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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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Saturday, December 15, 2012

CRYPTOLINK: Tony Harmsworth LNM book free download


Tony Harmsworth, long time Loch Ness researcher, is putting his book Loch Ness Understood online for free viewing. The book also goes by the former title Loch Ness, Nessie and Me.The Loch Ness Monster blog reviewed this book last year but now you can read it for yourself at Tony's link.

Tony says the project has not quite finished, so check back for updates.

DALE DRINNON: Cedar and Willow

As it turns out, this is the only link ready for tomorrow. It is a Cedar and Willow posting; very interesting and introduces a new/ old character, as well as some more unlikely connections clarified:

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.


KARL SHUKER - WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE? IN SEARCH OF THE WOODWOSE, EUROPE'S ELUSIVE MAN-BEAST


Homo sapiens was not the only species of human named and recognised by Linnaeus when publishing Systema Naturae, his revolutionary binomial system of zoological classification, in 1735. Among several others was Homo ferus, the wild man, which according to Linnaeus was covered in hair, moved on all fours, was mute, and lived apart from H. sapiens in forests, hills, and mountains. Fallacy, or fact?

CRYPTOLINK: Rediscovering the takahē

http://www.listener.co.nz/?attachment_id=78046

I'M YER GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

We have had a mild problem for the past twenty-four hours: my emails are playing up. I can receive them but I can't send, so I am having to send through an online service, which doesn't always get to where I hoped. So if you could spread the word about today's postings I would be very grateful. I know roughly what's wrong but it may not be fixed until Monday, so in the meantime most of my communications will be via my lovely wife.

The fourth edition of the Gonzo Weekly newsletter goes out later today
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/12/newsletter-4.html
Kim Wilde drunkenly singing on a train. It has to be done.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/12/you-have-to-admit-that-this-is-peculiar.html]
A new feature - the Gonzo Daily 'Track of the Day'. Today, PPS with Taken Dreams
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/12/gonzo-daily-track-of-day-taken-dreams.html
Part one of an exclusive interview with Michael Des Barres
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/12/exclusive-michael-des-barres-interview.html
Our daily visit to Thom the World Poet
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/12/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_15.html
Some free music from the lovely Ms McCookerybook
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/12/helen-mccookerybook-is-christmas-queen.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@eclipseco.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: http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html
*  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures, 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, his mother-in-law and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus... did we mention the orange cat?

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today



On this day in 1967 the Silver Bridge near Point Pleasant, Michigan, USA collapsed resulting in the deaths of 46 people. The tragedy was linked to sightings of Mothman in John Keel’s book the Mothman Prophecies.
And now the news:
  • Whale shark tourism does no harm to the sharks - S...
  • Bizarre Creature Found in 200-Million-Year-Old Coc...
  • Pet buyers beware – Many exotic pets may be illega...
  • Dinosaur with Giant Nose Discovered
  • Elephant Relocation Scheme Fails to Prevent Deaths...
  • Christmas Carp Prefer to Float North-South
  • Elk Bones Tell Stories of Life, Death, and Habitat...
  • Rare cat filmed up close in Borneo

  • Oh,” I hear you cry “How could Oll manage to find a Christmas song that could be linked to the Silver Bridge collapse?” well, follow the link to find out: