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, April 07, 2009


North Carolina has a plethora of strange animals, as our NC rep Shane Lea will tell you. However, can one of them do this amount of damage to an innocent SUV? Oh yes, I hear you say, there is no such thing as an innocent SUV.

We post the following story because it is mildly interesting, but we would like you all to know that it has taken an almost superhuman effort to refrain from making stupid jokes, sarcastic comments, or indulging in other negative behaviour...

1 comment:

Jon Downes said...

syd WRITES: "Maybe the Lizard-man of South Carolina has gone on holiday to North Carolina and fancied a light snack.
This case seems to be of a similar type to some of those reported around Bishopville, South Carolina since 1988 where vehicles have been chomped. The creature is known as "The Lizard-Man of Bishopville"
For a more detailed report see:-