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, December 14, 2010


CFZ Australia go from strength to strength. In the nine days since I last did a round-up of their bloggo reports they have published:

  • Dead 'panther' body found in northern Sydney
  • Monster birds vs. Flores hobbits?
  • http://www.cfzaustralia.com/2010/12/tassie-tiger-collection-on-show-cradle.html
  • The Adventures of Tim Tyler and 'Fang' the black p...
  • Rescuers swoop in to save Aussie wildlife
  • Albino kookaburras found in Far North Queensland
  • Bambra big cat sighting
  • More Australian albinos

  • The top story in particular is worth reading. It is an account of one of their own investigations, following up a lead about a `panther` carcass....

    1 comment:

    Syd said...

    Mike Williams told the reporter from the outset the cat was a 'big FELIS CATUS', not a 'big fearless cat'.

    'big FELIS CATUS' certainly does not have the same interest and impact as 'big fearless cat', to help sell a newspaper.
    Of course when did we last, if ever, hear of an honest newspaper reporter that would let a trivial detail like 'THE TRUTH' get in the way of a dramatic story.