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, May 06, 2012


Bristol Zoo statement regarding city centre mystery

Earlier this morning (13/4/12) we were called by the managers of Broadmead to investigate this unusual activity in the centre of Bristol. It appears that a car has been partially crushed by some huge creature, which has also left remarkable, unworldly footprints in the ground!

This is highly unusual and very unlike anything we have ever seen – the footprints are over three feet long and of a very bizarre shape. We are currently taking samples, measurements and other evidence to help us solve this exciting mystery over the coming weeks. Whatever this creature is, we hope to be able to bring it to Bristol Zoo to show the public in all its magnificence - this could be the start of something big and exciting for Bristol this summer!

1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

Ah, I see a significant clue probably missed by the other investigators! The creature comes from Dover, its feet are covered in white chalk dust. Don't everybody start thanking me at once.