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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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Friday, October 08, 2010

THERE IS SOMETHING MAX BLAKE AIN'T TELLING US

Ride 'em cowboy

IDENTIFY THIS LIZARD

I THINK IT IS A EUROPEAN AGAMA



ARCHIVING PROJECT: General Forteana part 27

As you know, Oll has been working on the archiving project since early February 2009 and he is now working on a general mish-mash of a section known as `General Forteana`. This 27th collection once again really is a collection of completely uncategoriseable stuff, including the self-styled vampire who killed his mother, the talk show host and UFOs, the Nepalese girls who are married to pieces of fruit, and the Yorkshire pub ghost that crossed the Atlantic... It doesn't get much better than this. Good stuff.

HERE

FROM THE 'PARANORMAL BUFFALO' EMAIL LIST

I agreed with the OP that these were a "striking pair of antlers". Thanks to Rick for letting me repost.

REDFERN WRITES

I was recently interviewed extensively about my cryptozoological investigations by the British-based website Paranormal The Other Side.

We cover a lot of ground, such as how I got into crypto, my expeditions to Puerto Rico in search of the Chupacabras, the Patterson-Bigfoot film and much more.

Here's the link:

http://paranormaltheortherside.webs.com/interviewspage2.htm

DARREN NAISH HITS THE PUBLICITY TRAIL

Earlier this year (July) my children's book on Mesozoic reptiles - Dinosaurs Life Size - appeared in the shops. People seem to like it (yikes, even if some of the 'life sized' animals are scaled wrong). July also saw the publication of Dorling Kindersley's Know It All (Baines 2010); I didn't write the whole book; just the section on prehistoric animals. Today I'm pleased to announce that my third book for 2010 - Tetrapod Zoology Book One (Naish 2010) - is finally available.

It won't (so far as I know) be available on the shelves of book stores, and (should you want it) you'll have to order it online. We'll get to that in a moment.

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OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1967 Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was executed for attempting to ensite a rebellion in Bolivia and in 1986 the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, 'The Phantom of the Opera', had its first performance in London. Speaking of Andrew Lloyd Webber, few people know this but he once had a hit with genius children's TV presenter and all round top bloke Timmy Mallett (I met him when I was waiting tables in Cardiff while I was an A-level student and can vouch for that):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77tirxSTAWU
Webber was also the mysterious Doctor Spin responsible for this hit song based on music and sound effects from the Nintendo Game Boy version of Tetris:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15cY32idzD0
And if you don't believe me, like Max didn't when I posted my H.G. Wells facts a few weeks back, you can check Wikipedia.
And now, the news:

Sundarbans tigers smallest in world (claims new st...
Experts baffled by 'small' Bangladesh tigers
Why T-Rex was even bigger than we thought: Experts...
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ravaged by disease
Prehistoric first humans in North America were NOT...
Dolphin species attempt 'common language'

Dolphins are truly astounding creatures, take a look at this clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqzd0aKTWlY