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, January 27, 2012

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...":
  • Neil Reviews — Neil Arnold's film review of Boggy Creek...
From CFZ Australia:

HAUNTED SKIES: Daily Telegraph 11.6.58

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1959 director Frank Darabont was born. Darabont is best known for his film adaptations of the works of Stephen King including The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist.

And now the news:

Endangered Lesser Antillean Iguana breed at Durrel...
Nearly 90 different marine mammal species consumed...
99 whales stranded in New Zealand
Worst fish-kill in recent times off Guyana and Sur...
On-the-loose cat in the cockpit delays Air Canada ...
Neglected horse had half-metre-long hooves
VIDEO: Clever crows show remarkable ability to use...
British tourist killed in bee attack
Crayola Katydid & Cowboy Frog Among 46 Newfound Ju...
Oldest dinosaur nursery found in South Africa
Leucistic impala on the Kruger

The trailer for Frank Darabont's “The Green Mile”:

FRONTIERS OF ANTHROPOLOGY: Skull Fancy Magazine? Sounds a good idea to me...

New on Frontiers of Anthropology:


Another couple of special edition articles on Jade and Crystal Skulls on both blogs coming soon (I have often thought I should start a regular magazine called "Skull Fancy" or something like that)

DALE DRINNON: Neanderthal reconstruction

I was having troubles with Blogger (still am as a matter of fact) but I was able to push through the next shorter piece from something Tyler Stone sent to me: