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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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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WYRD: Vote for Mike

Wyrd artist and our good friend Mike Davis is in a song competition sponsored by Indi Beats. Make our day and .....
















Just a reminder: To keep the competition fair for everyone, Indi reviews every single vote and may invalidate votes that violate the spirit of the competition. In general, all votes should be cast by real people. Individuals shouldn't cast more than one vote per video per day - including from different accounts. Go ahead and ask your friends (and their friends) to vote for you, but don't cast their votes for them. Don't pay for votes. Don't vote for pay. No hitting below the belt. Let's have a good clean fight. You get the idea. Be a star. Find a Star. That's the spirit!


CFZ ANIMALS: The hedgehogs have successfully overwintered





CFZ ANIMALS: The latest arrival

CFZ ANIMALS: Martha the kitchen pigeon rescued by Saskia last October joins her brethren in the aviary




















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.



BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



The Craven Bigfoot Footage
I've seen this before, to me it appears there are actually two, the large obvious one and another one that is smaller or just ducked down. When the ...

Hoosier camping expedition to hunt for Bigfoot
Does Bigfoot exist? A Hoosier camping expedition hopes to find evidence he does. The Indiana Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization will be ...

Audio of "Bigfoot" Laughter Caught On Tape Near Lake Tahoe?
We have no idea what this is, but some say it's either a Bigfoot or some coyotes. Whatever it is, it' creepy to listen to. “North Lake Tahoe, California, we ...

Dr. Squatch Made a Squatching Video!
We're extremely happy with our community here on BFE. Even though our comment system sucks (blame Blogger!) our readers still manage to create ...

Can You Hear The "Gruff Voices" In This Video?
YouTube user "The Trail to Bigfoot" didn't notice he had capture a whisper until he reviewed it at home. "This was so close you can hear the throat," he 

This Bigfoot Sighting Happened Near a New York State Zoo
We normally don't see too many people report Bigfoot sightings on Craigs list, and this could very well be the first. While jogging at at near Thompson 

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN DOES ALL SORTS OF INTERESTING THINGS

The Gonzo Daily - Tuesday
 
It really is springtime here at the CFZ. Today, unless anything goes badly wrong, Martha the pigeon will be going out into the aviary, and the kitchen will be bird free for the first time in months. How long it remains so remains to be seen. There is evidence that one or both hedgehogs has survived hibernation, and we shall be opening up their den to check on them and to weigh them, and Tammy and Jess are doing something arcane with Corinna#s sewing machine.
 
And folk who have been following the long saga will be aggrieved to know that - even though I finally bought a copy online - I STILL haven't received my copy of the new Bob Dylan album. This is getting stupid.
 
 
The Gonzo Weekly #120
www.gonzoweekly.com
 
Frank Zappa, Ant-Bee, Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, Daevid Allen, Jon Anderson, Spurious Transients and Yes fans had better look out!
 
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#120) is longer than ever at 96 pages and will soon be available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Frank Zappa on the front cover with an interview with Billy James about his relationship with FZ inside. Despite the fact that I said I would never do a themed issue of this magazine, we carry on the Frank Zappa theme with looks at biographies of the man, a critique of the new documentary DVD featuring FZ from 1969-1973, and exclusive experpts from the new Frank Zappa book out on Gonzo. But its not all FZ this issue. Graham goes to see Hawkwind in Warrington with exclusive words and pix, Doug Harr reports on Rick Wakeman's King Arthur reissues, and we send Gavin from Spurious Transients to a Desert Island. Neil Nixon reports on an even stgranger album than usual, Wyrd goes acoustic and Xtul gets freakier than ever. 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: Frank Zappa, Jack White, Don McLean, Joan Baez, Passenger, Matt Johnson, Paul McCartney, Daevid Allen, Gong, Marillion, Ian Mosley, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Patrick Whitefield, Jim McCann, Wilhelm Rottger, Tommy James, Mick Abrahams, Firemerchants, Dee Palmer, Atkins May Project, Wagner, Hawkwind, Karnataka, Paul Buff, Frank Zappa, Charli XCX, Garth Brooks, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ed Sheeran, Billy James, Gavin Lloyd Wilson, Spurious Transients, Focus, Hawkwind, Yes, Peter Banks, Alan White, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Tony Kaye, Xtul, Mamma cass Eliot, Elvis, Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, 1D,  Lady Gaga, Neil Nixon, Todd Rundgren, Nosdrama, Riverland, Children of Bodom, Jaldaboath
 

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?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Tuesday

ON THIS DAY IN 1629 - England's King Charles I dissolved Parliament and did not call it back for 11 years. 

And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Lynx to be reintroduced into wild in Britain after...
  • Horses understand human gestures
  • Tiger dad: Rare family portrait of amur tigers the...
  • The wasp with a face shaped like a knife blade

  • Scientists produce TB-resistant cows


  • 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)