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 14 November 2014


This lake in Vermont was formed by damming the Connecticut River in 1957.  In 1968, a monster was reported in the lake.  A number of anglers in a boat looke over the side and saw two glowing red spots approaching.  Behind the eyes was a kind of mound, which they took to be part of the creature.  What may have been more of the creature was discerned behind this.  The monster was not so unsociable as to devour the anglers, but later, when many dead fish were found, it was surmised they were the monster's victims.

The question to pose here is where the monster came from.  Was it, perhaps, a large fish that had entered the lake or even been placed there by some ambitious piscator who planned to catch it later and display it triumphantly to his friends at some local ostlery?  The anglers do not seem to be absolutely sure how far beyond the glowing eyes it extended.  Perhaps those eyes unnerved them and they thought the creature to be larger than was in fact the case.

There are really too few data here to make even an educated guess as to what this creature really was.  We will just have to hope some local resident gets a better sighting at some future date and can supply more details.

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