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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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Thursday, October 10, 2013

JON'S NEW ALBUM

TODAY'S BIG CAT ROUND UP



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 are 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.




  • NEWSLINK: Dubai - Mystery as stray cats are starti...
  • NEWSLINK: Big cat mystery: game hunt in Australia ...
  • NEWSLINK: Sarah joins big cat crew! | Dudley Zoolo...
  • NEWSLINK: Protecting big cat territory in Malaysia...
  • NEWSLINK: Pictured: Zoo worker who had arm torn of...
  • AUSTRALIA SIGHTINGS: Giant cat not a puma: hunter
  • NEWSLINK: Big cat owners frustrated with proposed ...


  • NEWSLINK: American voters support nationwide ban o...
  • FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

    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 took the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.








    INAPPROPRIATE CORNER: 'Semi-erect' OAP caught shampooing his genitals on a bus claims he's 'no hardened criminal'



    Philip MilneA PENSIONER was caught shampooing his privates on a bus after becoming irritated with his underpants. Philip Milne, 74, was travelling from Bletchley to Bedford when he began to have some issues with his briefs and unzipped his trousers to 'use some shampoo to soothe his groin area' because he did not have his ointment to hand.

    He was spotted by a mother and son who 'were chatting and heard there was something going on' and turned around to have a look, Bedford Magistrates' Court heard today (September 3). Prosecuting Camille Gifford said: "In essence the defendant was masturbating while on the bus. “He had his zip undone on his trousers and was rubbing his penis and his testicles." Milne, of Water Eaton Road, Bletchley, had earlier been to the swimming pool when he was found applying the hair-care product on August 13.

    Ms Gifford added: "He said he had some issues with some briefs he was wearing and he was using ointment to soothe the area. "He says he became irritated but didn't have the ointment and instead used some shampoo to soothe his groin. "The mother notified the bus driver who then notified the police and Milne was told to stay on the back of the bus.
    Philip Milne


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