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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.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

ROBOT SEA MONSTER FROM 1846

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Automaton Loch Ness Monster - Ure's Dictionary 1846



A mechanical 'automaton' of a sea monster with paddle wheel, flipper and moving head from 'Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines by Andrew Ure 1846.
An Exposition of their Principles and Practice.
Published by Longman, Brown etc., London. Rebound red leather. 1345 pages 23cm x 15cm.

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

Right. So what possible function does it have outside of attempting to put a hoax over on people?