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, April 20, 2009

CFZ PEOPLE: Lindsay Selby's sad news

Lindsay aka Tabitca, is a regular guest blogger on the CFZ bloggo. This morning she emailed me to apologise for not having been in touch recently:
Just to say sorry I've not contributed any writing lately. My father died suddenly last Wednesday, even though he was in his 80's it was still a shock. we are waiting for the coroner's report so we can bury him. He was very fit for his age and travelled to Canada every year, so despite his age it was still unexpected.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Lindsay and her family at this sad time.

1 comment:

Tabitca said...

Thank you for this Jon. I have only just seen it. *hug* My father would have been proud to know he had been mentioned.