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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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Thursday, February 27, 2014

CRYPTOLINK: Officers take 'bigfoot' prank in stride

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. 

Bigfoot had eluded capture one again, it seems. Monday afternoon, a 911 call came into the Buena Vista County Communications Center reporting that a child had seen a sasquatch near a home in Alta. The call was dutifully put out over the radio, prompting a double-take by scanner owners everywhere.

The county sheriff department's policy is to investigate all emergency calls. While the young caller had disconnected, the dispatcher was able to trace the call by GPS to an address on Highway Street. When an officer responded, there was apparently no one home and no sign of abominable snowmen or anything else unusual, and attention quickly returned to less spectacular duties.

"We're still on the search. We have invested an exhaustive amount of manpower and overtime," joked Sheriff's Major Doug Simons Tuesday.

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