Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Cryptid Chronicles - Wow!!

Nick Redfern just posted some outstanding news over on his blog, "There's Something in the Woods."

First of all, a veteran Washington DC reporter named David Acord has recently begun publishing a newsletter entitled "The Cryptid Chronicles," about the cryptozoological subject that he is so passionate about. Here is what David has to say about his new venture:

"Bigfoot. Sea serpents. Lake monsters. Black panthers and mysterious big cats. Chupacabra. Strange reptiles. Living dinosaurs. Hairy bipeds.

Chances are you won't find in-depth articles on these and other crypto-creatures in your local newspaper or in academic journals. And while there are plenty of blogs out there that keep you up-to-date on the latest sightings and controversies, what's been missing from the crypto field is a regular weekly publication that brings readers thoroughly researched, thoughtful, long-form articles on cryptid-related phenomena -- a newsletter that goes beyond hyperlinks and daily headlines to bring readers information they simply can't find anywhere else.

Enter The Cryptid Chronicles, the new weekly newsletter written by David Acord, a veteran Washington D.C. reporter and editor who brings more than a dozen years of experience to his true passion -- cryptozoology. Each week you'll receive 12 pages' worth of investigative reporting and analysis on the hottest crypto topics of the day."

The first issue is free. I downloaded it, and its a doozy! Check this out by clicking here.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, and welcome to "A Rare Breed" - Tales From the Cryptid. On this blog, Bobby Nelson and myself, Jason Korbus, will be sharing our stories and opinions on all things cryptozoological. Hosting our own internet radio show, Strange Frequencies, we are blessed to be able to interview some of the biggest names in the field.

To kick off the new year and the first post of this blog, I'd like to introduce to you, if you are not already aware, to the work of Jonathan Downes and the Center for Fortean Zoology (CFZ). Not only are they among the most active research and investigation groups in the world, but Mr. Downes also produces a monthly webshow to keep viewers informed of the latest news and expeditions the CFZ is involved in. Please check out their last episode of the show entitled "On the Track" below:

In this episode, Mr. Downes covers the legendary Owlman, as well as features the work of a young up-and-coming Crytpo researcher named Jordan Warner. At apparently only 15 years of age, young Mr. Warner is already funding research expeditions and filming a docu-show on Youtube. Check it out!

Thank you everyone, and may you all have a safe and happy 2009!