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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Tuesday, August 02, 2011


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This giant fish has netted a British angler a place in the record books. The whopper, caught by Chris Grimmer from Sheffield, is the biggest albino catfish ever caught by an angler. The 8ft-beast tipped the scales at 194lbs; 2lbs heavier than the previous best caught by blind angler Shelia Penfold last year. Chris spent 30 minutes trying to reel in the white catfish after it took his bait. He and three pals had been on a week's fishing trip to the River Ebro, near Barcalona, Spain, when he snared the record catfish. The albino fish was returned to the water safe and well after being caught. The biggest catfish ever caught in the world is a staggering 646lb (or 46 stone) giant Mekong catfish caught in Thailand in 2005.


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Current Issue:
August 2011 - Issue 28.

In this issue: John Prytz looks into SETI and UFOs, Dave Sadler & Kirst D’Raven discuss some interesting news and Name and Shame, Steve Mera reveals an interesting UFO incident, Richard Holland brings Spookology to the table in a new regular feature, Colin Veacock talks alien visitation and a possible meeting between them and the U.S. Government, William Tinkin & Steve Mera reveal some alarm facts in regards Solar Storms, Dave Hodrien from BUFOG reviews the LAPIS 2011 Conference, Jade Ashcroft & the Phenomena Magazine team review the Big Awakening Conference. All this as well as book reviews, New Crop Circles, latest news, advertisements and much much more....

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HAUNTED SKIES: Our trip to see the publisher


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1950 the director John Landis was born. His most famous film is, of course, the acclaimed classic See You Next Wednesday, references to which can be seen in many of his other films like An American Werewolf in London and the Blues Brothers.

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

From Nick Redfern's "There's Something in the Woods...":
Ghosts, Spirits, & Hauntings
What Happens If We Find Bigfoot?
The Puddle Monster Update
On the Track -

From CFZ Australia:
Red Dog - the legend of Karratha
Grant to upgrade Devil sanctuary

From CFZ Canada:
Not Your Typical Canadian Cryptid