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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, December 02, 2013

CRYPTOLINK: Do you believe in Bigfoot? One local Bigfoot believer gaining international attention

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. 

CRYPTOLINK: Meet Canada's Own Loch Ness Monster, Memphré, of Memphremagog Lake, Québec.

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. 

CFZ USA BLOG NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS

At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

http://cfz-usa.blogspot.co.uk/

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: Zuiyo Maru Addendum and Rebuttal, 22 Strange Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist, Frontiers of Anthropology, Benny's Blogs


THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS BEING BRECHTIAN

The Gonzo Daily - Monday
 
Corinna and I both have colds and are feeling sorry for ourselves. One of the things which irritates me each winter is when people who have a head cold (one of 99 different types of human rhinovirus) claim to have 'flu. Influenza is a horrible disease which kills up to half a million people a year. Corinna, Graham and I had it about three years ago and it was a horrible experience that lasted for something in the region of six weeks. But this cold is nasty and we are still feeling sorry for ourselves. Bah!
 
Another visit to our old friend Thom the World Poet
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/12/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_2.html
And apparently I got the link wrong yesterday, so here is Sunday's poem as well
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/12/thom-world-poet-daily-poem.html
 
 
 
 
Byrds frontman Roger McGuinn coming to Academy of Fine Arts
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/12/byrds-frontman-roger-mcguinn-coming-to.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?

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. 

The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why, sometimes, you will read stories here which appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology, but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking. 


  • US SIGHTING: big cat spotted - Georgia Outdoor New...
  • NEWSLINK: Fate Of Cougar In Sherwood Attack Still ...
  • UK SIGHTING: Big cat sighting at Twynholm
  • NEWSLINK: Through Golden Eyes: Life of big cat tha...
  • NEWSLINK: Amur Leopard Cubs Spotted on Critter Cam...


  • USA SIGHTINGS: Mountain Lion Spotted on Melendy Dr...
  • OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

    On this day in 1957 the American actor Harrison Ford died. No, not Indiana Jones another Harrison Ford who was also quite famous in Hollywood in his day.
    And now the news:

  • Manipulative Parasites Make Hornets Their Nest (Op...
  • 'Vested interests' are harming efforts to save the...
  • Earwigs use 'chemical clouds' for protection
  • Human activity and forest loss threatens endangere...
  • Speciesism Is Bad News for Animals (Op-Ed)
  • The Government-proposed Water Bill could endanger ...
  • Found! First Known Predator To Lure Prey By Mimick...

  • Badger cull called off in Gloucestershire

  • You'll find a fun little Harrison Ford film on this page:

    http://www.legacy.com/news/legends-and-legacies/harrison-ford/204/