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, February 07, 2011


I have a new Youtube Channel now. It is "Sworfishfilms1" http://www.youtube.com/user/SwordfishFilms1

I have a new crypto documentary coming up next year so subscribe and and add me as friend on my new channel! It will be fantastic! Thanks! Jordan W.

NICK REDFERN: a new blog post from me that demonstrates how certain seemingly unconnected Fortean issues might not be so unconnected after all!

Mike Hallowell discusses a new story of horse-mutilation in northern England that practically harks back to the infamous story of George Edalji. In one of those Fortean curiosities, I used to live - for many years - only a 2-minute drive from where Edalji lived at the time of the 1903 horse-killings in the ancient hamlet of Great Wyrley that the man himself was suspected of playing a central role in.

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LARS THOMAS: Further Taxonomy Fail

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MATT SALUSBURY:Very rare Bai cat sighted in Sarawak (Indonesian part of Borneo)

Very rare Bai cat (presumably `Bay Cat`) sighted in Sarawak (Indonesian part of Borneo)


According to the French-language crytozoology blog, it hasn't been seen since 2003, and it's the size of a domestic cat. The photos in the the blog post seem to date from Jan 2011. Matt Salusbury

GLEN VAUDREY: I'd go the whole wide world #6

One of the two South American countries not to share a border with Brazil, it does, however, have a very long Pacific coast. There was a time when Chile was better know for its right-wing military governments, today it’s probably better known for its wines.

So what mystery animal do I drag kicking and screaming into the spotlight today? Well, let’s have a look at the Camahueto.

Having an interest in stories of water horses around the world it is hardly surprising that I would try and sneak such a mystery beast into this trip around the world. The Camahueto has been described as being a horse-headed creature which may have either one or two horns, depending on the source of the story, as well as sharp teeth and strong claws.

It’s rumoured to be born in freshwater where it lives until adulthood before migrating down to the sea. While the Camahueto is believed to eat fish it is also said to be rather fond of eating people as well - perhaps one to avoid while swimming then.

Fair to say the Camahueto is not an animal I would expect ever to be discovered outside of a story.

Next we are heading back up north to visit Peru.

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1855 the Devil's footprints appeared in Devon.
And now, the news:

Salisbury man thinks Bigfoot is N.C. native
Croc sighted in flood waters
Russia Poised To Breach Mysterious Antarctic Lake
North Dakota wrestling team forced to withdraw fro...
Animal Planet joins Bigfoot search

Sasquatch, eh?