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, April 30, 2012

CFZ PEOPLE: Malcolm Robinson

Happy Birthday dude...


Pinch Punch - the first day of the month. It is the First of May and Sumer Is Icumen In.

To celebrate the fact we have an especially nice bunch of postings for you all today.

First a real exclusive. Part one of an interview I did yesterday evening with Anthony Phillips, one of the original members of 'Genesis' discussing his extraordinary new album:

This afternoon I will be talking to the lovely Liz Lenten from 'Auburn'. Before I do, here is your chance to see what all the fuss is about:

Did you ever wonder why we are called 'Gonzo'? We have a review of a `graphic biography` of The Good Doctor Hunter S Thompson himself:

We have a whole slew of Tour Dates for Martin Stephenson, both with and without The Daintees:

Mimi Page makes it to the (back) cover of 'Rolling Stone':

And as I said before, last night was Beltane/Bealtain and today is May Day. It is one of the most magickal days of the year, and although we were too untogether to make a Beltane Fire, this will have to do:

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

From Nick Redfern's Fortean World:
From CFZ Canada:

DALE DRINNON: Miocene Apes Part Two

Dropping the other shoe, Miocene Apes part 2: the Gigantopithecus section:

HAUNTED SKIES: News of the World: 05.06.83


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1945 Adolph Hitler's death was announced by the German media. Hilariously they claimed he had died at his command post whilst fighting Bolshevism with his last breath, when in reality the evil minded hate-filled little turd poisoned his dog then killed himself and his girlfriend because he wasn't enough of a man to stand up and explain himself should he have been captured alive.

And now the news:

In Everglades, tracking pythons may provide clues ...
Opponents: State's crackdown on invasive wild boar...
The killing agency: Wildlife Services' brutal meth...
Bats: An Unexpected Virus Reservoir
From Embryonic Stem Cells, a Sperm Replacement and...
Chinese Workers In Zimbabwe Are Eating Endangered ...
Bird sanctuary needs help
'Inhabitants of Madrid' Ate Elephants’ Meat and Bo...
Rescue wildlife in 'Animal Kingdom' game
Analysis: U.S. mad cow find: lucky break or triump...
People 'worried' to report dolphin deaths
Lion Man warned ministers of cat danger

Hitler reacts to the news of Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows part 2's Oscar nominations: