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, June 26, 2012


Whilst the focus of the CFZ Mystery Cat study group is predominantly the search for proof of the British big cats, it would be unrealistic to forget that this is only part of a global mystery cat phenomenon.

Here are a selection of mystery cat stories from around the world.

Big cat sighting at Smythesdale?
Ballarat Courier
A SMYTHESDALE man has taken photos of what he believes is the footprint of a giant puma, after the reported mauling of a Shetland pony on his neighbour's ...

Big cats could roam Ballarat: expert
Ballarat Courier
MYTH or menace? For decades it has been rumoured that giant cats could exist in the wild around Ballarat.

Big cats in Ballarat, Australia: Why the idea endures | Doubtful ...
By idoubtit
Big cats could roam Ballarat: expert. History and anthropology lecturer Dr David Waldron has been researching stories about the existence of so-called pumas or.

David Waldron is, btw a CFZ associate, and one of the board of the Journal of Cryptozoology..

Wild Kingdom? Bear, Big Cat Sightings in Portage Co.
Cleveland News - Fox 8
SHALERSVILLE, Ohio -- Some wild visitors have people on edge in Portage County.The area is known for its serene farmland and, from time to time, a visitor of ...

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