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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Monday, December 14, 2009


The new issue of the CFZ journal is imminent and we hope that it will be released in the next few weeks. However, as a taster here is the cover and contents...

3. Editorial
5. Faculty of the CFZ
8. Contents
9. Newsfile
21. Obituaries:
Robert Rines, Stuart Rickard
23. Aquatic monsters logbook
by Oll Lewis
30. Letter from America
By Nick Redfern
34. Mystery cats diary
38 CFZ Australia: Australian big cats
By Ruby Lang
42 Watcher of the skies
By Corinna Downes
47 2009 Expedition report:
Five go mad in Sumatra
By Richard Freeman
57 2010 yearbook
58 Mystery animals of Flemish folklore
part 2 by Neil Arnold
61 Cryptoclearance
62 Never the mind the Aurochs
By Max Blake
67 Gerald Durrells’ strange Corfu cattle
By Jon Downes
70 Weird Weekend 2009
72 Letters to the Editor
75 Book Reviews
78 The Sycophant
79 Marjorie Braund is dead
80 About the CFZ
84 CFZ Press

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