Out right now is a brand new book published by Britain’s Center for Fortean Zoology, one of the very few full-time groups in the world that investigates such strange creatures as the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, and the Chupacabras. Its title: The CFZ Yearbook 2013.
As well as publishing its own, high-quality, paperback books, the CFZ also embarks upon expeditions to various parts of the globe in search of all-things beastly and mysterious, and works closely with TV and the press on breaking stories.
Each year, since 1996, the CFZ has published a book-length round-up of what went on in the organization during the previous year. And the 2013 edition – which highlights the CFZ’s activities in 2012, and much more too – has just been published. Edited by CFZ director Jonathan Downes and his wife, Corinna, the book is a first-class study of a wide range of cryptozoological phenomena.
So, what do you get for your money? Well, I’ll tell you. Irish author and cryptozoological expert, Ronan Coghlan, provides us with an A to Z-style paper – which runs to no less than 140 pages – that lists a wealth of strange creatures reported across the planet and the centuries.
The good thing about Coghlan’s contribution to the CFZ Yearbook is that it doesn’t focus on those alleged beasts that just about everyone has heard of, such as Mothman, Nessie, and Bigfoot.