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, December 18, 2009


Unlike many blogs and online thingys the CFZ Bloggo will not close during what is euphemistically known as `The Festive Season`.

This is not just because various members of the core CFZ team feel that the most important character of the Yuletide mythos was Ebenezer Scrooge, but also because it is the one time of year that the telephone doesn't ring, and the postman does not inflame the dog's psyche, and I can actually get on with doing what I want to without interruption.

We are not guaranteeing how many postings there will be each day, or even that they will be particularly sensible, but there will be postings, `cos the CFZ are ace!

Beware of imitations!

1 comment:

Syd said...

I trust that the CFZ crew will be out and about around the village, in the days before christmas, raising much needed funds for the cause by BLACKMAILING the locals into parting with large sums of cash, in exchange for you NOT carol singing.