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, May 25, 2010


Following on from my new book The Great Yokai Encyclopedia; An A to Z of Japanese Monsters, the subject is so masive that I have uncovered a book's worth of information since having finished writing. But I need some help.

I have two books written in French that are translations from Japanese works on Yokai. I also have a book of Japanese news stories about monster sightings from the 19th and early 20th century. I need these translating. Can anyone out there read French or Japanese, and would you be willing to help?

Whilst on the subject of requests for help, does anyone know where I can get some formaldehyde in San Antonio? Ken needs some, and cannot source any...

1 comment:

Christian said...

These chaps: