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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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


We have been back for nearly 48 hours now, and it really doesn't seem like it. Somehow the events of the last few weeks seem almost dream-like, and we are back in England; land of rain, mist and New Labour. However, despite the raft of shite that was awaiting us upon our return, it is good to be home.

I am back doing the blogs again each day, and I would like to thank Graham, Lizwiz and everyone else who has filled in so stalwartly while we were away. However, my body and psyche are still hopping the time zones, so I will be leaving the posting each morning to Graham, and will not be taking up full reins until next week, and even then I shall be joined by Max Blake, the young tyro who even the detractors of the CFZ seem to admire.

1 comment:

nigel the tall jew said...

HI Jon!..

Glad to see that you have arrived safley back in the UK..Welcome to the house of fun! (as is always as an election arives eh?!) I am about to post a new blog up here, so maybe you would like to have a laugh or two, and read it mate!..all best wishes