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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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Saturday, May 18, 2013

CRYPTOLINK: Yet Another Dead Bigfoot?


A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting, usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me.
 
A joint statement will be released tomorrow in regards to the “Bigfoot shot in PA rumor.” One of the investigators on the case has a meeting with an officer from the municipal police department. Some very interesting information was shared with us today that confirms my thoughts. Details to be released tomorrow evening.
Continue reading below for the rest of the story and I will bring you the announcement as soon as I can.
There is a rumor circulating that another bigfoot has been shot and killed by a turkey hunter in the woods around Altoona Pennsylvania.

CRYPTOLINK: Bigfoot in Rutland (sadly not THAT Rutland)


A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting, usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me.Garden Time employees Don Probst (brother of greenhouse manager Andy Probst) and Angelica “Daisy” Daley welcome Bigfoot, a lifelike poly-resin outdoor statue, to the greenhouse along U.S. Route 7 in Rutland Town. The retailer is asking customers to suggest a name for the legendary apelike beast.
Garden Time employees Don Probst (brother of greenhouse manager Andy Probst) and Angelica “Daisy” Daley welcome Bigfoot, a lifelike poly-resin outdoor statue, to the greenhouse along U.S. Route 7 in Rutland Town. The retailer is asking customers to suggest a name for the legendary apelike beast. Photo by Louis Varricchio.

 — A six-foot-tall, Bigfoot statue is making a special appearance at Garden Time in Rutland Town this month. And customers are loving it.
The richly detailed, 147-pound life-like outdoor sculpture is composed of a poly-resin material which resembles bronze. This work-of-art is hand made and hand painted; it sports a personality along with enormous feet and hands, and eerily lifelike eyes.

CFZ PEOPLE: Royston Johns (1930-2013)



The Lion Sleeps tonight. North Devon will never be the same again.

DALE DRINNON: Mystery ape, plesiosaur survival, Congo dragon, Frontiers of Anthropology, Cedar and Willow, Benny's blogs

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New at Benny's Blog for Thelma Todd:
 
Best Wishes, Dale D.

FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

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. So after about six months of regular postings on the main bloggo Corinna took the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.



THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS EXHILIRATED

It has been a remarkably busy week, and I really have no idea where the time has gone. I have been listening fairly intently to the new album by Primal Scream which, I believe, will be of interest to quite a few of the people who read this magazine.The story of how a noisy indie band with a Rolling Stones fixation discovered peace and love, or at least Ecstasy and produced Screamadelica - the soundtrack to 1991's blissed out summer is a well known one, and as it happened 22 years ago is hardly breaking news. Their 2000 album XTRMNTR with the single Swastika Eyes was a much harder and nastier affair, but I played it rather a lot back in the day. However, in recent years the band have drifted off my radar somewhat, but this new album More Light is a masterpiece. The latest great record of what is shaping up to be another classic year of music, this new record mixes old school Hawkwindy sounds with the neo-rave that one has come to expect from the band. But. And this is the big but. It has Tunes. My Goodness it has tunes, and they are damn good ones.
 
It is a glorious day here today and I have young Jessica and Matthew here toiling in the vineyard while Graham does first aid to our increasingly ropey roof. Happy days!
 
 
 
 
Gonzo People: Happy Birthday to Rick Wakemanhttp://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/05/gonzo-people-happy-birthday-to-rick.html
 
 
 
 
 

*  The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at  jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...

*  The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link:
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html
 
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!

*  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 53 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and a not very small orange kitten (who isn't) puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cats?

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today



On this day in 1980 Mount St Helens in Washington, USA, erupted.

And now the news:

  • Insecticides Lead to Starvation of Aquatic Organis...
  • 'Out of Time' Fossil Reveals Ancient Ocean Diversi...
  • Oldest Fossils Reveal When Apes & Monkeys First Di...
  • Using Earthquake Sensors to Track Endangered Whale...
  • When Green Means Danger: A Stunning New Species of...
  • Orphaned Polar Bear Arrives in NY
  • H1N1 Discovered in Marine Mammals
  • Malaria parasite lures mosquito to human odour

  • A short film about the eruption: