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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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Friday, October 18, 2013

CRYPTOLINK: Alberta a hotbed in the hunt for Bigfoot

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. This post, however, is particularly interesting and the author should be congratulated....

Alberta a hotbed in the hunt for Bigfoot
 

Calgarian Tyler Huggins holds plaster casts from what are believed by some to be “bigfoot” prints. Huggins believes he and his friends saw one of the mysterious creatures while hiking in the Rockies in the 1990s.

Photograph by: Gavin Young , Calgary Herald

A Calgary man on an unwavering quest to uncover the existence of an elusive, legendary creature has endured “heaps of mockery” and dug into his own pockets to pay for his pursuit.
But Tyler Huggins remains on the hunt for Bigfoot, parsing through potential evidence after encountering what he believes was the ape-like beast, widely believed to be something out of mythology.
Theories about these mysterious, walking primates were thrust back into the public spotlight this week after Oxford University researcher Bryan Sykes released research findings that suggest the yeti — an ape-like creature of the Himalayas — could be a polar bear hybrid still roaming mountain terrain.

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