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We are active in conservation, cryptozoology education and community work with both adults and children, but in the last few years things have changed. Increasingly idiotic legislation from successive governments has produced an education system aimed at teaching children to pass exams, and very little else. Add to this the social changes which have made it almost impossible for children (and adults) to study Natural History as a hobby, and you have a situation which we believe is a tragedy.

Because without amateur naturalists there would have been no Darwin, no Linneaus, no Gerald Durrell, no David Attenborough, and no Centre for Fortean Zoology. And without the amateur naturalists of the 21st Century, from whence will the next generation of zoological savants and freethinkers emerge?

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Sadly, last year - through no fault of our own - we lost two of our main funding sources and are currently facing the worst cash crisis that we have ever had. Every dollar and every pound donated goes straight into CFZ Funds, and we would ask for your generosity.

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WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world.

We are a non-profit making organisation, and none of the directors are paid anything for their time and effort. Any monies earned or donated go straight into our work. We are also active in disability rights; several of the directorate, including the director, are disabled, and we hope that our activities give a positive view of what disabled people can achieve.

Have fun exploring our site and find out how you can join the world's biggest, fastest growing and best mystery animal research group

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The CFZ is based in an old country house in rural Devonshire, parts of which are well over 200 years old. It is home to several ghosts, a bewildering and ever changing array of animals and people, and the Director of the CFZ and his wife Corinna.

We have a nascent museum and library, as well as facilities for film making, publishing, and research. Over the next few years we have plans to continue our programme of renovations to make this the world's foremost fortean zoological or cryptozoological research facility.

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We are the world's leading publishers of cryptozoological, and cryptozoology related books with over fifty titles currently in print. One of our latest books is The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia by Richard Freeman....

Sick of werewolves, tired of zombies, will you scream if you read ay more about vampires? Well Richard Freeman’s new book ‘The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia; An A to Z of Japanese Monsters’ is the perfect antidote. No one could accuse Japanese folklore or Japanese monsters of being run of the mill.

With early public literacy, access to the printing press and hundreds of years of Shinto, Buddhist, and Taoist cultural cross pollinations, the stage is said for some truly insane legendary beasts that make the creations of H.P.Lovecraft look as wholesome as the Care Bears. Collectively known as Yokai, the ghosts and monsters from the Land of the Rising Sun are so strange that to a western mind they are like having a mental enema. The book lists a cavalcade of the weirdest monsters in the world. Giant man eating sea cucumbers that grow from girl's knickers, pervert water goblins, grave robbing giant rabbits, dragons that impregnate women, flaming pigs that steal human genitals, monsters that eat your hair, monsters that lick the ceiling, monsters that lick poorly kept public toilets, cats that animate dead bodies, dogs with shape shifting testicles, blood sucking weasels and un-dead whales, it's all in here and much, much more!

 
LATEST CRYPTOZOOLOGY NEWS
LAST UPDATED: July 29th




SLIDESHOW: Hair samples found in conjunction with a queried big cat sighting on the outskirts of Woolsery (Read all about it)

