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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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Now you can buy the 2020 Yearbook

Hi Folks,

Money is not really something that means a lot to me, and so - with everything else that is going on in my life - I was planning to leave the sales and distribution of this spiffing new volume to those jolly nice folks at Amazon. But - admirably - Amazon are reacting to the Coronavirus pandemic thus:

"Amazon is blocking all shipments of nonessential products to its warehouses in response to the significant increase in orders it's seeing as the novel coronavirus spreads across the US.

On Tuesday the company told sellers and vendors that it would accept only shipments of "household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products" to its warehouse until April 5 to deal with the high demand of those products amid the coronavirus crisis."

So it is up to me to be the acceptable face of capitalism so you can now buy it from me, here:


Contents - page 5
Introduction - page 7
Yowies at Kempsey by Mike Hardcastle - page 11
Black Dog Lore in German Speaking Countries by Loes Modderman - page 17
The Thing on the Doorstep: Monsters in Your Backyard by Richard Freeman - page 41
The Zuiyo Maru Carcass is Coming to Get You! By Scott Mardis - page 62
Caught on the Hop by Phantom Kangaroos and Other Out-of-Place Mystery Macropods by Dr Karl P. N. Shuker - page 139
The Black Woodpecker – A British Ornithological Cryptid by Richard George – page 169
The Mystery Animals of Greater Manchester (an excerpt) by Liz Bitakaramire and Richard Muirhead – page 176
Leviathan and the ‘Wrong Whale’ by Carl Marshall - page 192
A Lake With Three – or More – Types of Monsters by Ulrich Magin - page 215
Index to Flying Snake #1-5 by Richard Muirhead – page 221
A Directory of Dwarves by Colin Schneider – page 226
The Bristol Crocodile by Bob Skinner – page 246
About the CFZ – page 259
The CFZ Publishing Group – page 267

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