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.

Friday 31 May 2024

CFZ NEWSLETTER #107

The CFZ Newsletter for June, 2024.





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ON THE TRACK 287 and 287.1

Latest edition of the CFZtv weekly web show, together with Don't Whistle in the Woods Episode 8.





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WHAT IS A CHIMPORILLA?

Its corpse is in a Congo museum, but is it a chimpanzee, gorilla or a hybrid of both?  There may be further specimens out there.  Its resemblance to Bigfoot has been noticed.





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PUMAS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

They're terrorizing a district in California.





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COLOSSAL SQUID BABY

Have scientists captured a photograph?





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KALAVINKA

Bird in eastern religions.  Chinese tradition says it is human-headed.


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INVASIVE INSECT SPECIES IN UTAH

It's a threat to forests.


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Tuesday 28 May 2024

16th CENTURY DRAGONS

In Devon, England.





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ABATWA

Humanoid creatures of Zulu tradition.





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ALIENS ALREADY ON EARTH?

What whistleblowers have said.





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HORRIFYING SPIDER INFESTATIONS

Nightmares for arachnophobes!





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DID POOR PARENTING CAUSE NEANDERTHAL EXTINCTION?

A look at this curious question.





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FOSSILS OF THREE NEW EGG-LAYING MAMMALS

The fossil record has much to reveal.


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GORDO

Before any man had walked on the moon, the United States shot moonwards a squirrel monkey called Gordo.  Paving the way for human lunanauts, Gordo survived the journey, but his parachute failed to open on the way back.  His body was not found.


But there is more to the story than that.  From 1959, Gordo or what looked extremely like him, wearing a spacesuit made of foil, not to mention a plastic  helmet, started to be seen walking around the Space Coast in Florida.  He was last reported in 1970.  Peole approached him, but he gave the human race a wide berth.





 

Friday 24 May 2024

WELSH WILDMAN

Wildmen are not absent from traditions in Wales, UK.  They have been reported from Denbighshire and near LLandudno.  The latter was heavily covered with black hair.  It had red eyes that glowed and was said to be twice the size of an adult male human.



 

REPTILIAN

Humanoid in reptilian form.





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PHAYA NAK

Creature of the Mekong.





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FOUR-EYED CREATURES

Discovered in hole in beach.


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INVASIVE WALLABIES A THREAT

What are they doing in New Zealand?




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KAZAKH MYTHICAL CREATURES

A detailed look at mythical or legendary creatures among the Kazakhs of Central Asia.





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HUMPTY DUMPTY IS AN EGG

A number of queries have appeared recently along the lines of Why is Humpty Dumpty depicted  as an egg?  The word egg doesn't occur in the rhyme.  Did the egg image come from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass?  

The answer is the rhyme was intended to be a riddle.  That is the reason the word egg is never mentioned.  The intelligent reader is supposed to deduce from the rhyme that Humpty is an egg.  When he falls off the wall, he certainly suffered from shell shock.   [Source: Iona and Peter Opie]




However, Humpty's actual name may have been derived from that of a cannon.




Thursday 23 May 2024

ISSIE: LAKE MONSTER OF JAPAN

Found in Lake Ikeda.





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GIANT ALIENS ON YANYARINA ISLAND

A bizarre episode.





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DRAGON OF AFRICA

A dragon of African legend, it was said to have drunk up the Niger river.  It was killed by King Samba and his trusty bard Tarafe.  Its bones then released the water and they are said to lie under the river yet.  This dragon is called Isa Bere.



 

GENETIC ENGINEERING

Tigons, Killer Bees, Human-Mouse Hybrid, etc.





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HAS STELLER'S SEA COW SURVIVED?

Is it in Greenland's waters?





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OUACHITAS AND BIGFOOT

They have a history of them.





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THE WHITE DODO

Did it ever exist on RĂ©union?


Ordinary Dodo



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