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 24 December 2016


On This Day in Weird, December 24th...

1945: Modern America's strangest mass disappearance occurs in Fayetteville, West Virginia, when a still-unexplained fire sweeps through the Sodder family's home. The parents and four of their nine children escape unharmed, while five more children vanish forever. No remains are found in the home's ashes except for a piece of raw liver. Various alleged sightings misdirect police in their hopeless search. For the full story of this very spooky case see and/or

The missing, as they appeared in December 1945

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