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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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I have, as you will probably have noticed, decided to take the step (unprecedented for us) of putting moderation on the comments for this video. Normally I don't bother and just delete comments by people who are too irksome, but this video is aimed at the great and the good of the North Devon (and further afield) business community, and I don't want the normal selection of sexual slurs and pointed libel that tends to be put onto our videos these days...

But didn't Jessica do brilliantly!


Richie said...

Wow Jessica! Simply brilliant. A future star for sure.

I envy your diction (and of course accent). Although I can't understand Jon (and we both speak English...... well he does..... I am a colonial), I can understand you...LOL.

I hope sponsors see the utility in advertising for weird weekend. I come to this site at least twice a day.

Tabitca said...

Well Done Jessica! What a clear speaker. Even us northerners could understand every word.Don't forget to put a link to this on twitter Jon. You will be surprised how many businesses there are on there that might help.

Syd said...

Jessica, you were great.
It is so good to see the CFZ getting the next generation interested in things more intellectually challenging than X-box and Eastenders.