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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Sunday, July 05, 2009

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday’s News Today


Sunday brings with it the most exciting of my weekend features, the chance to witness history in the making, it’s Stereo-graphic Sunday! Red and cyan 3D glasses at the ready folks, because not only did I post the first 3D photograph of a mermaid (the CFZ’s feegee mermaid crafted by the talented Mr Friswell) but this week it’s another 3D first, a pilot whale skull.

You’ll notice that the skull is also upside down. The reason for this is because many people have seen upside down whale skulls and assumed they belonged to hitherto unknown sea monsters. Most recently a physics professor, who should have known better, sent off a press release about his discovery of a sea monster skull on display in a Mexican museum.
And now, the news:

Monster snake slithering in Rumford canal
Brazil's huge wetland under threat
'Bee sting honey' for arthritis
All creatures great and small
Cat appears on Question Time
Honeybee mobs overpower hornets
Kleptomaniacs of the skies
No safe haven for rarest antelope

How do you make an antelope?
Tell her that her father intends to stop the wedding.


stormwalkernz said...

Oll I must say the 3d camera is absolutely fantastic I look foreward to more of these marvelous photos.

Oll Lewis said...

It can be a little difficult finding a good thing to photograph though.
For example yesterday I tryed to get a 3D photo of Max Blake being fussed over by Biggles (the CFZ dog, not the high flying star of children's literature, that would just be creepy). However I found out that if you have too much in the background the 3D effect isn't as pronounced.

I'm still working on the best way to record video with it.