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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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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

RICHARD FREEMAN: THE MONSTERS OF PRAGUE (Part 5)

The Burning Man #2

This flaming entity is said to prowl Karlova Street. It is supposedly the ghost of a miser. In life he was a property owner and amassed lots of houses and money. A great fire broke out on Karlova Street but he would not leave the money he had stored on his premises and he feared his gold would melt. Trying to carry it in a sack on his back he died of a heart attack and his body was consumed by the flames.


He is said to manifest as a flaming figure whenever a large fire breaks out in the city. He will only cease his manifestations when someone helps him carry his bag of gold.

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