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 23 September 2015


If you should happen to be in the east of Europe, the Rusalka is something better avoided.  A rusalka is a female spirit, found in the water.   She will entice men to join her in the water to drown them.  She is also known to tickle both men and women to death.  Rusalkas are usually very beautiful, with green hair.  You may sometimes see them dancing in the grain, which increases productivity.  Rusalkas are said to be under the control of vodyanies, who are male and may eat you if you drown.  Bear all this in mind if you venture into Eastern Europe and like to perambulate along river banks.

During Green Week (early June) rusalkas were said to perch in trees and to be very dangerous.


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