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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Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Arizona's version of the Loch Ness Monster..."


I was sent this story earlier. Putting aside the fact that comparing every unidentified aquatic creature with 'The Loch Ness Monster' is both facile and counter-productive, and I suspect this animal is a worm of some sort, it is certainly interesting, and I would like someone to identify it for us.

I've hiked this trail many times and everything was normal until ... we came across this creature in the water!

I have never seen anything like it before. It was about 8 inches long, 1/8" in diameter and wiggled sort of like a snake sort of like a worm. Was it a baby Loch Ness Monster? Here's a video I took of it. It wasn't soft like a worm, it sort of felt like it had an exoskeleton. Sort of creepy...

Anyone have any idea on what it is?

Read on...

1 comment:

Elliot said...