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, September 06, 2011

RICHARD FREEMAN: Viktor Wynd and his Little Shop of Horrors

I’m an old-fashioned cove at heart and generally believe that things were much better in the past. My taste in museums is no exception. To me, a museum should be an Aladd-in’s cave of wonder and discovery – exotic specimens staring out from behind glass, queer objects of obscure purpose on display for their own intrinsic interest. The setting is as important as the collection it contains. A museum doesn’t feel like a museum unless it’s old.

Read on...

THE BIDEFORD POST IS BACK (and so is Jon and Corinna's column, although this one was written back in January)

HAUNTED SKIES: Cleveland, Ohio, 10.9.51


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 2003 Warren Zevon, probably most famous for the song 'Werewolves of London,' died. Not long before his death his advice on how people should live their lives was “Enjoy every sandwich”.
And now the news:

Anger over shot croc
NT abused and forgot Cassius the Crocodile, now th...
Hong Kong drops plan to import rare whales
Wrasse and starfish gang up on sea urchins
Happy Feet penguin does U-turn for NZ
Could a sea eagle mistake young child for prey, as...
Giant crocodile captured alive in Philippines
Danger warning as albino ostrich escapes in Russia...
First Stem Cells from Endangered Species
Guatemala pig 'alien' born with mutant head after ...

Gotta be posted:

MATT SALUSBURY: I've got an orgone accumulator


Saw your 'Orgone Accumulator' video from the beginning of Weird Weekend, which I missed attending in person, and the mysterious reference to "plans" for the opening of the next Weird Weekend. What happened to the planned Wicker-Man-style Morris dancing opening ceremony that you promised us way back in 2006?

Attached is a photo of what appears to be a (French language!) Orgone accumulator van, which I often see parked in Ridge Road, London N8, in Crouch End, which is near me. There's a phone number on the van - 07758572299 - so they may take bookings to do whatever service they
perform with their van at weddings, parties, bar mitzvahs, etc - or the next Weird Weekend!

You're welcome to put the photo on the blog, please credit me if you do so.


DALE DRINNON: Some more considerations on Deluge Traditions

Some more considerations on Deluge Traditions on Fronters of Anthropology: