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, October 06, 2011


Scientists Planning Expedition To Find Yeti
Jonathan Downes, director of the Center for Fortean Zoology, told BBC in an interview broadcasted on their website that he believes the Yeti could be a ...

Scientists set off to find the abominable snowman
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Jonathan Downes, the director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology, which is dedicated to the study of unknown animals, talked about the mystical creature on ...


Dale Drinnon said...

Jon, I hope that you are being misquoted again.

This is a media word game. The Creature under investigation is not a Yeti, the media is misusing the term Yeti as a generic term which does not actually occur in the area in question.

So in this case we are possibly talking about an Asiatic-Sasquatch type of creature, possibly more likely to be a Gigantopithecus than a giant orangutan as you stated. The mistake is understandible because the term "Yeti" is more properly used in Tibet and enirons.

Best Wishes, DAle D.

Jon Downes said...

Yes, of course I am being misquoted. I get used to it in the end...