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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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Friday, March 06, 2015

CRYPTOLINK: The Lake Superior Dragon and other stories of Great Lakes monsters

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. 


Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster, British Columbia has Ogopogo. Did you know that Lake Superior has its own stories about a lake monster?

There are many historical references to the Lake Superior Dragon. The references and stories we're sharing with you were sent to us from Ellen Van Laar, who resides on the shores of Lake Superior at Old Mamainse Harbour. 

Ellen runs a small retreat center called Arts and Adventure. She loves to guide and shuttle, and tell stories about the area. As a painter, she displays many large works at the Algoma University Conservatory of Music near Old Mill Square, under the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie.


Read on...

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Hiker records footage of Bigfoot in Utah
Hiker records footage of Bigfoot in Utah. Posted on Thursday, 5 March, 2015 | Comment icon 2 comments. The hiker was terrified after encountering 

Hiker captures Bigfoot on video in Utah mountains
A hiker recently posted a video on YouTube claiming that he captured a video of Bigfoot while exploring the Utah mountains. In the footage, the hiker ...

Clear Image Bigfoot Captured On Game Camera At Greenbrier Sporting Club Breakdown
Clear Image Bigfoot Captured on Game Camera at Greenbrier Sporting Club Breakdown To many copied sources to narrow down original If anyone ...

This Is The Biggest Bigfoot Nest I've Ever Seen
On Destination America's TV Series Mountain Monsters, the AIMS team investigates the Midnight Whistler of Kentucky. A bigfoot creature with glowing ...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN CLIMBS TO THE PEAK

The Gonzo Daily - Friday 
 
Last spring a small brown and white pigeon frequented the sea front at Appledore. She was so tame that she would land on people's heads, and try to peck their glasses. For her own safety she was caught by Beth at Hartland Wildlife, and she ended up in our big aviary with various other errant columbinids. Now she is sitting on eggs and a new generation of Appledore pidgies is imminent.
 
 
The Gonzo Weekly #119
www.gonzoweekly.com
 
Eliza Carthy, Arthur Brown, Simon Phillips, Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Jon Anderson, Hawkwind and Yes fans had better look out!
 
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#119) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Eliza Carthy on the front cover with an interview with her inside. Doug Harr reports on legendary drummer Simon Phillips, and we send Liz Lenten to a Desert Island. Neil Nixon reports on singing drug addicts, Wyrd goes acoustic and Xtul gets freakier than ever. Jon does some reporting from the field, and there are radio shows from Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the titular submarine dwellers are still lost at sea, although I have been assured that they will hit land again soon. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons trying to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials having difficulty in making choices, 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!!!
 
This issue features: Wilko Johnson, Noel Gallagher, Paloma Faith, Bjork, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Bob Marley, Karnataka, Strange Fruit, Friday Night
Progressive,Leonard Nimoy, Warsaw Pakt, Hugh Hopper, Orlando Monday Allen, Dee Palmer, Badfinger, Ant-Bee, Billy Cobham, Tony Palmer, Homeostasis, Nolan Porter, Galahad, Mick Abrahams Band, Eliza Carthy, Jim Moray, Protocol, Liz Lenten, Hawkwind, Yes, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Alan White, Joey Molland, Robben Ford, George Harrison, Xtul, Elvis, Justin Bieber, Marillion, Metallica,
Beatles, Spurious Transients, The Relationships, Rocket Scientists, The Brits, Chasing Violets, Pest, Eliwagar
 
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?
 

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 - Friday

ON THIS DAY IN 1836 - The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended. The Mexican army of three thousand men defeated the 189 Texas volunteers. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Amid Record-Breaking Poaching, Wildlife Experts Se...
  • A third of the Amazon could lose 44% of species in...
  • Pangolins: What are they, why are they so endanger...
  • World's first all-female patrol protecting South A...
  • Koalas could be culled in overpopulated areas to p...
  • Our humble hedgehog is disappearing fast


  • Usual prey gone, a fish survives by changing predi...

  • 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)