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.

Thursday 19 June 2014


It isn't that often you see cryptids in the midst of a city.  They prefer relatively unfrequented areas, not like Indianapolis, which you can see pictured above.  However, this city has not been entirely bereft of cryptids.  About 1980 a strange creature was reported there.  Its body was compared with that of a baboon.  Its head was orange and looked like a dog's.  The witness suspected it was a genetic experiment.

Before we travel down that path, however, we might consider that it was actually merely an escaped baboon.  Baboons are noted for their dog-like heads.  In fact, the Latin for a baboon is cynocephalus which comes from the Greek for 'dog's head'.  The witness may not have had a very clear idea of what baboons were supposed to look like.

No comments:

Post a Comment