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, August 12, 2011


EDITOR's NOTE: I decided to start including a picture of Dale on the links to his posts in the same way as I do the CFZ Canada and CFZ New Zealand posts. It was only later that I realised that the first time I do this, it is along side an article on gargoyles. There is no inference meant, I promise.

Dale writes:

The new Blog entry is a piece on Gargoyles and seeking out the oldest recorded reports of LongNecked Freshwater Monsters:

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

Actually, No: you started to put my photo up some time ago when I was blogging for the CFZ. At that time the article was on Mapinguaris, I think.

Which is probably no better than the association with gargoyles, actually.

But the point is, the arrangement was that my photo was to go with the blogs for all of the blogs in between by the arrangement we had made back then and somehow most of the time it got left off.

No biggie as far as I'm concerned, but for the record, you know.

Best Wishes, Dale D.