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, June 23, 2015

CRYPTOLINK: Meet Pennsylvania's Loch Ness Monster, the Raystown Ray: Monsters of Pennsylvania

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 (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. raystown ray photo.jpg
A 2007 tourist's photo remains the best photo of something in Raystown Lake that some believe to be a Loch Ness Monster-type creature they call Raystown Ray. (Submitted Photo)

A team from the Syfy channel's Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files visited Raystown Lake, an 8,300-acre, man-made lake in Huntingdon County, in 2010 in search of a Loch Ness Monster-type creature known as Raystown Ray. They splashed around the lake, diving in the murky waters at night. They took sonar readings. They photographed a floating log in the lake, basically recreating the most famous photo of Ray. They towed a dead carp around the lake as bait, snagging the bottom of the lake.

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