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.

Thursday, 8 May 2014


Most of us encountered dragons in the fairytales of our youth and perhaps continue to encounter them in fantasy literature.  What may surprise you, gentle reader, is that people report dragons or at least draconic beasts even today.

Linda S. Godfrey, for example, tells us of one such sighting in Oconto Falls (Wisconsin) in 2007.  A group of people after nightfall looked skywards to see a creature with a long neck, scales, leathery wings and a poined head, tan and white in color.  The size was estimated as perhaps larger than an airplane, but size can be somewhat difficult to measure, especially if it's in the distance or flying overhead.  There was a second sighting somewhat later on.

There have been various reports of sightings of creatures like pterosaurs in modern times and Miss Godfrey speculates that it might be one of these.  Such sightings are largely dismissed by mainstream zoologists, but such zoologists have dismissed other sightings in days gone by, only to have the creature's existence verified - for example, the now well-known Komodo dragon.  We might also ask if it could have been a peculiarly decorated aircraft or a cloud formation, but the evidence seems to render these unlikely.  What I can say with certainty is that it is a mystery.
Komodo dragon

No comments:

Post a Comment