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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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Saturday, October 22, 2011

CFZ PEOPLE: Jess Heard

Happy Birthday to my dear adopted neice-oh

LATEST ON DALE DRINNON'S 'CEDAR AND WILLOW' BLOG

Dale has been working hard. There is a new and improved homepage for the Cedar and Willow Blog, and some more stories:
http://cedar-and-willow.blogspot.com/

The Cedar and Willow Blog now has a couple of short paragraphs on the page headers which explain what the basic concept and setup is all about.

The two Blog entries on Clara Bow are now up:
http://cedar-and-willow.blogspot.com/2011/10/beech-clara-bow-filmography.html
and
http://cedar-and-willow.blogspot.com/2011/10/perils-of-betty-boopclara-bow.html
Both of which deal with different aspects of why Betty Boop is based on Clara Bow.
That Betty Rubble=Betty Boop, Wilma Flintstone=Wilma Deering, and that Wilma=Blondie Boopadoop as sister of Betty Boopadoop are all my own inventions since the mid-1970s.
The basic concepts are from a self-published comic book series I would put out occasionally, Adventures On That Strange Planet Called Earth.

SWORDFISH REPORTS (BRITISH SEAS)

BIRD OBSERVATORY COUNCIL

I have recently started reading various bird observatory websites for news of aberrant birds and moths. However, yesterday I discovered that there is a governing body for bird observatories, and what's more they have a website. And very interesting reading it is too...

http://www.birdobscouncil.org.uk/

The Bird Observatories Council co-ordinates and promotes the work of the Bird Observatories at a national level. Individual Observatories are accredited to the Council when they meet specified criteria relating to activities and facilities.

HAUNTED SKIES: The difficulties of getting a UFO book published in 1970


http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/10/difficulties-of-getting-ufo-book.html

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1959 American comedy singer Weird Al Yankovic was born.
And now the news:

'Alien' and 'floating orb' captured on film in the...
Hawk with nail in head alive and still flying free...
New species of beetle discovered in Palawan
Peregrine poisoned by pesticides near Buckfastleig...
Monster shark found off Bar Beach
Humpback Whale killed in shark nets off Durban
Mastodons were hunted in North America 800 years e...

Weird Al Yancovic’s best song, IMO, is his Starwars American Pie parody ‘The Saga Begins’:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEcjgJSqSRU