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 23 May 2016


The name of this hominid/humanoid was taken from Lewis Carroll's poem The Hunting of the Snark.  This is the story of the legendary creature and his bride, Hootin' Annie.  This name sounds suspiciously like the word hootenanny for a musical session.  This word in this sense is not recorded before 1940.  However, it was used earlier to mean a tool, an implement or something of the sort.

now read on.....

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