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.

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Thursday, October 08, 2009


Adam telephoned last night. He sounded weak as a kitten but he is out of hospital and at home. However, he has been pumped full of antibiotics and will not be going back to work for another week.

He telephoned Richard today and he has apparently been just about well enough to get out for a walk this morning.

He has had some sort of dysentry, and - poor boy - has not been at all well.

Well, dude, that is what happens if you must go gallavanting about the world chasing orang-pendek and other beasties....


Dr Karl Shuker said...

That's excellent news - very pleased that Adam is feeling better.

Nick Redfern said...

Yep, very good news indeed!