Thursday, August 26, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Meet authors at Weird Weekend

UFO investigators and people who track down sightings of strange wild animals will descend on a Devon village for their annual conference next month.

The Weird Weekend takes place in Woolfardisworthy, near Crediton, on the weekend of August 13 to 14.

During the event authors Mike Williams and Rebecca Lang will unveil their new book, Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of Panthers, which speculates about the origins of, and studies the evidence for, big cats Down Under.

The duo head a long and colourful list of speakers who will entertain crowds at the festival, held at the Woolfardisworthy Community Centre.


For information, and a complete list of speakers, contact Jon Downes, of the Centre for Fortean Zoology, on jon@

The CFZ is the world's only full time, professional cryptozoological organisation. Visit for more information.

Book gets a plug in the Sydney Daily Tele


But the final word should go to Mike Williams and partner Rebecca Lang who spent 10 years interviewing more than 750 witnesses from across Australia for their book Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History Of Panthers.

"There has been so many discrepancies with government testing of scat and fur samples. There is a big cat out there," said Mr Williams.

(The picture has nothing to do with the story, but the infamous 'Lithgow Panther' image gets trotted out by the media for most big cat stories these days!)