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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, April 10, 2017

THYLACINES IN THE NEWS


Move over Bigfoot and Loch Ness Monster; the Thylacine, otherwise known as the Tasmanian Tiger, is the animal scientists want to find. Well, one ...

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Bigfoot Trackway Discovery in Ohio
The Squatch Master is following a bigfoot trail in the Ohio woods, when suddenly the trail vanishes. How could it do that. That's when he realized what ...

REAL BIGFOOT CAUGHT ON CAMERA 2015?! BIGFOOT PROOF/EVIDENCE (Video)
REAL BIGFOOT CAUGHT ON CAMERA 2015?! BIGFOOT PROOF/EVIDENCE (Video) ... 2017 at 6:21 am. I think its bigfoot because it's hairy. Reply ...

Bigfoot Hunter Goes Over New Trap Area
Dodson doesn't know the next move, maybe the Bigfoot he imagines in his head will tell him, by then of course Standing will have put out a whole ...


Searching for Bigfoot was not prepared to release the photo yet as the competition is ongoing but hunters from the group are out in force to try and find ...

Searching for Bigfoot was not prepared to release the photo yet as the competition is ongoing but hunters from the group are out in force to try and find ...

Bigfoot caught on Camera Breakdown (Video)
Bigfoot caught on Camera Breakdown (Video) .... April 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm. Watch glozels animal challenge there is a bigfoot on the left side. Reply ...


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.

  • ARTICLE: A history of North East big cat sightings...
  • NEWSLINK: Ghodbundar, India: ‘Leopard has become a...
  • 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.



    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)




    They said they made the tongue-in-cheek request because the monster "is likely to leave the UK to settle in a new lake within the EU" in the wake of ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN THINGS

    The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
     
    Hindemith/Rick Springfield/Yes/Rick Wakeman/Tony Ashton/Thom
     
    And so it is Monday. There are an awful lot of things happening this week, but I find myself utterly uninspired to write about any of them. I hope, however, things will sort themselves out in the end. They usually do.
     
    And now, here is the news:
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Paul Hindemith - Strin...
    RICK SPRINGFIELD IN THE NEWS
    YES IN THE NEWS
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Rick Wakeman & Tony Ashton Present GasTank Review...
     
    Gonzo Magazine #229
    THE MERCURY GOES INTO RETROGRADE ISSUE
     
    I feel like one of those disaffected US Postal Workers who climb the water tower in the middle of the township and take potshots at starangers with a high powered assault rifle. But unfortunately my wife won't let me have a high powered assault rifle and there is no water tower so I will be having ice cream instead. However, first I have to tell you about the new issue of this remarkable little magazine of ours: Part Two of Jeremy’s EXCLUSIVE interview with Larry Wallis, Alan has arty hijinx in Lithuania, John looks forward to Record Store Day and other stuff, Richard profiles Warren Haynes, and Jon is wary of peculiar children...
     
    Groovy huh?
     
    It’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, and Strange Fruit. 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 outside 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:
     
    Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs, Ringo Starr, The Zombies, Eric Clapton, John Lydon, Roger Daltrey, Marillion, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Paul O'Neill, Lonnie Brooks (born Lee Baker Jr.), Gilbert Baker, Brenda Jones, L.A. Dre (born Andre Bolton), Rosalie Hamlin,  Elyse Steinman, David Peel (born David Michael Rosario), Emmie Beckitt and Rick Wakeman, Supertramp, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Mary Hopkin, Jeremy Smith, Larry Wallis, Alan Dearling, Uzupis, Lithuania, UzBand, Hilltop Sheep, Muse, Kooky, A'Broken Leg, Aristokratai, Misko Gyventojai,  Deivis Nutautus, Bees (The Bites), John Brodie-Good, Record Store Day, Summer of Love, Linda Imperial Band, Jefferson Starship, 10cc, Richard Foreman, Warren Haynes, Kev Rowland, Pandora Snail, Aldaria, Aversions Crown, Battle Beast, Karda Estra, The Ed Palermo Big Band, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, Mike Morsch, John Lennon, The Beatles, Roots Manuva, Snoop Dogg, AC/DC, Weird Al, Oasis
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
    Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
    Issue 224 (Hibernal)
    Issue 223 (Beatles)
    Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
    Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
    Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
    Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
     
     
    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 - 1741 - Frederick II of Prussia defeated Maria Theresa's forces at Mollwitz and conquered Silesia. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • How the mouse came to live alongside humans
  • 'Fake science used to justify badger culls'
  • West Mersea mammoth tusk found on beach
  • The Cerberus Groundsnake is a Critically Endangere...
  • Fossilized tick reveals perfectly preserved red bl...


  • 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.)