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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Monday, March 28, 2011


There seems to be a formatting issue with Blogger today. I am not going to risk messing anything else up, but the index in particular is fairly horrible! Hopefully this will sort itself out. It usually does. Meanwhile, it may be nine years old, but I have only just discovered it - the Shelleydevoto album Buzzkunst is well worth checking out..

This seems to be a widespread problem, and as dozens of people have reported it, one can only hope that Blogger will be doing something about it. In the meantime, I am discontinuing the index blog. Everything up to the 24th is on there, but everything since is on the front page of www.cfz.org.uk

Hopefully things will return to normal soon

1 comment:

Dr Karl Shuker said...

I've been experiencing formatting problems with Blogger for the past few days now, and had wondered whether it was perhaps something that I was doing wrong, even though I wasn't doing anything different. So I'm relieved to find that it isn't me, after all, but it does mean that it's taking me a lot longer than normal to prepare a blog post at present, especially one with pix, which is why I'm easing off blogging so frequently for a while and see what happens. All the best, Karl