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, 28 February 2020

ALAN: CREATURE OF THE PHILIPPINES

Does any truth lie behind belief in this creature?

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AN ARMY OF DUCKS

On their way from China to Pakistan to fight a plague of locusts there.

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WHITE GIANTS OF AMERICA

In Native American legend.



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BOY SCOUT SEES BIGFOOT

It walked on two feet easily.



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HIKER HELPS INJURED BIGFOOT

It was severely hurt.  (Video)



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WESTERN MONARCH BUTTERFLY NUMBERS CAUSE CONCERN

They are dangerously low for the second year running.



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TROPICAL DAMS DEVASTATE FISH

A look at their effects.



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ABDUCTION IN OHIO?

Or was it a dream?



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PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS IN EAST AFRICA

Huge swarms ravage the farms.

Locust


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Thursday, 27 February 2020

MARSUPIAL LION DISCOVERED IN QUEENSLAND

It's about the size of a cat.

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ONE OF THE "LITTLE MEN"

A story first reported (as far as we know) in 1036.



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LAKE MONSTERS

An essay on this subject.



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MERMAID SIGHTINGS OFF ISLE OF MAN

The Isle of Man is a dependency of the United Kingdom (but not part of it) in the Irish Sea.  It lies between Britain and Ireland.



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ARE GIANT SALAMANDERS OUT THERE?

Discovery of new species gives hope that they may be.

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BEARS TAKE OVER CAR

Just a quick note: if anything like this should happen to you, DON'T approach the bears.  Bears, however cuddly they may look, are highly dangerous animals.



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BIGFOOT ENCOUNTER IN MONTANA

At the Blackfeet reservation.



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ORANG PENDEK ENCOUNTER

Audio report of woman's claim to have had encounter in Malaysia.
It liked garlic and raisins!  




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GIANTS IN NEW ZEALAND?

Were they there before the Maori?

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BIGFOOT CONFRONTATION IN PENNSYLVANIA

Interaction with Bigfoot.



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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

DYATLOV: MISSING PICTURES

It is still not established what caused the deaths of the victims.



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WHAT'S WANDERING AROUND STATEN ISLAND?

A strange human-like figure.     




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TALL STICK FIGURE

This one was unusual, even for a stick figure.



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STRANGE CREATURE ON CHINESE BORDER

Newspaper report from 1980.  Described as looking like a duck-billed cow.

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BIGFOOT LOOKS LIKE 50-YEAR OLD

Maybe he was 50 years old.



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ANIMAL THAT DOESN'T BREATHE

The first animal that doesn't breathe has been discovered.

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PERU - DID GIANTS ONCE EXIST THERE?

The Indians had a tradition of gigantic humans.



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SCREAMING HUMANOIDS

Terrifying experience in New Mexico.

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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Tuesday, 25 February 2020

CRYPTIDS IN SENEGAL AND GAMBIA

Ian Burnham tells of hairy man-beasts, sabretooths, gambo, guiafuro, kikiyaon, were-hyena.

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DISAPPEARING PEOPLE

Where did they disappear to?

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WHAT IS THE WAITOREKE?

Mysterious creature of New Zealand.

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GIANT LIZARDS OF NEW ZEALAND

Are they out there?



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WINGED ODDITY

In South San Antonio, Texas, a weird unidentified creature was spotted in the 19th Century.  It bore some resemblance to a dog, but was endowed with wings.  It flew onto the roof of a house on Poteet Highway.  Police, summoned to the scene, shot at it, but apparently to no avail.  It scampered off into the woods.

Isolated creatures like this, of which no other specimen is reported, make one think in terms of portals from other universes, where such creatures might proliferate.

JAVA'S GIANT WEREWOLF

A look at the Anjing Ajak



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DID DRAGONS REALLY EXIST?

A look at the lore of the legendary beast.



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SLUAGH - FLYING FAIRY HOST

A feature of Celtic folklore.

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6 BIGFOOT ENCOUNTERS IN NORTH CAROLINA

A video.



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BIGFOOT COMFORTS GIRL

She was injured, so he carried her towards her home.

Image courtesy Lon Strickler


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Monday, 24 February 2020

BLACK PANTHERS OF OHIO

What are they doing there?



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TWO EGG STUMP JUMPER

Mystery creature of Two Egg, Florida.

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WHO TAMED THE HORSE?

The origins of the domestic horse are a mystery.




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THE LONG-NECKED SEAL IN CRYPTOZOOLOGY

Karl Shuker writes the first part of an important article on the long-necked seal and sea serpents.

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Karl Shuker continues this important article.

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IS BIGFOOT ANCIENT HOMINID?

Have we enough evidence to tell?



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DOG BECOMES "HONORARY FRIAR"

Friars seek to encourage pet adoption.

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SKELETONS OF GIANTS

A look at claimed skeletons from Alaska.

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Giant skeleton reported from Texas.

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On the website to which these links take you, there seems to be a mixup in the titles.

BIGFOOT SPOTTED THROUGH SCOPE

By a deer hunter.




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PHOTO OF BIGFOOT

It was hunched over.



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ALIEN ENCOUNTER 1978

At Fort Dix/McGuire AFB.



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Sunday, 23 February 2020

MONSTER CARCASS/SEA MONSTER SIGHTING

The first may be merely a whale; the second is a sighting from 1898.




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ARALEZ - WINGED DOG GODS OF ARMENIA

They figured in Armenian mythology.  This article contains excellent illustrations.



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OTTINE SWAMP THING

Creature of the pithecoid type.



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DID CORONA VIRUS COME ON A METEOR?

A scientist thinks it did.

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LAKE CHAMPLAIN MONSTER

What lurks within the water?



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WOOLHEATER ON CRYPTOZOOLOGY

Interview with Craig Woolheater, eminent cryptozoologist.  (Video)

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SCREAMS AND TRACKS

Is it a Bigfoot?



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TAILLESS MYSTERY CREATURE

Filmed in Vancouver.  (Video)

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WESTPORT GOATMAN

What was this being?



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