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, March 13, 2012


It is a great pity that I cannot bring paramilitaries of any shape, sort or form into this story, because all yesterday afternoon as we were driving around North Devon I was doing my best to work out how to get the headline 'Guerillas in the mist' onto the blog.

But for the life of me, I couldn't. (A Minor aside: If anyone can work out a credible way I can use this headline I will give them a little present)

The mist continues to shroud North Devon, and it is still more than a little spooky.

Graham and I had a jolly afternoon pricing stuff up for the last bit of work on the CFZ library, and I could not resist photographing him next to a B&Q advertising slogan which seemed to be remarkably appropriate...

1 comment:

stormwalkernz said...

Gorillas in the mist - easy - many of the creaures we know today may eventually beccome cryptids themselves disappearing like gorillas in the mist.

There ya go :)