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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, June 10, 2016

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



Daily Star

MANKIND has been searching for years and yet sometimes it seems we're no closer to knowing for sure whether ghosts and mythical creatures really ...

Largest Bigfoot Trackway Ever Found!?
Master Skunk Ape Tracker Tim Fasano shows us his alleged Skunk Ape Trackway that he found while out Squatchin' with Kevin Kehl. Could this be ...

Washington City Paper (blog)
Though it has never been proven that a sasquatch—sometimes known as "Bigfoot" or "Yeti"—does or ever has existed, sightings of the majestic hairy ...

Two Heads Are Better Than One When It Comes To Bigfoot
Bigfoot investigator Robert Dodson has determined that the bigfoot are watching his every move when he's in the woods. Dodson decides to take a ...

The Hand Of Bigfoot Video
Kevin and I had walked into an area when I spotted something hiding behind a tree. I zoomed in and eventually a hand reached out. We went in ...


THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN SINGS OCCASIONALLY

The Gonzo Daily - Friday/Saturday
 
Don't ask.
 
Could He but know! and time to vex is now,
When talk is safer than in winter-time.
Moreover Prosper and Miranda sleep
In confidence he drudges at their task,
And it is good to cheat the pair, and gibe,
Letting the rank tongue blossom into speech.]
Setebos, Setebos, and Setebos!
'Thinketh, He dwelleth i' the cold o' the moon.
 
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Leonard Cohen - Hallel...
COMING THIS WEEKEND
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Frank Zappa Exposing the illuminati
Joey Molland Q & A April 21 2013 Chicago IL Badfin...
 
Gonzo Magazine #185
 
Judge Smith, The Cure, Whole Earth Catalog, William Shakespeare, The Beatles, Dead Fred, Alternative London, The Preacher, Garth Ennis, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
And once again we have another monumental groovefest for you all,  bringing you up to date with Judge Smith's lost prog rock masterpiece, sending Dead Fred to a desert island, while Doug goes to see The Cure, Alan goes to watch The Taming of the Shrew in Shakespeare's own theatre, Jon drools over Beatles guitars and is surprisingly kind about the pilot episode of The Preacher, and alongside all of this John B-G remembers Alternative London and the Whole Earth Catalog, And Biffo? He unearths some particularly disturbing examples of Mutant Turtle cosplay. This issue goes out with love to Dr Demitrius who died this week.
 
And there  are radio shows from Strange Fruit, and Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive takes a week off because of Vickistock which is described in words and pictures. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons ouyside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
Preacher, Songs from the Black Meadow, Crass, Iona, Dave Bainbridge, Sally Minnear, Roger Daltrey, Quadrophenia, Paul McCartney, Oasis, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Carla Lane, Harambe, Alan Wise, Marshall "Rock" Jones, Thomas Fekete, Rick Wakeman, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Brand X, Third Ear Band, Captain Beefheart, Jim Jones, Gram Parsons, Mick Abrahams, Barbara Dickson, Judge Smith, The Cure, Alan Dearling, Taming of the Shrew, Roy Weard, John Brodie-Good, Mr Biffo, Xtul, Dead Fred, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Adam Ant, Bob Dylan, Joy Division, Neil Nixon, Cabaret Voltaire
                                                                                   
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
Issue 183 (Daevid Allen)
Issue 182 (Wally)
Issue 181 (Beatles)
Issue 180 (Beltane)
Issue 179 (Gregg Kofi Brown)
Issue 178 (Viv Stanshall)
Issue 177 (David Gilmour)
Issue 176 (Joey Molland and The Raz Band)
Issue 175 (Larry Sanders)
Issue 174 (Keith Emerson)
Issue 173 (Pink Fairies action figures)
Issue 172 (4th Eden)
Issue 171 (Keith Levene)
Issue 170 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 169 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
 
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.co.uk
 
* 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 two small kittens, one 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. 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 kittens?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Friday/Saturday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1793 - The Jardin des Plantes zoo opened in Paris. It was the first public zoo. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Electric eels make leaping attacks
  • Fish Can Recognize and Remember Human Faces
  • One of eight new endemic polyester bees from Chile...

  • Deer make collision-free escapes thanks to inbuilt...


  • 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)