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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Wednesday, July 13, 2011


After all the build-up my operation didn't happen. I managed to psych myself up for it but when I got in, the doctor took one look at it, said that it was still infected, gave me some antibiotics and sent me home.

Because of the waiting lists and staff holidays he couldn't offer me a repeat appointment until the third week in August, but as that is the week of the Weird Weekend, I have opted to wait until the month after - it might as well be draining till September.
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Nick Redfern said...

Pop it like a zit!

Dr Karl Shuker said...

You could do what Nick says, Jon, but why bother - leave it to its own devices, just like that famous Aretha Frankin song - cysts are doin' it for themselves! :-D