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, November 09, 2010


For those of you who are following the series of videos on CFZtv covering events at last month's Unconvention in London, we have some mildly bad news. I suppse that I should have posted this right at the beginning, but I forgot.

We took two cameras to Uncon with us, intending to film as many speakers as would let us. Sadly there was an accident early on and one camera was broken. So we only have about half the number of talks up that we had hoped. Never mind - better luck next time....

UNCONVENTION 2010: Paul Cornell - the fortean aspects of Dr Who

OLL LEWIS: The wolf children of Calcutta


In the absence of any news from the India expedition, Oll Lewis is continuing to trawl through the fortean archives of the subcontinent.


How can you resist a headline like Mystery emo skinks of Tonga! You can't, really.


England’s Rendlesham Forest extends to around 1,500 hectares in size and can be found in the county of Suffolk’s coastal area known as the Sandlings. It is comprised of large coniferous trees, as well as heath land, and is home to various wild animals, including the badger, the fox and the red deer. According to some people, however, Rendlesham Forest is home to far stranger things, too… read all about it

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1958 the supposedly cursed Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian institution.
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Alien Bryozoan Blob

Beware of the blob: