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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Monday, August 29, 2011


KARA WADHAM WRITES: I have lost my new Kindle which Nick bought me for my 40th. I am gutted as I have never had such an expensive present and I badgered him to get it early so I could enjoy it before I went back to work. I have had to retrace my steps and I may have brought it to the Weird Weekend and put it in my bag. It is no where to be found at home.

As someone who was previously averse to ebooks I now absolutely love my Kindle but only had it for a few days before the Weird weekend. If you think you may have found it, please let us know!

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

From Nick Redfern's "There's Something in the Woods...":
Searching for the Loch Ness Monster
Monstrous Ghosts?

From CFZ Australia:
Baby quoll no more than a handful
Thylacine prints discovered in WA on display
Matt Salusbury at the Weird Weekend 2011

WEIRD WEEKEND 2011: Richard Freeman sings the mouse song

WEIRD WEEKEND 2011: Adam Davies - the search for the orang pendek

WEIRD WEEKEND 2011: Lee Walker - Book Launch


Keep your fingers, paws, or other appendages crossed this afternoon. Prudence has her first post-op check up at the vet. This is when we find out
if the operation has been succesful or not.

HAUNTED SKIES: A visit to the Warminster Skywatch



Oll Lewis doesn't return until later today, but he asked us to remind you that on this day in 1984 The Space Shuttle Discovery took off on its first mission.

Possible Biological Control Discovered for Pathogen Devastating Amphibians
Twenty endangered Siamese crocodiles hatch in Laos
Sea Turtle Andre Dead
Zoo vet makes house calls for sick turtles
National Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center adds endangered species
Rare sand lizards released back to the wild on Merseyside
Africa’s forest elephants are running out of space...
Famine threatens Australia's gentle sea cows
Extinct bumblebee to be reintroduced to BritainPoisoned pigeons used to kill wild buzzards
Guy Hawks: Ospreys return to Wales for first time
Chinese doctors to call for ‘cruel’ bear farms to close
Wayward penguin returning to sea

And now THIS happens:


At the Frontiers of Zoology we have more on the history of Dragons posted for Monday:


And at the Frontiers of Anthropology a posting that involves writings on stone, Astronomical records of incredible age, Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings and the beginnings of Ancient Egypt: