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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Saturday, January 02, 2010


A mysterious creature found in Africa was part-man, part-goat, according to local officials.

Zimbabwe – An investigation by a government commission saw representatives visit the village of Maboleni, where a bizarre-looking creature, which has since been cremated, was found.

The huge head and a face resembled a severely disfigured baby and the neck and shoulders were much like a small human, but it had goat legs and a tail.

The picture doesn't really tell us much, and there is an unsatisfying dearth of proper sources, but the story is still intriguing enough to check out...

Read more here


Retrieverman said...

It looks to me like a goat that has suffered a such severe brain trauma that its head has filled with cerebrospinal fluid.

Retrieverman said...

As I read the original post, this poor goat was born with congenital hydrocephaly so severe that it couldn't survive.