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, February 13, 2010


KITHRA WRITES: While reading one of Nick Redfern’s many blogs I see that he’s about to review a new book entitled: “Solomon Islands Mysteries” by Marius Boirayon. In his very short post Nick mentions that the book contains information about Bigfoot-type creatures.

I have to admit, that even with my own long-held interest in what many would simply term Bigfoot this was a completely new idea to meREAD ON...


Dale Drinnon said...

The Solomon Islands type is mentioned in Heuvelmans' checklist and I suspect it is a misplaced monkey that is sometimes known to walk on its hind legs (photo provided on my original blog for this, under "Menehune")
I also posted a blog entry recently how the majority of hairy manlike creatures conform to known biological laws and I concluded that they are mostly of a known fossil species that many Anthropologists consider to be Homo sapiens, our own species.

So that would not even constitute any kind of a mystery. Our own species is NOT an unknown animal!

stormwalkernz said...

its quite interesting that here in New Zealand we actuall have 3 types of manbeast. The hairy giants, the man sized and then the dwarf kind.
All in one country.