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, March 28, 2016


Is This The Hand Of Bigfoot?
Over the years various items have been found and presented as possible bigfoot body parts. The famous yeti scalp, a finger, a hand, a foot here and ...

While the Bigfoot may be most associated with the Pacific Northwest, a small town in Minnesota is surprisingly laying claim to the creature. Citing over ...

Breaking News!! Bigfoot Finally Confirmed to Exist!!
BIGFOOT FINALLY CONFIRMED TO EXIST!! Is the link worth my time? I've got unicorn eggs to monitor. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 53765145.

Klamath County, Oregon, Sasquatch Throws Rock At Man
Encounters with bigfoot are not always friendly. While most of think of bigfoot as a shy and reclusive creature, walking calmly into the cover of the forest ...

Bigfoot Sightings Near Restricted Area In Ohio
Ohio Bigfoot Hunter, Tim Stover, talks about a restricted area that the local government does not allow access to. There have been multiple bigfoot ...

Man Tries To Take Down Massive Sasquatch With A Hatchet
Jim had an encounter with a giant Bigfoot in Indiana while camping. The Sasquatch that came to his campsite every night was 1000 pounds he ...

Bigfoot Sighting Had Man 'Absolutely Terrified'
A new Bigfoot video released by the Paranormal Review is interesting because it provides a full breakdown of the Bigfoot sighting. Unfortunately, the ...

Bigfoot may be among us – and with the slew of bigfoot sightings and video we find ourselves joining Michael Cook, Brian Sullivan, Ed Brown, and ...

Fort Lewis Soldier Shoots Bigfoot In Self Defense
A soldier at Fort Lewis Army Base is tending to a broken down truck after a day of war games in the forest and is confronted by an aggressive bigfoot!

Something Sprang The Bigfoot Trap, But What Did The Camera Catch?
Robert Dodson set up a camera trap in Oklahoma recently, using a bait box tied to a tree, with a motion and heat activated trail camera sitting behind ...

Possible Bigfoot Tree Peeker Caught On Seek Thermal Camera
When Seek Thermal devices hit the market, the bigfoot world was hopeful. The concept of being able to equip yourself with a thermal camera for $200 ...

Bigfoot Trap Is Set By Hunter
This time he has set up his trail camera behind a plastic tote filled with goodies, in hopes that bigfoot will come mess with the box, and end up on ...

Bigfoot Researcher's Journal Baby Bigfoot Breakdown Video
Baby Bigfoot Breakdown, Florida's Bigfoot, Real Bigfoot footage and goofball skeptics, and mark goes over the cameras the team uses to catch Bigfoot ...

Team Catches Bigfoot In Florida On Video Watching Them From The Bush
From the youtube channel of the Trail To Bigfoot team: Caught one watching us. Very Creepy. You can see the eyes and head move sideways as it sits 

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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



What has Corinna's column of Fortean bird news got to do with cryptozoology?

Well, everything, actually!

In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in.


ON THIS DAY IN - 1848 - Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk
  • Fish bond when they eat the same food
  • Free database shows where to find some of the worl...
  • Island foxes may need genetic rescue
  • Invasion of the American lobsters: Sweden asks EU ...

  • Gardeners urged to 
  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)