WELCOME TO THE CFZ BLOG NETWORK: COME AND JOIN THE FUN

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...

Search This Blog

Loading...

Saturday, April 02, 2011

CRYPTOZOOLOGY ONLINE: On The Track (Of Unknown Animals) Episode 44

DALE DRINNON: Three kinds of unicorns

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/04/three-kinds-of-unicorns.html

THE CFZ YEARBOOK 2011 IS FINALLY AVAILABLE



The 2011 CFZ Yearbook is - at bloody last - now available. Its contents are:

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TRUNKO

- A Trio of World-Exclusives on ShukerNature. Here’s How It Happened! by Dr Karl Shuker
IN SEARCH OF THE HVERAFUGLAR by Glen Vaudrey
FLOGGING A DEAD HORSE:
The Cryptozoological Aspects of the George Edalji Affair by Nick Redfern
INVENTED TRADITIONS AND REGIONAL IDENTITY:
The case of the Black Dog of Bungay by Dr David Waldron
IN SEARCH OF THE BOLDON BRAG by Mike Hallowell
Cryptozoological articles from Paranormal magazine by Richard Freeman


- DRAGONS: A LEGEND COME TO LIFE
- GOING UNDERGROUND - MONSTERS THAT NEVER WERE
- WENDIGO: WALKER ON THE WINDS
- THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP: MONSTERS IN YOUR BACKYARD
- THE BOGEY MEN OF THE PHILIPPINES
- THE BEASTS FROM BRAZIL.

ON THE ALMASTY AND CENTRAL ASIAN WILDMEN by Dale Drinnon

THE AMPHISBAENA IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND by Richard Muirhead.
A note on Frank Searle as recalled by Syd Henley.
ON THE TRACK...OF HELLHOUNDS WHICH AREN’T BLACK! By Neil Arnold
FRESHWATER CEPHELAPODS - LIMITATIONS BY PHYSIOLOGY by Max Blake
ZOOLOGICAL CURIOSITIES FROM HARDWICKE`S SCIENCE GOSSIP PART 2 1868-1870 by Richard Muirhead
THE CRYPTOZOOLOGY OF POKÉMON (Generations 1-4) by Oll Lewis.

ANNUAL REPORTS.

CFZ USA 2010 Report by Nick Redfern.

CFZ AUSTRALIA 2010 Report by Rebecca Lang and Mike Williams.
CFZ ANNUAL REPORT 2010 by Jonathan Downes.


This long awaited book retails at £12.50. However, readers of this blog using the paypal button below can get it for £10.00 post free. Sorry guys, but we cannot do this offer elsewhere in the world. Bloody Hell, Jon you must be bonkers to give us such an amazing bargain. Of Course I will take advantage of this fantastic offer. Wow






CORINNA ASKS THE INTRIGUING QUESTION: "Would you mess with this mother?"

http://cryptochick.blogspot.com/2011/04/would-you-mess-with-this-mother.html

PRU WAS SULKING: She didn't see why, if we transformed Helios & into a winged cat, why she couldn't be a winged dog..



She is actually bizarrely reminiscent of some statuary we saw in Mexico City (see my book Only Fools and Goatsuckers which was published by CFZ POress back in 2001)

GLEN VAUDREY: Trail Cameras for Sumatra Part 3


I thought it was time to demonstrate some of the advantages of trail cams, and we shall use our ever willing mascot Trevor to help make the point.

As you can see from today's picture a trail cam is tireless, it doesn’t need to break off to eat and drink and as long as its batteries are charged it will keep going; unlike our poor Lego cryptozoologist, still clutching his camera, who certainly looks the worse through lack of sustenance.

Many thanks to those who have so far donated, your contributions are very welcome and much appreciated. Don’t despair if you haven’t yet donated, or if you wish to contact me about the trail cams, the campaign still has many more weeks to run.

Just to recap, to sponsor a trail cam will cost £100. If that seems a little steep why not get a group together to sponsor one of these trail cams, a group of five will pay just £20 each. Sponsors will get an update on any pictures and when something exciting is spotted your name will go up in lights alongside the photo.

Don’t despair if you miss out on Trevor, he has plenty of friends who also need help in breaking free.

Your sponsorship will pay for the release and upkeep of Trevor and kin, but sadly you will have no rights to take him home.

Now doesn’t that sound like a good deal? Armchair cryptozoology at its best. All the fun of an expedition without being bitten by scary tropical insects.

If you like the sound of this then please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

For further information you can contact me at glen@cfz.org.uk or tel 0161 777 6586.

Donations can be made via PayPal to Trailcams@CFZ.org.uk

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/ On this day in 1924 Peter Hawkins was born. Even if you're not familiar with his name you'll definitely know his work as one of Britain's greatest and most prolific voice over artists, his work includes: Doctor Who (Daleks, Cybermen), H2G2 (Frankie Mouse), The Family Ness, Captain Pugwash, The Adventures of Tintin, Asterix and the Big Fight, Penny Crayon, Superted, The Woodentops and The Flower Pot Men.

And now the news:

Mystery of Cannock Chase 'beast' as new sighting i...