogs on England's Hackney Marshes find a trail of large three-clawed footprints and sight "a giant great growling bear-like creature." Police search the 5,000-acre marsh, finding no beast but tracking several sets of footprints that end abruptly.

2007: A 29-year-old motorist crashes his car into a light pole in Wenatchee, Washington, afterward blaming the accident on a "pterodactyl." A police breathalyzer test reveals minimal traces of alcohol in the driver's system He receives a citation for reckless driving.

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