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, 18 October 2019

MONSTER OF LOUGH BRAN aka LOUGH BRIN

One of Ireland's more well known lake monsters.



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BIRDS' COLOR VISION

They see more colors than we do.  This is a quite fascinating article.

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DOGMAN ENCOUNTER DESCRIBED AS "BIZARRE"

YouTube video.




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MISSING BIGFOOT STATUE FOUND

Carefully placed in woods.



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THYLACINE SIGHTINGS

Eight recent reports revealed by Australian Government.



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RHINO BREEDING SUCCESS

Success in breeding at Assam Zoo.



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DOGMAN OF FORT CUSTER

A creature reported  from the Battle Creek area.  The story also mentions a large lizard.



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STRANGE CREATURES OF THE DEEP

Some unusual creatures resembling starfish called Brittle Stars.

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HUMANOIDS AND OTHERS

A selection of reports.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019

RED RIDING HOOD

A look at the history of the fairytale.




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WOLVES IN JAPAN?

Are there still wolves in the land of the Rising Sun?



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SEA SERPENT REPORTS

Large selection from 1786-1849.



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THE BLOB

This strange organism is to go on  on display at the Paris Zoological Park.  It can digest food but it has no mouth or stomach., it can acquire knowledge but has no brain, it has almost 720 sexes, if you cut it in two it can heal itself in two minutes.  The article features a color photograph.

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DID GRANDMOTHER SEE BIGFOOT?

She wasn't sure, but she asserted she saw something.  



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IS BIGFOOT IN FLORIDA?

Is it identical with the Skunk Ape?



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LAKE CHAMPLAIN MONSTER

Denver Michaels writes on this famous American cryptid.



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CHASED BY A MYSTERY CANID?

What was the creature?




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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

MISSING 411 CASES

David Paulides speaks.



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FAIRIES OF FINLAND

Fairies in the mythology and folklore of Finland.



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SHURALE - A RUSSIAN YETI?

What is this humanoid reported from Russia?



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THYLACINES DESCRIBED BY SPOTTERS

Does it still thrive in Australia?




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CNN report on this subject.

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BURU - REPTILIAN OR AMPHIBIAN CRYPTID

A video.  (It's preceded by an advertisement.)



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NINGEN - WHAT IS IT?

First spotted in the Antarctic, there now seems to be a theory that this humanoid creature (if that is what it is) originated beneath the Arctic ice.



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TEXAS BIGFOOT CONFERENCE

It's coming up this weekend.



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CASHTON MONSTER

It sounds like a Bigfoot.



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FAKE CHUPACABRA SIGHTINGS

This is about the "blue dog" type of chupacabra.

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND BIGFOOT

Will he be rendered extinct?



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RED-EYED CRYPTID IN ILLINOIS

What is the strange creature?


Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

MYSTERY ANIMAL REMAINS

On the shores of Bear lake, which is said to contain a monster.

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And here is an article on the Bear lake Monster itself.



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CLUTCHBONE

A creature in the folklore of the north of England.  It is said to have a fiery head set in some form of collar that appears to be artificial.  It has leathery black skin.  Its height is between 190  and 200 centimeters.  It is dangerous and may dismember its victims.  The earliest accounts seem to date from around 1800.  I fear I have no picture of this interesting creature.

BIGFOOT IN VIRGINIA

Is the Hairy One about in this state?



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CHUPACABRA SIGHTINGS

Is it real?  (includes video).



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19th CENTURY BIGFOOT

An encounbter from long ago.  (includes video).



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LAKE MICHIGAN MOTHMAN

Presentation at this year's Paranomicon.  Video.



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SLEEP PARALYSIS CREATURES

A look at creatures seen by people in this condition.

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BAT-WINGED CREATURE

Vancouver Island encounter.  This was a big one.




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Monday, 14 October 2019

CFZ WEB TV - NEW EPISODE

The team are at work again.  Richard Freeman is wearing his tarboosh.

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IS THIS A DOGMAN?

YouTube video.



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IS BIGFOOT DANGEROUS?

It may depend on the Bigfoot; and, don't forget, there may be more than one species.



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IRKUIEM - MYSTERY BEAR OF KAMCHATKA

This mystery bear of Siberia has unusual legs.

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WOLVES THAT LIVE IN THE SEA

The sea wolves of the North Pacific are genetically distinct from their terrestrial counterparts.



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ALIEN BIG CATS, WILD BOAR AND WOLVES IN ENGLAND

They're in Gloucestershire.




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WORLD'S BIGGEST BROWN TROUT

Click on the link to see it.

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HEARTWARMING ANIMAL STORIES

Do you need your heart warmed?

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ERYMANTHIAN BOAR

One of the most celebrated creatures from Greek mythology.



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BIGFOOT EXPO THIS WEEKEND

At Chautauqua Lake.



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BLACK-EYED KIDS IN ROME

A report from Italy.

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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BIGFOOT IN COLORADO

Spotted by hikers.



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Sunday, 13 October 2019

NO NEW ITEMS TODAY

I fear that, due to my being hors de combat, there have been no new links today.  However, I hope to resume usual service tomorrow.  Below, you will see a  picture of the bacterium that has possibly been affecting me.



Meanwhile, why not have a look through the thousands of earlier links and articles to be found on this blog?


Saturday, 12 October 2019

GIANT TARANTULAS IN CALIFORNIA

A multitude of them in the northern part of the state.

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SKY SERPENTS

There have been various reports over the years of snakes flying in the sky.  Thus one was observed in Devon, England, in 1792.  Described as 'twisting', it also seems to have generated light.    In 1811  a fiery serpent in the shape of a horseshoe was espied in the skies over Geneva.    In 1873 at Bonham (Texas) domething 'resmbling' a yellow-striped serpent, the lenght of a telegraph pole, was descried in the air by a farmer and others, while later in the year something similar was seen over Fort Scott, Kansas.  About the year 1857, another of these creatures was seen over Missouri.  It was said to be breathing fire and to have streaks of light along its sides.  In 1935, a flying serpent was reported from Scandinavia.  In 2003 a wayfarer in Spainin the El Elcinar de Boadilla areaclaimed to have seen what looked like a snake colored silvery white in the sky.

I can offer no explanation for these creatures.


ENCOUNTERS WITH GNOMES

A number of episodes.



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LITTLE PEOPLE IN AMERICA?

What were these diminutive humanoids?

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BIGFOOT IN ALBERTA

Camp Alexo sasquatch sighting.


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MONSTER OF ELIZABETH LAKE

Lake monster in California.



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SIGHTINGS OF THE ALMAS

The humanoid reported from Russia.



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ALIENS WILL BE DISCOVERED

Nobel prizewinner speaks.



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ADOPTION OF DEATH ROW DOG

A heart warming video.

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GIANT BIGFOOT-TYPE BEAST

Encountered in Afghanistan.



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Friday, 11 October 2019

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

We're still experiencing technical difficulties here.  If we should happen not to add anything for a day or two, panic ye not.  We will be back and you can read through our backlog of 14,000 links and articles.

Our Internet provider is sending out a man on Monday.  We may still be able to put new material up in the interim.

LITTLE PEOPLE AND GIANTS IN MONTANA

A look at the state's legendary races in Flathead lore.

SENNEN COVE FAIRY SIGHTING

Was it really an hallucination?



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HORSES UNDERSTAND HUMAN EMOTIONS

Results of new study.



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WHAT DO BLUE BANANAS TASTE LIKE?

It may surprise you.  Thanks to Liz Bitakaramire for the information.

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THE HURON SERPENT

The gigantic angoni.



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