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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Monday, November 30, 2015

Sea monster sightings off Nova Scotia documented in free e-book

Whether you're a believer or not, there's no disputing some people claim to have seen sea monsters in and around Nova Scotia over the last several hundred years. 
In 2003, lobster fisherman Wallace Cartwright told CBC Radio's As It Happens about a sea serpent he saw while checking his traps south of the lighthouse at Point Aconi.
At first he thought it was a log on top of the water, and said he "noticed that the log had a head on it, and the head came out of the water."
He estimated it was six to eight metres long.
"It looked to me like it was a brown animal. It had a head like a — something shaped like a sea turtle. And it had a body on it like a snake, and the girth on the body would be something like about like the size of a five-gallon bucket."

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