Emile, a Swedish death metaller who came with his dad, and Steve Jones, Britain’s only openly pagan magistrate, were among the punters at the Centre for Fortean Zoology’s Weird Weekend 2007. Mr Jones made an appeal for any information on sightings of monk-like hooded entities and animal ghosts. He’d already heard of the ghost of Francis Bacon’s frozen chicken in Highgate.
Sunday’s Weird Weekend session (19 August) included a report by Greham Inglis, one of the ever-expanding cryptozoologist colony that live in Mrytle Cottage, Wolfordishworthy on the CFZ Museum, which he is now building in an old chicken shed at the bottom of the cottage’s garden. The museum, with big tanks for marine life, an aviary and greenhouses with ‘habitats’, has been delayed by bad weather, but should be opening in late 2008.