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, November 06, 2009


Apologies to anyone who has been expecting an e-mail from me in the last day or so. My emails are temporarily (or at least I bloody hope it is temporary) down. When Graham gets in the office later then all the messages that are presently in my outbox will (I hope) be sent.

So, Karen, Gavin, Harriet, Lizzy, and everyone else - I am not ignoring you. Blame BTinternet.


Dr Dan Holdsworth said...

Ahh, BT, famously nicknamed "Brutish Telecom" by all persons unlucky enough to have to deal with their telco section. Not to be confused with Clueless and Witless (Cable & Wireless, AKA The Gutta Percha Company) or Not Tonight Luv AKA NTL Ltd.

Put it this way: you could always be using Internt Protocol over avian carriers, a la RFC 2549 http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2549

Lanette said...


At least it is just your internet messing up, we seem to keep having power losses, not a good thing when it gets close to freezing at night at times now.