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, 9 March 2014


Sometimes cryptozoology takes us into areas where even the cryptozoologist's imagination is strained.  This is one such area.  

In the early part of the 20th Century (remember it?-not so long ago) two ladies went out with a view to getting water from the pump.  (In those days, not everyone had running water).  They heard noises coming from a grapevine and felt they came from a human voice cursing them.  One of them summoned her husband, who came out, gun in hand.  Then the three of them saw an astonishing animal on a fence - a bobcat-like creature with a human head.  The husband took a shot, but the creature went into the nearby woods.  This happened at Short Hill Mountain, Loudoun County, Virginia.

Round Hill was a nearby place which boasted a supposedly haunted house and, three years later, a young man was dared to spend the night there.  He didn't stay there all night for what should he see in the house but a creature like a bobcat with a human head.  He fled and the creature pursued him.  He was headed towards Hillsboro and at length stopped for breath only to behold his pursuer on a fence in front of him.  He was off again and that was the last he saw of the creature.

I will not presume to see what those witnesses saw.  My only guess is that it was a bobcat with a disfigured face.  You don't really get bobcats with human heads - or do you?

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