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, December 30, 2011



Although as far as cryptozoology is concerned this story is almost completely off-topic, there is something ridiculously intriguing about it. Why would anyone spend ages scrutinising press photographs of Kim Jong Il's funeral? If, indeed the Huffington Post person is correct writing: "In the photo above, one man appears to be nearly twice as tall as the gentlemen on his left and right," then unless the rest of the crowd are midgets, this person is between 9-10ft tall!

This is all very odd.

1 comment:

Syd said...

That is what comes of breeding American Prisoners of War with Korean women after the Korean war.
Rather like mating a Great Dane with a chihuahua.