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, February 17, 2011



It is with great pleasure, and mild embarrassment that I welcome a new blog to the CFZ blog network. I first offered Dale Drinnon his own CFZ blog two years ago, and then promptly forgot all about it. I did the same thing a year later, but now I have finally got around to it....

The first post is another Drinnon tour de force:

I had an early blog that spoke of a "Quetzalcoatl" reported by James Churchward in his Lost Continent of Mu books and that I thought was an Anhinga or Snakebird. And the blog posting includes the line: 'This version of the Flying serpent is actually also demonstrable in Mexican folklore and said to raid livestock. That tradition would also be based on sightings of anhingas.'Read on...


Dale on the latest photos of "Bownessie" on Windermere

1 comment:

Chris Clark said...

Time for the CFZ rep in the Cumbria area to spring into action and interview the two witnesses. Or do we already have reason to believe it's bogus?