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.

Saturday 29 March 2014


The Seneca Indians had a myth about a giant spider called Dijien.  Dijien was the size of a human and therefore alarming.  He was difficult to kill, for his heart was buried underground.  He seems at length to have been slain by Othegwenhda, who stabbed the heart with the branch of a tree.

This kind of story turns up in various places and mythologists call it the Myth of the External Soul.

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