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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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Monday, July 31, 2017

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.

  • VIDEO: Confused mountain lion jumps through apartm...
  • NEWSLINK: Boost for Dudley Zoo's snow leopards
  • NEWSLINK: Wynnewood zoo to take in big cats

  • NEWSLINK: MP forest officers in blame game over ti...
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF





    Footage has emerged claiming Big Foot could have been in a woodland near Lincoln. ... He believes that the damage has been caused by Big Foot.



    The actor revealed he has communicated with a ghost just weeks after "confirming" he had an actual encounter with the likely-fake beast Bigfoot.

    Marine Mom Spots Bigfoot
    A Marine Mom joins the SoCal Sasquatch Organization on youtube and talks about the different bigfoot encounters she's had wtih her son. 

    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 HIDING

    The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
     
    And so the Gonzo Blog doo-dah man returns from his pleasurable little anabasis, reasonably fired up and ready to go. The first job of the week is to continue transforming the conservatory (which last week was our spare bedroom) into Corinna's new office and sanctum sanctorum. God knows she needs one.
     
    But now, here is the news:
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: O'er The Water Tae Ch...
    Arthur Brown In-studio on Jonesy's Jukebox
    Tramshed's Interzone - Dave Brock from Hawkwind
    RICK WAKEMAN IN THE NEWS
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
     
     
    Gonzo Weekly #244/5
    THE SUMMERTIME SPECIAL DOUBLE BUMPER HOLIDAY ISSUE
     
    Herewith the Gonzo Magazine summer bumper holiday special thing featuring Jon and Neil talking about The Beatles, fifty years after their greatest year, Jon interviewing Tim Bowness, John B-G watching It’s a Beautiful Day, Gregg from Paradise 9 on a desert island, Alan on Pirate Radio, and lots of Female Dr Who bilge, plus news, reviews, radio shows and self opinionated
    columnists...
     
    Yup, and it’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and numbats with the right to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become eligible to vote, 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:
     
    Dr Who, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Loretta Lynn, Adam Ant, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Martin Landau, George Andrew Romero, David Zablidowsky, Graham Wood, Roland Cazimero, Chester Charles Bennington, Edwin Mahi?ai (Mahi) Copp Beamer, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Tim Bowness, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Alan Dearling, Pirate Radio, Paul Harris, Phil Bayliss, Wickham Festival, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, The Liberators, David Laflamme, It's A Beautiful Day, Kev Rowland, Warner Drive, Wilderness Dream, Bloody Hammers, Da Vinci, Gateway to Hell, Intrcptr, Laces Out, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Dialeto, Dusan Jevtovic, Gregg McKella, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Milda Harris, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, John Lennon,Disney Camp Rock, One Direction, Keir Dullea
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 243 (Galahad)
    Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
    Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 236 (Manchester)
    Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
    Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
    Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
    Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
    Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
    Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
    Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
     
    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 57 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown 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 Archie and the Cats?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Monday/Tuesday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1498 - Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, arrived at the island of Trinidad. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Spiders lure bees for dinner by making flowers loo...
  • Ancient species of ‘supercroc’ had serrated, T. Re...
  • A twist in the tail: Flying fish give clues to 'ta...
  • Elephant seals recognize each other by the rhythm ...
  • A wolf's howl in miniature: Researchers discover m...
  • Male fish mutating into females because of waste c...
  • Six of the secretive cats could be released in Nor...
  • In the egg, American bullfrogs learn how to avoid ...
  • Changes in conservation planning can benefit vulne...
  • Green anoles, friends from our childhood, are frie...
  • Students in the US Help Scientists Save Frogs at L...
  • Pandas could be wiped out just as conservationists...
  • Protected wildlife allegedly killed on Peak Distri...
  • Mysterious Sea Creatures Surface in 'Big Pacific'
  • Reptile skin grown in lab could help save endanger...
  • Hot dogs: Is climate change impacting populations ...
  • Study suggests climate change may kill off the aar...
  • Bobcat in Anthem attack tests positive for rabies​...
  • Hedgehogs at risk from food scarcity, habitat loss...
  • Seven right whales found dead in 'devastating' blo...
  • Hot imagery of wintering bats suggests group behav...

