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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Thursday, May 14, 2009

CFZ work continues as Jon is indisposed

With Jon confined to the sickbed, it falls to Deputy Director Graham Inglis to steer the CFZ craft through the partially-charted waters ahead...

When I did the site updates earlier, I expressed the hope that Jon would be well enough to do this evening's site additions.

Well, his condition's not improved and, in fact, is somewhat worse that I had thought. However, although he is very poorly, he's not at death's door so don't don't start ordering any wreaths just yet. Corinna, Oll and I are rallying round, of course, to see that he's comfy, and to deal with the myriad things that crop up in CFZ day-to-day life; and we'll just have to see how things pan out.

Incidently, for those of you who know that Richard Freeman was here recently; he's now back at home. And it should be said that Jon found the Montauk Monster II story so amusing, he insisted on sitting up in bed with his laptop, and typing it up...


fleury said...

lets hope jon gets well soon, i hear wreaths are expensive these days and i don't have a decent black frock..

Neil A said...

Get well soon Jon.

Jon Downes said...

RETRIEVERMAN WROTE: I'm so sorry to hear about Jon. I certainly hope he's feeling better soon.

I'm glad he liked the Montauk Monster II.

C-E C said...

Hi Jon! Get well soon! Am thinking of you

Love Liz xxx

Kithra said...

Hope you'll soon be feeling better, Jon.

Nick Redfern said...

Take things easy mate, concentrate on getting well, and make a speedy recovery! You're in our thoughts.