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, October 29, 2012

SHERI'S BLOG: Day 3 – Sunday

We have a visitor this week. Sheri Myler, a student from the North of England is doing a week's placement with us. She is already very keen on cryptozoology and eager to learn. I confidently predict that she will be an asset to the cryptozoological community in years to come. However, we decided to put her to work, and each day she will be blogging about what she has been doing...

As it was a Sunday, we had a slightly shorter day. I did not begin work until two hours later than I have done previously. The day’s routine began, much with same as it has done over the last couple of days, with blogging and then the animal rounds.

Work then resumed on the editing of the new version of ‘Mysterious Creatures’ by George Eberhart. We completed all of the initial sections, as well as making a start on formatting the letter-designating chapters.

Wine was served up with tea and we decided to call a day on the office work. Afterwards, we went out on another big cat hunt. We turned back around after we had realised that we had accidentally ended up in Cornwall.

The culmination of all the wildlife spotted over the last few nights has been a rabbit, a frog and an owl, respectively. However, I remain determined to continue the search in hope and not be deterred by a few disappointing evenings. 


Ego Ronanus said...

Have they put you sleeping on the couch? If so, you may find that Prudence will try to assert her rights there.

Dan said...

I would personally avoid Jon's couch. Every time I have visited, it has looked at me in a very peculiar way (I have never visited on a full moon, BTW); I am sure it is plotting something in collusion with Prudence.

No, far safer to commute daily to the CFZ along dark, spooky, unlit back-lanes with only the faint whirr of one's bicycle for company. I have never had any problems doing so in all the times I have been near the CFZ, excepting of course the encounter with the strange hovering, glowing thing on the way to Clovelly.