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...

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Monday, February 06, 2006


Graham and I have just returned from the hospital. On the plus side, Dad is stronger and more lucid than he was yesterday. However, they have found a "shadow" on the X-Ray of his left lung, and he is being given a MRI Scan as we speak. There will not be a discernable result until at least tomorrow, and I am not expecting any news until my visit tothe hospital tomorrow afternoon. because of new rules governing patient confidentiality they will be unable to tell me anything on the phone, and so I will have to wait and see the doctor personally.

Many thanks again for everyone who has telephoned, or visited, or sent emails of support. I am finding this all a bit difficult to deal with, and I am more grateful than I can put into words for all yoursupport.