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.

Monday, 31 December 2018

NDENDEKI - GIANT TURTLE

You'll need to scroll down  this article to find the part dealing with the ndeddeki.



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ROCK LAKE MONSTER

Rock lake is to be found in Wisconsin.



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GIANT UKRAINIAN SNAKE

According to an article written in 1841, the Cossacks maintained that, not long before, there had been giant snakes in the reed banks of the Dneister.  They enjoyed killing man and beast.  They could pursue a man on horseback and bring him down, as no horse was able to outrun them.


CANE TOADS RIDE ON PYTHON'S BACK

They did it to escape a storm.


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PIG-FACED OR DOG-FACED - WHAT WAS IT?

Encounter with an unidentified creature.

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DOGMAN ACCOUNTS

A look at this enigmatic cryptid.



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GOVERNMENT NAMES OF BIGFOOT

These are, I surmise, unofficial.



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BIGFOOT AND PARANORMAL CONVENTION 2019

Under the auspices of Abnormal Arizona.



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A PICTURE OF BIGFOOT?

Or is it a hog or a monkey?

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Sunday, 30 December 2018

WHEN HUMANS NEARLY BECAME EXTINCT

Although this article suggests violence as the cause of the genetic bottleneck 7000 years ago.  The human race could well have come to an end.

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DOGMAN ENCOUNTERS 2018

A look back through the year.



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SEA SERPENT REPORTED

A report from 1936.




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UNUSUAL SNIPPETS FROM DAYS AGONE

A newspaper retells unusual little stories from years gone by, including an early type of automobile (1725), a tiger escape (1788), a sea serpent on exhibition (1823) and an imported tortoise (1686).


BIGFOOT ON COAST TO COAST: 2018

A look at Bigfoot stories that appeared on this program this year.



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THERE'S A BIGFOOT OUTSIDE!

How would you like a large bipedal creature outside your house?



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FISH FALL IN INDIA

Fortean event in Amalapuram.



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NONSENSE PLANTS

Some Nonsense Plants invented by Edward Lear.

Edward Lear


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BIGFOOT IN OREGON

Evidence from Mount Hood.  



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WINGED HUMANOID IN UTAH

Another flying anomaly.



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Saturday, 29 December 2018

WHITE RIVER MONSTER

A monster of Arkansas.




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Another article on this subject.

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CHRISTMAS MONSTERS

Monsters in legends at Christmas time.



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WHERE ARE BIGFOOT'S BONES?

Reasons why we can't find them?



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JUVENILE BIGFOOT?

Was a young Bigfoot filmed?



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DOGMAN IN WISCONSIN

Is this a photograph from Elkhorn?



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TWO BIGFOOT CHASE SHEEP

Report by teenagers.



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ALIENS FROM MARS?

The controversial Wilcox case.



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CFZ WEB TV SHOW - EPISODE 98


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PANDAS RELEASED INTO WILD

How will these captive bred animals do?



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Friday, 28 December 2018

THE BLACK PIG

A well-known beast in Irish legend is the Black Pig.  How the legend started, it is impossible to say.  Across the southern borders of Ulster lies a discontinuous earthwork.  This, it is conjectured, was constructed in the Iron Age for defensive purposes.  It is known as the Black Pig's Dyke.

The legend has a number of variants.  In one, a schoolmaster who went in for magic as a sideline turned all the children in his class into hares, save one, which he transformed into a hound.  The hound killed one of the hares.  The child's mother was none too pleased with this development.  She had magical abilities herself.  She changed the schoolmaster into the Black Pig.  Hunters chased the brute across the southern borders of Ulster and its trotters churned up the earthworks.  The hunters finally killed it in County Sligo.

Another version has the father of a child grow concerned about his son's loss of weight.  The unhappy boy told him that the schoolmaster had a magic book, which he used to change the boy into a hare and his schoolmates into hounds, which would then pursue him, presumably with luncheon in mind.  The father suspected this was not part of the school curriculum and went up next day to confront the sorcerous pedagogue.

"Is it true,"  he asked, "that you have a book that gives you the power to change people into animals?"

"Indeed it is," admitted the schoolmaster.