July 30th: KARLSHUKER: The Deadly Dodu of Cameroon
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July 30th: MARK RAINES: Interesting news item about mosquitoes
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July 30th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 30th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 30th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 30th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 30th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 29th: KARLSHUKER: Pumapards and Lepumas
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July 29th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 29th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 29th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 29th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 29th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 28th: WW2014: Mark's final video
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July 28th: ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier
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July 28th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 28th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 28th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 28th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 27th: KARL SHUKER: The Clifden Nonpareil - Britain's Most Beautiful, Bewitching Moth?
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July 27th: NATURAL HISTORY: Lars photographs a copper underwing
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July 27th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 27th: MUSIC AND MORE: Gonzo Weekly #88
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July 27th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 27th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 26th: ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier
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July 26th: NATURAL HISTORY: Corinna photographs a buff ermine that turned up in the office this evening
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July 26th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 26th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 26th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 25th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY ONLINE: On The Track (Of Unknown Animals) Episode 81 !
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July 25th: CFZ PRESS: Top Ten for May 2014
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July 25th: CFZ PRESS: Top Ten for June 2014
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July 25th: BADGER CULL: Government invites applicants for funding to vaccinate badgers in 11 English counties
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July 25th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 25th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 25th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 25th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 25th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 24th: Dog Accessory Of The Day: Pug Chicken Nose
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July 24th: CRYPTOLINK: Mayor urges public to take picture of Lake Hopatcong snake
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July 24th: ROBERT SCHNECK WRITES: Tadpoles
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July 24th: VIDEO: Bigfoot: Believers Only - Japanese Bigfoot footage (Clearest ever?)
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July 24th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 24th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 24th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 24th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 23rd: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 23rd: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 23rd: PECULIAR: More stuff from the Ghostman
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July 23rd: PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Family Sci Fi day
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July 23rd: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 23rd: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 23rd: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 22nd: CRYPTOLINK: Lake Hopatcong's original sea creature
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July 22nd: CORINNA'S "IPAD" AND THE HEALING POWER OF DOGS
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July 22nd: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 22nd: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 22nd: CRYPTOZOOLOGY ETC: Updates from Dale Drinnon
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July 22nd: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 22nd: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 22nd: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 21st: CFZ PEOPLE: Mr and Mrs Downes
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July 21st: ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier
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July 21st: NESSIELINKS: This is another caveat lector here, as we gather together recent Loch Ness Monster related stories, which have been proliferating across the news sites of the web.
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July 21st: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 21st: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 21st: CRYPTOZOOLOGY ETC: Updates from Dale Drinnon
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July 21st: KARL SHUKER: Yikes! It's the Yokai!
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July 21st: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 21st: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 21st: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 20th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY ETC: Updates from Dale Drinnon
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July 20th: KARL SHUKER: A Mystery Moth From Fairyland?
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July 20th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 20th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 20th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 19th: KARL SHUKER: Creepy Creations and Cryptozoology
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July 19th: CAMPAIGN: Protect Devon's beavers
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July 19th: WEST VIRGINIA DANGEROUS WILD ANIMALS ACT
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July 19th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 19th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 19th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 19th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 18th: DALE DRINNON: Updates
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July 18th: NATURAL HISTORY/CRYPTOZOOLOGY: Asian visitor back after 60 years: Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell butterflies spotted on the east coast for first time since 1953
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July 18th: THE BIGFOOT FORUMS BLOG: Interview with Lyle Blackburn
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July 18th: ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier
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July 18th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 18th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 18th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 18th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 17th: CRYPTOLINK: Video which appeared to show shark in Lake Ontario an elaborate hoax
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July 17th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 17th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 17th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 17th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 17th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 16th: NESSIELINKS: This is another caveat lector here, as we gather together recent Loch Ness Monster related stories, which have been proliferating across the news sites of the web.
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July 16th: CRYPTOLINK: Not quite the Loch Ness monster: mysterious sea creature washes up on Somerset beach
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July 16th: CRYPTOLINK: Unconfirmed boa in Lake Hopatcong causes fervor
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July 16th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 16th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 16th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 16th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 16th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 15th: ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier
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July 15th: PARSNIPS FOR ANDY
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July 15th: DAN HOLDSWORTH: Special Effects
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July 15th: KARL SHUKER: Griffins Aplenty!
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July 15th: WEIRD WEEKEND 2014: A Query from Dan Holdsworth
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July 15th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY ETC: Updates from Dale Drinnon
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July 15th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 15th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 15th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 15th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 14th: KARL SHUKER: Giant Black Unicorns, a Chinese Quasi-Rhino Figurine, and the Enigma of Elasmotherium
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July 14th: WW2014: Another video from Mark Raines
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July 14th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY ETC: Updates from Dale Drinnon
