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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Thursday, September 02, 2010


Over on her blog, Kithra writes:

After days of struggle, and very bad weather that meant the thunderstorms and heavy rain kept me off the computer, I have now completed the first of the new articles that I intended to add to my website.This one is called The "Bloop" and "Wow!" Signals; about two very different, and very intriguing, signals that were received by scientists over the years. The “Bloop” falls into the Fortean category, while the “WOW!” was found by the SETI project seeking alien life. You can read it clicking here.

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

"Bloop" is usually touted as Cryptozoological, as indicating a sort of a whale much larger than the known kinds. I think it is some sort of underwater amplification of sound effect, but I had read on the internet where it was said to be Cthulhu snoring!