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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, October 25, 2011

CFZ PEOPLE: Nigel Wright

Back in the day (c.1998) Nigel (on right) held it all together at the CFZ. Now he lives oop t'north and we hardly ever see him. But we all wish him a very happy birthday....

MUIRHEAD`S MYSTERIES: A GIANT SNAKE IN SOUTH CHINA IN THE 1930s

Mike Hardcastle, Flying Snake`s Australian Sub-Editor found the following story on the excellent Trove Australian newspaper archive a few weeks ago. It is from the Townsville Daily Bulletin (Queensland) of August 21st 1935.

CHINA`S MONSTER

Loch Ness in the Shade

Gigantic Python

Kwangtung Province in China has now produced the “ Loch Ness” monster, for according to reports received here, says a Canton report, from Toy-Shan, a hilly district of the province, 42 villagers have been killed recently by a huge serpent which has terrorized the population of that district for some time past. The serpent was finally shot dead by a man more intrepid than the rest and this individual has now received a large reward from the local Magistrate. There are various conjectures afloat locally about the nature of the death-dealing monster, which some believe to have been a giant python of a type occasionally found in remoter districts. (!)


Well, there we are. I wonder how many other stories there were around the world in the first half of the decade of the 1930s prompted by the continuing saga of Loch Ness?

Richard

HAUNTED SKIES: Volume 4 is nearing completion


http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/10/haunted-skies-update-on-volume-4-under.html

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1959 Luna 9 took the first photographs of the far side, aka the dark side, of the moon.

And now the news:

Check your bonfire for hedgehogs
Thousands of dead birds to be removed from Ontario...
Suffolk kingfisher migrated from Poland
First Ebola-Like Virus Native to Europe Discovered...
Fears raised over mitten crabs' threat to Cumbrian...
Deadly skin-lesion disease hits Alaska's seals
U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE LISTS THE OZARK HEL...

Dark side of the moon, eh:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl6NfQyNLto


DALE DRINNON: The latest from 'Cedar and Willow'

These are mostly all introductions anyway, more details to be filled in as we go along. I have three more new Cedar-and-Willow blogs to send you the links for

http://cedar-and-willow.blogspot.com/2011/10/lara-croft-angelina-jolie-and-alison.html
http://cedar-and-willow.blogspot.com/2011/10/perils-of-paulina-porizkova-catherine.html
http://cedar-and-willow.blogspot.com/2011/10/imbd-stories-for-willow-jr-brigitte.html