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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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Thursday, June 16, 2011

ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR WANTED

Our intrepid news editor Gavin Lloyd-Wilson has a lot on his plate at the moment. So we are looking for someone (or even several someones) to help him. Do you fancy joining the CFZ Bloggo news team? If so, email me on jon@cfz.org.uk

CFZ PUBLISHING

Corinna has something to announce .

BARBADOS CRYPTID PART TWO - sent by Damon Corrie

Following on from the story we posted yesterday.

HELP WANTED WITH DNA MOTH STUDY

WANTED for a DNA study. Any dead stage (eggs, caterpillars, pupae or moths) of Dendrolimus pini (Pine-tree Lappet moth) would be welcome. This moth has been found near Inverness, Scotland and is believed to be either a previously unrecorded native or a human mediated introduction via imported trees.

Forest Research want to determine the origin of the Scottish moth by comparison of its DNA with that of D.pini sourced from Europe and other locations especially SE Russia and NW Asia. Dried specimens should be less than 20 years old and all specimens should be dead prior to transport. Even a badly damaged specimen, a detached appendage or body segment, or a single preserved egg will suffice - the key requirements are date and place of collection (at least country and year, but the more detail the better). Postage and summary expenses will be reimbursed.

The findings of the study will ultimately be published in scientific journals and your help will be acknowledged if requested. If you can help then please contact Roger Moore, Forest Research, Northern Research Station, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9SY, tel. 0131 445 6923, email roger.moore@forestry.gsi.gov.uk, to whom dead material may be sent.

HAUNTED SKIES: Another miscellany of odds and sods

http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/06/derek-dempster-hong-kong-and-1954-ufos.html

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1945 Art Bell, the original host of the American paranormal radio-show, Coast To Coast, was born.
And now the news, expertly compiled by Gavin Wilson:

Living, biological raygun produced in lab
Francis Galton: The man who drew up the 'ugly map'...
FIREMEN RESCUE SHEEP OFF ROOF

A surfing sheep:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUlC79KBfmA

THE MOST BIZARRE THING I HAVE SEEN IN YEARS - Steve Ignorant meets a giant rat

I wish that UK children's television was like this!