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, January 06, 2012


A picture of three beautiful young women holding chickens. It had the cryptic caption "Saw this, knew who to send it to..."

Damn right, dear boy.

HAUNTED SKIES: Times (The) 9.5.55

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1948 Kentucky Air National Guard Thomas F. Mantell died after he crashed his plane while in pursuit of an unidentified flying object.


And now the news:

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How Male Spiders Use Eavesdropping to One-Up Their...
'Worst ever' storm damage at Edinburgh botanic gar...

A news report on the Mantell incident:

CRYPTOZOOLOGY ONLINE: On The Track (Of Unknown Animals) Episode 53

The latest episode of our monthly webTV show from the CFZ and CFZtv, bringing you the latest cryptozoological and monster hunting news from around the world.

This episode brings you:

CFZ in winter
2011 redux
Repairing peacock
A cabinet from Harrods
Eric Classey
Yeti finger
Mystery mice
Feeding hens and pike
Plans for 2012
Blog updates
Corinna looks at out of place birds
New and Rediscovered: Rediscovered Afghan leopard
New and Rediscovered: New horned viper
New and Rediscovered: New moss frogs

DALE DRINNON: Did the Vedic Culture develop in Arctic regions?

Reviewing the theory that Vedic culture developed in Arctic regions during an inter-glacial, and only moved down into India fter 8000 BC:

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From Nick Redfern's "There's Something in the Woods...":
From CFZ Australia:

7 Deadliest Man-Eating Animals in Modern History