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.

Monday 15 December 2014


If you lived in Kingscote (Gloucestershire) in days gone by, you would sooner or later bbe visited by the Christmas Bull.  This was a man wearing a bull mask, attended by a keeper.  You were supposed to invite the bull into your house to bring you good luck.  I suspect it was part of a fertility ritual in days agone, but it latterly had become part of the Christmas festivities.  I don't know if they've kept up the custom.  Perhaps some reader might let me know.

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