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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Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Dear Friends,

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that there was no CFZ Yearbook this year. I intend to rectify this for 2016, and therefore, if you would like to submit an article for consideration, now is the time to do it.

The CFZ Yearbook has so far achieved 16 volumes. It has always been intended as a place for longer articles, papers, and expedition reports that are too big to fit into our quarterly journal Animals & Men. However, it is not peer reviewed in any meaningful sense of the word, except by me as editor. Thus, it fulfils an intermediate rule somewhere between that of Animals & Men and the Journal of Cryptozoology which is published by us and edited by Dr Karl Shuker.

Please do not hesitate to get into touch with me, either through Facebook or my email address: jon@eclipse.co.uk. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Jon Downes
(Director, CFZ)

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