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 27 October 2020


Of Dragons and Mermaids

A correspondent suggests I should inquire no more into creatures of mythology, but confine myself to animals that might have a flesh and blood nature.

The truth of the matter is that I regard this as a website which looks at folklore animals (zoomythology) as much as cryptozoology and regard both disciplines as falling under the umbrella of Fortean zoology.  I will thus include pieces on creatures that do not exist outside myth as I believe they are of interest to my reader

With regards to dragons and mermaids specifically, I would mention that a reptilian origin for the dragon myth is not impossible and even the mermaid may prove to be some pinniped as yet unkennrd by science.



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