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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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Saturday, October 02, 2010

ON THE TRACK



The latest edition of a monthly webTV show from the CFZ and CFZtv, bringing you the latest cryptozoological, and monster hunting news from around the world. This episode brings you:

CFZ in autumn
Shosh gets married
Leopard hair analysis
Big cat sighting in Cornwall
Trunko pics
India Expedition
Darren Naish's new book
Karl Shuker's new book
Corinna looks at out of place birds
New and Rediscovered: New Gibbon
New and Rediscovered: New Elephant Shrew
New and Rediscovered: New Australian frog
New and Rediscovered: Tigers found in Bhutan after a long absence

HUNTING BIGFOOT BY BALLOON

RICHARD FREEMAN vs THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

Recently the Supreme Court in the US voted not to ban videos showing graphic violence to animals, including filmed dog fights. They said that such a ban would violate the constitutional right to free speech!

If the US Constitution includes allowing videos of animal violence then screw the US Constitution.
How can a 'civilised' country think that banning films of deliberate cruelty to animals is an attack of free speech? This is stupid, even by the standards of international legislators.

Tell the Supreme Court what spineless, backward, cowardly morons they are here....

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/667/745/979/?z00m=19888150

THE NEW ISSUE OF PHENOMENA MAGAZINE

Due to file sending size, this month's issue comes in two parts.

In Strange Locations: UPIA visit Wythenshawe Hall and Lloyd Pye explains why science is wrong. Also, Nick Pope discusses contact with Extraterrestrials.Richard Freeman investigates Lake Monsters & Sea Serpents. Dave Sadler, Kirst D'Raven & Colin Veacock explore tales of Road Ghosts.Are you affected by the Moon? The Ourang Medan death ship, The truth about the Exorcist! All this plus the latest news, book reviews and much much more.

Dont forget to visit the Phenomena magazine website for all downloads of back issues, though there is a daily downlad limit.

As always, feel free to forward Phenomena Magazine or contact us with you thoughts or articles.

ELIZABETH CLEM: Pink Hippo Links

Hey, Jon!

Have you seen this?

http://www.dailypress.com/news/sns-rare-pink-hippo,0,564510.story?track=rss
http://www.thirdage.com/news/rare-pink-hippo-photographed-kenya_9-30-2010
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/43514/

Pics here!


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/09/photogalleries/100929-pink-hippo-hippopotamus-leucism-leucistic-science-kenya-pictures/?now=2010-09-29-00:01#/rare-pink-hippopotamus-pinkopotamus-wallow_26810_600x450.jpg


He's so cute!

Elizabeth

LEAKY ROOF STORIES

As regular readers will know, the ceiling of Corinna's and my bedroom fell in the other night. I am sure that Graham will get it fixed in the next few days, but in the meantime Corinna, Biggles and I are camping out on the sitting room floor (which is surprisingly comfortable).


However, many people have sent their commiserations. Thank you guys, I appreciate that, and especially this anecdote from Dale Drinnon:


Benny had an opossum come crashing through his bedroom ceiling a few years ago. The place is still patched on the inside largely by a cardboard cutout. Benny said there had been just a little leak in the roof just at that place, and the opossum had worked its way in through that: he subsequently re-shingled the roof at that place so no more would follow.


It is stories like that which remind me why I love this blog so much.

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 2003 Roy, of magicians Siegfried and Roy fame, was mauled by one of the shows tigers. Their Vegas show was put on hiatus until 2009 when they returned with the same tiger.
And now, the news:

Big cat sighting
Rare sighting draws birdwatchers to Provincetown
Whale sighting in Tamar River
Australians go hunting after whale boy sighting
Bird Notes – sighting of whiskered black tern
Pig bites thief to save hens
Workers unearth huge fossil cache in California
Egrets shot to safeguard flights
Sailor's body found inside shark at Jaws Beach
In search of the giant rat
Texas man stung by 1200 bees
Six foot long snake discovered in toilet in Poland...
How a family's beloved pet came back from the dead...
Big cat sighting near Wool

'Wool' I never, 'cat's very interesting.

A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING LINKS FROM CHAD ARMENT

Discovery of new population boosts almost-extinct Colombian bird
http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0928-hance_oropendola.html

Extreme Microbe Drinks Dew on Spiderwebs to Live
http://www.livescience.com/animals/extreme-microbe-drinks-dew-on-spiderwebs-to-live-100922.html

A couple of introduced snake articles:

SNAKES ALIVE! (banded water snakes in California)
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_16173511

Snakes found breeding in western Nfld. (garter snakes in Newfoundland)
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/09/30/nl-snakes-newfoundland-930.html