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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Friday, August 24, 2012

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:

From CFZ Australia:

DALE DRINNON: Loch Ness Monster/Cro Magnon

Posted Earlier at Frontiers of Zoology:

Just posted at Frontiers of Anthropology:

HAUNTED SKIES: Daily Mail 7.9.68.


I really can't believe that a whole week has passed since the Weird Weekend. As Matt Osborne said to me last night, there are only 51 weeks to go until the next one! In the meantime I am enjoying what I think is a well-earned rest....

We start off once again with a visit to Rob's old mate Thom the World Poet

The new Jefferson Starship 4CD live album from their Roswell UFO Festival appearance back in 2009 is going great guns. I am looking forward to hearing it

I am very impressed by the acclaimed 'Lost Broadcasts' series of DVDs. Not only are they valuable historical documents, but they contain some great music. This Captain Beefheart review bears me out.

Hawkwind's Dave Brock and Hawkwind alumnus Huw Lloyd-Langton made a recent acoustic charity appearance at the event that used to be known as the Sidmouth Folk Festical.

My lovely wife Corinna does not just write about stuff on our own range of blogs. She has some arcane ones of her own, and today - in passing - she writes about Rick Wakeman. As I think she is a bloody good writer, here is a link...

I really enjoy reading Helen McCookerybook's musings - like this account of what happened to her the other evening.

And that my friends is that. See ya tomorrow!

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

On this day in 1835 the New York Sun unleashed “The Great Moon Hoax” (not to be confused with the moon landing hoax conspiracy, which is a different thing entirely and not as funny). Read about it here in one of my CFZ blog articles from back in the day: http://forteanzoology.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/crypto-cons-great-moon-hoax.html

And now the news:
Cuba-US Swimmer Quits After Jellyfish Stings
TV reptile expert Mark O'Shea rushed to hospital a...
Skull pushes back clock on early human migration
Puppet show to revive Tassie tiger
Seabirds eating more plastic than ever before
Elusive Bowhead whales revealed by undersea microp...
The secret life of seabirds
Bright red bird escapes from Edinburgh Zoo

I'm not entirely convinced by this depiction of life on the moon either...

KARL SHUKER: Britain's top ten paranormal animals


LINK: Yes, We’re Actually Still Looking for the Yeti (featuring the boy Freeman)

Bring me to your yeti leader, and I’ll test its DNA. Image: tolomea
Many scientists make their careers out of searching for the seemingly unfindable. The Higgs Boson, dark matter, the secret, hidden pieces of our universe. Other scientists search for things that probably aren’t real at all. Like yetis. Researchers are about to embark on a quest to determine once and for all whether or not Yetis exist.