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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Friday, October 23, 2009


Want something to read on Halloween...Neil Arnold has written an article on his monster-hunting exploits in the latest issue (43 - Oct 29th ) of CHAT! Magazine, page 40-41. The magazine is available from all good magazine sellers and newsagents.

No doubt the usual suspects will be complaining to us about it, or making cowardly remarks on other websites, which are always happy to print any snide remarks about Neil, Jon or the CFZ.

We say, good on ya Neil. You are a sound bloke, and a great researcher, and we are proud to be associated with you.

1 comment:

Neil A said...

Bring on the detractors...personally, I think it's great to get crypto and monster research 'out there' whether it's in comics, books, or dodgy women's magazines.