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...

Search This Blog


Sunday, February 21, 2010

LINDSAY SELBY: Nessie sighting?

People know of my interest in cryptozoological things and this was sent to me. It was found in an old library book that had been sold on. It is dated 2/12/92 and looks like it is from The Inverness Courier or other Scottish northern newspaper. It is strange because most people say Nessie has a small head but this sighting says 'A huge round head rose time and again out of the loch-each time revealing a thick dark mass below' and 'It had a big black round head which was visible all the time and every 10 metres or so it would rise itself about 4 feet out of the water.Under the head there was a thick dark neck'

So, if it wasn't Nessie what was it?

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

"Huge Head" and "Small Head" are relative terms. The usual reconstructions of what the Loch Ness Monster is supposed to look like has a very small head in proportion to the body, BUT that "Small head in proportion to the body" includes several reports where the head is estimated as a yard long or so. By regular human standards, that is a large head.

However I would not care to try and identify the creature in this case, the description is too vague. I am not sure what the witness meant by the way he put some other things such as it "Coming up to 4 feet" at intervals. It sounds like a regular "String-of-buoys" but exaggerated, and that is not the only interpretation possible.