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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 09, 2013

CRYPTOZOOLOGY ONLINE: On The Track (Of Unknown Animals) Episode 73




Published on 9 Oct 2013

The latest episode of our monthly webTV show from the CFZ and CFZtv, bringing you news on our activities within cryptozoology and natural history as well as the latest cryptozoological, and monster hunting news from around the world. I can't believe that we have done this every month for five years now - 73 episodes. Golly!

This episode brings you:

CFZ in Autumn
EXCLUSIVE interview with David Elder, who witnessed something strange in Loch Ness
David Elder's pictures and video
Tasmania expedition
CFZ-USA Blog
Political pranks
A weird summer for Out of Place butterflies
EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Patrick Barkham about Out of Place butterflies
Out of place birds
New and Rediscovered: New rat
New and Rediscovered: New electric fish
New and Rediscovered: New legless lizards
The Orange Cat

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS DYSFUNCTIONAL

The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
I am running a bit late today because of a GP appointment at an unfeasibly early hour followed by a visit to Morrisons, followed by me getting righteously angry about the latest government obfuscation re. the badger cull. The first two worked out OK - I have new diabetic medicine, coleslaw and chickpeas, as well as some rather nice no-sugar jellies. The badger cull is still making me angry and Mark Raines (equally incensed) is coming over to talk about it. My love affair with Eris is continuing apace - I have had a copy of Illuminatus! on my bookshelf for a quarter of a century, but am reading it properly for the first time, and alarming all the animals by laughing so much. I have interviews with Steve Ignorant and Erik Norlander later today, so a fun-filled day is assured.

Another visit to our old friend Thom the World Poet.
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_10.html
For those of you interested - the latest episode of my monthly webTV showhttp://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/for-those-of-you-interested-in-such.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:
www.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 54 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) - 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 cat?

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

Yesterday’s News Today

On this day in 2004 Christopher Reeve died. Reeve became most famous for his portrayal of Superman in the Superman films, but was perhaps more famous for the determination he showed in trying to regain body functions after he was paralysed from the neck down. Doctors said he would never regain any any functions but by the time of his death he was able to breathe unaided for up to 30 minutes.

And now the news:
  • Invasive Mussel Not Harmed by Toxins, Invades Fres...
  • Shoot elephant poachers on sight, says Tanzania's ...
  • Ancient microscopic animals thrive in Idaho lakes
  • Sumatran rhino confirmed in Kalimantan for the fir...
  • Exotic migrant butterflies colonise the UK
  • DNA Tests Unlock Secrets of Mysterious Bryde's Wha...
  • Badger cull extended as kills fall short of target...


  • Evolutionary Question Answered: Ants More Closely ...


  • Super:

    CFZ CANADA: 5 Cryptids Cooler than We Have in Canada

    It strikes when residents are seeking relief from the brutal summer heat by bedding down on their roofs between midnight and 4 a.m. In May 2001, New Delhi, India became paralyzed with fear when an unidentified black monkey was reportedly terrorizing the population, causing a pregnant women to fall down a staircase and forcing two panicked men to jump off of balconies. All three died, and dozens reported scratches and bites.

    KARL SHUKER: I Thought I Saw A Terror Saur!


     Do prehistoric flying reptiles still exist? Karl Shuker investigates.

    Read on...

    SHOSHANNAH PRODUCES DESIGNER KNITWEAR FOR THE ORANGE CAT



    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 took the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.









    DALE DRINNON: Mountain boomer, Champ vid, Statement by Tyler Stone



    Dale is back but due to some problems with his new glasses he is not able to post proper notifications, so I hope that these will do for now...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS GREEN

    The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
     
    I want to apologise for various blog cock ups over the last few days. I am not at all well at the moment, and am not firing on all four cylinders, but I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning which I hope will sort it out. It also means tomorrow's blogs will be late, because as soon as I get back I am interviewing Steve Ignorant (which I think you will agree is a very good excuse). Yesterday I interviewed Patrick Barkham from The Guardian for the latest episode of 'On The Track', and - amongst other things - we were talking about the butterfly writing of Vladimir Nabokov, but when I was editing the conversation for broadcast I wanted a picture of him, but for the life of me I couldn't remember how to spell his surname. So I had to resort to desperate tactics. I think that yesterday I was probably the only man on the internet who put 'Lolita' into a search engine without unsavoury intent.
     

    Another visit to our old friend Thom the World Poet.
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_9.html
     
     
     
     
    Singer Stephen Stills honored with 'Spirit of Americana' Award
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/singer-stephen-stills-honored-with.html
     
    Eric Burdon Interview: Legendary Animals and War Vocalist Talks New Music, Piracy and Rock Icons
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/10/eric-burdon-interview-legendary-animals.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:
    www.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 54 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) 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 cat?

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1960 the voice actress Maddie Blaustein was born. Blaustein is best known for her portrayal of Meowth in the Pokemon anime series and for her support work and activism on behalf other intersex and transgendered people. She died after a short illness in 2008.

    And now the news:

  • Fossil Leads To Discovery Of New Evolutionary Mech...
  • Woman shares her home with 50 skunks
  • Spanish shepherds guide 2,000 sheep through Madrid...
  • Stress a Key Factor in Causing Bee Colonies to Fai...
  • Three cat pet limit goes into effect in several to...
  • Russian tigers killed by Canine Distemper virus
  • Odd location for wildlife - More newts in a dog bo...
  • Badger cull police patrols in Gloucestershire incr...

  • Meowth tells it like it is: