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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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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

LARS THOMAS: Cool Cicada

Just a little something for the blog. I photographed this cicada in a park in Copenhagen a couple of days ago. The scientific name is Acicerus heydenii. I have no idea whether you have the same species in the UK, but if you are in any way interested in simulacra - please observe the rather strange face on the back of this thing. The animal is only about 12 mm's in lenght. I think it looks like a troll peering out of his cave, but my sons are leaning more towards some form of African tribal mask.

THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD



Many thanks to Richard Freeman for sending this...

Who's scared of the big bad Thylacine

BIGFOOT ON SCREEN

For those believers that have had a Bigfoot sighting, or for those just interested in the undying legend of the mythical beast, Bigfoot is back in a big way and a series of Bigfoot films are now available ONDEMAND. The movies “Anatomy of a Bigfoot Hoax,” “Bigfoot Lives 2,” and “In the Shadow of Bigfoot” can be watched 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Bigfoot fans and skeptics.

“Anatomy of a Bigfoot Hoax” is a film about the true 2008 story of the frozen Bigfoot “body” that turned out to be a costume stuffed with the body parts of several kinds of dead animals. It is an amazing document of the hoax that shocked the world.Read on...

HAUNTED SKIES: Sun (The) 8.10.66


http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2012/03/sun-81066.html

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

On this day in 1997 the Hale-Bopp comet made its closest approach to Earth.

And now the news:

Sci-fi Devices Find New Application – Finding Colo...
MP3 players used in the quest for rare bird
Lizards, not oil and gas, at risk of extinction – ...
The numbers are in: Australia must do more to prot...
European trawlers scouring West Africa for fish
Mo. dog breeding vote 'wake-up call' for farmers
Poo for tea: China's pandas brew a top drop
Leaked map reveals Ethiopia’s plans to industriali...
Viking Explorers Carried Fuzzy Stowaways, New Stud...
U-T: Protest Stops Reptile Ban In Chula Vista – vi...
Newly Discovered Virus Linked to Deadly Kidney Dis...
Animal Psychologists Discover What Music Pets Pref...
On trail of house sparrows
Worcestershire Bechstein's bat research awarded gr...

I hate this song with a burning passion, tremble in fear as it sticks in your head all day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHozn0YXAeE&ob=av2e

CRIPTOZOOLOGIA EN ESPAÑA: Strange snake

New on the popular Spanish language cryptozoology blog Criptozoologia En España:

The "Alicante", a strange snake in the mountain of Cadiz, Spain.

All information in :

http://criptozoologos.blogspot.com.es/2012/03/tras-la-pista-del-alicante-por-la.html

DALE DRINNON: Texas Bigfoot, and Tyler's scheme for Classifying Mystery Primates

New on Frontiers of Zoology:
A couple of news stories on Texas Bigfoot:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/03/eastern-bigfoot-ambush-tactics.html

And Dale's Added Commentary to Tyler's Scheme for Classifying Mystery primates:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/03/mystery-primate-omnibus-part-deux.html
A couple of news stories on Texas Bigfoot:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/03/eastern-bigfoot-ambush-tactics.html

And Dale's Added Commentary to Tyler's Scheme for Classifying Mystery primates:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/03/mystery-primate-omnibus-part-deux.html