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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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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

THYLACINES IN THE NEWS

 

World-renowned thylacine hunter Michael Moss has spent decades searching for the marsupial in Victoria. Footage he captured of a doglike animal ...
The extinct Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, survives only in a few clips of grainy film. In May 2020, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia ...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS CONCERNED

 



The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html

Carl has gone home/ my bedroom is painted/ we unsuccesfully tried to catch a vole Dotty brought into the sitting room/ Charlotte will be over soon/ There may or may not be blogs tomorrow because I have a hospital appointment/I don't think there is anything to worry about with said hospital appointment/that is all (I think)

But we do have a new episode of OTT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjEdeC5mZ8U
And a new edition of A&M for you
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/animals-men-70.html

Like Marge Simpson, I never really knew what it meant, but keep on trucking!

https://baboon.wixsite.com/website-1
The Gonzo Books site is now pretty well done, and there is also a new CFZ Publcations website at https://baboon.wixsite.com/website then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:

"These links do not work,
now but they will do so soon,
we apologise"

ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO SQUINT

https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2020/10/joey-molland-new-album.html
JOEY MOLLAND: New album
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2020/10/hawkwind-in-guardian.html
HAWKWIND: In the Guardian
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2020/10/yes-evolution-of-roundabout.html
YES:  The Evolution of  'Roundabout'
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2020/10/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_21.html
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2020/10/gonzo-track-of-day-frank-zappa-saturday.html
GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Frank Zappa - Saturday Nig...</a>

And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here: 
http://tinyurl.com/y7b9rlog 
And, yes, 
http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:

Our webTV show:
https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/posts/632561497117057
And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/CFZ

And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order: 
https://gonzotesting.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-notion-of-shopkeepers.html
Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eleven whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases

I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?

AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:

Gonzo Weekly #411/12
THE RED ISSUE
www.gonzoweekly.com

This magazine continues to go off on strange tangents that I never expect, but I am very happy to see it do so. What is in this week? Ooooh lots of things. Such as Extinction Rebellion, COVID Conversations, America (the band), Mick Jagger, Justin Mitchell, Arrested Development, Innes Watson, Hawkwind  and oodles more, animal rescue with PAART, Reminiscences from Tony Klinger, and other stuff of interest.

And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, and the Real Music Club, AND Strange Fruit, and Mr Biffo, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and one from Tony Klinger, and C.J Stone, but Mr Biffo, and Neil Nixon, are on hiatus.  There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and dibblers who have got the blues (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are listening to the new Bob Dylan album, 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!!!

..And the last few issues are:

Issue 407-8 (Jimi Hendrix)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-405-6.html
Issue 405-6 (Corinna)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-405-6.html
Issue 403-4 (Covid Conspiracies)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-403-4.html
Issue 401-2 (The Westway)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-401-2.html
Issue 399-40 (Kosmik Ken)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-399-40.html
Issue 397-8 (Liz Lenten)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-397-8.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/

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 a recently widowed old hippy of 61 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, 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 a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

BIG CAT ROUND UP

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 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.

THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

 

