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.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014


Lake Banyoles
Lake Banyoles in Catalunya/Catalonia is a large lake which, according to legend, harbored a monstrous Dragon.  Stories of this creature circulated from the 8th Century.  Its skin was thick and scaly and it boasted large wings, but was too heavy to fly.

However, considerable substance was added to the legend of the lake's disturbing denizen by reports of a monster in more modern times.  These came in during the 19th and early 20th Centuries.  On one occasion it was actually said to have crossed the road.  In 1913, when a boat was wrecked on the lake, gossip at once apportioned blame to the monster.

While I am not aware of any recent reports, if any readers know of any, we here at the CFZ would be happy to receive them.

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