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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Monday, December 06, 2010

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day on in 521 BC St Columba was born. Columba is of course notable to cryptozoologists because of his encounter with a monster in the River Ness which has been claimed by some as the first recorded encounter with the Loch Ness Monster.
And now, the news:

Panda costumes used to fool four-month-old cub
Crackdown on hare coursing in Welwyn Hatfield
U.S. proposes calling two types of seals threatene...
Louisiana oyster beds remain empty after BP disast...
Sierra Nevada foxes (via Chad Arment)
23 rare New Zealand fur seals clubbed to death at ...

Seal clubbing is barbaric, but what would happen if one seal were to get it's own back? Well wonder no more:

1 comment:

Steve W. said...

Are you sure St Columba was born in 521 BC? Wouldn't that have made him over a thousand years old when he started spreading the word of God around Britain?