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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Sunday, November 22, 2009


Over the past few weeks many people have been asking for updates on Marjorie Braund who, as you probably know, is the nearest thing to a Mum I still have on this mortal plane.

After some weeks in Bideford hospital she was moved to the hospice in Barnstaple and by her own wishes went home on Thursday to be with her family. We went to see her yesterday, and will be going to see her daily.

She is a much loved and very special lady. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.



Syd said...

I am glad to hear that Marjorie is now back with her family and good friends. It is probably the best place for her.
Good thoughts still with you all.

Tabitca said...

*hug* my thoughts are with you. I am sure Marjorie will be happier with her friends and family around her in familiar surroundings .xx