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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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Friday, October 31, 2014

RAINES EXPLAINS

TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

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 that 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.

  • NEWSLINK: Woman Hospitalised After Attack by Big C...
  • NEWSLINK: Mountain lion shot near Chadron
  • NEWSLINK: Animal Rights Activists Bite Back After ...
  • NEWSLINK: Cute alert: Montgomery Zoo debuts two Ja...
  • UK SIGHTINGS: 'Big cat' sighting from train and a ...

  • NEWSLINK: Long-Lost Species Returns Home After A C...
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Footage of Bigfoot Watching Herd Of Elk? (Video)
    The people at Depot Inn thinks they may have inadvertently captured a Bigfoot during the filming of a herd elk. A massive figure can clearly be seen

    Dyer and team have photo of Bigfoot hanging upside down
    "Searching For Bigfoot" is a great song! And the nose is wide at the nostrils and yet skinny on the bridge...weirdest thing is the facial skin not

    Adam Davies & Lori Simmons The Secret Dr. Sykes Bigfoot Expedition
    Possibly an early glimpse of a future landmark case or yet another tantalizing tease from the ever-enigmatic Bigfoot, it's a story that is likely to leave

    Does Bigfoot live in Ohio? Find out at Porter Library!
    Is Bigfoot real or a hoax? Does Bigfoot live in Ohio? What does the evidence say? Ohio Bigfoot Association President Marc DeWerth will discuss these 

    Save Sasquatch? New York Man Looks To Put Bigfoot On Endangered List
    An upstate New York man is making a sincere plea to add the man-beast known as Bigfoot to the endangered species list, promoting legislation he ...

    Watch This: New Video of Possible Bigfoot Filmed Near Squamish, British Columbia
    YouTube user M Lam uploaded this video of what they believe is a possible bigfoot creature spotted outside of Squamish, BC. As they state in the 

    Tim Fasano: Our team has captured a Bigfoot body in Florida
    Our team has captured a Bigfoot body in Florida. The arial drone sending back HD video located an off trail anomaly. Enhanced images showed a ...

    Mandarin man spends weekends hunting Bigfoot
    "Right here, this is the gear you need when you're going to look for Bigfoot in the woods," Lauer said. He's a part of a North Florida based team called ...

    Bigfoot Sighting Virginia June 2014 - Caught on Tape
    Bigfoot Proof? A Virginia man encounters strange creature – Bigfoot's newest sighting caught on tape by a fisherman in the woods. The Virginia man ... 

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES


    What has Corinna's column of fortean bird news got to do with Cryptozoology?

    Well, everything actually!


    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.



    THE GONZO BLOG FLIM FLAM MAN IS....

    The Gonzo Daily - Friday
     
    Yesterday as an odd one. I  fell over again, and spent most of the day hors de combat. The pigeon, lasted through the day, and this morning Beth from Hartland Wildlife Rescue came and gave us a brief lesson on handfeeding baby pigeons. I have only ever handreared softbills before, and they are easy cos all you have to do is wave your hand above them to stimulate the gaping reflex. However, pigeons are different; the adult regurgitates the contents of its crop into the baby's mouth. However Beth gave us all a lesson in what to do, and the little girl (it is a female apparently) is doing fine. After a day's rest yesterday (sorry to Jim and Andrea, both of whom I had to raincheck) so am I.
     
     
    Tommy James, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, Scott Walker, Queen, Merrell Fankhauser and Daevid Allen fans had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#101) is now available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
     
    It has Tommy James on the cover, and features an interview with him about his life, work, political campaigning back in the 1960s and what it was like having a manager with more than a few links to the Mafia. But there's more! There is a message from Daevid Allen, and Merrell Fankhauser responds to some strange signals off the Malibu coast. ET? One never knows. Doug Harr critiques the new Queen DVD, we send Thom the World Poet to a Desert Island, and Jon discusses the new Scott Walker/Sunn o))) collaboration and much to his surprise finds that it is Scott's best work for decades. Carl Portman is our guest book reviewer, and he takes a look at the new Ozzy Osbourne biography. There are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the massively talented Jaki and Tim are back with their submarine and Maisie the cow. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and turtles having a snooze (OK, no soporific chelonians, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
     

    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
     
    You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
     

    *  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 55 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa 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 infantile orange cat?

    MY HALLOWE'EN GRANDDAUGHTER

    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-USA:

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Friday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1926 - Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix. His appendix had been damaged twelve days earlier when he had been punched in the stomach by a student unexpectedly. During a lecture Houdini had commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and their ability to withstand hard blows. 

  • Two new lizard species found in Queensland rainfor...
  • Private zoos boasting exotic animals – the new sta...

  • Long-Lost Species Returns Home After A Century In ...

  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES


    What has Corinna's column of fortean bird news got to do with Cryptozoology?

    Well, everything actually!


    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.


