A blog for the United States branch of the global Centre for Fortean Zoology
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, 23 May 2015
ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD
On This Day in Weird, May 23...
1994: During the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca known as Hajj, a
stampede erupts during a "stoning of the Devil" ritual erupts near
Mina, Saudi Arabia, killing at least 270 pilgrims.