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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Monday, February 06, 2012

CFZ CANADA FOR TUESDAY: Underwater mystery cat

Native North Americans have a long tradition of storiesregarding the Mishibizhiw, an underwater panther. Some tribes, particularly Anishinaabe, Odawa,Ojibwe, and Potawatomi, of the Great Lakes region of Canada consider this beingas the most powerful underworld being. The Ojibwe held them to be the master of all water creatures. Some myths include this water lynx in their creationlegends.

Read on...

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From Nick Redfern's "There's Something in the Woods...":
From CFZ Australia:
From CFZ Canada:

HAUNTED SKIES: News of the World 6.9.59.

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

Yesterday’s News Today

On this day in 1812 Charles Dickens was born. Dickens often used the paranormal in his novels, including ghosts in A Christmas Carol and spontaneous human combustion in Bleak House.

And now the news:

NM: Tracking Bigfoot (via Chad Arment)
Ancient DNA Holds Clues to Climate Change Adaptati...
How Dinosaurs Grew So Huge
New population of Critically Endangered monkey fou...
Seagrass ‘tens of thousands of years old’
Almost 1,500 turtles "crammed like sardines" into ...

Come over here you weird little man:

DALE DRINNON: Bigfoot, Atlantis and `Cedar and Willow`

Tracking bigfoot - by popular request


New on Frontiers of Anthropology, could be very important in Atlantis theory:


And on Cedar and Willow another piece that wrote itself: something appropriate for Valentine's Day or maybe Easter or just to stare at in bemusement at the Human Condition: