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, October 15, 2009


LIZZY: Thank you very much to those who sent kind messages about my being ill. I'm thankfully out of the hospital now - bad spellers beware!!!!

JON: Bloody hell. I hope she doesn't look at the posts of the past few days. My spelling quite probably left something to be desired, and Lizzy is scary when she gets the bit between her teeth. But seriously, welcome back honey...

(at least she is not in the office at the moment so I don't have to be subjected to Take That)

1 comment:

C-E C said...

Rest easy, boss (and recent bloggers): I HAVE seen this week's posts and was too overcome with despair at the lack of syntactical accuracy (I may be sick but I can still show off....) to do anything about it. From today, be afraid - be VERY afraid