Jonathan Downes is a cryptozoologist, author, film-maker, journalist and musician, with a background in radical politics and mental health care.
In 1992 Downes founded the Centre for Fortean Zoology, arguably the world's largest cryptozoological research organization. He is vocal in his opinion that cryptozoology should not be considered to be a branch of paranormal research. Although he has written a number of books on UFOS and other Fortean subjects (sometimes in collaboration with his friend and colleague Nick Redfern), he considers cryptozoology to be a branch of mainstream zoology, rather than anything more esoteric.
Thanks to Ken Eakins for asking me to be the co-host in this interview and hopefully I'll be back for many others. As you will hear I'm still a bit of a novice with this podcasting business, but I'm going to persevere since I alway enjoy getting out of my comfort zone. (Right Where You Are Sitting Now podcast).