The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. In September 2012 Emma Osborne decided that the Mystery Cat Study Group really deserved a blog of its own within the CFZ Blog Network.
Sunday, February 03, 2013
New at the Frontiers of Anthropology:
New on Benny's Blog, the Ominous Octopus Omnibus:
New on Benny's Blog for Thelma Todd:
Posted by Jon Downes at 2:35 PM
In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that - whereas the study of out of place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot, or lake monsters - it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean Zoologist to be interested in. So, after about six months of regular postings on the main bloggo, Corinna has taken the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.
CRYPTOLINK: Do these footprints - found in snow on countryside just outside of Tunbridge Wells - belong to the town's mysterious Bigfoot?
A word about cryptolinks: We are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting, usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me.
The unusually large prints were discovered just outside of High Woods, between Tunbridge Wells and Pembury, at the weekend. Sent in to us by a reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, it was speculated they could have come from the eight-foot tall Kentish Apeman.
The beast has caught the nation's attention ever since we reported on claims it had been spotted on the Commons in November. Our story was picked up by The Sun, Daily Mail, Metro and Telegraph and others.
It then sparked the interest of the London Cryptozoology Club, who went on an expedition to Tunbridge Wells earlier this month in search of the monster.
Posted by Jon Downes at 4:29 AM
We're back and playing Catch Up now,
after just a week, it's amazing how
much stuff to do has accumulated
far more than I'd anticipated
But it's Sunday, which means (you all know it)
it's the day I pretend to be a poet
and to some people's bemusement,
do the blogs in rhyme for my own amusement
My family were all eating tea, and watching something on TV
back in 1970-whatever (my memory is not quite THAT clever)
when I first heard Barbara Dickson sing
now here's some news (and everything)
Chris Squire talks about the lure,
of the road and the new Yes tour,
and how there'll be a new CD
which is pretty good news to me
And now something that you should know
there is an Ant-Bee video,
which once again breaks all the rules,
and I think that it's pretty cool
And now we go to Austin City,
where the poets are great and their words are pretty
for our daily visit (don't you know it)
to the home of Thomas the World Poet
And now it's the groovy Track of the Day,
you know what I mean (wayhay)
He wears a hat and his hair is wavey
Ladies and Gentlemen... ALAN DAVEY
Now, you people must understand
I'm a massive Eric Burdon fan
and I am really pleased to see,
he's got a smashing new CD
In the annals of the music biz
there are few that compare to our liz
she sent us this nice link for fun
in Lincolnshire Auburn are number one
And finally we must count the cost
and say goodbye to those we've lost
we are missing him, and you know we've missed her
a soul singer and an Andrews Sister
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Posted by Jon Downes at 3:29 AM
Yesterday’s News Today
Today is Groundhog Day in North America when the appearance of a groundhog is said to herald the end of winter, or not if it doesn't show.
And now the news:
OK campers, rise and shine...