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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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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

What has Corinna's column of Fortean bird news got to do with cryptozoology? 

Well, everything, actually! 

 In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in.



NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday


ON THIS DAY IN 1949 - 

Clothes rationing in Great Britain ended nearly four years after the end of World War 2. 


And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk



TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS


The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. 

There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we are publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. 

The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why sometimes you will read stories here that appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking.

Another new jaguar spotted in S. Arizona mountains


A previously unknown jaguar is prowling the mountains of Southern Arizona, officials have confirmed.


Dogs chase away leopard from apartment complex


A pack of dogs chased a young leopard out of an apartment complex at Goregaon on Tuesday night. The feat was captured by a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera on the premises.

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




New Commentary - Hidden Bigfoot Photos Found
Did a treasure trove of forgotten bigfoot photos show up from a deceased grandfather's collection?

Hidden Bigfoot Photos Found (commentary)
Share on Facebook. Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Many bigfoots, many years ago and many photos found in barn.

Bigfoot Sign In The Florida Swamp
From the Trail To Bigfoot Team. While examining sign, Mark hears the sounds, then ranges ahead with the. FLIR.


THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS SAFELY OFF THE SCENE



Graham still at the helm, while Jon and Corinna are trekking around away from Devon.
It's all suspiciously quiet at present... the dogs aren't barking, the phone isn't ringing, and even the computer is behaving itself. Very curious. Well, it's only 2pm, so give it time!
The car's also quiet, as it's needing repairs after yesterday's electrical fire. It seems an ignition problem caused starter motor burnout, but Jon and Corinna still managed to get away on their travels, so that's OK.
And now, here is the news:
Pink Fairies Canadian Review
Brand X - 1979-1982 TV Appearances Compilation
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Merrell Fankhauser - Calling from a Star
ZAPPA NEWS
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem