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 21 February 2016


On This Day in Weird, February 21...

1976: Two boys report a Bigfoot sighting at "Ulm, Utah." One says he only glimpses a hairy arm, while his companion describes a tall creature covered with dark-brown hair, also with "glowing whitish-yellow eyes." Strangely, there is no town or other identifiable site in Utah called "Ulm." The closest match discoverable is the abbreviation for Utah Lighthouse Ministry, founded by ex-Mormons Jerald and Sandra Tanner "to document problems with the claims of Mormonism and compare LDS doctrines with Christianity." At last report, since Jerald's death in 2006, the "ministry" and small publishing house operated from the Tanner home on South West Temple Street in Salt Lake City. Setting religion aside, based on false naming of the location alone, this alleged sighting must be ranked as dubious.

Jerald and Sandra Tanner at their bookstore

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