  • Whale attack simulations reveal prey escape strate...


  • 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.

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    THYLACINES IN THE NEWS




    Mr Moss has been on the trail of the Thylacine, more commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger, for more than 20 years. Tasmanian tigers. Picture: ...

    Palaeontologist Rochelle Lawrence from the Queensland Museum said it was the second thylacine tooth to be found at the Capricorn Caves near ...

    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.

  • NEWSLINK: Wynnewood zoo to take in big cats
  • NEWSLINK: MP forest officers in blame game over ti...
  • NEWSLINK: Saving 2 tigers gives more value than th...
  • ARTICLE: The lady and the panther: Life-changing c...

  • NEWSLINK: More reported cougar sightings off back ...
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    Museum of Natural Mystery – Exhibit 14: Backtracking with Bigfoot
    Appendix: Today's Museum of Natural Mystery examines Bigfoot's arrival in the public eye, and its evasion of that eye ever since. Is Bigfoot a feral ...

    Bigfoot Filmed at Yellowstone?
    A webcam at Yellowstone National Park may have inadvertently captured a glimpse of the elusive Bigfoot. Ostensibly a film of buffalo arriving at the ...


    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



    Loch Ness Terror Brian Krause
    An entertaining action-packed thrill-ride about a cryptozoologist on the hunt for the infamous, man-eating Loch Ness monster! No man on land or water ...


    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN JUST IS

    The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
     
    Without the delighted squeals and chatter of my little granddaughter the house seems oddly empty. They left at an obscene hour this morning, and I got oddly emotional, and - because it is bad form to blub in front of little girls - I kept my upper lip as stiff as I could and then went back to bed. Corinna has given me many things over the past twelve and a half years but nothing more precious than my family.
     
    But now, here is the news:
     
    JACKIE LEE REVIEW
    Those Were the Days: Mary Hopkin (2000 TV Document...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: New Riders of the Purp...
    David Peel Memorial Service
     
    Gonzo Weekly #244/5
    THE SUMMERTIME SPECIAL DOUBLE BUMPER HOLIDAY ISSUE
     
    Herewith the Gonzo Magazine summer bumper holiday special thing featuring Jon and Neil talking about The Beatles, fifty years after their greatest year, Jon interviewing Tim Bowness, John B-G watching It’s a Beautiful Day, Gregg from Paradise 9 on a desert island, Alan on Pirate Radio, and lots of Female Dr Who bilge, plus news, reviews, radio shows and self opinionated
    columnists...
     
    Yup, and it’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and numbats with the right to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become eligible to vote, 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:
     
    Dr Who, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Loretta Lynn, Adam Ant, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Martin Landau, George Andrew Romero, David Zablidowsky, Graham Wood, Roland Cazimero, Chester Charles Bennington, Edwin Mahi?ai (Mahi) Copp Beamer, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Tim Bowness, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Alan Dearling, Pirate Radio, Paul Harris, Phil Bayliss, Wickham Festival, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, The Liberators, David Laflamme, It's A Beautiful Day, Kev Rowland, Warner Drive, Wilderness Dream, Bloody Hammers, Da Vinci, Gateway to Hell, Intrcptr, Laces Out, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Dialeto, Dusan Jevtovic, Gregg McKella, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Milda Harris, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, John Lennon,Disney Camp Rock, One Direction, Keir Dullea
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 243 (Galahad)
    Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
    Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 236 (Manchester)
    Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
    Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
    Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
    Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
    Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
    Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
    Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
     
    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 57 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown 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 Archie and the Cats?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1821 - Peru declared its independence from Spain. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Rare Video Shows Mysterious, Worm-Like Legless Liz...
  • Exports to Asia threatening turtle population The ...
  • Fire Ants Build Sinking 'Eiffel Towers' from Their...
  • 2 Whale Shark Sightings in Maryland: Are These Col...

  • Unexpected flipper flapping in humpback whales obs...

  • 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.

