Item description for CFZ EXPEDITION REPORT: GAMBIA 2006 by Karl Shuker The Centre for Fortean Zoology...
The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is the only 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. In July 2006, The J.T.Downes memorial Gambia Expedition 2006 - a six-person team - Chris Moiser, Richard Freeman, Chris Clarke, Oll Lewis, Lisa Dowley and Suzi Marsh went to the Gambia, West Africa. They went in search of a dragon-like creature, known to the natives as `Ninki Nanka`, which has terrorized the tiny African state for generations, and has reportedly killed people as recently as the 1990s. They also went to dig up part of a beach where an amateur naturalist claims to have buried the carcass of a mysterious fifteen foot sea monster named 'Gambo', and they sought to find the Armitage's Skink (Chalcides armitagei) - a tiny lizard first described in 1922 and only rediscovered in 1989. Here, for the first time, is their story.... With an introduction by Jonathan Downes and forward by Dr. Karl Shuker.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Aug 14, 2006
ISBN 1905723032 ISBN13 9781905723034
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"Expedition" or "Short-Trip" that's the question? Mar 21, 2007
The team of the CFZ did a 2 week journey to Gambia. Based at a hotel near the beach, they made a view sightseeing tours by rented taxi. They made some interviews with local people "they call them bumsters", means something like: people hanging around the beach and wait for tourists to earn some money. The book has alltogether 280 pages. Sounds good, but you find out soon, that everybody of the six person team, wrote down his expirience of the journey on around 40 pages. That means, you read the same journey six times, with only slight individual differences. They did try to dig up the carcass of a monster called "Gambo", buried by a amateur naturalist around twenty years ago. They did try that with a shovel, children normaly use at the beach to play. The bought a local jewelry that should represent a Ninki Nanka, but looks like a chinese dragon. They bought a Ninki Nanka scale that is made of plastic. At the end, I'm wondering why they did this journey, and what could have been done with that money instead to do some other research. Did they realy think, they could solve a mystery, in that short time and with this equipment? One of the members "Richard Freeman" did allready publish a well researched book about the Dragon myth. But keep your fingers away of that one.