On 5th March, Jonathan and Corinna Downes, the Director and Administrator of the Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] the world's largest mystery animal research organisation, fly to Texas. Together with their friends and colleagues Richie and Naomi West who very generously financed the expedition, they will spend two weeks continuing the research into the Texas blue dogs, first carried out by Jonathan Downes in November 2004..

Monday, 15 March 2010


The Anomaly Archives Presents:
Fortean Cryptozoologist Jonathan Downes

Saturday, March 20th 1:30-3:30pm CST
12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302, Austin, Texas 78759

"Cryptozoology's answer to Hunter Thompson" – Nick

The Anomaly Archives welcomes British Fortean researcher Jon Downes to Austin, Texas for a lecture on all things anomalous, Fortean, cryptozoological and UFOlogical. Please join us at the Anomaly Archives lending library (located at 12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302) from 1 to 5pm, Saturday, March 20th for an enlightening lecture from one of the world's leading cryptozoological field investigators.

This lecture event is FREE, however, a $5 donation is respectfully requested for those wishing to help support the Anomaly Archives in its non-profit community education, outreach and research efforts.

"Jonathan Downes is the Director of the British-based Center for Fortean Zoology, the world's only full-time group dedicated to the investigation of unknown animals, including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Ogopogo, and the Abominable Snowman.

In both 1998 and 2004, Jon traveled to the island of Puerto Rico in search of the deadly, blood-sucking creature known as the Chupacabras a beast that has been linked with a large amount of UFO activity, including UFO crashes, on the island.

Jon will be speaking about his two expeditions, findings, theories and conclusions as to what the creature may be. Jon will also reveal the very latest news on his quest to find out the truth concerning the so-called Texas Chupacabras.

Are the beasts of Puerto Rico and Texas one and the same? Or, is something even stranger going on? Don't miss this rare chance to see Jon Downes expose the truth of this strange and sensational mystery."

Jonathan Downes is the author and co-author of numerous books on the subjects of Fortean phenomena, especially cryptozoological critters such as Owlman, the Monster of the Mere and others. Besides his research, writing and activism, Jon Downes is also an accomplished film maker having worked on over 7 films. He also produces a regular online video series for the Centre for Fortean Zoology called On The Track (Of unknown Animals).

12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302
Austin, Texas 78759

The Anomaly Archives is the lending library of the Scientific Anomalies
Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks:

- Preservation and dissemination of scientific research into anomalous
phenomena Research and analysis of accumulated collections

- Education of the public regarding scientific investigations into
these phenomena

Purposes of the Institute:

- Managing and developing an archive and libary for documents and
literature with regards to a multi-disciplinary approach to anomalous

- Supporting, promoting and pursuing research to obtain increased
knowledge about anomalous phenomena, and

- Pursuing and stimulating a critical, scientific discussion of
anomalous phenomena, and providing a forum for information, support, and
sharing among researchers while,

- Functioning as the archives and library for like-minded
organizations, and other groups in the community that have similar

Our collection houses over 2500 books as well as research materials such
as, videos, documents, magazines, and personal correspondence. Along
with the S.A.I. collection, we also house the collections of Austin
MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), and Austin IONS (Institute Of Noetic
Sciences) and INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness
Studies). We house many great books that discuss a wide range of
scientific subjects including:

-UFOs and Ufology
-Fortean Phenomena
-ParaPolitical Science
-Human Potential
-Jungian Theory

1 comment:

  1. ParaPolitical Science?

    I didn't think I took exams in that!

    I do have a great background in Political Science Fiction.