Saturday, February 25, 2012
New on the Frontiers of Zoology, More on Bunyips, Australian Sea Serpents and Plesiosaur-shaped Beasts:
And New on the Frontiers of Anthropology, another look at the "Lost Race" of Mound-Builders:
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
University launches survey into sightings of 'big cats'
RECENT excitement over “big cat” sightings has prompted a university to carry out a survey. Since the mutilated carcasses of roe deer and three wallabies were found on farmland near Stroud, Gloucestershire, speculation that big cats have made a home in ...
The Pet Museum: "monumental" mystery cat?
South of Eugene, over 120 footprint tracks were found in a clay-mixed substrate that was a perfect material to capture and record footprints. We believe the tracks were made as recently as Saturday February 11th, although the first few prints were not discovered until Sunday the 12th.
Tickets are now on sale (see advert at the top of the page), and we are well chuffed to announce a new addition to the line-up: our old mate Neil Arnold who will be talking about the mystery animals of Kent and London.
We will also be seeing the world premiere of a film about The Hexham Heads - more details as we get them.
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On this day in 1564 Christopher Marlowe was born. Marlowe was the author of the play Doctor Faustus and an early English spy. He died in VERY mysterious circumstances.
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CAT NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
A fantastic clip from a silent movie based on the play:
Believe it or not, our long-awaited new book recounting our adventures in Texas a couple of years ago, and going through seven years of blue dog research, is well under way and I think that the end might even be in sight. All indications are that it is going to be bloody big as well.
Is there anyone out there who would like to help? I need some interviews transcribed. If I email you a mp3 file would one of you good people like to transcribe it for me?
What NICE folk you all are.
P.S. Tabitca thinks the cover is scary. I was only going for a cute Miles Davis reference
New at the Frontiers of Zoology,A bit on Cryptid whales and including size comparison for Carcharodon megalodon:
And more on the possibility of some reports od "hairy dwarfed hominids" being freshwater monkeys similar to Kappas, as per Tyler Stone's hypothesis, and finishing up with a mention of the Shropshire Man-Monkey (that apparently lived under a bridge):
New on Cedar and Willow, the second of two blog postings linked to my brother Benny's blog: