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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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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. 

There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we are publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. 

The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why sometimes you will read stories here that appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking.

  • NEWSLINK: Forest dept study to find out leopard co...
  • NEWSLINK: Profiling the tigers, genetically
  • NEWSLINK: Instagram Takes Stand Against Wild Anima...
  • ARTICLE: Tracking the big cat — elusive, mysteriou...
  • NEWSLINK: Villagers relocated from tiger turf

  • NEWSLINK: Jaguar at Phoenix Zoo receives advanced ...

  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    Terror in the Woods: Hunted by Bigfoot
    Reports of Bigfoot in Ohio prompt two friends to go into the woods and investigate the claims. As they travel deeper into the forest, they hear strange howls. Suddenly, the sounds start to multiply and the hunters realize they are being hunted. Documentary. 43 min. Oct 24. TV-14 ...

    Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, Boq
    Upstate Washington May 15, 1995. "A lot of Native American tribes had legends similar to what we'd recognize as the Bigfoot myth," Sam said, cheerful despite the weather, swinging her flashlight as she walked so that it was almost useless as a light source. "The Cheyenne, for example, had the ...

    Discovering The Swedish Bigfoot Part 1
    Discovering The Swedish Bigfoot Part 1. This is the first part out of three, of an interview I did with a Swedish man who have spent a lot of time documenting the presence of these beings at a site in J√§mtland, Sweden. The interview was conducted in July 2016. For subtitles press the CC-button! Links to ...

    Bigfoot Tracks Along The Road
    After two days of rain, water is coming down off the mountain, and the ground is perfect for catching bifoot tracks. Robert Dodson hits the service roads in search of signs of the creature. Featured Reports. Night fisherman has possible encounter at the Cobble Mountain Reservoir · BC family sees a ...

    1962 BIGFOOT CORPSE! – Mountain Beast Mysteries Episode 15.
    Lace the areas where Bigfoot is supposed to be with infrared trail cameras, we have the technology, so if you really want proof do that….. Also we can get heat signatures using planes, fly over large areas at night recording heat, we already know what bear, moose, deer, wolves, and elk and cougar look ...

    Man Says He's Captured Bigfoot Photo
    From NvTv - A possible bigfoot captured on camera. A man says he believes he's captured bigfoot on camera. Is it the real deal? Check out the video. Featured Reports. Possible daylight sighting on horse trail in Beaver Creek State Park · Strange occurrences continue on an old farm place near Blaine ...



    December 24, 2017
    Signs in the area spotted by a passing motorist and reported to British Bigfoot Research, were checked out yesterday by two researchers from close to the Area. Daniela, Lancaster area resercher, and Darren, Forest ofBowland area researcher. The original sign did look like weather damage but there ...

    Others, meanwhile, have taken things a bit further, claiming that the calls are proof of bigfoot or even aliens. Still, the phenomenon doesn't appear to be limited to British Columbia. "We have been having similar sounds coming from north of the lake here in Kingston, Ontario," wrote one commenter on ...

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES


    What has Corinna's column of Fortean bird news got to do with cryptozoology? 

    Well, everything, actually! 

    In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in.