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 24 November 2015


Forbes, in his Gaelic Names of Beasts (1905) gives details of a very curious animal in the folklore of the north of Scotland.  To this animal is applied the name of hedgehog, but it is not the creature to which we normally give this name.  If you should chance upon it, it looks like a stone.  However, it can change shape.  If farmers harvesting met with it in a cornfield, they would leave a clump of corn around it.  Forbes himself saw such a clump.

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