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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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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

CRYPTOLINK: Giant jackrabbits invade North Dakota, poison wild hare 'El Chupacabras' advised

Giant jackrabbits invade N.D. 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 (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me.

Huge dog-sized jackrabbits invade Fargo! Neighbors panic! Officials advise poisoning! Reads like a 1950s sci-fi movie trailer. But it's not the plot of a B-rated movie. A flock of 50 giant jackrabbits have been keeping locals hopping said Good Morning America, Feb. 2. El Chupacabra-bbit? Bugs Bunny on steroids? Residents were advised by animal control to poison the jackrabbits, though folks are loathe to do so. One thing is certain--someone is having a bad hare day.

Fargo is nowhere near Roswell N.M., but the rodents of unusual size have residents wondering? Terms like "mutant" have been bounced around. Has a science experiment gone horribly awry? Very likely it's something far more prosaic--like a building development encroaching on their territory and flushing them out. But why they're so big remains a mystery.

Read on...

CRYPTOLINK: Giant jackrabbits invade North Dakota, poison wild hare 'El Chupacabras' advised

Giant jackrabbits invade N.D. 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 (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me.

Huge dog-sized jackrabbits invade Fargo! Neighbors panic! Officials advise poisoning! Reads like a 1950s sci-fi movie trailer. But it's not the plot of a B-rated movie. A flock of 50 giant jackrabbits have been keeping locals hopping said Good Morning America, Feb. 2. El Chupacabra-bbit? Bugs Bunny on steroids? Residents were advised by animal control to poison the jackrabbits, though folks are loathe to do so. One thing is certain--someone is having a bad hare day.

Fargo is nowhere near Roswell N.M., but the rodents of unusual size have residents wondering? Terms like "mutant" have been bounced around. Has a science experiment gone horribly awry? Very likely it's something far more prosaic--like a building development encroaching on their territory and flushing them out. But why they're so big remains a mystery.

Read on...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN DOES HIS BEST

The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
 

We had a lovely day yesterday. Jessica and I beavered away and achieved quite a lot during the day, and then in the evening I did a very pleasant interview with the lovely Sidonie Jordan aka Sydney Foxx of Peter Banks' Empire fame, and found out all sorts of things; she was an Ikette and also recorded with Crazy Horse, for example. We could have chatted for hours and probably will. Then we went out to visit Martin and Marianne and have a cuppa. We were supposed to be half an hour. Three hours later after talking music tech all night, we came home, I had a few glasses of Jack in the Black, and went to bed. An eminently satisfactory day on all levels.
 
 

The Gonzo Weekly #115
www.gonzoweekly.com
 
Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream, John Lydon, Grateful Dead, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had better look out!
 
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#115) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Edgar Froese from Tangerine Dream on the front cover. As you may know he died about ten days ago. Inside there is a retrospective by Doug Harr and Rob Ayling remembers his relationship with the man who defined electronic music. I critique the extraordinary new John Lydon autobiography, and also burble on about The Grateful Dead. We have news about the Drones for Daevid concert in Brighton next week, and we send the legendary Roy Weard to a desert island. Xtul are on the road to Norwich, and there are shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the titular submarine dwellers are still lost at sea. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers wearing new shoes (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials in search of snazzy 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!!!
 

Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
 

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!
 
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
 

* 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: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit
 
* 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 55 who - together with an infantile orange cat 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 infantile orange cat?

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:



Caught On Yellowstone Web Cam: Bigfoot Stalking Buffalo (Video)
In this clip we see what looks like four Bigfoot creatures stalking four buffalo in Yellowstone National Park. As the clip is unaltered and captured from ...

Man's pursuit of Bigfoot stretches through decades
#He founded the Center for Bigfoot Studies in 1979 and edits and publishes the Bigfoot Times newsletter, a copy of which was anonymously mailed to ...

What Does Veteran Researcher Thomas Steenburg Think of Limb Formations and Bigfoot Nests?
While out looking for the big guy, researchers often times come across strange structures and limb formations, that most believe are created by bigfoot

Here's What Melba Ketchum Thinks About ThinkerThunker's Bigfoot vs Buffalo Analysis
You know your video has gone viral when Ms. Bigfoot herself chimes in on it. Though Dr. Melba ketchum is somewhat on the sidelines about whether 

Bigfoot Sighting on Long Island Report SDI
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This Photograph From Loch Skene Really Does Look Like a Bigfoot
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Two Hunters film a Bigfoot in remote Idaho wilderness 2013
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FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

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.


NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

ON THIS DAY IN 1783 - Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities with its former colonies, the United States of America.

  • Monkey Mustaches and Beards Help Algorithm Recogni...
  • Giant rodent used incisors like tusks
  • Advocates: Dams put dinosaur-like river fish at ri...
  • France announces suspension of all raw ivory expor...
  • Illinois: Muskrats, minks harbor toxoplasmosis, a ...
  • Germans protest that modern farming methods damage...

  • Friend, foe or queen? Study highlights the complex...

  • 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)