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



    Herzog of the Month: Incident at Loch Ness on 35mm
    ... of cameos) as he embarks on a new project — the film within a film — about the legendary Loch Ness Monster. There's immediate friction with his pr.

    Did you know that the story of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to at least the seventh century (c. 697) when Adomn├ín, ninth abbot of Iona, wrote his ...

    Last year when I went to Loch Ness I took this photo. When I showed it to a friend the other day, he ...
    Japanese Fishing Tycoon Vows: I'll Turn Loch Ness Monster into Sushi! ... Don't stop believin' Loch Ness Monster - Poster minimal nessie scottish ...

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Elk Hunters Spots Bigfoot In Washington State
    An elk hunter claims to have seen a Bigfoot while afield in Washington state. This according to a tweet from Matt Moneymaker. Here's photo of real ...


    Real Bigfoot Research vs. Entertainment
    Entertainment has taken over real Bigfoot research. Slick video productions with little evidence other then the tired saw of "Did you hear that?" are the ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS HAPPY

    The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday/Thursday
     
    And so the visit from Olivia, Aaron and my granddaughter Evelyn is nearly over. We have been looking forward to it for so long, and it is going by so fast. Evelyn is a complete darling. However the dogs have neither been as friendly or as tractable as we would have wished and - although I don't think anything nasty would have happened - Archie got wildly excited and did his annoying habit of rushing around barking and growling at the same time, and this (quite naturally) scared the little girl. So the dogs and her have been segregated in a sort of canine apartheid, and this seems to work out fine. When she hears a bark, or sees them through the glass door she squeals with delight, claps her hands, and shouts "doggie, Archeeee", but without any risk that closer interaction might prove unfortunate. Never work with children or animals, eh? I love both. It is adults of my own species that are often guaranteed to piss me off.
     
    But now, here is the news:
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Mary Hopkin ''Turn Tur...
    YES IN THE NEWS
    LEONARD COHEN IN THE NEWS
    Howard Stern reflects on David Peel
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
     
    Gonzo Weekly #244/5
    THE SUMMERTIME SPECIAL DOUBLE BUMPER HOLIDAY ISSUE
     
    Herewith the Gonzo Magazine summer bumper holiday special thing featuring Jon and Neil talking about The Beatles, fifty years after their greatest year, Jon interviewing Tim Bowness, John B-G watching It’s a Beautiful Day, Gregg from Paradise 9 on a desert island, Alan on Pirate Radio, and lots of Female Dr Who bilge, plus news, reviews, radio shows and self opinionated
    columnists...
     
    Yup, and it’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and numbats with the right to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become eligible to vote, 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:
     
    Dr Who, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Loretta Lynn, Adam Ant, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Martin Landau, George Andrew Romero, David Zablidowsky, Graham Wood, Roland Cazimero, Chester Charles Bennington, Edwin Mahi?ai (Mahi) Copp Beamer, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Tim Bowness, Neil Nixon, The Beatles, Alan Dearling, Pirate Radio, Paul Harris, Phil Bayliss, Wickham Festival, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, The Liberators, David Laflamme, It's A Beautiful Day, Kev Rowland, Warner Drive, Wilderness Dream, Bloody Hammers, Da Vinci, Gateway to Hell, Intrcptr, Laces Out, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Dialeto, Dusan Jevtovic, Gregg McKella, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Milda Harris, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, John Lennon,Disney Camp Rock, One Direction, Keir Dullea
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 243 (Galahad)
    Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
    Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 236 (Manchester)
    Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
    Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
    Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
    Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
    Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
    Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
    Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
     
    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 57 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown 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 Archie and the Cats?

    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.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday/Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1999 - 1,500 pieces of Marilyn Monroe's personal items went on display at Christie's in New York, NY. The items went on sale later in 1999. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Sea spiders move oxygen with pumping guts (not hea...
  • Plants under attack can turn hungry caterpillars i...
  • T.O. raid yields flood of cobras, other vipers, ga...
  • Mice shed weight when they can’t smell—but not bec...
  • Watch this spider walk just like an ant
  • New analysis of rare Argentinian rat unlocks origi...
  • Inside the Secretive World of Florida’s Chameleon ...
  • Saving the Shenandoah Salamander - via Herp Diges...

