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, March 03, 2011

ROBERT SCHNECK: Diver Has "Holy Crap!" Moment


Just when you think Nature's done messing with you, along comes the blanket octopus.

"We saw something that was just out of this world, something I've never seen before,"

he said.

"I just started snapping pictures right away, and this thing looked like something out of (the movie) 'Avatar' -- I mean, the colors on it."

More than a coincidence?


A few days back Robert Schneck sent a posting about an octopus cake and Syd commented. Syd phoned me up the other night on a completely unrelated matter and mentioned the cake in passing, and I promised to post a picture of Corinnas's and my wedding cake, decorated by Mark North. It was truly magnificent....

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1702 Jack Sheppard was born. Sheppard was the original 'Jack the lad' and became popular with the public after escaping from prison four times before finally being executed.

For more information on him see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Sheppard
I recommend you do look at the wikipedia link as it is very interesting.
And now, the news:

Federal researchers declare eastern cougar extinct...
Cornwall man shoots sister's donkey after row

In case you missed the link earlier in the week:
Evil donkey stare -_-