Tony Lucas

Based in the Hawkes Bay, Tony Lucas is the Head Representative for the Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) in New Zealand.

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tony lucasMy interest in cryptozoology started when I was young as I had a great scientific interest and mysteries of the world around me intrigued me. Later I developed a love of biology, I kept Tropical fish and other pets and developed an interest in the unusual, particularly carnivorous plants.

In my later years I learned of mysterious beasts that inhabited the New Zealand bush and were not often talked about. Once again my curiosity was aroused and I researched extensively to find out more. I began collecting files on Cryptozoology and mysterious phenomena. I have a PhD in Parapsychology and more recently attained a qualification as a Doctor of Parapsychology.

I also have qualifications in Biology and am a qualified freelance journalist and Photographer.

I have written many articles on the subject of UFOs, New Zealand Mysteries and Cryptozoology for various online magazine’s including The Cheers and, where I had a monthly column. In 2007 I collaborated on the book Elementum Bestia which has quite a bit about NZ cryptids in it.

2008 saw publication in the Centre for Fortean Zoology Yearbook with a run down on our New Zealand Cryptids. The CFZ is THE biggest world-wide Cryptozoological organisation in the world, with representatives in many Countries. You can find them here if you want to learn more

Tony Lucas also operates and contributes to the following websites:

CFZ-New Zealand

The New Zealand Un-Natural Mystery Centre

New Zealand Cryptozoology

We are proud to have Tony on the research team and look forward to working alongside him in the ongoing search for answers in this mysterious world of ours.