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July 14th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 14th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 14th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 14th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 14th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 13th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY ETC: Updates from Dale Drinnon
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July 13th: MUSIC AND MORE: Gonzo Weekly #86
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July 13th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 13th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 13th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 13th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 12th: CRYPTOLINK: Mississippi River monster sighted near Muscatine -- or so the legends say according to a new book
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July 12th: THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Tommy Ramone
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July 12th: NESSIELINKS: This is another caveat lector here, as we gather together recent Loch Ness Monster related stories, which have been proliferating across the news sites of the web.
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July 12th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 12th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 12th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 12th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 12th: CFZ NEWS SERVICE: News From Nowhere
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July 11th: CRYPTOLINK: Pensnett’s beautiful Grove Pool and its own ‘Loch Ness’ monster legend
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July 11th: NESSIELINKS: This is another caveat lector here, as we gather together recent Loch Ness Monster related stories, which have been proliferating across the news sites of the web.
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July 11th: ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier
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July 11th: An open letter from Woolsery Hall
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July 11th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 11th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 11th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 11th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 11th: OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
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July 10th: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DAVEY CURTIS
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July 10th: MAX BLAKE: The return of Taxonomy Fail.
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July 10th: CFZ PEOPLE: Corinna Downes
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July 10th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 10th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 10th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 10th: OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
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July 9th: KARL SHUKER: The Crowing Crested Cobra
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July 9th: MARK RAINES MAKES A FILM FOR RICHARD FREEMAN
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July 9th: FROM DAVEY CURTIS: Alligator snapping turtle
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July 9th: WEIRD WEEKEND 2014: The Small School on Mark Raines' website
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July 9th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 9th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 9th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 9th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 9th: OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
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July 8th: CRYPTOLINK: A Croc in Crete?.
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July 8th: WEIRD WEEKEND ACCOMMODATION: Courtesy of Suzi Marsh
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July 8th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 8th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 8th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 8th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 8th: OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
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July 7th: KARL SHUKER: Bird-Headed Fish-Men and Pig-Riding Man-Beasts
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July 7th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY/MYSTERY CATS: The latest from the CFZ Big Cat blog. The hunt for mystery 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. We also chronicle other news stories which tell of mankind's relationship with big cats.
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July 7th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 7th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 7th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 7th: OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
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July 6th: Mark interviews Jon
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July 6th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 6th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 6th: OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
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July 5th: MUSIC AND MORE: Gonzo Weekly
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July 5th: SYKES PAPER: Ridiculous allegations of fraud
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July 5th: KARL SHUKER: The Emela-Ntouka - New Corroborative Evidence for the 'Killer of Elephants'?
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July 5th: BADGER CULL: Groundbreaking new research
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July 5th: ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier
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July 5th: WW2014: Another odd video from Mark
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July 5th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 5th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 5th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 5th: OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
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July 4th: MUIRHEAD'S MYSTERIES: You Tube video of an alleged Hong Kong seal/mermaid
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July 4th: AMUSING GUFF: C'mon Dr N
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July 4th: KARL SHUKER: The 'Other' Encounter Between a British Saint and a Lake Monster
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July 4th: CRYPTOZOOLOGY: A personal review of the Sykes paper
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July 4th: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 4th: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 4th: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 4th: OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
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July 3rd: KARL SHUKER: Rothschild's Lost Tusk and the Non-Existent Elephant Pig
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July 3rd: UMMMMMMMMMMMM: Another peculiar video from Mark
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July 3rd: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 3rd: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 3rd: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 3rd: OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
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July 2nd: WW2014: another peculiar video from Mark
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July 2nd: FORTEAN (SORT OF): A disappointing Owlman story
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July 2nd: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 2nd: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 2nd: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 2nd: OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
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July 1st: CRYPTOLINK: ‘Bee nerd’ on a quest to document his ‘six-legged Bigfoot’
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July 1st: BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF: Once upon a time, cryptozoological news stories were few and far between. However, these days with Bigfoot being a major factor in TV light entertainment, there are so many stories on the subject that we are forced into producing a daily digest. Caveat lector!
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July 1st: MUSIC AND MORE: The Gonzo Blog Doo-Dah man is back in the jug agane.
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July 1st: NATURAL HISTORY/WATCHER OF THE SKIES: The latest from the CFZ Fortean bird blog. 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.
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July 1st: OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today
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The Weird Weekend is the biggest predominantly cryptozoological conference in the English Speaking World, and has been presented every year since 2000. The 15th Weird Weekend, will be held on the third weekend of August 2014. The whole event is being posted on CFZtv.

SPEAKERS CONFIRMED SO FAR INCLUDE:

  • RICHARD FREEMAN: Tasmania 2013 Expedition
  • NIGEL MORTIMER: Opening Portals
  • RONAN COGHLAN: Bogus bibles
  • RONAN COGHLAN: Oannes and the amphibians from outer space
  • NICK WADHAM: Alien abductions
  • MATT SALUSBURY: Baron Walter Rothschild's Deinotherium caper
  • NEIL NIXON: tba
  • LEE WALKER: Urban Legends of Liverpool, Timeslips in Otterspool and the Death Predicting Hound of Liverpool's Oldest Pub
  • PLUS

    + Silas Hawkins
    + The Tunnel of Goats

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