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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, April 22, 2011

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

From CFZ Australia:
Wolgan Valley's Albino wallaroos
From the archives: Footprints of Dreamtime Dinosaur (1964)
NZ Kokako snapper sought
The Nargun and the Stars
Hairy-nosed wombats feel farmers' wrath
Lair of the Cane Toad Discovered
EdgeScience features Sumatra's Orang Pendek
Australian skull proof of convergent evolution

From Nick Redfern's blog:
A 10-Year Anniversary of the Monstrous Kind

GRAHAM INGLIS AND DAVE B-P BOTH DREW MY ATTENTION TO THIS

This makes somewhat interesting reading.
10 places it's (almost) impossible to visit

IS IT AN OSPREY?

SINISTER INVASION FROM THE MIDDLE EAST

At a time when the world has been focussed on events in North Africa and the Middle East, large numbers of predatory invaders have been silently invading Europe — and some have reached Britain. The invaders in question, though, are vagrant emperors.

Last week two reached southwest England, following three other confirmed sightings last October. The latest sightings were a male photographed in Plymouth (Devon) on 15th April and a female who chose to rest on some washing in Penryn (Cornwall) the following day. Both sexes are brown, though the male has a bright blue segment at the base of the abdomen, next to the wings. In addition to 44 species of dragonfly and damselfly seen regularly in the UK, a further 10 species have occurred as vagrants, including vagrant emperor.

Read on

DAVEY CURTIS: Get your jugs out

Dear Jon,

Joanne, Rosie & I were at York Museum today and I came across two unusual jugs, one has a figure of Pan on it and the other has a being I am not familiar with. At first I thought it was a merman but the tail is more serpent like than fish. Any ideas?

Regards

Davey.C

HAUNTED SKIES: The strange story of a Suffolk UFO

http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/04/ufo-captured-on-film-from-haunted-skies.html

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/
On this day in 1564 William Shakespeare was baptised (his birth date is unknown). Shakespeare wrote some rather good plays, a lot of which used paranormal things like prophecies and ghosts as plot devices, and come highly reccomended.