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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Friday, February 24, 2017

CRYPTOLINK: Skeleton of eight foot ‘serpent’ washes up in Cornwall (The return of Morgawr? Or another pilot whale?)

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. 

(Picture: Chris Crane/SWNS) A mysterious 8ft creature has been washed up on a beach - leading people to believe that it could be a Cornish mythical SEA SERPENT. Shocked Chris Crane, 61, was walking on the quiet shore of Charlestown, Cornwall, with wife Amanda, 59, when they saw a large black figure in the distance. See story SWSERPENT. The baffled couple got closer and realised it was a skeleton - but between them could not work out what creature it was. Mr Crane, who runs a Bed and Breakfast, took pictures and posted them on Twitter - and some people suggested it could be the mythical creature MORGAWR.A ‘serpent’ carcass has stunned walkers who found it washed up on a beach.

The eight foot skeleton has mostly rotted away, but the shape of its body, which bulges out towards the back, is still visible.

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