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 23, 2011

WEIRD WEEKEND 2011: Golden Baboon awards

LIZ CLANCY: Heywood Aquarium

As promised. Sorry it's wrong way up....
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WEIRD WEEKEND 2011: Jon Downes/Richard Freeman - a brief introduction to cryptozoology

HAUNTED SKIES: Leicester Trader 14.9.88


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1957 Stephen Fry was born. He likes Twitter.
And now the news:

Scientists reveal health benefits of breeding with...
Kangaroo goes on lingerie theft rampage in Czech R...
Dolphin With Prosthetic Tail Gets Ready For Waves ...
Clucky find: Man lays claim to world's smallest ch...
Fossil microbes discovered in Australia could be E...
Kent sightings confirm otters recently found every...
Homo erectus was first master chef: study
Homo Erectus travelled the high seas

Travelling the high seas, eh?



CFZ PEOPLE: David Braund-Phillips

David, Technical Director of the CFZ and my beloved nephew, starts his new job today. Good luck, mate....


Prudence went into the veterinary hospital today for her operation. It should be straightforward, but in the light of what happened to Biggles a year ago, Corinna and I are both very worried.

Remember her in your thoughts, prayers and intercessions to Saint Francis.

WEIRD WEEKEND 2011: Dr Darren Naish

HAUNTED SKIES: Kent and Sussex Courier 2.12.88