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.

Friday, 16 June 2017


A program I was watching last night involved a search for the lusca, a crryptid of the Bahamas, said to dwell in its mysterious Blue Holes and to be powerful enough to drag a human under the waves.  The creature is said to have the face of a shark and tentacles of the kind associated with octopuses.

After much analysis, the TV investigators didn't find an actual lusca, but by studying its characteristics, came to the conclusion that it was an octopus of some kind.  When swimming forwards, with its tentacles streaming behind, the face of the octopus can have a definitely sharklike look about it.

The investigators indicated that the blue holes themselves are connected to the sea by labyrinthine tunnels.  This ruled out a shark, which would not be able to negotiate these.

The Blue Holes are literally that.  They are on the Bahama Islands and are caves leading to the sea.  They have a layer of freshwater, below which the water is salt.  Blue holes are not confined to the Bahamas, but are found at a number of other locations.

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