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.

Saturday, 2 July 2016


Let us betake ourselves to the year 1924.  In West Orange, New Jersey, a curious creature was reported.  It had a head like that of a deer and fiery eyes(whatever that means).  It proceeded by hopping, after the fashion of a rabbit.  Witnesses included a policeman and a farmer.

What are cryptozoologists to make of creatures like this, reported only once?  Are they to infer the possible existence of a population of Hopping Devils lurking somewhere out of sight in the fastnesses of New Jersey?  Should they speculate on the existence of an interdimensional barrier across which such a creature, well known in its own dimension, might have hopped?

I don't know.  The other thing that strikes me is that this creature might have been the far-famed Jersey Devil, not recognized as such by the witnesses.

West Orange

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