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, 24 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March 2017

CARTOGRAPHICAL SEA MONSTERS

Sea monsters were used to decorate maps of 16th and 17th Centuries.



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SHAWSVILLE CREATURE

What was this legendary animal - a wolf or something else?  It was supposed to exist in Virginia.

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LAKE HOPATCONG MONSTER

A monster reported from this lake in New Jersey.



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SCANDINAVIAN BIGFOOT

A list of sightings reported from Scandinavia.



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MOUNTAIN TROLL OF NORWAY

Do these legendary creatures exist?


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SHAPE-SHIFTING WOLF

A report from Texas.

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MORE BIGFOOT IN MONTANA

Further encounters in this state.



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PUNXSUTAWNEY SPIDER MAN

What was this weird creature?

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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PREDATOR-LIKE ENCOUNTER

A creature that looked like that in the movie Predator.

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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MELDRUM BIGFOOT PRESENTATIONS

These are coming up in mid-April.



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DROP IN ICE COVERAGE

The fact that the amount of this planet covered by ice is shrinking gives cause for concern.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

THEATER PERFORMANCE FOR ANIMAL AUDIENCE

What will be the reaction of sheep, pigs and goats to a theatrical performance designed for them?  Surely a Fortean question!


Pig looking agog.
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CHAMPION-SIZED CHICKEN

Is this the world's biggest chicken?  It's fairy large, all right.

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IS THIS A BABY YETI?

Sighting in Russia.

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BIGFOOT IN ENGLAND

Sighting at Pendleton Woods.



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BIGFOOT IN MONTANA

Alleged encounters in this state.



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BOA CONSTRICTOR IN OXFORDSHIRE

What was it doing there?



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FAIRY-HUMAN RELATIONS

How the two species interact.



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ETs IN CUBA

The Zarate UFO incident.



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BIGFOOT - NATIVE AMERICAN BELIEFS

Bigfoot belief among Indians of Washington state.



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BIGFOOT IN GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, WASHINGTON

A dozen or so sightings in the last decade.



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WORLDS BEYOND PLUTO

There may be thousands.

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

SERENGETI ENIGMA

A most peculiar beast reported from the Serengeti National park in Tanzania.  Its head is like a camel's and it has a mane like a lion's.  Its body has been compared to that of a gazelle.  No one seems to have a clue regarding its identity.

Serengeti

SEA MONSTERS OFF SCOTLAND

A look at some reported sightings.



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MONSTER AT INGLEWOOD POND

This curious creature was sighted in Scotland.  There were, in fact, two alleged sightings, the first in 1975 and the second in 1997.  The creature was described as having the body of a horse and the legs of a dog.


LEGENDS OF GHANA

Includes factual relationship between humans and crocodiles.  Also Giant and Vampire Firefly.



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IS THERE A BIGFOOT NEAR YOU?

Keep on the lookout for one.



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BIGFOOT PURSUED

An episode while chasing the Hairy One.



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GIANTS OF CHILE

Do geoglyphs show giants once existed in the north of the country?



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SEEKING LAKE MONSTERS

A piece on monster hunting.



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NEW INFORMATION ON NEANDERTHALS

They even used a kind of painkiller.



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TRAPPED SWANS SEEK HUMAN HELP

Video from Latvian Nature.



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THE LITTLE PEOPLE

Reported Wee Folk encounters.

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Monday, 20 March 2017

HROSSHVALUR

Sea monster of Iceland.



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FAIRIES AND VAMPIRES OF AMERICA

A look at beliefs in American folklore.



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BIGFOOT IN WASHINGTON STATE

A look at some encounters.



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HUNTING FOR CRYPTIDS

Advice on how to do it.



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ARE PTEROSAURS STILL OUT THERE?

Well, are they?  There seem to be quite a few reports.


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DO CAVE PAINTINGS SHOW ALIENS?

Have a look and see what you think.



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SACHAMAMA - MYTHICAL BOA

Boa constrictor in the mythology of Peru.



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ARE THESE LIVING STONES?

They move and grow?

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Saturday, 18 March 2017

DOGMAN IN MONTANA

Encounter with the canine creature.



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WAS MARS ONCE COVERED IN WATER?

Argument that this may have been the case.  Therefore, it is liklier to have once supported life.

Mars

MONSTER OF GLAMIS

Is this the solution?


Glamis Castle


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Editorial note: The correct pronunciation of Glamis is Glahms.
When Shakespeare wrote of Glamis in Macbeth, he didn't realize this and in his scansion it is disyllabic.

SOAY ISLAND SEA MONSTER

What was this monster off the Scottish coast?



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SOME CANADIAN MYSTERIES

Bigfoot, Fire Spook, UFO - Nova Scotia anomalies.



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TREES THAT EAT MEN

A venture into cryptobotany.  (Site in Spanish).

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CARBUNCLE - CREATURE OF SOUTH AMERICA

This strange creature was reported by the Spanish.

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HOW WAS THE SAHARA FORMED?

Were early human farmers responsible?

Sahara Desert


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