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, December 14, 2016


Ladies and gentleman, we are very pleased to announce that volume four of The Journal of Cryptozoology has now been uploaded to the printer and is now available.

Following the demise of Cryptozoology (published by the now-defunct International Society of Cryptozoology), there has been no peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to cryptozoology for quite some time. Consequently, the Journal of Cryptozoology has been launched to remedy this situation and fill a notable gap in the literature of cryptids and their investigation. For although some mainstream zoological journals are beginning to show slightly less reluctance than before to publish papers with a cryptozoological theme, it is still by no means an easy task for such papers to gain acceptance, and, as a result, potentially significant, serious contributions to the subject are not receiving the scientific attention that they deserve. Now, however, they have a journal of their own once again.

You can buy your issue at the link at the bottom of this post, on Amazon or at www.journalofcryptozoology.com


Karl P.N. Shuker                                                                                                              pp   3

Buckley's Bunyip
Paul Michael Donovan                                                                                                    pp   9

A Checklist of Historical Hypotheses for the Loch
Ness Monster
C.G.M. Paxton and A.J. Shine                                                                                        pp  21

Not Finding Bigfoot in DNA
Haskell V. Hart                                                                                                               pp 39

A Preliminary, Comparative Type Proposal For
Large, Unidentified Marine and Freshwater Animals
Bruce A. Champagne                                                                                                     pp 53

Instructions to Contributors:
(i) Important Issues to Consider When Preparing a Cryptozoological
     Paper                                                                                                                           pp 87

(ii) The Style of Presentation Required for
Submissions to the Journal                                                                                            pp 90

It will, of course, be available on Amazon, but you can also buy it direct from us with a special discounted postage rate.

This offer is open to anyone across the world, so don't worry when the PayPal button comes up in British pounds. It will automatically be translated to your currency.

We would like to thank Dr Karl Shuker and all the contributors to this volume for their hard work. We believe that the Journal of Cryptozoology is a very important project, and thank you in advance for your support.

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