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, July 30, 2010

CFZ AUSTRALIA: Incredible Survival Story

The incredible survival story of Australian Hayden Adcock, the man who survived 11 days lost in the Laos jungle in 2008 and was attacked by giant lizards, is the feature of episode #3 of Miracles, and can be viewed on ABC's iView for a short time here:

The program includes interviews with Hayden and his family and actual rescue footage.

Hayden survived exposure, internal bleeding, multiple organ failure, various infections, blood poisoning, pneumonia, maggots and having his flesh and the skin on his feet eaten by giant lizards!

Seven months later, after learning to walk again, he returned to laos to meet and thank all of his rescuers. A miracle indeed.

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

I asume you are meaning unknown, Cryptozoological giant lizards? I can't imagine perenties doing that. Feet are an odd place to start eating somebody, as well.