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, October 14, 2010

LARS THOMAS: WANTED! Scottish cryptozoologist!

WANTED! Scottish cryptozoologist! This may sound rather strange but a few years back there was a scottish student at the University of Copenhagen going by the name of Andrew (Andy) Ferguson. We talked about various things cryptozoological and he talked about stories and sightings gathered in his family over the years - even photographs. Then I went of to New Zealand for a while and when I got back he had gone back to Scotland. I have tried on and off to locate him (no, he's not on facebook) for some years now, so far with no luck. SO - OVER TO YOU IN CFZ SPACE.

Does anybody know Andy? Is he perhaps a reader of this blog? If so, please contact me. As far as I know he was from Stirling but he might have moved to somewhere else. He did talk about doing a stint at an American uni at some point.

1 comment:

Retrieverman said...


Didn't Groundskeeper Willie help Mr. Burns catch the Loch Ness Monster?

I'd see if he's available.