A SCRAPBOOK OF THE WEIRD WEEKEND; BEING A NARRATIVE OF THE ACTIVITIES OF MR RICHARD FREEMAN, CRYPTOZOOLOGIST, AUTHOR, EXPLORER, ADVENTURER AND RACONTEUR, COVERING THE DAYS PRIOR TO AND DURING THE ANNUAL CENTRE FOR FORTEAN ZOOLOCY CONFERENCE HELD IN THE TOWN HALL, WOOLSERY, DEVONSHIRE IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD TWO THOUSAND AND NINE.
The CFZ garden party was a more sedate affair than last year. But it was good to see old friends like Neil and Ronan again. Sam Shearon recently came back from the Pacific Northwest and has brought his amazing monster artwork with him. Lars Thomas came over from Denmark with a film crew. He also recently received the results back from the DNA tests done on the specimens we brought back from Russia. What we hoped might be a fragment of almasty skull was just an-unusually thick fragment of skull from a modern human. The droppings were wild goat and hedgehog!
Whilst on a walk on Friday morning Lars was stopped by a man who saw him talking at a previous Weird Weekend. The man gave him a small plastic bag containing hairs from a beast he said was attacking his cattle. We intend to examine them over the weekend. It would be impressive if we found evidence of a big cat in the UK on the very weekend of the conference.