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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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Saturday, February 11, 2012

NEW VIDEO PROVES EXISTENCE OF THYLACINE

SIMON REAMES SENT ME THIS INTERNET THINGUMYJIG...

..."Which giveth delight, and hurteth not.

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=tippexperience&annotation_id=annotation_820885&feature=iv




BIGFOOT BEER - I WANT SOME

Beer of the week: Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
UI The Daily Iowan
The Bigfoot has a medium-heavy body and an alcohol content of 9.6 percent. The brew is mildly sweet with notes of fruit, caramel, and cotton candy. It has a hoppy flavor but the brewers in Chico, Calif., didn't go overboard with the hoppiness.
Read on...

KEN GERHARD HUNTING THE SOUTHERN TEXAS BIGFOOT

I am very fond of San Antonio in southern Texas. It is probably (together with Salisbury in Wiltshire) my favourite city, and that comes from a man who thinks that his hometown of Bideford in North Devon is a sprawling metyropolis. CFZ cryptodude Ken Gerhard has been studying the bigfoot reports from the area for many years...

Does Big Foot live in Bexar County?
KSAT San Antonio
According to cryptozoologists, it roams the forests of the great Northwest to the brush land of Southwest Texas, it is known to the world as Bigfoot. "I'm very convinced by all the evidence that I've studied for years and years.
Read on...







PS: The picture is me and Ken in San Antonio on St Patrick's Day 2010. It is NOT, repeat NOT, Ken and Bigfoot..

HAUNTED SKIES: Daily Mirror, 16th January 1961



OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/
On this day in 1935 the one of the largest airships ever created the USS Macon crashed off Monterey Bay after only 50 flights.

And now the news:

Jamaica Plain's Own Loch Ness Monster
CAT RELATED STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
THE MYSTERY MONKEY OF TAMPA BAY
Whales not slaves because they are not people, jud...
Continental mosquito with ‘vector’ potential found...
Redder Ladybirds More Deadly, Say Scientists
Rare white Dorcas gazelle and unusual birdlife spo...
Zebra stripes evolved to keep biting flies at bay
Rare slender-billed vulture sighted in Terai
Seas around Canna rich in unusual marine wildlife

“No Ticket”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o39ZuGNaGVg

BIG CAT NEWS: Unlikely stories from Seaford and Tamworth

The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column inches than any other cryptozoological subject.

There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived in some way by us, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.

It takes a long time to do, and is a fairly tedious task, so I am not promising that they will be done each day, but I will do them as regularly as I can. JD

Big cat shock - panther spends day in Seaford home
Sussex Express
THE Big Cat controversy took a bizarre twist this week with the revelation that a 'panther' spent a day in someone's house. The beast is believed to have sneaked into the home of Ivan and Gemma Sherlow when the door to their home was inadvertently left unlocked.

One might as well start with a freaky one; after all we are the Centre for Fortean Zoology, rather than the Centre for perfectly safe and predictable stories. I don't know what to make of this story as the idea of a rare and elusive big cat wandering into someone's unlocked suburban home does sound extremely unlikely. However, in India and Africa such things have been reported, and if the cat was once a pet, it might well be less worried by the idea of human contact.

However, if this story is true, not only was the door "inadvertantly" left unlocked, but it was left open as well, unless this sagacious felid has learned to tackle doorknobs. If so, then someone should perhaps contact Rupert Sheldrake.

The best line in the story was: "While she locked herself in the bedroom, he sought out his shillelagh – a traditional Irish club – and investigated the house. He found nothing."

Hmmmmm.

Moving swiftly on...

I saw the big cat and a UFO
This is Tamworth
WALKING through Wigginton Park in the weekend's snow, I noticed a large cat-like paw print. 'Definitely not from kitty, I thought, so being the inquisitive sort, I lay in wait in some nearby bushes. Quite soon, there appeared a bright light in the sky...


Oh dear, it's saturday, and out come the humourists. And that's it for today.

DALE DRINNON: Atlantis/Troll skulls from Greenland and other places


New at the Frontiers of Anthropology on the last wave out of Atlantis (Which is actually the only one that really COUNTS):
http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2012/02/taking-of-south-america-in-atlantean.html

http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2012/02/last-wave-out-of-atlantis.html

And at Frontiers of Zoology an article on the Gadar skull from Greenland, Berserkers and Troll Skulls from other places:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/02/troll-skulls.html

ANARCHY IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM


Well, it amuses me

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