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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Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I have just had a peculiar telephone call from a woman claiming to represent The Public Service Review. She claimed that this is some sort of Government sponsored technological publication, and did I want to write for it? After she gabbled on at me for ten minutes I finally managed to get a word in edgeways and asked how much I would get paid. Indignantly she said that she had two pages to fill and that I would have to pay £3,000 per page.

I burst out laughing and said that I wan't interested. She got even more indignant and asked why. I said that I hadn't got £3k a page and put the phone down.

Has anyone ever heard of these shysters? Bloody hell! And they claim that UFO Matrix is unethical!


1 comment:

Syd said...

Jon, you may like to look at this web site
http://www.gareth-jones.co.uk/2010/12/07/public-service-review/ and others that are mentioned there.
It looks as if the organisation are really nothing but scam merchants who offer over priced advertising in journals that may or may not reach the client base they claim.