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 March 2015


On This Day in Weird, March 22...

1876: Missionary Matthew Strong and other passengers aboard the steamship Hydaspes, en route from Bombay to Aden, see what they believe to be a mass of tangled seaweed, 20 to 30 feet long and 10 feet wide, floating partially submerged. As their ship draws nearer, the "seaweed" lifts a huge black head "in shape something like a monstrous toad," with eyes three feet apart ad four to five inches in diameter. Next, the head rose 30 or 40 feet above the ship's railing before it submerged and vanished.

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