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, 6 December 2022

FOX-BAT IN HERZOGOVINA

Why was it there?


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TRATRATRATRA

Mystery animal of Madagascar.





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DID ELLIOT O'DONNEL MEET BIGFOOT?

 A famous ghost writer and a cryptid.





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RIVER HAGS OF ENGLAND

Fearsome water creatures.





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WOLF-ORCA HYBRID

From Inuit mythology.  (Picture)


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GRAY ALIEN IN PENNSYLVANIA

Encountered at Mt Davis.





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BIGFOOT CONSPIRACY THEORY

Just what is it?





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ANCIENT MARTIAN MEGA-TSUNAMI

Perhaps triggered by asteroid.




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MAMMOTHS IN ALASKA?

Do they survive there?





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Monday, 5 December 2022

BIGFOOT TRACKED IN MALAYSIA

Trailed through the jungle.





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DIETS OF EARLY SAPIENS AND NEANDERTHALS

Both Homo sapiens and Neanderthals had more advanced diets than you might think.


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WINTER FOLKLORE TRADITIONS

Including an alphabet of Christmas monsters.





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FOLKLORE OF ANIMALS

The folktales of human and animal coexistence.  It is also a lamentation for the fact that youngsters today are so city centered.





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ENCOUNTER WITH THE MOEHU

A creature of New Zealand folklore.





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SOMETHING IN THE WOODS

Bigfoot, peradventure?





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8 BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS

They were unnerving!





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THYLACINE MAY STILL BE IN PAPUA-NEW GUINEA

Should there be a search?





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YULE-GOAT

A Swedish Christmas tradition.  This article also deals with the Tomte.





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STRANGE COINCIDENCES

What causes them?  A scientist studies them.


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CRYPTOZOOLOGY MUSEUM TO LEAVE PORTLAND

But not until 2025.


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Sunday, 4 December 2022

MESSAGE TO READERS

Just to remind you, we cannot vouch for the truth of the contents of the links on this site and the words "alleged" or "allegedly" should be understood in the headlines.

As you can see from the articles, many are taking on a Christmas flavor, as many legends are concerned with Christmas and we regard Folklore, animal, vegetable and general, as part and parcel of the subject matter of this blog. 

POINSETTIA - A CHRISTMAS FLOWER

The story of this flower and details about it.





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CREEPY CRYPTIDS

What do you make of them?


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CORNISH DRAGONS

Artificial Dragons in Cornwall's Helston Museum.





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SCIENCE OF SANTA'S REINDEER

A scientific look at at the attributes ascribed to the reindeer of Santa Claus.





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AMERICAN HYENA

Are there hyenas in America?





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America had hyenas which are now believed extinct.


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BIGFOOT LEGEND

An overview of the legend of one of Oregon's most well known cryptids.





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8-FOOT HUMANOID IN AUSTRALIA

Could it have been a Yowie?





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BIGFOOT HUB IN COLORADO

It's a store, museum and all around Bigfoot center.





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WASHINGTON SASQUATCH FESTIVALS

First big event in January.





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Saturday, 3 December 2022

Friday, 2 December 2022

BIGFOOT IN OHIO?

Creature caught on gamecam.





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JUNK DNA AN ALIEN SIGNATURE?

An interesting suggestion.





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KNECHT RUPRECHT

This is a Christmas character in German folklore, who used to punish naughty children.  The link below takes you to the article in German Wikipedia, which has a translation engine.





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SNOW-GIANT ON U.S.-CANADIAN BORDER

A two-faced effigy built in the 19th or early 20th Century.


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IS THERE ANY TRUTH IN DRAGON LEGENDS?

Does anything lie behind them?





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WHAT IS A LUTIN?

Diminutive being in French folklore.





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BLACK PANTHER OF OHIO

A look at an enigmatic felid.





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10 TEXAS CRYPTIDS

Includes Wampus Cat, Caddo Critter, Ozark Howler,  Bigfoot, etc.





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CFZ NEWSLETTER #87

The Centre's newsletter deals with the CFZ's expedition to Indonesia and an astonishing discovery they made there.





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DID COUPLE FIND HAND OF ALIEN?

A strange story from Brazil.





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MYSTERY PREDATOR KILLS CATTLE IN COLORADO

It leaves no tracks.


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MYSTERY HUMAN ANCESTOR IN AFRICA

Identified by computers.





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HOW FLYING SQUIRRELS STORE THEIR NUTS

An example of animal ingenuity.





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Thursday, 1 December 2022

WISCONSIN MAN-BAT

A truly scary encounter.


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NANDI BEAR

Mysterious African animal. 





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ANIMALS AND MONSTERS OF CHRISTMAS

A look at some of the animals and creatures associated with the Festive Season.





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HAAST'S EAGLE

Flying cryptid of New Zealand.


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FAIRIES SEEN MORRIS DANCING

An incident reported from Wales.


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AMERICAN DRAGONS

Dragon and monster reports.





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CHASED BY A DRAGON

There's nothing like being chased by a dragon to make you put on speed.





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MYSTERY HUMANOID

Seen eating live dog in California.





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LAKE CHELAN DRAGON

Extraordinary story of a lake monster.  Is it an offspring of Nessie?





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CRYPTID-CHASING INDUSTRY

Begun by Bigfoot and Nessie.





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BATTLE OF BEAR WITH RUDOLPH

A bear attacked an inflatable model of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.





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