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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Friday, June 03, 2011


Do you know what a used paperback copy of British edition of THE OWLMAN AND OTHERS is selling for in the US Amazon Store? $102.00 US...that’s what. That’s something like 63 British Pounds..I think. So, next time you come over bring some previously owned paperbacks. You’ll be able to fund the CFZ for LIFE!!!



Richie said...

Yes, it was very costly for Jon to translate it into British.....LOL

Greatbeast said...

Some booksellers claim to offer certain books at frankly bizarre prices — there is seemingly no rationality to it, and many different booksellers do it. I suspect it must serve some strange purpose (accounting?) known only to online book dealers. Can anyone enlighten us to what that is?

Geordie-dave said...

Wahey! I am set for life! I have a signed copy Including obscenities directed at my person.