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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Thursday, June 30, 2011

CRYPTOLINKS: Hunting Wildmen in the Pyrenees

Spain: Searching for Bigfoot in the Aragonese Pyrenees – The First Expedition By Javier Resines, Criptozoología en España

Since time immemorial there has been speculation surrounding the existence of "wild men" in certain isolated of the Pyrenees where access is difficult. This likelihood has regained currency following the information supplied by recent expeditions made in to the region of Bielsa, Huesca (Spain).

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1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

This is one of the matters I heard of first directly from Heuvelmans, in the late 1980s. The Basque name for them is Basajaun, Lord of the Forest, and they are essentially a direct continuation of the Wild Men of the Middle Ages in this region (AKA Salvajes "Savages" but originally also meaning "Forest People")Heuvelmans spoke of them as being Neanderthals but also emphasized that they were distinctive from other types in other areas.

Best Wishes, Dale D.