Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bruce Spittle writes

Dear Jon

Could I mention that an account of claims of moa sightings in New Zealand has been published? Details and the introductory chapter are available at http://www.moasightings.com/ The 1993 claim is covered in some detail including an account written by one of the claimants, a transcript of a meeting of the claimants with the Skeptics Society, and the previously unpublished transcripts of the interviews by the Department of Conservation with the claimants. Some field investigations are also reported on.

Best wishes

1 comment:

Ego Ronanus said...

With regard to moas, books continue to say the roa-roa was the smallest kind of moa. It wasn't. It was the largest type of kiwi. Let the messsage be broadcast far and wide.