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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Saturday, November 05, 2011

DALE DRINNON: Ethnic diversity of Sundalanders

Today's Blog is Part 1 of a rather unusual series concerning Ethnic Diversity of Sundalanders:


Corinna and I will be going to London for the Fortean Times Unconvention on friday. We will be paying a visit to Corinna's mum in Oakham on the way back so we are unlikely to be back in the saddle at the CFZ until at least wednesday. During that time we are handing over the reins of power to Lizzy Clancy and Graham Inglis, who will do their own initable thing....

THIS IS JUST DOWNRIGHT PECULIAR (blame Corinna who sent it to me)

HAUNTED SKIES: Chris Robinson ufo sighting, summer 1971


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1854 Tobias P. Whippy III patented the spiral comb-over, as a means for disguising partial baldness, with the New York patents office. His invention would inspire his son, Tobias P. Whippy IV, to create the ‘99’ ice-cream which he named after the last 2 digits of the patent number. The 99 proved to be so popular Mr Whippy the fourth converted all but 2 of the vans in his father’s vast fleet of rapid response comb over provider service to vans that could dispense 99s to the eager citizens of New York and a ticker tape parade was held in his honour.
And now the news:

Duck's Boon Might Be a Turtle's Bane: Overturned D...
RSPB urges crackdown on poisons
Chinese knotweed woman found in all her curvaceous...
Man withdraws snake from cash machine
New bat species found in Cambodia
Millions of birds migrating to Spain face painful ...

The more conventional comb-over:


DALE DRINNON: American Cro-Magnon Connections

All this morning I have been writing articles for the Frontiers of Anthropology. They shall be run over the next three days, but since the other articles are rather long and involved I put the short one first:

CFZ PEOPLE: Richard Muirhead

I have known the dear boy since he was six and I was eleven. Happy Birthday Richard