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, 25 April 2017

ICELANDIC ELF LORE

Iceland is a country where belief in elves is said to be not extinct.  Here, from the Reykjavik Grapevine is an account of their lore.



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IS THERE A TREE ON MARS?

Does this footage show one?

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BIGFOOT IN SNAPE WOOD

Snape Wood is part of  the remains of Sherwood Forest in the UK.



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DIFFERENT KINDS OF MERMAIDS

A list of different species and functions.



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IS THIS A MAMMOTH?

Elephant on early Russian map.



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"BIGFOOT CREATURE" ATTACKS

Attack by hairy humanoid.



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WAS THIS TELEPORTATION?

Encounter with strange girl, whose face was perpetually concealed.

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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BIGFOOT IN MICHIGAN

It's the right time to see him there.



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Monday, 24 April 2017

BIGFOOT IN ASHBURY

An account of a British Bigfoot encounter.



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CROCODINGO - MYSTERY BEAST OF THE CIVIL WAR

What it was is uncertain and it doesn't sound like the kind of creature you'd wish to meet.

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WINGED BEAST OF ARGENTINA

What was the creature allegedly photographed at Macachín Airport?

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WHAT ON EARTH WAS THIS?

The Landsborough Gangle of Australia.

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WHAT IS THE PISHTACO?

An horrific creature in the indigenous folklore of the Andes.


Andes


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Another piece on the Pishtaco.

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LOUISIANA DOGMAN ENCOUNTER

Attack on a farm alleged.



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GUGWE ENCOUNTER

The Gugwe is a creature in Native American lore, said to combine features of ape and bear.  Here is the story of an alleged encounter.

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ROBERT NEWTON'S VIDEOS

Robert Newton has 728 videos of UFOs on You Tube.  Have a look.



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DUNDEE GHOST FLAP - PART 2

The second part of this account.

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

BLACK DOGS THAT TALK

In Black Dog folklore they rarely talk....but they do sometimes.



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TEENAGER'S BIGFOOT ENCOUNTER

Incident near Monte Christo, Utah.



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UNIQUE DRAGON DESIGN

Found on belt buckles in Russia.



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DID GOOGLE EARTH CAPTURE ALIEN ABDUCTION?

A man from England claims it did.



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ALTERNATE UNIVERSES - DO THEY EXIST?

If they did, it would explain a number of strange incidents.

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VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT SOLVED

Russian team claims to have decoded mysterious document.

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TRACKS OF BIGFOOT

Whither do they lead?



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PORTAL INTO OTHER UNIVERSE?

It apparently had a Reptilian and a Bigfoot guard.


Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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Saturday, 22 April 2017

CATAWBA RIVER RUNNER

An American river monster.



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BARBEGAZI - SWISS GNOME

What sets this gnome apart?

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BRITAIN'S SEA MONSTERS

Tracing their paths.



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HORRIFIC STORIES FROM WILDERNESS

These tales are allegedly true.

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POSSIBLE BIGFOOT CALL

This call has been dubbed the most famous of the recorded possible Bigfoot calls.



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DUNDEE GHOST FLAP

Tale of a ghost flap in Scotland in 1883: Part One.

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CHICAGO OWLMAN EYEWITNESS

The story of this strange creature continues.

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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OLD STORY OF BIGFOOT ABDUCTION

How an Indian maiden was carried off.



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BIGFOOT TALK BY PROFESSOR

Christine Boston of Lincoln University speaks about Bigfoot.



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REWARD FOR FINDING BIGFOOT

Search for tips on how to track down the Hairy One.



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HOMO FLORESIENSIS - ORIGIN

A new study looks at the so-called "hobbits" of Indonesia.



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Friday, 21 April 2017

MONSTERS OF EUROPE

Fascinating selection of monsters from the legends of Europe.



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THE TROLL IN THE STORY

What kind of troll was actually defeated by the Three Billy Goats Gruff?



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WAK WAK THE FLYING VAMPIRE

A creature from Filipino folklore.

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CHARLES FORT'S LIFE

A look at the life of the man who started digging into strange phenomena.



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HENS WITH HUMAN FACES

You don't see them frequently!

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ENCOUNTERS WITH STRANGE HUMANOIDS

Have a look at this video.

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BIGFOOT CLAIMS RECEIVE BACKING

From Meldrum and Bindernagel.



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NAGA HAG - SCARY CREATURE OF INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

The serpent woman of Indian mythology.

CHICAGO OWLMAN - ANOTHER SIGHTING

Another sighting of this strange creature.

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

GNOMES IN MEXICO

Sighting of Little People.



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PHILIPPINE VAMPIRE AND WEREWOLF

An exotic take on these creatures.



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MINIWASHITU - CRYPTID OF THE MISSOURI

This cryptid is said to be found in the river.  It's found in Native American lore.

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PETTICOAT LOOSE - TERROR OF THE LAKE

She was said to have ultimately become a lake monster.

WOMAN GIVES PIGEON CPR

You don't see that every day.



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NEW SPECIES OF GECKO DISCOVERED

On a tiger reserve in India.

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WAS MERMAID CAUGHT ON TAPE?

This video is said to contain footage of a real mermaid.



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BIGFOOT ENCOUNTER 1958

A sighting of the Hairy One.



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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

VOUIVRE - REPTILIAN MONSTER

This French monster was spoken of in the Middle Ages.  (Site in French with translation facility.)



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DINOSAURS INTO BIRDS

How dinosaurs developed into our feathered friends.

Archaeopteryx


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NIAN - MONSTER OF CHINESE LEGEND

The New Year monster.



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LEGEND OF THE SELKIES

The seal-folk of Scotland.



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WAS BIGFOOT CAPTURED?

An account reported in 2012 from Montana.



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BIGFOOT IN MAINE

Report of encounter.



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NESSIE GOES MISSING

No sightings for eight months, claims report.




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CHICAGO MOTHMAN SEEN AGAIN

And more than once.



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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

LAKE MONSTERS OF KENTUCKY

Includes an extraordinary story of the Lake Linville Monster.



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FRESHWATER OCTOPUS

Freshwater octopuses have been reported from Oklahoma and Kentucky.  What does science think of the possibility of their existence?



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