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, May 26, 2009


Timmy has a fan.

I have known Kithra for years, and she has been a valued colleague in the investigation of some of Cornwall's most enduring mysteries. But it never occurred to me that she might find Tim's ongoing saga of big cat hunters and buffoonery as amusing as I do. She writes:

Over at the CFZ Blogspot long time contributor Tim Matthews is writing an extremely funny spoof about Big Cat hunters. His imaginary tale has run to three parts so far, and is set to continue for as long as he believes it to be amusing.As for it being amusing, it’s so hilarious that I almost fell off my chair laughing when I read the episodes.

She continues to wax lyrical on the subject at the link below:


Kithra said...

Very many thanks for those kind words, and the link to my blog spot. I can't wait for the next episode, the serial truly is hilarious.

Neil A said...

I wonder how many big cat anoraks will come out of the woodwork and challenge this 'fictional' serial ? Knowing full well of course that it is in fact very accurate!