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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Sunday, June 08, 2014


NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)

Scotland Now

In pictures: The unexplained mystery of the Loch Ness Monster
The first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster is thought to have been recorded more than 600 years ago. Christian missionary St Columba spoke of ...


 The Gonzo Daily - Sunday

Hi there, its me, yes I'm still alive
and yes I know its gone half past five
when usually on Sunday by half past two
I've done the blogs and sent them out to you

But I have had a hell of a week
far too much for this particular freak
so last night I slept for fifteen hours straight
and didn't get up until frightfully late

And I was still drinking my wake up tea
when Saskia my student IMd me
and asked me if I could possibly guide her
through a college assignment on the Siberian Tiger

Well, I am very fond of that young lady
so I didn't say no and I didn't say maybe
I took a drag from my fag and said of course
I would help her study for her college course

So I did all that and I cuddled the dogs,
but now I am back to work on the blogs
it'll be stupidly late when I finish them all
but it is the Lord's Day after all

‘I don’t really think I can do this’: Carl Palmer on joining ELP
YES interview - Jon Davison June 3rd 2014

The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly is here, and is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com. It has the lovely Pam Windo on the front cover and features an interview with her by yours truly. We also have news of Galahad's new bass player (who is actually their old bass player), Corky Laing gets an award, Rita Drew waxes lyrical about Edison's Children, and Doug Harr goes to see Elbow and a lot of people panic about Yes' lead singer's throat.  There are also new shows from the peculiar multiverse of Sub Reality Sandwich, from Friday Night Progressive, and from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and high-heeled shoes (OK, no specialist footwear, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is it's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!

The entire list of artists covered is: Yes, Jon Davison, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, ABWH, Grateful Dead, Slash, The Smiths, Johnny Marr, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, Michael des Barres, Galahad, Miss Crystal Grenade, Steve Ignorant, Corky Laing, Spirits Burning, Gong, System 7, Rocket Scientists, King Crimson, Strange Fruit, Sub Reality Sandwich, Friday Night Progressive, Ruth Flowers, Bernard Neeson, Ralph Pruitt, Jay Lake, James Shelton, Clearlight, Aviator, Clepsydra, Ant-Bee, Mick Abrahams, Steve Hillage, Erik Norlander, Pam Windo, Elbow, Edison’s Children, Marillion, Hunter Thompson, Hawkwind, Paul Weller, Michael Jackson, Beatles, Elvis Presley, Syd Barrett, One Direction, Justin Beiber, Paradise Nine, Lego Lepricons, Malice in Wonderland, Nigel Mazlyn Jones, Octopie, Frosttide

Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:

Issue 80 (Spirits Burning cover)
Issue 79 (Steve Ignorant cover)
Issue 78 (H R Giger cover)
Issue 77 (Mick Farren cover)
Issue 76 (Rick Wakeman cover)

All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power, chaps; we have to share it!

To make sure that you don't miss your copy of future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe:

*  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 54 who - together with an orange kitten named after a song by Frank Zappa - 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 kitten?


Bigfoot Expedition Winter & Snow
Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization: 1st set of Bigfoot prints of the year 17 inch tracks, along with a creature running up the mountain & hiding ...

Bigfoot Bandages
Bigfoot Bandages - These are larger than regular bandages and decorated with everyone's favorite hairy forest dweller, Bigfoot! Perfect for your first ...

Bigfoot News In Brief
"This is a shot that I got of what appears to be a bigfoot family. I have known for a long time that bigfoot exists in this area but this is the first encounter

Like death and taxes, the search for Bigfoot is a constant in life. We suspect he's out there somewhere, toying with us while he eludes our grasp. In the ...

Dr. Jeff Meldrum Excerpt from
In the 2013 film American Sasquatch Hunters: Bigfoot in America a question is posed to the interviewees regarding the best tools for people to use in

Bigfoot Shooting Hoax Location
Bigfoot Shooting Hoax Location - This is the location where Bigfoot hunter Rick Dyer claims he shot and killed an adult Sasquatch after baiting it with 

Do Bigfoots Hunt Near Powerlines?
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
Bigfoots reportedly use power line trails for traveling, communication, and even hunting. According to Bigfoot researchers, high tension lines can

Bigfoot Takes Manhattan ... And We Have The Pictures To Prove It
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the world's most terrifying creature -- Bigfoot -- has arrived in New York City...sort of. With little fanfare, we ...

We are searching hard for the Florida Bigfoot and some things are going on down here. It is not just Tim Fasano that is seeing and recording stuff, ...

Interview With Bigfoot Times Newsletter Creator
"Daniel Perez founded the "Center for Bigfoot Studies" and started the popular Bigfoot Times newsletter, which he both edits and publishes. 


The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. 

There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we are publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. 

The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why sometimes you will read stories here that appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking. 

  • VIDEO: Florida Woman Keeps Bengal Tigers In Her Ga...

  • VIDEO: Are Domestic Cats Like Tigers?

    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. 

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today