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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, October 08, 2015

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




Is Bigfoot Real? 10 Famous Sightings That Might Make You Believe
Here in chronological order are the most famous Bigfoot sightings that have been captured on film in the last 50 years. So remember, if you go down in ...

Bigfoot howl in central New York?
The YouTuber translucentorb writes "Recorded in eastern Oswego county in September of 2015. I wouldn't say I'm a "believer", but the recordings are ...

Watch: The Oklahoma Bigfoot Symposium
The MABRC hosted their annual Oklahoma Bigfoot Symposium this past weekend. In case you were unable to attend, here's some footage from the ...

Bigfoot Lurks Around PA Home And Steals Cats
A N.Y. resident found a huge trackway of prints measuring 16 inches long, and covering hundreds of feet. At several points along their route they come ...

Idaho Professor Will Launch Bigfoot Drone
idaho professor will launch bigfoot drone 70% Off Special. work outside the seems international airlines curve 1.

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.


THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS HAPPY

The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
 
This is one of those weeks in which I wonder whether I was Atilla the Hun in a past life. I have been waiting three weeks for a proof copy of the cover of Mike Davis' EP to arrive. When the packet finally arrived from the printer today I eagerly got Jess to open it, only to find that they have printed completely the wrong thing.
 
At the moment I am sorely to send my barbarian horseman into their village and their whole families to the sword in an orgy of burning and blood letting. But instead I am getting Corinna to make a mildly stern phone call to their customer care department. Life was much easier in the fourth century Hunnic Empire.
 
Pah!
 
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
2015 NAMM Show: Alan White (Yes) Interview
ON THE RECORD: How many of the Byrds played on 'Mr...
Gail Zappa dies aged 70
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Guatemala - Pete Sears...
 
Gonzo Weekly #150
www.gonzoweekly.com
 
Roger Dean, Geoff Downes, Mew, The Farm, The Raz Band, David Gilmour, Anderson Ponty Band, Barbara Dickson, New Order, Joe Vitale, Joey Molland, anarchopunk, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#150) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has legendary artist Roger Dean on the front cover together with an interview with him inside, Doug looks at Danish Alr Rockers Mew, Lee muses on The Farm and WW1, Jon intrerviews Michael Raz and critiques new albums by Jon Anderson, David Gilmour and New Order as well telling the story of the night we met Barbara Dickson. We review a delightful book about butterflies, and Xtul are back in the deep woods. Neil unearths a hidden gem, Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show Strange Fruit and another from Canterbury Sans Frontieres. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last night, 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:
 
Kurt Cobain, Lush, Taylor Swift, Keith Richards, John Lennon, David Gilmour, Chic, David Bowie, Steve Hackett, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Phillip Wells Woods, Frankie Ford, Wilton Lewis Felder, Denise Lor, Brand X, The Raz Band, Johnny Winter, Alexis Korner, 13th Floor Elevators, Nucleus, Spirits Burning, The Pirates, Roger Dean, Mew, Michael Rescigno, The Raz Band, Joey Molland, Joseph Vitale, Lee Walker, The Farm, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Nik Turner, Xtul, Nirvana, Beatles, Jermaine Jackson, Jim Morrison, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Yes, Billy Sherwood, Geoff Downes, AndersonPonty Band, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, New Order, Barbara Dickson,Neil Nixon, Beck, SatanaKozel
 
And yes, we reach our Century and a half.
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 149 (Tony Palmer in Space)
Issue 148 (Wally Hope)
Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
Issue 139 (Raz cover)
Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
Issue 135 (FNP cover)
 
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:
 
SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
 
* 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 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, 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, and the adventurous kitten?

NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



With sightings of the Loch Ness monster growing rarer each year, the latest theory among Nessie enthusiasts is that she was a giant catfish.

SASKIA ENGLAND: Shapeshifting Octopus, amazing camouflage

CFZ PUBLISHING: Out now! The Song of Panne


The world's leading publishers of cryptozoology, forteana and fortean fiction, with over a hundred titles currently in print.


The latest post on the CFZ Publishing Group blog begins as follows:
As you can see from the photo, CFZ director Jonathan Downes has a new book out! The latest entry in our Fortean Fiction line, it is a novel called The Song of Panne (Being Mainly about Elephants)...
Click here to read the whole article.

NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Thursday

ON THIS DAY IN 1945 - U.S. President Truman announced that only Britain and Canada would be given the secret to the atomic bomb. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Genetic differences among monkeys in Tanzania show...
  • Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project gets £707k of ...
  • Saucer-like shields protect two new 'door head' an...

  • Wildlife thriving around Chernobyl nuclear plant d...

  • 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)