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, 9 November 2015


The Cottingley Fairies were a famous hoax in the form of photographs of alleged fairy beings  produced in 1917.  The girls waited until they were old ladies to admit they were a hoax, but one of them said one photograph was genuine.

What many people may not know is that the girls maintained they had really seen fairies and had only faked the photograph to make people believe them.

This was to some extent backed up by a local person who claimed to have seen fairies in Cottingley Glen.  This was a woodsman named Ronnie Bennett.  

They were three in number.  He estimated their height was 10".  They put him in mind of Elves.

If you're interested in sightings of Elves, Fairies and the like, my book on the subject is available from Amazon and other outlets.  It contains many accounts of alleged fairy sightings and details of other such creatures.  How such creatures could exist and where they fit into the modern worldview is also treated.

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