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, January 01, 2010


I put my hands up, it wasn’t U109. I would like to thank both Dale and Marozi for pointing this out. I had thought it was just my inability to read numbers that had led to me using the wrong details, however I lay the blame at the door of Mr Heuvelmans' proofreader, I actually took the number from the narrative description on page 400 where it clearly states U109. Every other mention in In the Wake of the Sea-Serpents the submarine is clearly given as U108 which indeed did survive the war.

Before I skulk off embarrassed and a little red faced can I ask if anyone has any more information on this sighting? If so I would very much like to hear from them, going from the location given for the sighting it will now find its way into my next book The Mystery Animals of the Northern Isles which should see the light of day in 2010

all the best for the new year

1 comment:

Marozi said...

Please Glen contact me: Marozi@kryptozoologie-online.de.