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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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Thursday, May 02, 2013

CFZ PEOPLE: Ant James (my brother-in-law)



A very happy birthday dude!

DALE DRINNON: NZ Carcass solved, Plesiosaur links, Mosasaur sightings, Cedar & Willow


TWO NEW POSTS FROM THE CRYPTODANE - LARS THOMAS




Wolf hunters and other morons

A BRIEF NOTE

Yesterday I posted a video that Richard Freeman found on You Tube of a beached whale in New Zealand. I am somewhat under par at the moment and mis-read his original note to me. He wrote that it was a toothed whale and I - mistakenly - posted it as him saying it was a beaked whale. Whooops..

KARL SHUKER: SONNERAT'S NON-EXISTENT PENGUINS (AND KOOKABURRA) IN NEW GUINEA



Penguins in New Guinea? Surely not! Karl Shuker exposes an extraordinary tale of scientific deception within the archives of 18th-Century crypto-ornithology.

Read on...

TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS ROUNDUP

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: Edinburgh Zoo under fire over “heartbre...
  • NEWSLINK: Wild cheetahs face extinction by 2030: E...
  • NEWSLINK: Lion's victim accidentally left door ope...
  • UK SIGHTING: Trimley: Big cat spotted in Trimley S...
  • MORE COVERAGE OF MAX AND DARREN'S PAPER
  • UK SIGHTINGS: Big cat Britain: the sightings
  • Jonathan McGowan interview
  • FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

    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.













      THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS IRATE

      Yesterday was a curate's egg of a day. There were nice bits (mostly involving drinking wine with Richard, watching a Judge Smith DVD or chatting to Matthew O) and there were cruddy bits that I don't really want to talk about. I am in a fairly unbalanced state today and will probably go and hide imminently. Graham has gone to Portsmouth for a couple of days to see 'The Elves of Silbury Hill' (a Hawkwind spin-off) By the way, yesterday's poem was by Tennyson (via P.G.Wodehouse) and not by me.
       
      Our daily visit to the world of Thom the World Poet
      http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/05/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_2.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 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
       
      * 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 53 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and a not very small orange kitten (who isn't) puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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 the orange cats?

      OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


      Yesterday’s News Today

      On this day in 2011 terrorist planner Osama Bin Laden died. Following the American's successful dispatch of Bin Laden many rumours started to circulate but the best of them was that he had been watching a box set of British Comedy “The IT Crowd” when he was shot.
      And now the news:
    • Long-lost giant fish from Amazon rediscovered in 1...
    • Millennium Coastal Park: Toad deaths blamed on ott...
    • DNA Sequences Reveal the True Identity of the Soft...
    • Lancashire kangaroo or wallaby sighting investigat...
    • Sushi for Peccaries?
    • Camera trap footage of Asian elephants in Cambodia...
    • Vast cicada swarm due in USA
    • Re-introducing serval to the Eastern Cap

    • Sound IT advice from The IT Crowd: