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, April 13, 2009


From Glen Vaudrey:


When I saw the picture a couple of days ago, I remembered straight away where I had seen it before: Fortean Times issue 93 December 1996 pages 36 & 37. Even then I thought it was a model stood in a pond; it's the pond weed and grass that give an indication to the size of the creature - at a guess around 6 inches tall.

Having studied the pictures in a little more detail, I am confident that I could make one and have it photographed for a CFZ exclusive in less than two weeks.....

Take care


I am really enjoying this saga, and have no idea where it will end. I hope that Glen manages to fake-up an approximation of the same picture. I, too, had my suspicions that some of the vegetation in the left hand rear of the picture was lemna sp duckweed. Maybe it is a mini-water-blackfella...

1 comment:

stormwalkernz said...

apparently its a photo that originated from Wild Creek in the US, obtained by a park ranger near Mt Rainier Washington, on July 11 1995. It is said several photos werte taken and this was the best of the group of snaps.

Tony Lucas