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, January 29, 2012



Dale Drinnon said...

It's not a joke, but it IS "only pretend"-it's meant as a "What if" scenario. You will notice the original was put up in 2005 and then the site was revised in 2009. Obviouisly, nobody has actually done anything in the way of physical activity as promised in the meantime.

Best Wishes, Dale D.

Syd said...

Dear Jon, I am delighted to advise you that this is all part of the same sad joke that has been played on mankind for the past few thousand years.
The only cure for the sickness caused by the perpetrators of this joke, is ATHEISM.

Chris Clark said...

My first response is to grind my teeth with rage: what could we do if we had the sort of funding they claim to have? On second thoughts, I rather fancy searching for flying reptiles at someone else's expense, so why not piggyback on their expedition by claiming some of the vacant posts? I am sure I could easily master 'baraminology' or 'missiology', just as soon as I find out what they are. Praise the Lord brother!

Dale Drinnon said...

If they actually DO have any funds it amounts to Fraud: the "Person" heading the expedition is a fictitous character, like Father Christmas. I would sue them if I had donated anything, myself.

PS, these are probably the people that argue with me no end over the stingray/manta ray theories...

Best Wishes, Dale D.