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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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Monday, November 04, 2013

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN HOPS AND SKIPS

The Gonzo Daily - Monday
Our internet connection is still pretty much useless. If you have tried to contact me regarding an email you sent or an email I should have sent you, I suggest you try telephoning me. This is getting ridiculous but unfortunately, living as we do in the middle of nowhere, our options away from British Telecom are extremely limited. On the bright side, however, Corinna's new washing machine and tumble dryer arrived this morning and the delivery dudes took away the old ones....



King Squealer: A True Story by Maurice O'Mahoney with Dan Wooding
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/king-squealer-true-story-by-maurice.html

Peter Gabriel’s ‘Interspecies Internet’ (Via Max Blake)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/peter-gabriels-interspecies-internet.html


Your chance to beat the X Factor with something truly worthy
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/beat-x-factor.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?

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.






CRYPTOLINK: California man: Bigfoot living in my back yard

A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 
A Tehama County, California man claims that Bigfoot is living in his backyard and has been tormenting him for two weeks.
The man, who asked to only be identified by his first name of Ken, told California’s KRCR-TV that his house is “completely off the grid.” He claims the mysterious creature has been playing tricks on him, doing everything from throwing rocks at him to moving a couch.





DALE DRINNON: Arctic news, Frontiers of Anthropology, Cedar and Willow

New at the Frontiers of Zoology:

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 are 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.




  • UK SIGHTINGS: Research suggests big cats may roam ...
  • UK SIGHTINGS: Sighting of mysterious 'big cat' - T...
  • US SIGHTINGS: Eastern Mountain Lion Mystery: Is th...
  • NEWSLINK: How one man is helping the endangered ca...
  • SIGHTINGS UK: Driver spots big cat by side of the ...
  • SIGHTINGS UK: Driver spots big cat by side of the ...
  • SIGHTINGS UK: Are big cats roaming Sussex?
  • NEWSLINK: Tiger cub dies during zoo exam at Assini...
  • US SIGHTINGS: Mountain lion spotted in Carlinville...
  • UK SIGHTINGS: Latest Galloway big cat sighting
  • UK SIGHTINGS: Big cat chat seeks to shed light on ...
  • USA SIGHTINGS: Big cat in West Virginia - NCHuntAn...
  • NEWSLINK: Photos, Video: Banksy's New Piece Is A B...
  • NEWSLINK: Big cat | 2012: What's the 'real' truth?...
  • NEWSLINK: Historic big cat workshop brings sanctua...
  • NEWSLINK: Chip shows Aarey leopard same cat caught...
  • NEWSLINK: Big cats in Bridgeport - StamfordAdvocat...
  • NEWSLINK: Doesn't Anyone Research a Story Any More...
  • AUSTRALIA SIGHTINGS: Sightings of western Sydney's...
  • UK SIGHTINGS: Wildlife expert believes big cats ex...
  • NZ SIGHTINGS: Hunter also saw a big black cat | St...
  • US SIGHTINGS: Big Cat Track?? - ArkansasHunting.ne...
  • US SIGHTINGS: Possible Big Cat Caught on Game Cam ...
  • U.S.A SIGHTINGS: Mystery Animal Seen Lurking In Bl...
  • UK SIGHTING: More sightings are made of Loughborou...


  • UK SIGHTING-Sighting of mysterious 'big cat' in Ta...
  • 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:
    From CFZ Australia:

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today
    http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

    On this day in 1995 Israeli prime minister Yetzhak Rabin was assasinated, an event allegedly  predicted by The Bible Code, which was a method of prediction that was quite popular in the mid to late 90s and worked like a big wordsearch. A book on the bible code made by it's 'discoverers' which made the Rabin prediction (conveniently published after the event) also predicted a nuclear attack before the end of the century or something like that so I suspect that the code might not be 100% accurate...

    And now the news:

  • Hibernating Turtles Are Still Aware of What’s Goin...
  • Cows help Salem County bog turtles' survival - via...
  • Dogs Know a Left-Sided Wag from a Right
  • Aboriginal Hunting Practice Increases Animal Popul...
  • Global Warming Led to Dwarfism in Mammals -- Twice...
  • Rainforest reserve in Brazil is to be mapped
  • Full Belly Fossil! 'Sea Monster' Had 3 Others in I...

  • Unborn Turtles Actively Regulate their own Tempera...

  • The facts behind the Bible Code are doubtful, but the Konami Code is indisputable:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6aZyfwZVPY