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, August 03, 2015

WESTERN MORNING NEWS: Weird Weekend will highlight mysterious animal sightings and strange phenomena

The Westcountry is set to play host to a family-friendly feast of odd happenings. Mike Bramhall investigates what's on offer

Fancy a weekend where the weird and wonderful rub shoulders with the downright wacky in a family-friendly festival of freaky goings-on?

Then head for Hartland in North Devon and step into a world of strangeness, for three days of thought-provoking talks by investigators into unusual phenomena and exhibitions of oddity.

The Weird Weekend event on August 14-16 is described as 'the antidote for normality', and organisers say it is the largest yearly gathering of mystery animal investigators in the English-speaking world.

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