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, July 23, 2009


I haven't heard hide nor hair of Mike and Greg Warner since we posted their `expedition report` on the 23rd June. I have not seen their video report, or anything else. This morning, however, we received this - it is an interview with them from a Northern Irish radio station...

1 comment:

Bigfoot73 said...

Comedy forteanism at it's finest.Hear them describe how the Amazon's dendritic drainage system is all the work of giant snakes!
Marvel at their interpretation of ancient Babylonian legends as encoded information about snakes in Peru!
Be amazed by the way the 'expedition' consisted of a couple of flights over the jungle with cameras running automatically and interpreting the film later!

They don't seem to have actually set foot in the jungle nor met any of it's residents.The TV channels, papers and universities allegedly interested in their report don't get a mention.
I was right though, they did think the silvery thing near the channel mouth was a giant snake's head - the thing I thought to be a humungous OOPPard-Out Of Place Pilchard.This after they've described giant snakes as being brown!
I shall be contacting this radio station with the results of my expedition to find mokele mbembe in the bath on my allotment, where tadpoles were mysteriously disappearing earlier this year.