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, May 05, 2011



"Fortean authors are a rare and vanishing breed. They often write about a wide range of peculiar and arcane subjects, and in 2010 Fortean Words started a series of books anthologising those writers we believe to be the most important Forteans writing today. Each of the authors we chose didn't let us down; the books which they presented us contain a rich and heavy brew and are often not for the faint hearted. But who said anything in life was going to be easy, eh? Enter at your peril, but when you do - - enjoy!"

Jonathan Downes, March 2010

PART ONE: Cryptozoology & Evolution
PART TWO: Forteana
PART THREE: Shamanism and Esoteric Christianity
INTERLUDE ONE: It takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry
PART FOUR: Alternative History
PART FIVE: Speculative Archaeology
PART SIX: UFOs, Rock`n`Roll, and more Leys
INTERLUDE TWO: Peter McMahon - Ley Tramp
PART SEVEN: Folklife
PART EIGHT: Urban Myths and Media Monitoring
INTERLUDE THREE: Folklorists & Forteans - Friends or Foes
Last Words

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1 comment:

Nick Redfern said...

That's quite possibly one of the best book titles ever!