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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, February 12, 2012

ROBERT SCHNECK: Cepacol sea serpent

Dear Jon,

I don't know if this commercial has been shown in the UK, but Cepacol
has been using a rather fine animated sea serpent to sell throat
lozenges.

If readers would like to see the whole thing, it is at http://www.cepacol.com/ . Scroll down to "Watch our commercial".

MUIRHEAD`S MYSTERIES:MERMAIDS DELAY RESERVOIR PROJECTS IN ZIMBABWE

The Metro newspaper published the following story in its edition of February 7th 2012:

Mermaids halting reservoir projects

Terrified workers have refused to finish building two new reservoirs because they claim they are being menaced by mermaids. The long overdue projects are essential if Zimbabwe is to revive its failing agriculture sector but the men refuse to return to the sites near the towns of Gokwe and Mutare. `All the officers I have sent have vowed not to go back there`, said water resources minister Samuel Nkomo. `We even hired whites thinking that our boys did not want to work but they also returned ,` he added. The only way to solve the problem is to brew traditional beer and carry out rites to appease the spirits.`, he said (1)

1. The Metro Feb 7th 2012

P.S There is a video from 1999 titled Mermaid Pools in Zimbabwe but I don`t know if there is a connection to the story above

AN INTERESTING ARTICLE ON AUSTRALIAN SEA SERPENTS

Sea serpents explore Australia's scenic southern coastline ...
In the winter of 1935, sightings of sea serpents were reported right along the scenic coastline of western Victoria in Australia's chilly southern waters. Following a ...
Read on...

HAUNTED SKIES: Daily Express 6.7.62


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1967 Leonardo da Vinci’s Madrid Codices were rediscovered in the National Library of Spain.

And now the news:

Farmer's spray paint prank raised bird watchers' h...
Caught on camera - Icelandic monster or fishing ne...
Entire genome of Denisovan decoded from finger bon...
How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy
Siblings from India don't expect to marry due to '...
Bear Hibernates in Family's Cabin

In the renaissance everyone in Europe spoke with an American accent and bad lip-syncing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t29fjgvMOW8

CFZ PEOPLE: Lars Thomas URGENT

Our old friend Lars Thomas has asked us to post this:

On friday, his wife Jeanett left home. She was only meant to be gone a few hours, but she has disappeared. There has been no contact from her.

Lars has contacted the police, but asks: "Please, if you know, or have heard anything, let me know".

Contact Lars: lars_thomas@msn.com

Or me: jon@eclipse.co.uk

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lars at this terrible time.

DALE DRINNON: Neanderthals/Cedar and Willow


Two new Neanderthal Features on Frontiers of Zoology:

http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2012/02/neanderthal-genes-survive.html

http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2012/02/neanderthal-skull-reported-from-kansas.html

And a New addition on Cedar And Willow exploring the identities of The Legion of Super-Pets:

http://cedar-and-willow.blogspot.com/2012/02/supergirl-and-super-pets.html