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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Wednesday, September 02, 2009


I find it hard to believe that OTT has now been going for two years - but we have. Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way.

Many apologies to Scottie and the other handful of people who watched the version that I posted late last night. It was horribly wrong, so here is the reposted, and hopefully correct version.


The latest edition of a monthly webTV show from the CFZ and CFZtv, bringing you the latest cryptozoological and monster-hunting news from around the world. This episode brings you:

Jon Downes at 50
CFZ PEOPLE: Matt Osborne gets married
The Weird Weekend
Golden Baboon awards
Rescuing giant water snails
Peculiar water snails from Mynmar
Polish `yeti`
Loch Ness Monster
Alien baby?
New and Rediscovered: Tasman Booby
New and Rediscovered: New crustacean
New and Rediscovered: New marine worm
New and Rediscovered: New marine worm
New and rediscovered: Google eyed cisco
We say farewell to Rufus
Bigfoot for Kids
Launch of Sumatra expedition


Retrieverman said...

That's why the first part didn't make any sense.

The rest of it was great!

Old Duffer said...

As far as I know. There has never been a Big Foot sighting in my area of Southeast Alaska. Which seems weird in itself. We have lot's of wilderness with a abundance of natural food.

Old Duffer