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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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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

BOB SKINNER: Racoon dogs in Wales

File:Tanuki01 960.jpgDear Jon,
 
See the following link for a video of the 2 racoon dogs caught in Wales.
 
Best regards
 
Bob Skinner

A WHOLESOME AND UPLIFTING STORY

Lee Fallows, friend of the CFZ, and familiar to all who went to the 2012 WW somehow 'ruined' his boyfriend's jeans, so he was sentenced to fight an aggressive female wrestler...

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:

HAUNTED SKIES: Sun (The) 19.7.69.


http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2012/10/sun-19769.html

WATCHER OF THE SKIES: Today's Fortean bird news

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. So, after about six months of regular postings on the main bloggo, Corinna has taken the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.


  • Call for tough new laws to protect birds of prey
  • Assam village made famous by a bird
  • Rare birds’ annual trip to Mavinakere tank
  • Helicopters 'disturb birds' at Cornwall's RSPB res...


  • TODAY'S 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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. In September 2012, Emma Osborne decided that the Mystery Cat Study Group really deserved a blog of its own within the CFZ Blog Network.




    Here is the latest tranche of news...


  • SIGHTING: Boise, Idaho
  • NEWSLINK: Article on Frank Tunbridge
  • NEWSLINK: More on proposed US Legislation
  • SIGHTING: Tillsonburg, Ontario
  • SIGHTING: Bedfordshire 'lion'




  • I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN


    So, tuesday lunchtime is here, and things are just about getting back to normal. The car will apparently need four hundred quid spent on it to make it legal for another year, but on balance it is probably worth it. Graham is trying to finish the bathroom ceiling repairs before Corinna gets home, with mother, and a pair of Chinese spiny toads. All four will have to be tended to, fed and watered. Dave B-P and the lovely Jess H will be here imminently to do stuff relating to the Barnstaple Museum exhibition. So, it all happens.

    So it all happens tonight, the mighty Michael Des Barres appears on the English-speaking world's most popular TV show, NCIS. I suspect that lots of our readers will be watching it.
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/10/michael-des-barres-on-tv-tonight.html
    I have been under the weather for the last few days, but last night, through the magick of the BBC iPlayer, Richard and I watched The Beatles much maligned 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour together with an Arena documentary about it.
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/10/roll-up-for-mystery-tour.html
    A major exhibition of vintage posters and memorabilia from David Bowie’s golden years (1969-1981)
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/david-bowie-exhibition.html
    Finally for today a link to an enthusiastic review of the new Jefferson Starship 4CD live set
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/10/jefferson-starship-review.html
    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 Editor is an old hippy of 53 who - together with his orange cat - puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, and a motley collection of social malcontents.
    Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

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