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.

Sunday, 26 February 2017



On This Day in Weird, February 27...

2002: An amateur Bigfoot researcher allegedly sees two of the creatures around 5 p.m., in rural Ada County, Idaho. He snaps one indistinct digital photo that may be viewed on the GCBRO's website at http://www.gcbro.com/IDAHOada001.html.


BEWARE OF THE NACHTKRAPP

A giant raven of Central Europe.




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FAIRIES OF HUNGARY

Hungarian folk beliefs regarding paranormal creatures.


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DRAGON-HUMAN HYBRID

A creature from folklore.




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IS THIS BIGFOOT?

Footage from Ohio.



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HUMANOIDS IN BRAZIL

A case from Minas Gerais in 1971.



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A BEVY OF LOCAL MONSTERS

Have a look at monsters associated with specific locations.

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ALIEN ENCOUNTERS

Alleged meetings with aliens.



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ARE THESE BIGFOOT SOUNDS?


Nothing like a howl or two to sound convincing!



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CAN YOU FIND BIGFOOT?

Finding Bigfoot is a new game available.



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Saturday, 25 February 2017

IS THIS A MARINE MONSTER?

An 8 foot serpent(?) skeleton has been washed ashore in Cornwall.  Is this, peradventure, Morgawr?

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KUMIHO - KOREAN FOX WOMAN

The tradition of the fox woman of Korea.


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CREEPY FAIRY TALES

The Brothers Grimm had some creepy fairy tales to tell.



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WHAT ARE MERMAIDS?

Video and text feature on this subject.



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ALLEGED AUDIO RECORDING OF BIGFOOT ATTACK

Have a listen to this and see what you think.



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SCARY MOTHMAN AND GOATMAN TALES

Both cryptids are well known to readers.



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HISTORY OF THE THYLACINE

An expanded history from the Thylacine Museum.  Although supposedly extinct, there have been a number of reports of this creature.



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FORTEAN BIRD STORIES

A newspaper clipping from the inimitable Richard Muirhead.



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WAS UFO IN TV SCENE?

Was one spotted in a scene in The Walking Dead?

BUDGET FOR STUDYING CRYPTIDS

Government funds for studying Bigfoot and other cryptids.



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ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD



On This Day in Weird, February 25...

1978: A boy, age 10 or 11 years old, claims a Bigfoot sighting on a roadway near Pella Bridge, outside Harvey, Iowa. He claims the creature stared at him briefly, them ambled off into nearby woods.


Pella Bridge

Friday, 24 February 2017

NEW CFZ PUBLICATION

A new book appears from the pen of Richard Muirhead, fortean investigator.  There is an introduction by Dr Karl Shuker.


Price: $15.99 (USA); £12.50 (UK)                                             216pp.

BABY HIPPO SAVED

A Cincinnati Zoo baby hippo born prematurely was saved by hospital staff.  A video of the young hippo.

(not hippo in story)


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HUGE SNAKES

Reports of cryptid snakes that are bigger than any known to mainstream zoology.



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2017 BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS

A look at some of this year's sightings of the Hairy One.



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DOES BIGFOOT THROW STONES?

There may be one in Maryland which does.



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PLANETS WITH HABITABLE ZONES

Seven planets with possible habitable zones have been discovered circling the star Trappist-1.

FEMALES HUNT BIGFOOT

Female Squatchin' is a group of Sasquatch hunters composed entirely of women.





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BARMANU OF CHITRAL

A look at this creature resembling the Yeti.



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BALBAL - DEVOURER OF CORPSES

And you'll never guess what it leaves in their place.

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD


On This Day in Weird, February 24...

2012: Federal authorities cite Matt Pruitt, leader of a BFRO expedition at the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, for "engaging in a business without a permit or written agreement." According to a brief filed by the National Park Service, 31 participants in the three-day hunt for Sasquatch paid fees ranging from $300 to $500, with the higher rate charged to "newbies"—i.e., persons who had not patronized the group previously. In March a court fines Pruitt $525 for what he calls "a fairly innocent mistake."


Matt Pruitt

CHUPACABRA IN EUROPE

An unidentified creature found dead in the Carpathians has been held by some to be a chupacabra.



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BISON, CAVE ART AND DNA

The combination of art study and genetics has managed to trace the origin of the European bison, also known as the wisent or zubr.

MERIGOMISH SEA MONSTER

This creature was observed by Nova Scotia fishermen in 1845.  It appeared to have entered shallow water and seemingly could not return to the deep.  However, at last it managed to do so.  It was estimated at 100 feet long, with a head like a seal's and possible humps.  It was colored black.


NATIVE AMERICAN LITTLE PEOPLE

Beliefs in Little people in the Southeast USA
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FAIRIES OF ITALY

A look at fairy beliefs in the folklore of Italy.



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NEW BOOK BY ALBERT ROSALES

Albert Rosales has produced a new book in his invaluable Humanoid Encounter series.  This one covers 1 AD-1899.  The price is $16.95 (cheaper at Amazon).  The Kindle edition is $7.47.

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NEW BOOK ON SASQUATCH

Beyond Boggy Creek by Lyle Blackburn.


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STRANGE THING IN THE RAIN

The creature that wasn't there - or perhaps it was invisible.

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SEARCHING FOR BIGFOOT

A quest on Grand Mesa.



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SHOULD BIGFOOT BE STATE CRYPTID?

A look at this question and at other state animals in Washington.




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ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD



On This Day in Weird, February 23...

2002: A married couple living at Scotts Head, New South Wales, wakes to an "offending stench" and a sound "like a big man stomping around on their porch," then leaping over the rail and walking away with heavy footsteps. Subsequently, they are disturbed by nocturnal sounds of "a weird noise like a cross between a dog and a cat as it runs towards the bush." Without ever sighting the visitor, they presume it to be a Yowie, Australia's version of Sasquatch.


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

STUMPS - WEIRD ALIENS IN OREGON

These creatures were almost beyond description.

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INDESCRIBABLE OCTOMAN

A strange entity seen in the Ohio River in 1959.

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MAN HIRED AS CHUPACABRA BAIT

An interesting way to hunt the chupacabra.



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SPRING-HEELED JACK BACK?

A report from 2012 of a leaping humanoid in England led folklorist Dr David Clarke to pose this question.



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WENDIGO ATTACK

The Wendigo is a comples humanoid in Native American belief.  



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LUNAR ANOMALY 1878

Report in a Sydney newspaper.

Moon


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Below, see a copy of the first map of the Moon.  It was made by Thomas Harriot in 1609.




WAS THIS A BIGFOOT SIGHTING?

An incident in Chile.



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ARE FAIRIES AND ALIENS THE SAME?

A look at this assertion.



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ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD



On This Day in Weird, February 22...

1976: A motorist driving by Montana's Great Falls Airport reports seeing a nine-foot-tall Bigfoot standing in a roadside field, with a UFO hovering nearby.


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

ALIKA LINDBERGH

Those of you with an interest in Bernard Heuvelmans and his life may be interested in the books written by his ex-wife, Alika Lindbergh.  She wrote on both fantasy and cryptozoology and was also an illustrator.  She also wrote under the name Monique Watteau.

A number of her books are available in French at Amazon.com and Amazon.fr, while there is an article about her in Wikipedia (as Monique Watteau).





THOMPSON PARK VORTEX

Where people vanish and (usually) reappear.

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DEEP SEA CRYPTIDS

You Tube video on strange things said to lurk beneath the sea.



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MONSTERS OF WASHINGTON STATE

A look at the alleged monsters of this state.



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BIGFOOT AND ELECTRONICS

Bigfoot reported to have drawn electricity from batteries.



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BIGFOOT AND THE HIKER

Film allegedly of massive Bigfoot.



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BIGFOOT ON VIDEO

Is this a sighting or a mistake?



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