Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

Search This Blog


Monday, April 17, 2006

Plea in Mitigation

I know that I have not been exactly prolific on this blog over the last few months. What with Dad's death and all the upheavals, I have been working very hard to manage to keep my head above water. As you all know - I expect - by now, my health is not particularly good, and - not surprisingly - I have not been at all well over the last few months.

Hopefully with theSpring now upon us, and the new-lookCFZ materialising very fast, I shall have more to write about, and will not be neglecting this blog as much as I have been.

Watch this space.....


schwoom said...

Hey Jon,

We understand. You've done so much already for the CFZ - you need these months to get yourself together.

Take care

schwoom said...

Hey Jon, We understand. You've done so much for the CFZ already. You need these months to get yourself back togther.

Take care and keep going,