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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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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

SYD HENLEY WRITES...

Hi Jon.

Bob was in London last week and came across this attached advertising post card that he thought would amuse you.
regards,
Syd.

A LOCH NESS MONSTER BOARD GAME


http://trollitc.com/2012/03/photographing-the-loch-ness-monster-time-well-spent-with-rio-grande-games-loch-ness/

ENORMOUS TUNA


A 738-pound Pacific bluefin tuna described by angler Nathan Adams as a "fish of a lifetime" may also be the largest Pacific bluefin ever landed on rod and reel."
Read on...

HAUNTED SKIES: Sun (The) 6.9.66.


http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2012/03/sun-6966.html

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

On this day in 1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first men to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon.

And now the news:

Marine Protected Areas are keeping turtles safe
New to nature No 67: Cyrtopodion kiabii - tiny ang...
Indian Star Tortoises Sent Home via Herp Digest
Report finds Carnaby’s declining
Wolves’ diet study reveals farmers can sleep easy
Seabird species face extinction as invaders storm ...
Ratty at risk as drought leaves him easy prey to h...
Wildlife warning as drought continues
Lyme Disease Surge Predicted for Northeastern US: ...
Lizards Being Trained for Space Mission (Geckos) –...
Scientists Map Hotspots for Genetic Exchange in Ch...
'I looked over and saw this shark, we were eye to ...
Shock as man’s manhood is eaten by crocodile

Circumnavigating the world in a hot air balloon is quite an achievement for a dead rock star and 27 club member:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyhkBg8wOBo

DALE DRINNON: Neanderthal genetics and a Lazarus seal


A little bit about Neanderthal Genetics, The Denisovans as Neanderthals, and the possibility of Neanderthals falling back across the Bering Strait in reaction to the Out Of Africa movements:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/03/neanderthal-family-tree-reflects.html

Comeback of an "Extinct" seal (Plus Some Other Animals) From The Guardian:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/03/this-seal-was-declared-extinct-in-1892.html

KARL SHUKER: Sea Nymphs and Steam Devils

In his compilation volume Tornados, Dark Days, Anomalous Precipitation, and Related Weather Phenomena (1983), veteran anomalies chronicler William R. Corliss defined steam devils as: "Long fingers or columns of vapor rising from a water surface and swirling upward into the cloud deck". Resulting from thermal convection when the water is much warmer than the air, and moulded into shape by air currents, steam devils can sometimes occur in large arrays and yield geometrical patterns, but the reason for their remarkable stability is still a mystery.

Read on...

ANOTHER QUESTIONABLE BIGFOOT IMAGE



Do you think it’s a guy standing in washed-out camouflage next to a tree? Is the turkey in front of the alleged Bigfoot figure a taxidermy mount? Do you think maybe it’s a possibility? If so, why are the images and videos always so grainy?

Read on...

ACCORDING TO 'THIS IS DERBYSHIRE' THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN IN MAPPERLY WOODS. Hmmmmmmmmm


http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Sasquatch-Bigfoot-Rural-Derbyshire/story-15566656-detail/story.html

CFZ CANADA: Myth, Legend, or Cryptozoology?

There is a fine line between myth and legend. Traditional dictionary sources draw that line at “supernatural” or “paranormal” but those words themselves are gray areas.

Read on...