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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Tuesday, December 06, 2011


CFZ PEOPLE: Kaye Braund-Phillips

I have known Kaye for longer than anyone else in my life except for my brother and my cousin Pene. I have considered her to be my little sister for many years, and have been Uncle Jon to all three of her kids. Happy Birthday honeypie....


Courtesy of our new friend Walter Cantero, we will now be featuring a digest (in English) of each posting on the prolific and popular Spanish language cryptozoology blog Criptozoologia En España. A big thank you to Walter and to Criptozoologia En España main man Javier Resines....

Right from the Spanish cryptozoology blog, Criptozoologia En España:

The Liérganes Fishman! firsthand read.

In 1672 Francico de la Vega Casar was sent by his family to study to Las Arenas, where he was often seen swimming in the river for hours. One day, Francisco was dragged by the water, his body was never found. Five years later, some fishermen from Cadiz bay captured a strange man. He was a strong man, about six feet tall, he was pale and had red hair. A line of scales very similar to those from fish ran down his back and he had a brown membrane between his fingers... Francisco de la Vega Casar, the Liérganes fishman, life was brought together and published by Fray Benito Jerónimo Feijoo between 1726 and 1739, and now we can firsthand read Feijoos original writings on Francisco de la Vega Casar, the fishman from Cantabria.

You will be able to translate the spanish text by using the blog translator!

HAUNTED SKIES: The Sun sets on Volume Three

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1972 Apollo 17, NASA’s last moon mission, was launched.
And now the news:

Bees, plants waking up earlier each spring
The Cockerell bumblebee bee is alive and well and ...
Threatened species need farmland
Great bustard sightings. Have you seen one?
China bans auction of tiger wine after outrage in ...
Alien Planet Could Host Life
Baby Seal On St Andrews Beach Rescued From Freezin...
Northern white rhino - Romance but no cigar

Moon river:

THE BIGFOOT BLOG: Interview with Philip Spencer

Philip Spencer grew up in Anderson County, Kentucky, in the town of Lawrenceburg.

Blessed or cursed with an insatiable curiosity for everything, he has been seeking answers to the mysteries of life, death and the paranormal since childhood. A 40 year veteran investigator, he has amassed a huge number of case files in his research of strange events that have occurred around the world. Bigfoot however, is one of the author's preferred areas of research as in Anderson County, Kentucky, there have been many sightings of the enigmatic creature known the world over. His first book, The Wildman of Kentucky, The Mystery of Panther Rock, entails these sightings and much more, taking the reader on a journey into the heart of the "Dark and Bloody Ground" one of the most active paranormal places in the nation also known as "The Frazier Land."

Read on...

DALE DRINNON: Mangy Mutt Chupacabras