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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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Friday, October 28, 2011

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From Nick Redfern's "There's Something in the Woods...":
From CFZ Australia:

KITHRA INVESTIGATES MYSTERIOUS RADIO STATIONS

http://kithraskrystalkave.blogspot.com/2011/10/mysterious-radio-numbers-stations.html
Mysterious Radio Numbers Stations
Or, you can read the article direct, here:
http://www.kithra.com/mysteriousradionumbersstations.html

IT'S THE WEIRDEY WOODPECKER SHOW

Yesterday I was looking for a picture of an Imperial Woodpecker to accompany an article on the recently released film from Cornell University, when I found this. It is a pale-billed woodpecker photographed in Belize. Is it just me, or is this the most peculiar-looking bird you have ever seen?

Image source

HAUNTED SKIES: Cecil Hardy, November 1970




http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/10/cecil-hardy-case-november-1970.html

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1886 the first ticker tape parade takes place as the Statue of Liberty is dedicated. Who amongst us can say they’ve never wanted a spontaneous ticker tape parade in their honour?
And now the news:

How woodpeckers avoid head injury
Giant stag killed by poachers
Tears for the 'river pig'
Blue whales off California. Why aren't they recove...
Attempt to reunite rescued Bengal tiger cub with m...
Dinosaurs may have migrated: study
PETA Sues SeaWorld Under US Slavery Law

See, ticker tape parades are awesome (they probably pee street cleaners right off though):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S8hlR0y9T4

DALE DRINNON: Chinese dragons/Jade Trade

Here is the first part of a two-part article looking at the origins of Chinese Dragons:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-pigs-and-pig-dragons.html

And here is the first part of a two-part look at the early uses of, trade in, and attitudes toward the minerals collectively known as jade:
http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2011/10/jade-trade.html