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.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

ENCOUNTER WITH THE GOWROW

First known encounter with this cryptid in Arkansas, reported in 1897.



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PREDATOR LIKE HUMANOIDS

These refer to cloaked entities, such as the one in the film Predator.
In that film, the protagonists are faced with an invisible creature.  They know it's there because the foliage and branches are moved by its progress through them.  They are referred to as 'cloaked' because they seem to be invisible and may be surrounded by a mantle that makes them so.  The articles to which we are about to link you are courtesy Loren Coleman.

First, a Pennsylvania sighting.

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Second, a video

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Third, an opinion on the subject.

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DOGMAN IN THE WOODS

Filmed by onlooker.



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HAIRY HUMANOID IN AUSTRALIA

Article by prominent cryptozoologists Tony Healy and paul Cropper.

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HUMANOID ON .... ER .... SCOOTER

It was flying and lacked wheels.  It didn't, as such, scoot, unless you can scoot without scooting appendages (wheels, legs, etc.)  The incident dates from 2003.

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BIGFOOT LOOKS AROUND TREE

Recorded by a hiker.  (Video)



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IS THIS A BIGFOOT SOUND?

A video looks at this strange noise.



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PANDA CUB REUNITED WITH MOTHER

They've been a month apart.  Includes photographs.




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TWO SIGHTINGS OF BIGFOOT

By the same researcher.  (Includes video)



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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

FEARFUL HUMANOID IN WOODS

But what, exactly, was it?

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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A LOOK AT HYBRIDS

Some interesting animal hybrids.  Includes sanglochon, Clymene dolphin, ecible frog, dzo, zubron, Heliconius butterfly.

Liger (lion-tiger cross)


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FLYING HUMANOID IN TEXAS

Report from Brownsville.



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MONSTER OF LAKE TAHOE

The monster nicknamed "Tahoe Tessie".



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WOLPERTINGER - STRANGE BEAST OF BAVARIA

A well-known cryptid of Germany.

MOMO - MISSOURI MONSTER

Article on this mysterious beast.



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"ONE NESSIE THEORY PLAUSIBLE"

A scientist voices his opinion.  (includes video)



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CRYPTID ENCOUNTERS

Including person who made peace with a Bigfoot clan.  (Video)



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BENEVOLENT WINGED BEING

He saves a family from an accident.

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SCIENTISTS DENY BIGFOOT CONSPIRACY

Scientists assure us no such conspiracy exists - but, if it did, would all scientists know about it?



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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

STRAWBERRY LEOPARD PHOTOGRAPHED IN SOUTH AFRICA

An unusual color variation.  Photographs included.

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BIGFOOT KNOCKS

An article on the tree knocking ascribed to Bigfoot.



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RENDLESHAM FOREST INCIDENT

This famous UFO incident has its own homepage.



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MICHIGAN DOGMAN

This one is rumored to be found in the Lower Peninsula.



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ENFIELD MONSTER

An unusual creature, which should not be confused with the mythic/heraldic Enfield in yesterday's blog.

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DOGMAN FIGHTS DOGMAN

An unusual encounter.  Includes video.



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CFZtv:: ANOTHER EPISODE

Episode 105 now available.  Includes Loch Ness Monster and Mystery Cats.



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USING XF READER

For those who wish to analyse Bigfoot photographs, here are instructions for the use of XF Reader.

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PTEROSAUR ON CAMERA?

Amazing what you might see when you look up.



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THE DOG KING

You hear of towns from time to time appointing an animal as mayor.  Very understandable, when you consider some politicians.  The Danes, however, had a legend about a dog who became King of Denmark.  It seems King Eadgils of Sweden conquered Denmark and placed a small dog called Raki on the throne.  When he left for home, Eadgils said that whoever brought him tidings of Raki's death would be killed outright.  One day, Raki perceived some big dogs fighting.  Woof! Woof! he observed and joined in the fray, only to be torn to pieces.  Now the question arose as to who would tell King Eadgils.  Eventually a character named Snow was chosen.    Snow realized he would have to proceed with caution, so, when ushered in to King Eadgil's presence, he proceeded to ask him a number of riddles.  The answer to one of them was that the Dog King was dead and Eadgils uttered it.  His decree could not be set aside and King Eadgils was killed.  Satisfied with his mission, Snow returned to Denmark to be offered the Danish throne.



IS THE JERSEY DEVIL REAL?

A question posed on Phantoms and Monsters.



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Monday, 19 August 2019

ENFIELD - LEGENDARY AND HERALDIC BEAST

The enfield is the heraldic beast on the coat of arms of the family of Ó Ceallaigh, kings of Ui Maine in Ireland.  King Tadhg Mor (died 1014) was killed at the Battle of Clontarf and, so the legend goes, out of the sea came the Enfield, to protect his body.


The Enfield has been used in various other coats of arms.

OWLMAN OF KANSAS

A mysterious creature.



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BLACK SQUIRRELS PROLIFERATE IN UNITED STATES

Scientists explain why.




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NESSIE SPOTTED?

Did a webcam viewer in Hong Kong spot the Loch Ness Monster?



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TINY HUMANOID FOSSILS IN ANTARCTICA

They have baffled science.

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FOOTAGE OF BIGFOOT?

Have a look at this.



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BLACK PANTHER SIGHTING IN AUSTRALIA

Where are all these animals coming from?



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BIGFOOT ACTIVITY AT HOTSPOT

Interaction and the Hairy One.



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BIGFOOT IN WASILLA?

Was Bigfoot in this locale?  (Video)



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IT WAS BIG - WAS IT BIGFOOT?

A Marine's encounter.



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MYRMECOLEON

The Ant-Lion of early zoology.



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Sunday, 18 August 2019

BIGFOOT'S HAIR AND INFRASOUND

Are the two linked?



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ASHUAPS - RIVER MONSTER OF QUÉBEC

Don't swim in this river.



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NEW SPECIES OF LEECH

Discovered near Washington, DC.

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BIGFOOT VOCALS?

Recorded sounds.



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IS THIS BIGFOOT BREATHING?

Are these the sounds of Bigfoot respiration?  (Video)




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ORANG PENDEK

Cryptid of Indonesia.



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INTERACTION WITH UFOs?

A case from Argentina.



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BADGER OCCUPIES CAT'S BED

I wonder what the cat thought of this.



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THE SEWER MONSTER

Gigantic being reported from California.

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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Saturday, 17 August 2019

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN DOG

An interesting breed from Native American source.



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WHAT IS THE DEER CREATURE?

Is a scary being following the writer?

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LAKE AND SEA CRYPTIDS

A list of them from eastern North America.



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WHAT WAS THIS STRANGE HUMANOID?

It looked like it could do with a good meal.

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FOLLOWING THE OSPREYS

Sacha Dench in a paraglider intends to fly 6000 miles to discover why some ospreys don't return to Scotland.


Osprey


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IS MOKELE-MBEMBE REALLY A DINOSAUR?

Possibly, but surely it's more probably something else.



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WAS HARRISON MENDACIOUS?

An article about a writer on cryptozoology.  Thanks to Loren Coleman for supplying this.

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THE GREYMAN

This term is now being used for the UK Bigfoot.  (Video)



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BIGFOOT CHASES DOG

Bigfoot seems to regard dogs with great hostility generally.



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BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS DOWN

This article ascribes it to people paying too much attention to cellphones to notice the Hairy One.



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BIGFOOT ALONG THE SHENANGO

And other stories.



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