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.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020


The Robert Ellis, a small ship was making its way from the Welsh island of Anglesey to the shore in 1805 when a huge worm from the sea managed to wriggle aboard and established itself on the deck, coiled up under the mast.  The sailors summoned up their courage and managed to push it overboard, but it followed the ship for some time.

As a matter of interest, the Giant Gippsland Worm of Australia reaches a length exceeding 3'.  A similar length was reported for America's Giant Palouse Earthworm, but this may be extinct.  However, we have the impression that the worm mentioned above was very much greater.

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