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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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Monday, August 02, 2010

WEIRD WEEKEND 2010: Latest News

* I am very pleased to announce that John Hanson and Dawn Hollaway, authors of the new multi-part series Haunted Skies, will be presenting a display of a small portion of the last fifteen years' worth of data, and discussing the project with anyone who is interested....

With less than two weeks to go, now might be a good time to buy your tickets to the best crypto-fortean event of the year....

Buy Your Tickets here

KITHRA DISCUSSES THE TORBAY MONSTER

http://kithraskrystalkave.blogspot.com/2010/08/sea-monster-seen-off-paignton-devon.html



Over on her blog, Kithra discusses the Torbay sea monster with the calm good sense that she is known for. She also says very nice things about me, and I hope that I have not come over as just a middle-aged, bad-tempered and opinionated man. I mean, I am just a bad-tempered and opinionated middle-aged man, but we wouldn't want all the world to know that, would we?

JON AND CORINNA'S BIDEFORD POST COLUMN FOR JULY



LONG EARED BAT ROADKILL

This long-eared bat was unfortunate enough to fly into the windscreen of John and Dawn's (authors of the new Encyclopaedia of British UFOs) car. Sadly, it did not survive, but it is an extraordinary picture....

A WORD TO THE WISE

I always try to be honest with you folk in what I write for the bloggo. I am not at all well at the moment, and Corinna is poorly as well. That is why letters and emails remain unanswered, OTT is still only a third done, and if you have been trying to get hold of either of us since the weekend, you will probably have been spectacularly unsuccesful.

I have every hope that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible, but in the meantime I ask for your forbearance.

THE DOWNSIDE OF LIVING IN A VILLAGE WITH TWO NAMES..

Mike and Ruby are better publicists for the CFZ than we are; however the editors of the website got the address wrong....

UFO investigators and people who track down sightings of strange wild animals will descend on a Devon village for their annual conference next month. The Weird Weekend takes place in Woolfardisworthy, near Crediton, on the weekend of August 13 to 14. During the event authors Mike Williams and Rebecca Lang will unveil their new book, Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of Panthers, which speculates about the origins of, and studies the evidence for, big cats Down Under.

http://www.thisisexeter.co.uk/entertainmentnews/Meet-authors-Weird-Weekend/article-2471445-detail/article.html

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 2002 Carmen Silvera died. Silvera is best known for her portrayal of Edith Artois in Allo Allo, a comedy which just so happens to be the funniest show the BBC have ever created.

(Note for fact fans: the accordion in the Allo Allo theme tune was actually played by Michael Jackson, of Thriller and Smooth Criminal fame who was a big fan of Lloyd's previous project Captain Beaky & His Band (Not Forgetting Hissing Sid!!!) under the condition that his involvement was kept secret)

And now, the news:

The owner of a South African game reserve is plann...
Agencies Join Efforts to Relocate Sea Turtle Nest ...
Giant, dog-sized rat documented in East Timor (Vi...
Mysterious Creature May Lurk In Appalachian Mounta...
Monkeys hate flying squirrels, report monkey-annoy...

The nature of Monkey was irrepressible!