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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Saturday, September 15, 2007

We are back..

We are back, safe and relatively sound. Apart from some superficial cuts and bruises we are OK, but if we hadn't been driving a Jaguar we would both be dead! It was the worst crash I have ever been in, and I think that the emotional effects for both of us will be with us for some time.

The car is a complete mangled wreck, but you can buy a new car. You can't get a new wife, and thank God Corinna was OK...


Lesley said...

The emotional effects are HORRIBLE! A few years back some woman ran a red light and totally destroyed my entire front end. I was pretty much unhurt except for some neck problems that I still have, but the emotional trauma every time I had to drive somewhere after that was unbelievable. For almost an entire year I was scared to death every time I had to drive that someone would run into me.

Anyhow, I am happy that you and Corrina were physically fine and I hope your emotional trauma is easier than mine was.

JON DOWNES said...

Thank you my dear. Corinna is still asleep, and I have no intention of waking her, because she has been in such a state for the last few days that a few hours extra sleep will - I think - do her the world of good.

I still feel pretty ropey, but I will survive. I am taking the other car out this afternoon and making myself drive!