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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Thursday, January 24, 2013


EARLIER GRAHAM WROTE: We're having internet connection problems today, and blog updates will be delayed.

We're currently "working the issue" (as the techies say), so do call back a bit later....

12:48 lunchtime, Thursday

What a Day!! I was up bright and early and feeling relatively sane, and came downstairs with a cheerful spring in my step! OK that last line is a lie; I was shuffling along like an old git propped up on my walking stick as ever, but I had a conceptual spring in my step. I switched on my computer and went online, and managed to download about 2/3 of my emails before the internet connection conked out. It has been intermittent all day until now, but the peculiar thing is that when we telephoned BT, they had no knowledge of the outages. We therefore assumed it was all down to our fairly ropey equipment, but throughout the day we have been receiving news that everyone that we have spoken to in North Devon, and other folk across the country, even as far abroad as Rob Ayling up in the frozen north have told me that they have also had patchy internet access. How about you guys out in readersville?

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