Yesterday I spend a few hours at a summer fate and found a £0.50p bargain on the second hand book stall.

A 2nd edition hard back copy of On The Track Of Unknown Animals by Bernard Heuvelmans – they cryptozoologist bible!?

The dust jacket is a little scruffy, but apart from that the book is in perfect condition, and even more exciting, there were a number of press clippings and two issues of Bigfoot News from 1976 inside 🙂

On the Track of Unknown Animals is a cryptozoological book by the Belgian-French author Bernard Heuvelmans that was first published in 1955 under the title Sur la Piste des Bêtes Ignorées. The English translation by Richard Garnett was published in 1958 with some updating by the author and with a foreword by Gerald Durrell. It is credited with introducing the term cryptozoology.[1]

On The Track Of Unknown Animals can still be bought online – Amazon UK and Amazon US (referral links).

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.