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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Monday, March 02, 2009

CRYPTOZOOLOGY: On The Track Episode 18

24 Hours late - but I hope you will agree that it was worth it....

The latest edition of a monthly webTV show from the CFZ and CFZtv, bringing you the latest cryptozoological, and monster hunting news from around the world. This episode brings you:

New species at a Yeovil Bug Fair (and a South African game reserve)
Jon meets the daleks
new CFZ fish projects
donations of equipment
The latest on the blue dogs of Texas
Not a chupacabra
The changing seasons
A pagan fertility feast?
Flying saucers and new species of cave snail in Puerto Rico
The Grant Museum of Zoology
Jackalopes in San Antonio
Wolves and pumas in Illinois
Bigfoot 911 call
spiny mice
Dr Strangely Strange
NEW AND REDISCOVERED: Amphibians in Colombia
NEW AND REDISCOVERED: Psychedelic toadfish
NEW AND REDISCOVERED: New freshwater fishes


stormwalkernz said...

Another bloody brilliant episode I must say.
Regarding your theory on the blue doglike creatures, I must say it sounds at least plausible, and with the climatic changes we are currently experiencing it would seem quite logical.
I'm just wondering if the blue colouration is a response to increased ultraviolet light to screen out these harmful rays.
Also the lack of fur could also be a response to the current rise in global temperatures.

Andy Holroyd said...

1st class. You just got a new regular reader/viewer. I enjoyed your healthy scepticism and the variety of topics.
The Eric von Daniken reference was ace and good luck with the snails, though you make it seem you are trying to breed them as a food resource :)

However, Strangely Strangely, I now have to find the time to see all your previous episodes.