Even in modern times, stories of sea monsters fascinate us and taunt our minds with incredible possibilities. Could it be that tremendous reptiles–dinosaurs, in essence–could still exist on our planet, and inhabit the darkened waters of our ocean’s depths?
A classic story related by the marine scientist Lionel Walford in 1963 would indicate that something along these lines appears to be the case. In July of the aforementioned year, Walford and his company claimed to have seen a 50-foot-long, undulating serpent-like creature, observed as it swam near the surface only a few miles off the New York shoreline. “It resembled a transparent sea monster. It looked so much like jelly. I could see no bones and no eyes, nose, or mouth. But there it was, undulating along, looking as if it were almost made of fluid glass.”
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
LINK: Serpents in the Waters of Time: Historical Accounts of Sea Serpentry
LINK: Reader Report: "I might have shot Bigfoot"
"This took place on my farm near the town of Orick, California on May 30, 2007," reports Jeff S. "It was dark out and I was inside my home watching television. I heard some strange noises outside, so I got up and looked out the back window. I saw a large man covered in black fur run past my yard light. I grabbed the shotgun and ran outside. I heard a ruckus in my chicken barn and started walking over there when I saw a big, dark figure come out of the barn. It started to walk away, so I aimed the shotgun and fired.
I'M THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN
Jefferson Starship have announced that they are being supported by Auburn on their forthcoming UK tour. Corinna and I will be along for some of the shows at least. You will recognise us, cos we will be the ones with video cameras. Yes. We shall be filming at least one of the shows and doing a tour diary for Gonzo Daily..
New Zealand is one of those places that both Corinna and I have always wanted to visit. I have friends out there, the indigenous wildlife is remarkable, they filmed Lord of the Rings there, and very soon our favourite grumpy old Caped Crusader will be doing some shows there. Rick Wakeman and two species of tuatara. What else could a man want?
I am very fond of Galahad. In recent years heavy rock music has goine in directions that I don't personally like. Much of it seems to be either sexist drivel or blasphemous rants performed either by people who screech or sound like they are a Malayan sun bear which has had a Laryngectomy and a bad hangover. Galahad are the exception. Intelligent lyrics, good singing, great musicianship, tunes...and they rock like ummmmmmmmmmm a very rocky thing. Today we present the artwork for their forthcoming album.
And (cue trumpets and drum rolls) here, at last, is the world debut of the video for Merrell Fankhauser's 'Area 51'. I'm rather proud of this. Not only is it the first pop video that I have directed which didn't feature either me, my band, or some mate of mine screaming avant garde nonsense, but I almost got arrested by Special Branch whilst making it. Although Area 51 is in Nevada, it was filmed in North Cornwall outside GCHQ. Worryingly for the state of the nation's security, the base security forces noticed the fat hippy with an expensive camera but failed to notice two relatively small teenagers (one dressed in an alien mask) and a large, bumbling dog with impressive jowls.
I have been pootling about the internet looking for stories about the folk on our latest batch of 'Lost Broadcasts' DVDs, and I found this rather nice story penned by the erstwhile drummer of The Move.
The other day we posted a gig review of Elizabeth Fraser at Bath Pavillion by our very own Davey Curtis. He (very politely) bemoaned the change in style shown by Ms Fraser, and looked back wistfully at the halcyon days of The Cocteau Twins. Stuff from both the Bath gig and the Meltdown show in London soon appeared on YouTube, and I have to say that I don't agree with Senor Curtis at all. These performances are gorgeous...
And that is it for today. Hasta la vista Gonzokids...
OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
On this day in 1937 the actor Dustin Hoffman, was born. Hoffman has had a number of roles in films which have touched on fortean themes including Stardust (magic), Rain Man (wild talents), and Hook (functionally immortal people flying around and such like and there might have been mermaids in it I can't remember and it was pretty dire so I'm not going to watch it again to find out for sure).
And now the news:
Saving endangered amphibian starts with counting t...
New swimming cave cricket species filmed
Wow! 11-Year-Old Cheetah Breaks Land Speed Record
Solomon Islands at centre of "captive breeding"
300 Green turtles die at Cayman Turtle Farm
Brazilian judge halts rail project close to Earth’...
Harlequin ladybirds becoming a major pest
Man fined for selling turtles on black market-Is l...
Injuries, envenomations and stings from exotic pet...
The Folly of ‘Freeing’ Animals
Dirty job: chainsaw teams chop up dead whale
Vampire Bat Bites Help Shield Peruvians from Rabie...
Cape Cod Shark Attack Victim 911 Calls Released
How Elephants Produce Their Deep 'Voices': Same Ph...
Situation Dire for Threatened Rhino Species, Resea...
New Bat Virus Could Hold Key to Hendra Virus
Extinction Risk Factors for New Zealand Birds Toda...
Some of Hoffman's films have included some of the most memorable songs ever used in film, 'Mrs Robinson' from 'The Graduate' is one but here's another that you won't be able to get out of your head all day:
DALE DRINNON: Bigfoot, wildmen, thunderbird and Yokai
New on Frontiers of Zoology:
Addtional posting to Frontiers of Zoology from Bigfoot Evidence:
And Dale's reply:
KEEPING EMMA OSBORNE A HAPPY BUNNY
However, she did ask me if I can ask people to help her with our various CFZ Facebook pages. Please keep the CFZ Mystery Cat group for stories and discussion about... yup, you've guessed it: MYSTERY CATS. And can you keep the CFZ Publishing group for discussions about antique wheelbarrows. Hold on, I think I might have got it wrong there...
Keep Emmy Happy. She does much more CFZ stuff than anyone realises.
CRYPTOZOOLOGY ONLINE: On The Track (Of Unknown Animals) Episode 59
The latest episode of our monthly webTV show from the CFZ and CFZtv, bringing you news on our activities within cryptozoology and natural history as well as the latest cryptozoological, and monster hunting news from around the world.
This episode brings you:
CFZ in summer
The Olympic monster
The dark side
This is not a cryptid
The master otter
Jeanett Thomas RIP
Loch Ness Monster
Corinna looks at out of place birds
New and Rediscovered: New frog
New and Rediscovered: New mouse
New and Rediscovered: New snake