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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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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cold snap takes ladybirds by surprise



HAUNTED SKIES:Daily Telegraph 30.6.58


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1661 Oliver Cromwell was dug up and “executed” two years after his death.

And now the news:

Why is the land of snakes, so inept at dealing wit...
In Bucks County, volunteers await duty as salamand...
Monitor lizards heading for extinction in Malacca ...
Tiny Crooners: Male House Mice Sing Songs to Impre...
Protesters take on bird charity over plans for vil...
Rattlesnake roundup in Georgia now a humane wildli...
New 40,000 square mile haven for Pacific’s leather...

The Civil War told through the medium of song and dance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4b0G_auKCI

CFZ PEOPLE: Duane Beers 1986-2012

Our heartfelt good wishes, commiserations and love go out to the friends and family of Duane Beers, Richard Freeman's half-brother who died on Friday.





DALE DRINNON: Chupacabras, trepanned skulls and uralics

New from the Frontiers of Zoology, I tracked down a long-overdue original source and including a reference to chupacabras from the mid-1940s:

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/01/honduras-chupacabras-folklore-page-i.html

Plus a couple of new articles on the Frontiers of Anthropology:

http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2012/01/more-skulls-trepanned-indus-mayan.html


http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2012/01/more-on-uralics-part-4-little-people.html

Something of interest in there for everybody, I should think!
Best Wishes, Dale D.

PLEASE TELL ME THAT THIS IS A JOKE.....(pleasse)




CALLING ARTISTS WITH A TOUCH OF VINTAGE DERRING DO!



The CFZ, or rather CFZ Press, are on the want. We know that there are a whole slew of talented artists out there, and that quite a few of you read the CFZ Bloggo network. But what we don't know is this...



...is there anyone out there who could work on some book covers for us? We want someone to do pastiches of classic boy's adventure book jackets, especially the ones for authors such as Roger Lanclyn Green in the halcyon days pre-1960.



Please email me on jon@cfz.org.uk