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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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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

HIT PARADE FOR JUNE (CFZ PRESS/FORTEAN WORDS)

UK

1. Haunted Skies Volume One by John Hanson and Dawn Holloway (2)
2. Haunted Skies Volume Two by John Hanson and Dawn Holloway (1)
3=. Monster! by Neil Arnold (7)

3=. Big Cats Loose in Britain by Marcus Matthews (7)
3=. Dark Dorset by Mark North and Robert Newland (4)
3=. The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia by Richard Freeman (-)
7. Tetrapod Zoology Book One by Darren Naish (5)
8=. Mystery Animals of the British Isles: Kent by Neil Arnold (-)
8=. A Daintree Diary by Carl Portman (-)
8=. The Mystery Animals of Ireland by Gary Cunningham and Ronan Coghlan (-)


US

1. The Inhumanoids by Bart Nunnelly (1)
2. Weird Waters - the lake and sea monsters of Scandinavia and the Baltic States by Lars Thomas (-)
3. The Monsters of Texas by Ken Gerhard and Nick Redfern (6)
4. The Mystery Animals of Ireland by Gary Cunningham and Ronan Coghlan (-)
5. I Fort the Lore by Paul Screeton (6)
6=. Haunted Skies Volume Two by John Hanson and Dawn Holloway (9)
6=. The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia by Richard Freeman (6)
8. Monster! by Neil Arnold (8)
9. Haunted Skies Volume One by John Hanson and Dawn Holloway (9)
10. UFO Down! by Andy Roberts (-)

Last month's positions in this pinky colour, which I think is called cerise. June's sales were rather good in both the UK and the USA. Certainly nothing to grumble about.
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WEIRD WEEKEND 2011 POSTER

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DALE AND TYLER ON MERHORSES

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/07/tyler-tries-for-merhorses-next.html
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WW2011 - Disappointing news


Sadly, Trevor Beer has had to cancel due to ill health. A replacement will be announced soon....
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HAUNTED SKIES: Ufologists at Number 10

http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/07/take-me-to-your-leader.html
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OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

Yesterday’s News Today
http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1998 Roy Rogers died. Why do I mention the famed owner of a horse called Trigger (no not this one) ? Well, reportedly, one of the episodes of The Roy Rogers Show featured a hoop snake, which barrelled along in a quite convincing manner, leading many people to believe this creature existed.
And now the news:

Turtle Lady ends career of caring for turtles and ...
Researchers Track Marine Turtle Movements (via Her...
In a War of Words, Makers of Plastic Bags Go to Co...
Gecko hoax correction (via Herp Digest)
Tortoises to the Rescue: Re-wilding to Repair Ecol...
Bangladesh intercepts dried turtle

As it's a quite a herp-themed news day, have a video of a kitten riding on a tortoise with jaunty music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC3hRVz36Yc
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CFZ CANADA - the problems of regulation

Robin presents a thought provoking piece on the problems of regulation within fortean research.

Since “ghost hunting” and “cryptozoology” have become more mainstream, those who take their research seriously are feeling increasingly frustrated by a plethora of false information and glory seeking not only on TV and online, but also in face to face situations. One of the biggest reasons there is this unease is that there is absolutely no regulation, peer or otherwise, over the credentials or publication of “findings” in this genre of research.

http://cfz-canada.blogspot.com/2011/06/you-take-low-road-ill-take-high-road.html

DALE LOOKS AT ICELANDIC SEA MONSTERS

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/07/icelandic-sea-monsters.html