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...

Search This Blog


Thursday, June 18, 2009


A lot of stuff is happening at the moment here at the CFZ and the next 24 hours are going to be somewhat disrupted here on the bloggo. As you no doubt have noticed, the evening posts are four hours late. There will be a post tomorrow morning and we shall do our best to make it a bumper edition but we make no promises as to when tomorrow evening's post will appear.

Corinna and I will be going down to South Devon to pick up an important new donation to the CFZ Museum and Graham will be driving to Portsmouth. Graham will not be back until Saturday night and we won't be back until late tomorrow.

There will be updates at some point but don't hold yer breath, or expect us to stick to any semblance of a schedule until sometime on saturday....


Jon and the Bloggo Team

1 comment:

Greatbeast said...

Could you post an update on the CFZ publishing schedule for 2009? I presume the Shiels books have been put back, for example.