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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Tuesday, October 06, 2009


I had it pointed out to me yesterday that although the website had the information about how to join online via paypal emblazoned across it, the information about how to join by cheque was nowhere to be seen. So here it is:


For a 4-issue (one year) membership:
£16 UK £18 EC
£24 US Canada Oz NZ (airmail)
£28 Rest of World.

The CFZ Trust is registered as a non-profit-making organisation with HM Stamp Office. The trustees are J.Downes; R. Freeman & G.Inglis. Charitable status is pending

Although we prefer to be paid by paypal, we accept payment in cash or cheque drawn on UK bank account. Cheques made payable to `CFZ Trust.`

Jonathan Downes,
The Centre for Fortean Zoology,
Myrtle Cottage,
Bideford, North Devon
EX39 5QR

1 comment:

Kithra said...

Sorry Jon. I didn't notice the link on the site about joining the CFZ. I have too many senior moments these days, and as of today I've finally become an OAP, so I guess I'll have even more of them now :) But I still intend to grow old disgracefully!