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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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Redfern gets about.........

Our Nick is flying the CFZ flag far and wide these days. Most recently he was interviewed by Lisa Shiel, author of `Backyard Bigfoot`, for her blog. The entire text can be read HERE .......

1 comment:

Henry The Outlaw said...

Dear Sir,
thank you for your article "Snow Beasts and Beast Men" which I found thanks to Wiki.
If I may, I´d like to ask a couple of questions.
1. I noticed the term "abominable snow man" is written in quotation marks. Is it by now a generally known fact that the word "abominable" is a mistranslation?
2. As for yowie - I come from Czech republic where this creature is probably the least known hominoid, speaking of references in literature, but the only book which features a detailed report on this phenomenon (by Ivan Mackerle, my great compatriot who organised the first expeditions ever which searched for the Mongolian Deathworm and the Tatzelwurm, among other explorations) mentions a strange yowie´s feature: that the footprints are extremely bizarre and nowhere near showing any similarity to each other; plus that no-one has ever actually seen y´s feet. This would suggest a paranormal phenomenon rather that a yetti-like "animal".
Perhaps the only thing I missed in your great article was a paragraph about Neanderthals´ survival in Europe (e. g. Ibn Fadlan´s incredible report).
Thank you and I hope you don´t mind my comment. With best wishes,
M. Fišmeister