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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Friday, December 04, 2009

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday’s News Today


On this day in 1877 the Mary Celeste was found floating near the Azores without her crew. There were no signs of a struggle, there was enough food and fresh water aboard to last for 6 months, and no reports of storms or rough seas in the area. The strange tale of this ghost ship remains a mystery to this day.
And now the news:

Orangutan's photographs become a hit on Facebook
Australian aims to breed 'green' sheep that burp less
The 'pretty as a peacock' spider
Dogs diagnosed with swine flu in China
Giant egg mystery turns out to be joke
An eggcellent practical yoke.


G L Wilson said...

Hi Oll,

May I recommend the book "Ghost Ship" by Brian Hicks which examines the story and the history of the Mary Celeste in some detail and arrives at a plausible solution to the whole mystery.

Oll Lewis said...

Thanks Gavin, I'll keep an eye out for that book and add it to my Amazon Wishlist in the meantime, I love a good mystery.