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.

Wednesday 25 January 2017


On This Day in Weird, January 25...

1947: Notorious Prohibition-era gangster Alphonse "Scarface" Capone dies from the effects of tertiary syphilis at his lavish estate in Florida. Contrary to popular belief, Capone was not afraid of treatment when he contracted the disease in the early 1920s, but in fact was likely deceived by the normal disappearance of outward symptoms soon after infection. Historians now believe he passed the disease to his only son, who suffered lifelong health problems as a result.

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