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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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SOSTRATUS WINSTON: On the Irish Lake Monster

Oh, deary me; it appears the CFZ has caught promising footage of an anomalous occurance in an Irish lake and those other members of the cryptozoological community who are sore that they didn't get there first are doing their level best to spoil it.

I'll admit that my involvement with the CFZ has been minimal; indeed, I have only spoken to Mr Downes himself to date; but I believe them all to be upstanding people and scientifically minded, which is not something that can be said for those ragamuffins who have left internet comments casting aspersions as to the honesty and morality of those involved.

Personally, I was impressed with the video when I saw it but that does not mean I excitedly donned my "nessie lives" T-shirt (not that I actually have one, you trust). However, it is interesting footage and worthy of further study. We have enough of the mainstream scientific community sniping in our direction without us turning on ourselves.

1 comment:

Gary said...

Is it possible to view said footage?