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


Today is Marjorie Braund's funeral. I am reading one of the lessons and the CFZ will be out in force. Richard, Max, Olivia and Ivan are (or will be) down and things are rather hectic. So please forgive me if I do not wax as lyrical as usual on the bloggo.

I know that many of you knew Marjorie from the Weird Weekends and from visits to the CFZ, and so - with Kaye's permission - I am posting the order of service for her funeral so that those of you who were unable to make it in person but want to say farewell to a very special lady, will be able to do so.


Tabitca said...

Goodbye to someone who sounded like a great lady. I will be thinking about you all as you go through this today . love and hugs

Richie said...

Thank you for posting the order of service. I read it carefully: the scripture reading and the lyrics of the hymns and listened to Rachmaninoff's Op 34 No 14. I mourn at your loss as I listened to what seemed to be Anna Moffo lamenting Marjorie's passing.

Death is certain but only sad to those that remain.