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.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019


Champ, the famous monster reported to lurk in the waters of Lake Champlain, is well known to cryptozoologists.  Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635), after whom the lake is named, never saw this creature.  But he did see another creature unknown to zoologists.  This was the chaosaru.  It was seen by Champlain in 1609.  We are told that it had sharp teeth and was five feet long.
It has been suggested that it might be a gar or sturgeon, unrecognized as such by Champlain.  The sighting took place in 1609.

Lake Champlain

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