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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Sunday, December 11, 2011


In the last ten days we have lost seven aquarium heaters, that have suddenly ceased to work for no apparent reason. It seems unlikely that they have failed from a common cause, because they have been in three different locations: The conservatory, my study, and the tanks that we maintain in the village pub. The most recent was found in the pub yesterday with a damn great crack in it. So far we have lost no fish, but it is only a matter of time. Any ideas?

1 comment:

Ego Ronanus said...

What's the weather like? Is the cold causing vital elements to malfunction?

Are you being sabotaged? You never know when some cretin will decide it's cruel to keep fish in captivity. There may also be some Mortal Enemy of the CFZ out there who feels you made some jibe at him; not that you evr say harsh things about anyone.