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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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ROBERT SCHNECK PRESENTS: Mermaids and Mermen Part Two

Robert Schneck wrote: This is an article called 'Mermaids and Mermen' by Edward VIzetelly, that appeared in The English Illustrated Magazine No. 209, February 1901. Some of the accounts are familiar; others are not; and it's well illustrated. Hope you can use it.

We can indeed run it Robert, and ran the first part yesterday. Here is part two.


Rossome said...

Great piece. Thank you for sharing.

Rossome said...

Great piece. Thanks for sharing. Fascinating accounts. I have spent many months at sea without seeing anything that I would classify as mermen. I believe that they did/do exist and as us humans moved into cycles of "forgetfulness" and "darkness" they restricted contact with us. During these days of awakening, I expect for contact to resume once we raise our consciousness to an appropriate level.