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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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Interesting article on goatmen

devil ramLike Slender Man and Shadow-men, the Goat-man seems to be an up-and-coming creature in the paranormal world. See, for example, this recent book,Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?  And this excellent post on a Goatman sighting in Maine.
Following in Theo Paijman’s illustrious hoof-prints, I also wrote about some goat-like fiery devils in Bracken County Kentucky in The Ghost Wore Black: Ghastly Tales from the Past, with a nod to the legendary Goat Man of Pope Lick.
Today we look at two nineteenth-century accounts of goat-entities, related by Violet Tweedale, who gave us the story about the Greek centaurs.

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