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.

Thursday 30 September 2021


Charles Fort, from whose surname the word Fortean is derived, will be known to many readers as a student of the anomalous.  Not everyone knows, however, that he also wrote fiction.  One piece of this was A Radical Corpuscle.  This dealt with a society formed by a human's red and white blood corpuscles.  These had no idea that they were in the body of a human and that their purpose was the sustenance of that human.  However, a radical who claimed to be in touch with the human apprised them of this and also suggested there might be other humans apart from their one.  This story was first published in 1906 in Watson's Magazine and later in book form in 1973.  Another novel, The Outcast Manufacturers, was published in 1909.  A further eight novels remained unpublished in his lifetime.

Charles Fort


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