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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, March 18, 2015

NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)


Loch Ness Monster: Could this amazing new footage captured by a tourist be Nessie?
THOUSANDS of tourists flock to Loch Ness every year hoping to see the elusive monster - or even better - get a photograph of it. So when a black ...

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Tourist's new video shows 'Nessie' emerge
A black hump appears out of the dark waters of Britain's biggest loch and luckily Connie Ross and her daughter Reyshell Avellanoza were there to






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




Les Stroud Alaskan Bigfoot Encounter
Sasquatch in Alberta “That is not a Human” Bigfoot AMAZING FOOTAGE. Skookumm: This video asks the question about the reaction of these folks ...

Les Stroud Alaskan Bigfoot Encounter
Sasquatch in Alberta “That is not a Human” Bigfoot AMAZING FOOTAGE. Skookumm: This video asks the question about the reaction of these folks ...

Whoa! Bigfoot Researchers Got Attacked In Texas!
Host of the popular bigfoot podcast “Sasquatch Chronicles” Wes Germer found out while the bigfoot in Texas may not be bigger, they are meaner

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS QUITE GLAD THAT IT'S NOT CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY

The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
 
I have been trying to keep a cold at bay all year using all the weapons in my arsenal (brandy and/or lemsip) but it is finally here with a vengeance, and I am as deaf as a post and coughing like a sick sheep. Being a man, of course, I am making more fuss about it than Mother (who is nearly over hers, I think) and Corinna (who is being irritatingly stoic). So I would be grateful if people didn't expect much from me today....
 
 
The Gonzo Weekly #121
www.gonzoweekly.com
 
Annie Haslam, Renaissance, Gryphon, Daevid Allen, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#121) is another bumper one at 96 pages and IS available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Annie Haslam on the cover, and an exclusive interview with her inside, as well as the Renaissance European Tour Dates. Doug Harr interviews Gryphon, but of course the whole magazine was disrupted totally by the untimely death of Daevid Allen on Friday. There are tributes and his last messages inside. We send cartoonist Mark Raines to a Desert Island. Neil Nixon reports on an even stranger album than usual, Wyrd goes avant garde 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:
Sandy Denny, John Lennon, Bjork, Muse, Noel Gallagher, Ringo Starr, Steve Strange, Daevid Allen, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Terry Pratchett, Jimmy Greenspoon, Sam Simon, Lewis Michael Soloff, 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, Annie Haslam, Gryphon, Hawkwind, Yes, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, Peter Banks, Trevor Rabin, Bill Bruford,Kanye West, Take That, Beatles, Blues Brothers, 1D,Neil Nixon, Eden Ahbez,Death Dealer, Ecnephias, Edge, Giuntini Project, Aktarum
 

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 - Wednesday

ON THIS DAY IN 0037 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and proclaims Caligula emperor. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Scientists confirm first North American record of ...
  • Conservationist saves 550 rare caterpillars of the...
  • Florida manatees hit record numbers as conservatio...
  • To save an entire species, all you need is $1. 3 m...
  • Invasive species use landmarks as ‘nature’s nightc...
  • The devil's helmet for a legendary tiger moth
  • 17-Million-Year-Old Whale Skull Helps Place Humani...

  • Baboon friends swap gut germs

  • 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)