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.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

WHAT WAS THE FISHER-PIG?

It was a cryptid of Hungary which is thought  o have died out before 1900. 





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STRUGGLE FOR THE TROGLODYTES

Portion of a book (in English) by famed cryptozoologist Boris Porshnev.





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GIANT CRAB OF PHILIPPINE FOLKLORE

Sounds somewhat terrifying.





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LIVING THYLACINE?

New DNA tests may lead to one.





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DID ANCIENT BIGFOOT CREATURES FROLIC IN NEVADA?

Or is it merely a legend?





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EYEWITNESS BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS

Accounts relayed in interview.





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O'HARE MOTHMAN

Encountered by air traffic controller.


Image courtesy Lon Strickler



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UNDERWATER ALIENS

What dwells in the depths of the oceans?





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Monday, 23 November 2020

ENFIELD MONSTER

Strange creature of Illinois.





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ENCOUNTERS WITH STICKMEN

These are bizarre beings.





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THE LIZARDS ARE COMING


Large lizards spreading into Texas.




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DID DRAGONS EXIST?

Do they have a basis in reality?





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BIGFOOT IN DELAWARE

Reported from Georgetown.





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BES KOTAK

A very strange looking creature of Malaysian folklore.


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CANINE CRYPTID REPORTED FROM KANSAS

What exactly is this beast?





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SEA-SERPENT OF DISCOVERY PASSAGE

Seen near Vancouver Island.




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Sunday, 22 November 2020

THUNDERBIRD

Giant bird of Native American mythology.



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IS THE ANTAMBA A GIANT FOSSA?

 If not, what is this cryptid of Madagascar?


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ROBERT KIRK - PIONEER STUDENT OF FAIRIES

Kirk was a Presbyterian minister who lived in the 17th Century.  His work is famous.





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BIGFOOT NOT A HUMAN

Argument against the humanity of the Hairy One.  (Video)





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LEGEND OF THE DOGMAN

Still found in Michigan.





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LEGENDS LEAD SCIENTISTS TO NEW SPECIES

It sounds like they're practicing cryptozoology.





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FORTHCOMING BOOK ON RENDLESHAM

Another tome on the famous mystery.


Publication due shortly. 

A TERRIBLY STRANGE STORY

An account of astonishing experiences.


Image courtesy Lon Strickler



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Saturday, 21 November 2020

SANTER - NORTH CAROLINA CRYPTID

But what was it?


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WHAT IS THE MITLA?

Is it feline, canine or non-existent?





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RABBIT-SQUIRREL HYBRID

Can such a thing exist?


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LEGEND OF THE PUKWUDGIE

Another look at one of the Wee Folk of America.





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REMINDER TO READERS

It should be remembered that words such as alleged or allegedly should be understood before many controversial statements on this blog. 

WATCHED BY BIGFOOT

When you take out trash.





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BIGFOOT IN OKLAHOMA

Encounter from October.





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EVIDENCE FOR BIGFOOT

Is it to be found in structures?





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PALE HUMANOID ON CABIN ROOF

A startling sighting.


Image courtesy Lon StricklerAdd caption



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Friday, 20 November 2020

OWL IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE

It had traveled a long way.


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DOES HOMO ERECTUS STILL SURVIVE?

Is he still to be found?  (Site in French with translation engine)





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MOKELE-MBEMBE

Analysis of this cryptid by Francois de Sarre.  (Site in French with translation engine)





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LOCH NESS SONAR READINGS

A look at recent sonar readings in the Loch.





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HAVE YOU SEEN AN ITQUIIRPAK?

Handlike creature in the folklore of the Yupic.


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TREES IN THE TROPICS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Commentary says it's necessary to plant them.





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BIGFOOT IN NEW BRUNSWICK

A sighting in Canada.





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NUMBER OF BIGFOOT SEEN

By train conductor.





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WEREWOLF EATS DEER

Or was it really a dogman? 





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Thursday, 19 November 2020

NUE - CATLIKE YOKAI

A creature from Japanese folklore.


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THOMAS THE RHYMER

Story of an historical character who was supposed to have visited the land of the Faeries.


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TIMESLIP?

This episode is called a timeslip, but I am not sure what is the right designation for it.  It is certainly a very strange story.


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SUGGESTED JERSEY DEVIL SIGHTING

Personally, I have doubts that this cryptid exists.





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ORANG PENDEK - JUST WHAT IS IT?

Cryptid primate of South-east Asia.




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WOOD KNOCKS - MADE BY BIGFOOT?

Report from Marlborough, New Hampshire.





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FEMALE BIGFOOT STROKES WITNESS' BEARD

Now there's something I've never experienced!





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MYSTERY CANID ON YORKSHIRE MOORS?

 It's wuthering up there.  (Judging by the time I was on the Yorkshire Moors, the poor thing must be frozen stiff.)


Image courtesy Lon Strickler



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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

NEW FISH DISCOVERED

 90 new species found.





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IS THE THETIS LAKE MONSTER A HOAX?

 Read this and ponder.

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WHAT'S ROAMING SOFIA?

It's a black upright creature in Bulgaria.


Image courtesy Lon Strickler



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GAMBO - STRANDED SEA CREATURE

Karl Shuker takes a look at this marine enigma.





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WHAT IS THE ALUX?

A diminutive being of Yucatan.  It  has been suggested that  Alux-ob are in fact a race of pygmies.  You pronounce the word Alush.


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UNKNOWN BIPED IN ILLINOIS

What is it?


Image courtesy Lon Strickler



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TWO BIGFOOT FIGHTING

Review of an old video.





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BIGFOOT ON GAME CAM

A look at this.



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Tuesday, 17 November 2020