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


Dear Friends,
We are very pleased to announce that a double issue of our journal – A&M #58/9 – is now available for you to read online for
It contains the following:
  • Contents
  • Faculty
  • Editorial
  • Obituary – MARK A HALL (1946-2016) by Loren Coleman
  • Newsfile: New and Rediscovered
  • Newsfile: Thylacine
  • Newsfile: Man beasts
  • Newsfile: Mystery cats
  • Newsfile: Aquatic monsters
  • Newsfile Xtra: Blue Dog Breakthrough
  • Newsfile Xtra: The Djibouti monster
  • Watcher of the Skies by Corinna Downes
  • Tasmania Expedition Report by Richard Freeman
  • The Gorilla – Does it exist? by Loes Modderman
  • Duties for regional representatives—a discussion document
  • In Search of Bowheads and Narwhals by John Brodie-Good
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Book Reviews
  • Weird Weekend 2016
  • Recent books from CFZ Press
This is a special double issue. Issue #58 should have come out in September and #59 round about now. However, without going into to much tedious detail, we are ridiculously overwhelmed at the moment, and this double issue has given us some much needed breathing space. Hard copies and kindle versions will be available in due course, probably in March or April, when the next issue of A&M is due.
The eagle-eyed amongst you, I think, will notice the image of the last issue of Animals & Men, on the main CFZ website has not been replaced with issue #58/9. This is not down to our inefficiency: there is something wrong with the servers at our ISP, and, I am sure that this will be resolved in the near future.

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