  • Horseshoe crabs: Strange 10-eyed sea creatures tha...



  • 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.

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    MUIRHEAD`S MYSTERIES: King Richard III and the basilisk

    Image result for richard IIIContinuing my very very very occasional series on `British monarchs and strange animals`(in the sense that this is only the 2nd blog in 7 years on this theme!),I came across a British Heritage leaflet a while ago titled `Middleham Castle Sculpture What Does the Sculpture Represent?`

    Apparently at Middleham Castle in Wensleydale in North Yorkshire there is a sculpture representing a basilisk on the back of King Richard who reigned from 1483-1485. Richard died at the battle of Bosworth in 1485. The link here shows an excellent panorama of the castle.Richard was sent to the castle as a small boy.The figures are allegorical,the white boar being heraldic. The tail of the basilisk or cockatrice curls over Richard`s right shoulder. The white boar is at Richard`s feet whilst the basilisk`s tail meets a demon`s head. Richard III is not the same Richard as Richard I ( Richard the Lionheart.)




    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN LOOKS FORWARD TO THE WEEK AHEAD

    The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
     
    There have been all sorts of alarums and excursions today, but the most important thing is that my granddaughter Evelyn, together with her parents Olivia and Aaron are somewhere up the motorway near Bristol. I truly cannot think of anything else to say on the matter.
     
    But now, here is the news:
     
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    John Lennon Meeting David Peel Interview -- 1972
    Godsticks Documentary - The Making Of Emergence
    Steel Pulse all that you didn't know about Hinds a...
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: DELIRED CAMELEON FAMI...
     
    Gonzo Weekly #244/5
    THE SUMMERTIME SPECIAL DOUBLE BUMPER HOLIDAY ISSUE
     
    Herewith the Gonzo Magazine summer bumper holiday special thing featuring Jon and Neil talking about The Beatles, fifty years after their greatest year, Jon interviewing Tim Bowness, John B-G watching It’s a Beautiful Day, Gregg from Paradise 9 on a desert island, Alan on Pirate Radio, and lots of Female Dr Who bilge, plus news, reviews, radio shows and self opinionated
    columnists...
     
    Yup, and it’s all free!
     
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    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 243 (Galahad)
    Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
    Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 236 (Manchester)
    Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
    Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
    Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
    Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
    Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
    Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
    Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
     
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    THYLACINES IN THE NEWS





    The Tasmanian Tiger, also known as Thylacine, has been shrouded in mystery since it was declared Extinct in the late 1930s. The last known ...

    I WAS interested to read the article on the supposed sighting of a thylacine on the Yorke Peninsula (“Could this be a thylacine?”, Sunday Mail, 9/7/17).

    GIANT wombat like creatures, flightless birds and Tasmanian devils and tigers roamed together around Kangaroo Island, a new fossil footprints site on ...

    Dr Camens said there was no chance the Tasmanian tiger might still be prowling parts of the mainland or Kangaroo Island. "If we've got thylacines still ...

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Real or Fake? The Yellowstone Webcam Bigfoot Footage
    Cryptozoology News on Youtube takes a look at the famous Yellowstone webcam bigfoot footage. The video surfaced in December of 2014, and took ...


    Boy films bigfoot in backyard
    Boy films bigfoot in backyard. Here is the video that will be discussed on tonights show: “11 year old uses his HD flip camera to capture the best image ...

    White Bigfoot Video Enhanced
    Residents of this small Pa town are concerned of recent sightings and strange noises being heard at night of what appears to be some sort of Bigfoot ...


    'The Back 80' Documentary Explores Ohio Bigfoot Sightings
    In the same-vein as documentaries Minerva Monster and Beast of Whitehall, The Back 80 explores the compelling, unnerving encounters of one Ohio ...


    Young Bigfoot Gets Brave and Stands Out In Open
    Robert Dodson chases after a young bigfoot that he caught standing outside his building when he came out. This particular one seems to be losing it's ...