"Well, now, isn't that the wonderful thing!" the father said.  "Could you show me how it's done."

The obliging schoolmaster turned himself into a Black Pig.  When he did this, the father flung the book into the fire and it was burned to ashes, much to the Black Pig's distress.  In fact, when that worthy realized he was now in porcine form for ever more, his mind could could not withstand the horror.  He tore across the countryside, his hooves throwing up the earth which formed the earthwork and, when he reached the Atlantic he either threw himself in and drowned or turned to one side and made off into the distance.

The Black Pig was no ordinary pig.  He was a fierce looking creature and in one version he had a horn on his nose, like a rhinoceros.

Behind the legend of the Black Pig there may lie a more mythical figure, for it is believed that there will be a terrible battle in a place called the Valley of the Black Pig, where the Irish will at last defeat all their enemies.  The Pig may have been connected with some kind of eschatological myth, of the same kind as the Ragnarok of the Norse.







GARGOYLES OF PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico has been the locale of quite a few cryptid reports, but what exactly are these so-called Gargoyles?



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FOLK MONSTERS

Lesser known ones.

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BIGFOOT GAZES THROUGH BATHROOM WINDOW

All the house's windows were open.



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WAS THIS BIGFOOT IN BIRMINGHAM?

What does photograph reveal?



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PHILIPPINE EAGLE STILL SURVIVING

Though threatened, it's still hanging on.



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ELVES OF THE NORTH

The tradition of elves in northern lands.



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ABDUCTION BY NORDICS AND GRAYS

A compelling episode.


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LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK

The film (about the Fouke Monster) is being restored under the √¶gis of Pamula Pierce Barcelou, daughter of Charles Pierce, who was behind the original film.  The link brings you to an interview with her.

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Thursday, 27 December 2018

WHAT WAS THE PIGMAN?

A childhood memory.

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DRAGON-WORM

Here's an historical cryptid that is not well known, but worth remembering.  The term "dragon-worm" has been applied to a strange water monster which was reported in Switzerland in 1468.  It swam out of Lake Lucerne and into the River Reuss.  Details of its size and speed could not be determined.

There are quite a number of accounts of water monsters in  Continental Europe that do not seem to swim frequently into the cryptozoological radar.


MYSTERIOUS SEA CREATURES: 2018

They were washed up on the shore.

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BOY SCOUTS SIGHT BIGFOOT

It happened when they were hiking.



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BIGFOOT IN YELLOWSTONE?

Is this the Hairy One?



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BRITAIN'S ROSWELL

Rendlesham Forest.  Two documentaries are coming up.  Was the SAS involved?



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AN ASTONISHING ABDUCTION

It may not actually involve aliens.  It features a lizard-like humanoid.



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Wednesday, 26 December 2018

JAPAN WILL RESUME COMMERCIAL WHALING

This announcement has caused dismay among conservationists.

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LOCH NESS MONSTER STORIES

A page of news items on Nessie.



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IS HE A TIME TRAVELER?

He predicts UFOs in 2019.



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911 CALL - BIGFOOT EXPERIENCE?

Audio recording.



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ARE THERE HYBRID ALIEN CHILDREN?

A look at this controversy.

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2 BIGFOOT FILMED

Carrying a deer?



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5 BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS

Described as "the most believable".  (Video).



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WAS THIS BIGFOOT?

A Kentucky woman's encounter.



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MYSTERY ANIMAL KILLS SHEEP

Sheep continue to be killed in India.

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Monday, 24 December 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

CFZ-USA wish all our readers the compliments of the Season and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

SIGHTINGS OF SANTA CLAUS

Allegedly true sightings on Christmas Eve.




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MERMAIDS AND OTHER WATER DWELLERS

Examples from Britain, Ireland and the Isle of Man: 57 of them.



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EIGHT-HEADED LEGENDARY BEAST

It's an African snake.

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CREATURE CONFERENCES FOR 2019

A list of upcoming conferences.



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GOBLIN ENCOUNTER

It was startling!




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LEPRECHAUN COMMUNICATION?

He answered some questions.



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ARE FAIRIES AND ALIENS THE SAME THING?

Not the first time this question has been asked.



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