    CFZ PEOPLE: Rosie Curtis

    18 today - Happy Birthday babykins


    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS AS SAFE AS MILK

    The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
     
    Saskia turned up yesterday clutching a damp shoebox containing a baby pigeon about ten days. It has refused to feed or drink using traditional methods, so we have force fed and watered it, and it is still alive, alert and apparently healthy this lunchtime. That is more than can be said for me, but I am not going to bring everyone down by bellyaching. Julia the happy medium is here again for a couple of days and so with spirit healers and recalcitrant columbinids my life is fairly full at the moment...
     
     
     
    Tommy James, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, Scott Walker, Queen, Merrell Fankhauser and Daevid Allen fans had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#101) is now available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
     
    It has Tommy James on the cover, and features an interview with him about his life, work, political campaigning back in the 1960s and what it was like having a manager with more than a few links to the Mafia. But there's more! There is a message from Daevid Allen, and Merrell Fankhauser responds to some strange signals off the Malibu coast. ET? One never knows. Doug Harr critiques the new Queen DVD, we send Thom the World Poet to a Desert Island, and Jon discusses the new Scott Walker/Sunn o))) collaboration and much to his surprise finds that it is Scott's best work for decades. Carl Portman is our guest book reviewer, and he takes a look at the new Ozzy Osbourne biography. There are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the massively talented Jaki and Tim are back with their submarine and Maisie the cow. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and turtles having a snooze (OK, no soporific chelonians, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
     

    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
     
    You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
     

    *  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 55 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa 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 infantile orange cat?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN 970 - Jim Morrison was sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself in Miami, FL

  • Long-Lost Species Returns Home After A Century In ...
  • Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimmin...
  • New frog species found in the urban jungle of New ...
  • Moscow whales kept in cramped conditions for nearl...
  • Koala chlamydia vaccine trial raises hope Koala wa...
  • Badger cull campaigners lose legal battle
  • Pond project awarded £1.3m
  • Rare bush frog breeds in bamboo, researchers disco...

  • 27 new species found in Tanzanian forests

  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Linda Godfrey on Upright Walking Dogs, Black Dogs and Bigfoot
    This is our official Halloween episode for 2014, we talk to Linda Godfrey who is a cryptid researcher and author of over 15 monster related books.

    Latin Post

    Bigfoot Caught Raiding Neighbor's Garden (Video)
    This was posted by youtube user Christine Dela-Parker, in an area of reported on-going and documented bigfoot activity. I'm not sure what to make of 

    Don't Shoot Bigfoot In Washington—It's Homicide
    The state of Washington loves Bigfoot so much that they made a Bigfoot sanctuary and numerous laws to protect him from hunters. Like you can't 

    Houston Press: Ken Gerhard is Skeptical but Open Minded about Bigfoot
    Finding Bigfoot, now in its fifth season, is one of Animal Planet's most watched shows despite criticism by researchers that the program is scripted and 

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES


    What has Corinna's column of fortean bird news got to do with Cryptozoology?

    Well, everything actually!


    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.



    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT

    The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
     
    I apologise to anyone who was planning to go and see me talk in Scotland on Friday, but I shan't be there. Due to all sorts of things with which I will not bore you, the situation has changed up there, and when I was given the chance to gracefully back out with no ill will on either side, I gratefully took it. I agreed to do the gig about six months ago when an uncharacteristic burst of bonhomie on my part coincided with the invitation. But the truth is, my physical condition is getting slowly worse; I am in pain to a greater or lesser extent most of the time, and my days of gallivanting across the country to conferences and conventions are - I think - largely in the past. I wish the conference organisers well with the rest of the event, and look forward to hearing how it went.
     
    In home news, Saskia has rescued a baby pigeon, and I am just waiting here on tenterhooks to discover whether it survived the night.
     
     
     
    Tommy James, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, Scott Walker, Queen, Merrell Fankhauser and Daevid Allen fans had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#101) is now available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
     
    It has Tommy James on the cover, and features an interview with him about his life, work, political campaigning back in the 1960s and what it was like having a manager with more than a few links to the Mafia. But there's more! There is a message from Daevid Allen, and Merrell Fankhauser responds to some strange signals off the Malibu coast. ET? One never knows. Doug Harr critiques the new Queen DVD, we send Thom the World Poet to a Desert Island, and Jon discusses the new Scott Walker/Sunn o))) collaboration and much to his surprise finds that it is Scott's best work for decades. Carl Portman is our guest book reviewer, and he takes a look at the new Ozzy Osbourne biography. There are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the massively talented Jaki and Tim are back with their submarine and Maisie the cow. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and turtles having a snooze (OK, no soporific chelonians, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
     

    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
     
    You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
     

    *  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 55 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa 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 infantile orange cat?

    TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

    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 that 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: Aptos community working to protect re...
  • US SIGHTING: Horse attacks have some believing a c...
  • NEWSLINK: Rare Snow Leopards Seen on Mount Everest...
  • US SIGHTING: Deer cam captures mountain lion on Ka...
  • US SIGHTING: Dillsburg man reports seeing mountain...
  • US SIGHTING: DNR: Cougar sighting most likely hous...


  • NEWSLINKl Woman Hospitalised After Attack by Big C...
  • NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1975 - Joan Baez became a member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue. 

  • 70,000-Year-Old Mammoth Skeleton Uncovered in Idah...
  • Giant tortoises gain a foothold on a Galapagos isl...
  • Norway to remove seal trade subsidies
  • First Great British Bee Count reveals allotments m...
  • US Regulators Move To List African Lions As A Thre...

  • Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

    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 that 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.


  • NEWSLINK: For Bhutan, it Takes a Community to Save...
  • NEWSLINK: Tiger not far from Lucknow
  • NEWSLINK: 4-year-old lion electrocuted near Mahuva...
  • US SIGHTINGS: Family of mountain lions captured on...
  • NEWSLINK: Tiger alert in Lucknow follows pugmarks ...
  • US SIGHTINGS: Cougar reported in Washington County...


  • NEWSLINK: US Regulators Move To List African Lions...
  • THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS A LITTLE UNHINGED

    The Gonzo Daily - Tuesday
    www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html
    And so another day begins. Tamara has just arrived and she has a long day of aviary cleaning and tortoise weighing ahead of her. I finally got my new glasses yesterday from the Tesco opticians in Barnstaple, and - as we were in Tesco - Corinna and I did some shopping. As Corinna was in the queue at the checkout I went over to the waiting area, tripped and fell. My mobility is so crappy these days that I am afraid the day will shortly be here when I have to have a wheelchair in public. Sad but true.
    I really liked much of the first album by the Ting Tings about five years ago, although the follow-up was disappointing. The third album was released yesterday, and I so pent last night listening to it on Spotify whilst I attempted to write deathless prose. God it is awful! I hate to say so, but I can find no redeeming characteristics whatsoever. The inventive spark that made the first album so engaging has been replaced by layers of anodyne Protools funk. The witty and sassy lyrics of the first album are now replaced by such dull platitudes that, writing this the next morning, I can't remember any of them. The album apparently took months to make in Ibitha. Martin, Marianne and I could have done the same thing in a weekend at my place. No wonder the music business is disappearing up its own arse!
    Tommy James, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, Scott Walker, Queen, Merrell Fankhauser and Daevid Allen fans had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#101) is now available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
    It has Tommy James on the cover, and features an interview with him about his life, work, political campaigning back in the 1960s and what it was like having a manager with more than a few links to the Mafia. But there's more! There is a message from Daevid Allen, and Merrell Fankhauser responds to some strange signals off the Malibu coast. ET? One never knows. Doug Harr critiques the new Queen DVD, we send Thom the World Poet to a Desert Island, and Jon discusses the new Scott Walker/Sunn o))) collaboration and much to his surprise finds that it is Scott's best work for decades. Carl Portman is our guest book reviewer, and he takes a look at the new Ozzy Osbourne biography. There are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the massively talented Jaki and Tim are back with their submarine and Maisie the cow. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and turtles having a snooze (OK, no soporific chelonians, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:

    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
    You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/

    *  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 55 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa 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 infantile orange cat?

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Bigfoot Interviewed in Oklahoma
    During this local news coverage of the Honobia Bigfoot Festival, not only did they speak with Dr. Meldrum, but they also interviewed bigfoot himself

    Bigfoot Sighting Reported at Lake Brownwood
    Bigfoot stories are abuzz in the North Lake Brownwood community of Tamarack Mountain after resident Jimmy Bob Jones claims to have seen the 

    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



    Plot to kidnap Loch Ness Monster exposed - Daily Star
    Daily StarPlot to kidnap Loch Ness Monster exposedDaily StarAN attempt to abduct the Loch Ness Monster and put it on display at the Natural History

    Natural History Museum 'plotted to kill and kidnap' the Loch Ness Monster
    The documents, exposed by David Clarke in his new book Britain' s X-traordinary Files, show that in March 1934 an unnamed official at the museum ...

    The Loch Ness Monster and the BBC
    Roland Watson examines the history of Nessie coverage on the British TV and radio. More.

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

    What has Corinna's column of fortean bird news got to do with Cryptozoology?

    Well, everything actually!


    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.




    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Tuesday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1886 - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World." 


  • Rare Breed Pigs to Help Dorset's Endangered Specie...
  • A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Huma...
  • Musk deer leaving habitat
  • Wild Red Pandas filmed in Myanmar for first time
  • Bermuda: 'Extinct' snail found living in alley
  • Secret wing colors attract female fruit flies

  • End of the road for New Delhi’s elephants?


  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)