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, July 02, 2015

CRYPTOLINK: Is it a bird, is it a plane, or is it a ... gully monster?

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. 

Is it a bird, is it a plane, or is it a ... gully monster?

The Pilbara is full of mythical stories, from monsters preying on pub-goers to UFO’s in the night sky.
Whether you believe them or not, thePilbara News put on its investigative thongs to go deep into the tales of mystery and intrigue in the region.

The gully monster

If you have ever walked home from a night out, you will probably have had to run the gauntlet of walking through the home of a truly terrifying creature that preys on red-eyed Pilbarians.
Much like the bunyip, big foot or the Loch Ness monster, there are no confirmed sightings of the gully monster, however, plenty of tired Pilbara residents heading home after a big night have reported encounters with the mythical creature, tipping them over on the path to home.
Most reports have come from those who spent the night at one of the region’s fine watering holes.
Michelle Joyce said she was attacked by an opportunist monster lurking around the Leisureplex after the Fluid Festival in May this year.
“It was around 12.30am in the morning after everything had closed down and I just wasn’t expecting it when it snuck up behind me,” she said.
“I took cover in the bushes and waited for my red-haired heroine, who came to save me.

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