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, November 19, 2009


When is a week at the CFZ not a slightly strange week? It's all change this week because Graham is in the Isle of Man visiting his Mama, and - totally coincidentally - we have Lizzy here for a week starting this evening. Add to that computer problems, family problems, an overgown hawthorn tree at the back of the museum needing urgent surgery and the fact that now there are no leaves on the trees, Biggles can see out of the garden and (for the first time in months) has resumed his bids for freedom, and one can see that there is never a dull moment here at the world's biggest bloody madhouse.

So service will be erratic for the next few days, but like a fortean analogue of the Pony Express, the bloggos always come through.

1 comment:

Geordie-dave said...

Alas my plans to have a roof terrace and diving board intalled on top of Bobbys Bar along with a 10 feet deep garden plunge pool has been denied by council yet again. Something about sewage pipes,the water table and undermining the foundations of the surrounding house. Its always the little things that hold you back!