Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Forests of Mystery

Twice a day I do the bloggo postings, and part of my routine is to post details of these updates on Usenet and Facebook. Today, on the `Cryptozoology` page on Facebook, I found the following posting:

Hi everyone! My name is Dewey Lansing and there's been some odd happenings at the Cascade Forest Research Center in Tillamook, Oregon (where I work) that I think it falls into the cryptozoology catagory. For more information please visit my website at http://www.forestsofmystery.com/

I am always on the lookout for new stories, so I followed the link and was highly impressed by what I found. I don't believe a word of it, but it is massively entertaining. The quality of the filming and the scope of the various interlinked websites imply that this is a promo for a TV Show or movcie rather than just a hoax, but it is incredibly well done and I want to know what happens next.

Check it out....

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