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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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Thursday, June 18, 2015

TARDIGRADE PORNOGRAPHY (Courtesy of Max)

You can see my wife (and Max's auntie) are away from home, can't you?

TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

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.


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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.









    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    What's Hiding In Dr. Squatch's Woods?
    Is it bigfoot? Is it dogman? Is it a trick of light? It certainly looks like some sort of creature to us. Dr. Squatch enhances one of his photos to bring out the 

    What Is on Bigfoot's Menu?
    Share on Facebook. Monday, June 15, 2015. Which of these eating habits does a member of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization believe to be ...

    New Bigfoot Movie "Campout" Being Filmed In Ohio
    "Then they had an article in The Athens Messenger about a bigfoot sighting in Fairfield, Hocking, Athens (Counties). That gave me the idea for this 

    John Swaney Interview – Bigfoot Sighting
    The Crypto Crew interview a witness who had a Bigfoot sighting. The YouTube notes state "This is a interview conducted by TCC Team member Leon 

    These Hunters Tried To Pass An Actual Dead Human Body Off As Bigfoot
    These Bigfoot hunters claimed this was the big guy himself, though it's probably just a dead body that needs investigation

    THAT'S THE WAY THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS

    The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
     
    I was once in a relationship with a girl who was an only child. It appears that her father was so upset by having to look after himself while her mother was in hospital, that he refused to have any further children. Pah!
     
    I am not one of those pathetic men who cannot function without their wives, but neither am I one of the ones who embraces the chance of personal space and freedom at every possible opportunity. Corinna is still away, but I am very glad that she is returning tomorrow. In Corinna's absence, Prudence has taken on the job of mothering the kitten, probably having decided that it is a puppy of sorts and conveniently ignoring the difference in species. It is very touching to see the tiny cat and the huge dog snuggled up together affectionately.
     
     
    The Gonzo Weekly #134
    www.gonzoweekly.com
     
    John Shuttleworth, Ambrosia, David Pack, Bob Harris, Graham Fellows, Glastonbury Festival, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
     
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#134) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has John Shuttleworth on the front cover together with an exclusive interview with him during which we also meet his manager and some bloke called Graham. There is an exclusive interview with David Pack of Ambrosia, Jon examines a book by Bob Harris, and goes through this year's Glastonbury Festival lineup, Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. Xtul reveals a bit of the backstory, and there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and one from theose jolly nice chaps at Strange Fruit. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons looking for booze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials having difficulty in the offie, 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:
     
    Glastonbury Festival Line-up, David Grohl, Phil Rudd, Fleetwood Mac, Galahad, Merrell Fankhauser, Barbara Dickson, Pink Fairies, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury sans Frontieres, Randolph Coleman, Sir Christopher Lee, Vincent Bugliosi Jr., Nick Marsh, Paul Bacon, James
    Last, Ron Moody, Jorge Galemire, Ruth Gilbert, Randy Howard, Merrell Fankhauser,Hugh Hopper, Tommy James, Inner City Unit, Mick Abrahams and Guests, Pete Sears, Barbara Dickson, John Shuttleworth, Graham Fellows, David Pack, Ambrosia, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Moonloonies, Andrew Phillipson, Yes,Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Wyrd, Stargrace, Dogleg, Bob Harris, Neil Nixon, The Aphex Twin, Michael Jackson, Cher, Country Joe & the Fish,Genesis, George Harrison, The Beatles, Willie Nelson, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Slartibartfass
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 133 (Liz Lenten cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo132.html
    Issue 132 (Daevid in Brazil cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo132.html
    Issue 131 (Boomtown Rats cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo131.html
    Issue 130 (David Peel cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo130.html
    Issue 129 (Clepsydra cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo129.html
    Issue 128 (Louie Louie cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo128.html
    Issue 127 (Roy Weard cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo127.html
    Issue 126 (Atkins-May Project cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo126.html
    Issue 125 (Mick Abrahams cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo125.html
    Issue 124 (Karnataka cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo124.html
    Issue 123 (Cream cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo123.html
    Issue 122 (Anthony Phillips cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo122.html
    Issue 121 (Annie Haslam cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo121.html
    Issue 120 (Frank Zappa cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo120.html
    Issue 119 (Eliza Carthy cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo119.html
    Issue 118 (Dave Brock cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo118.html
    Issue 117 (Daevid Allen cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo117.html
     
    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?

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