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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Friday, May 22, 2009

CFZ PEOPLE: Matthew Williams's Mum has died

Matthew Williams is a dear friend of ours and has been star of quite a few Weird Weekends. I also lampooned him humorously in several of my books; something which he took with good humour. He also owns the grooviest shirt in all Forteana (something which my dear spouse ardently admires).

It is with sadness, therefore that I have to announce that his mother has just died. He writes:

"My long suffering mum passed away today and seeing as she is probably the reason you have to deal with the arrogant circlemaker you see before you today I thought I would let my friends know this. Im wondering what she will make of my odd existence now she can see it all in glorious detail from the etheric realm. I think I will hgave to come out of retirement and dedicate a crop circle to her. Enjoy the journey mum, you are free now."

Our thoughts and prayers are with you mate. God bless...

1 comment:

C-E C said...

May God rest her soul