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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Saturday, August 22, 2009


Something else that turned up in my post this morning was this: A story about "A cow [which] has been born with reptilian skin and strange markings on its legs in Cambodia. Many believe it to be a sign. A 3 month drought ended with its birth…coincidence?"

Of course it's a bloody coincidence! It's a calf with skin disease. And the poor bloody thing has since died.

The original story was in the Las Vegas Sun, a periodical that I have never forgiven for their review of my appearance in Sin City back in 2003
when they commented on my hair and stomach whilst ignoring the fact that I was one of the only people on the bill not talking arrant nonsense.


1 comment:

Oll Lewis said...

I ate a yoghurt yesterday and today it's Jon's 50th birthday (happy birthday Jon)... coincidence?