CFZ-USA

  • Monday 19th October
  • GIANT CANADIAN SPIDERBAT
  • UMDHLEBI - CRYPTID POISONOUS PLANT
  • OLD SAYBROOK BLOCKHEADS
  • NEWS FROM LOCH NESS
  • DIB - BEAR-LIKE CRYPTID
  • WAS THIS A BIGFOOT STRUCTURE?
  • WAS THIS OGOPOGO?
  • BAT-WINGED HUMANOIDS IN SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS
  • TIGRE DANTERO
  • HUNT FOR BRITISH MYSTERY CATS
  • MYSTERY BIG CATS IN PERU
  • FAKE NEWS! OXFORD VACCINE
  • BIGFOOT IN MINNESOTA
  • ANOTHER JETPACK FLIER SIGHTING
  • BIPED CRYPTID WOLF
  • BIGFOOT NEAR WHITE RIVER
  • THE BLACK PIG IN IRISH FOLKLORE
  • MONSTER OF WHITEWOOD LAKE
  • AMERICAN BLACK PANTHER
  • NEWBORN SUMATRAN RHINO
  • MOOSE HUNTER SEES BIGFOOT
  • AN APPLE FOR THE BIGFOOT
  • SASQUATCH AMONG WILDMEN
  • REAL LIFE CRYPTIDS?
  • DO MERMAIDS EXIST?
  • NEW YORK MONSTERS AND MYTHS
  • CANADA'S LAKE MONSTERS
  • BUNDYLLCARNO - WILD MAN OF AUSTRALIA
  • BIRD MONSTER OF TEXAS
  • DISAPPEARING OBJECT PHENOMENON
  • DID THEY SEE BIGFOOT?
  • WAS THIS A PTERODACTYL?
  • WOOD KNOCKS IN OREGON
  • ARGENTINE WATER TIGER
  • TALL MAN SPIRIT
  • 5 LAKE MONSTERS OF UTAH
  • SEELIE AND UNSEELIE COURTS
  • BIGFOOT IN RHINEBECK, NY
  • MINK DEATHS IN UTAH
  • BIGFOOT ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
  • SHAPESHIFTING CANINE CRYPTIDS
  • UFO COVERUP?
  • NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Wednesday

     ON THIS DAY IN - 1797 - "Old Ironsides," the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched in Boston's harbor.

    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • MONGABAY: Baby Sumatran rhino
  • MONGABAY: Releasing captive bred macaws
  • BBC: Rare rufous bush chat in UK for first time in...

  • 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, October 19, 2020

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF

    Regular readers will know that in recent years we have migrated the two specialist Study Groups – Mystery Cats (curated by Carl Marshall and Olivia McCarthy) and Lake and Sea Monsters (curated by Sally Watts and Richard Muirhead) – to their own standalone blogs, although when there are postings, notifications of them can be found on the main blog.

    Now, we are doing the same for the BHM Study Group, curated by Glen Vaudrey and Nathan Jackson

    MAYBE I'M AMAZED AT THE GONZO BLOG DOO=-DAH MAN

     



    Following my post yesterday about the untimely death of Nadine "Deanie" Rider, who was one of the CFZ Girls, and whom many of you will remember from Weird Weekends, I am very touched by the outpouring of love my piece provoked. But I am so tired of all this; there has been too much death in my life this year.
    Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
    But we do have a new episode of OTT
    And a new edition of A&M for you
    Like Marge Simpson, I never really knew what it meant, but keep on trucking!
    The Gonzo Books site is now pretty well done, and there is also a new CFZ Publcations website at https://baboon.wixsite.com/website then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:
    "These links do not work,
    now but they will do so soon,
    we apologise"
    ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO SQUINT
    BARBARA DICKSON TV SPECIAL / INTERVIEW (2018)
    George Harrison &amp; Ringo on Aspel &amp; Co. 1988.
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Frank Zappa- Bobby Brown...
    WELCOME TO RICK'S PLAICE
    AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
    Our webTV show:
    And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
    And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
    Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eleven whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases
    I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?
    AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
    Gonzo Weekly #411/12
    THE RED ISSUE
    This magazine continues to go off on strange tangents that I never expect, but I am very happy to see it do so. What is in this week? Ooooh lots of things. Such as Extinction Rebellion, COVID Conversations, America (the band), Mick Jagger, Justin Mitchell, Arrested Development, Innes Watson, Hawkwind and oodles more, animal rescue with PAART, Reminiscences from Tony Klinger, and other stuff of interest.
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, and the Real Music Club, AND Strange Fruit, and Mr Biffo, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and one from Tony Klinger, and C.J Stone, but Mr Biffo, and Neil Nixon, are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and dibblers who have got the blues (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are listening to the new Bob Dylan album, 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!!!
    ..And the last few issues are:
    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 a recently widowed old hippy of 61 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, 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 a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?