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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Friday, October 15, 2010


A few days ago as part of his series on crypto Hallowe'en costumes Robert Schneck posted a centaur costume. So we had to top that. Here (from Corinna's archives) are my two delightful stepdaughters many years ago. And on the right is Olivia dressed as a unicorn...


Syd said...

We might have expected to see pictures that could cause embarrassment to these lovely young ladies on their mothers blog, as showing embarrassing photos of their offspring seems to be normal practise for most mothers. But Jon, it is a truely wicked thing for a step father to do the same.

Corinna said...

And to think I didn't own a camera when Shosh was 'dressed' as a cheese and tomato sandwich - complete with lettuce!