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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, November 16, 2012

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

From CFZ Australia:

CRYPTOLINK: They Might Be Giants Wants to Sell You Famous Cryptid Playing Cards

by Ian Chant | 4:30 pm, November 9th
When the greatest rock band in the world decides to start try and sell us the greatest playing card deck we’ve seen in quite some time, how are we supposed to resist? We have no idea, which is why we will be purchasing these limited-edition cryptid playing cards from They Might Be Giants post-haste. This is probably a thing you should also do if, you know, you like things that are good.
Read on...

FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES (CFZ)

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.


RATHER COOL FAIRY INSECT

CRYPTOLINK: 'Bigfoots are real. The evidence shows it'




'Bigfoots are real. The evidence shows it'»PLAY VIDEO
"I don't have a PhD. I don't care what other people think of me," Cliff Barackman said. "Bigfoots are real. The evidence shows it."



SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Bigfoot is no stranger to the Pacific Northwest: about a third of reported sasquatch sightings happen in Oregon and Washington.

The legend - or search - has gained new popularity from "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet.

"It won't take long, a few years tops," Portland native and bigfoot hunter Cliff Barackman told a Springfield High School club. "These things are real, and soon everyone is going to know about it."

Barackman admits to a lifelong obsession withsasquatch, an obession he now gets to indulge by traveling the country with three other bigfoot experts in search of 'squatch.

He is used to dealing with skeptics, but during a recent visit to Springfield High School, barackman was preaching to the choir at the Sasquatch Brotherhood, a school club.

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.






  • NEWSLINK: Nebraska Deer Hunter Shoots Mountain Lio...
  • NEWLINK: Big cat attack in Macomb, Illinois?
  • SIGHTINGS FRANCE: Mystery black panther in Alpes-d...
  • I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO DAH MAN

    I still have a cold and am feeling bad tempered and spiky as the bloke who cold called me trying to sell me double glazing just found out. Last night I finally finished reading the Hunter Thompson anthology and am looking forward to reading it. Just a heads up: on monday or tuesday I shall be going away for a couple of days, and shall be leaving the blog in the capable hands of Graham and Dave B-P while we take mother back to Oakham.
    In which Graham and I go to the polling booth and deliberately spoil our papers
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/democracy-in-action.html
    John Payne is on the Radio this morning in California
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/john-payne-on-radio.html
    Our daily visit to the incomparable Thom the World Poet
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/thom-world-poet-daily-poet_16.html
    Another look at Rick Wakeman's soon-to-be-reissued 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/link-wakeman-reworks-his-epic-journey.html
    A Gonzo Daily Exclusive: The third part of our interview with Erik Norlander
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/exclusive-erik-norlander-interview-part_16.html
    Jon Anderson on aliens
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/link-jon-andersons-alien-theory.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?

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today



    On this day in 1973 Skylab 4 was launched by NASA. The mission resulted in the first publicly released aerial photos of Area 51 which were published by accident, although this went unnoticed for years.
    And now the news:
  • Call for Global Monitoring of Infectious Diseases ...
  • What lies beneath.... Diver braves the waters to s...
  • List of Diseases Spread by Deer Tick Grows, Includ...
  • 73 rare turtles seized at airport-3 suspected smug...
  • Faithful dog stayed with missing tot
  • Crimewave cat Oscar given a feline 'Asbo' and ther...

  • What really led up to the Skylab 4 Area 51 incident: