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.

Monday, 13 October 2014


This sounds like the ultimate Fortean game.  One has visions of a team of players, one leg apiece, hopping onto a pitch and, each time someone kicks the ball, he falls over.  However, strange as it may seem, one-legged soccer has indeed taken off.  After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, there were a great many amputees who had a penchant for playing soccer and so they formed one legged teams and the game took off in the streets of the ruined cities.  On one occasion, a one-legged team visited Texas.

The game is played in Sierra Leone as well.

Sometimes the player has an artificial leg as well as a real one, but not always.  Some of them manage to support themselves on a set of crutches.

Strange what human endeavor can accomplish.

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