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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Friday, April 16, 2021

Another premiere scheduled for On the Track

And so, ladies and gentlemen, I am beginning to get the hang of this automated Premier thing. Yesterday (Wednesday) evening, Louis and I scheduled the next episode of On t
he Track which features Britain’s mystery cats and a story which totally intrigues me about an out of place seagull, a famous children’s author and a whole bunch of intransigence. It premiers at 3 o’clock on Saturday. And you will be able to see it here:

I am trying to get everything automated, not really because I’m not going to be around on Saturday afternoon, but because the whole thing is intellectual challenge for me. I am under no illusions that I’m going to become a massively famous YouTuber, but of all the things I do, this YouTube show is the thing that I enjoy most. And after the horrors of the last few years, I feel like indulging myself.
We also have a new channel intro which can be seen here:

And just in case you think we’re all getting far too corporate, it features a guest appearance by Wally the Comedy Rhinoceros.
In the meantime the latest episode of On the Track, is outperforming last week’s episode by about 30%. It features the Fortean Film Festival, giant turtles in Vietnam, and an update on our various investigations in Essex. I also attempt to sing a song by The Clash accompanied by a glockenspiel. You couldn’t make this shit up.
So if you want to attend a visual entertainment consisting of hard science interspersed with us dicking about in an increasingly surreal manner, check it out:

Love and Peas,

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