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, 27 May 2017

LAKE HODGES MONSTER

Is there a monster in this California lake?



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DOES BIGFOOT HAVE A LANGUAGE?

Discussion of this topic.



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FLYING HUMANOIDS OF CHICAGO

These creatures have been seen as recently as this month.



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WAS ALIEN BURIED IN TEXAS IN 1897?

A look into an enigmatic case.



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BIGFOOT IN NETHERLANDS

Was report genuine?



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BIGFOOT SCARES CAMPERS

Report with video.



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ALIEN ENCOUNTER

The alien is described as 'smiling'.



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UNKNOWN CARNIVOROUS SPONGE DISCOVERED

Only one specimen found so far.

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Friday, 26 May 2017

CHARLES MILL LAKE MONSTER

Bizarre humanoid creature reported from Ohio.

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WHY ARE ALIENS HUMANOID?

Many aliens are reported to have humanoid features.



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ALIENS AND BIGFOOT

Are aliens trying t o contact the Hairy One?



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BIGFOOT TAKES THE PLUNGE

Swimming Bigfoot report.



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BIGFOOT IN OHIO

Frightening piscatorial encounter.



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STALKED BY BIGFOOT

At night, Bigfoot alleged to have stalked group.



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STRANGE BEING IN JAPANESE TSUNAMI

Was one filmed?

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FALAJITAX - BIZARRE CRYPTID SNAKE

This creature is said to live in Paraguay.

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SPREAD OF GOLDEN JACKALS

The Golden Jackal is extending its range into Northern Europe and has now reached Schleswig-Holstein.



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GOLDEN WOLF - NEW SPECIES

The African golden wolf was thought to be the same species as the European golden jackal.  DNA has now shown them to be different.

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

FAIRIES OF DIFFERENT CULTURES

A guide to different kinds of fairy.  (Site in Spanish)



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LITTLE PEOPLE OF ALASKA

A new research group is formed.  (Site in Spanish with good translation engine.)

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HUMAN-HORSE HYBRIDS?

I can only remark that I feel the existence of such hybrids to be very unlikely.  However, reports are to be found.



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RAT-DOG: WHAT IS IT?

Strange creature reported from Rochester, NY.

BIGFOOT SOUNDS

Vocalizations reported from Canada.



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TEN SPECIES DISCOVERED IN 2016

Unknown species are always turning up.

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DOGMAN REPORTEDLY KILLED FARMER

Horriific account of Dogman attacks.



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DO YOU WANT TO HUNT BIGFOOT?

New expedition to find the Hairy One.



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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

FIREBIRD ON STEAMBOAT

An incident reported in 1869.  This is not, by the way, the firebird of Russian legend.


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ROBOT POLICE A THING OF THE FUTURE

There's already a robot policeman in Dubai.

Move along there.


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NAWAO - THE LARGE HUNTERS

The Nawao, in Hawaiian tradition, were large humanoids who lived by hunting and are now (probably) extinct.  Tradition has it they were overcome by the Menehune, another legendary race who are supposed to have arrived later.  The Menehune were regarded as diminutive, but there is evidence for their actual existence, perhaps a race of pygmies.  One website averred that the two races were the same, despite clear differences.  Another theory is that neither race is really native Hawaiian at all.  Belief in them was introduced by Europeans, who had giants and dwarfs in their own legends.

REPTILIAN OVERVIEW

A general look at belief in reptilian aliens.



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CANINE COMMUNICATION

Humans can understand the growls made by dogs.



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BIGFOOT IN CALIFORNIA

Encounter in the desert.



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THE SKUNK MAN

Encountered by brother and sister.  Video report.

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BIGFOOT IN MICHIGAN

Feature includes video.



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PENNSYLVANIA'S LAKE MONSTER

A look at Raystown Ray.



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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

DID HUMANS DESCEND FROM EUROPEAN PRE-HOMINIDS?

New paleontological evidence suggests this.

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BEHAVIOR OF THE SASQUATCH

A study of this fascinating subject.



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BATSQUATCH - WELL-KNOWN BUT NOT OFTEN SEEN

But seeing it may cause quite a shock.

DWAYYO - A PIECE OF MARYLAND LORE

What exactly is it supposed to be?

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HUALLEPEN/GUALLEPEN - CRYPTID OF CHILE

This article includes artistic representations.  This animal is said to hybridize with other animals.

HIGHWAY HUMANOID

What was this creature filmed in England in 2007?



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AN ASSEMBLY OF BIGFOOT

I don't know what the collective noun is for a group of Bigfoot, but, if there is one, it certainly applies here.

MAN STALKED BY BIGFOOT

A memorable experience, I'm sure.



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MONSTERS IN THE POND

A  story from Kansas.

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GREEN SMOKY THING

Strange experiences narrated by the witness.

Image courtesy Lon Strickler

Monday, 22 May 2017

POSSIBLE GOATMAN ENCOUNTER

It happened in Texas.




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STRANGE CREATURES IN CHILE

They were reported in 2003, but what were they?

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INTERDIMENSIONAL PORTALS

Scientists (see depiction of one below) are at last beginning to take the possibility of coexisting dimensions seriously.  But is there any evidence for them?



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BIGFOOT IN TEXAS

Encounter in Davis Mountains, 1977.



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MAMELEU

This is a large serpent which dwells in the sea in the lore of Negros Island in the Philippines.  Its length is said to be 1800 feet.   It is not impossible that some huge monster lies behind this belief.  It is said to wail and to spit out green water.  The mameleu is supposed to be a cave dweller.  Its eyes are also said to be dangerous, shooting bolts of fire.  To add to all these endearing characteristics, it is said to be poisonous.


BATLIKE HUMANOIDS

Are these creatures the same as the Chicago Mothmen recently reported?

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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ALLIGATOR FALL

While frog falls may be part of the bread and butter of Forteana, what do you make of an alligator plummeting from the sky?



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BIGFOOT ENCOUNTER FROM 2009

This Bigfoot used a stick as a tool.



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Sunday, 21 May 2017

LAKE DESMET MONSTER

There may be two of them.



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DO GIANT SLOTHS STILL EXIST?

It's not impossible.


Giant Sloth Skeleton
Giant Sloth


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DID BIGFOOT KILL CATTLE?

If not, what slaughtered them?



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NIGHT TIME DOGMAN ENCOUNTER

At first witness thought it was a bear.



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BOY TRANSFORMS INTO REPTILIAN

A very creepy story.

Image courtesy Lon Strickler.

DOG FINDS CAT IN RUBBLE

The cat was thought dead, but the dog found it alive.



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The above photograph is not the actual cat concerned.  We are very scrupulous about not infringing copyright and this led us not to reproduce the actual cat's picture.  The cat above is an embellishment, if you like.  We would add that we often follow this practice when we do not have a picture of the original animal or object.

IS BIGFOOT A FOUR STATES NATIVE?

Read this report and draw your own conclusion.



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ROBIN HOOD - FACT OR FICTION?

Did the outlaw of Sherwood and Barnsdale really exist?



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