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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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Sunday, November 30, 2014

THE GONZO FROG POO PAH HOPS

The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html
On Sundays, for no particular reason except that it amuses me, the daily notifications are done in rhyme
 
I drank a bottle of brandy and then slept for sixteen hours straight
but hey guys, its a sunday, it doesn't matter if I get up late
like writing my blog notifications in rhyme, I do it most weekends
cos if I didn't then I would find the madness never ends
 
In the Dining Room Corinna is sitting knitting for the baby
In the Sitting Room Mother's handfeeding tortoises, and maybe
when she finished she'll go out and play a game with both the dogs
and in the study I'm drinking coffee and trying to write the blogs
 
Now boys and girls I think that its now apology time
and just like everything else today I'll do this thing in rhyme
Only half of Jaki and Tims show was uploaded yesterday
and the CFZ Bigfoot links didn't work I'm afraid to say
 
But we have reuploaded the radio show and reposted the link
so everything's back to what it should be, at least that's what I think
and I will continue what I try do do every sunday afternoon
and do as little as I can until sleep comes again soon
 
So thank you Terry Colvin and thank you too Tim Rundall
if it hadn't been for your vigilance I would have missed the bundle
of mistakes that now have all been fixed, thank you for your assistance
(I can't think of a ldecent last line to rhyme despite all my persistence)
 
 
 
Crass, Steve Ignorant, Iona, Dave Bainbridge, Daniel Lanois, Cure, John Parr, Peter Banks, Empire, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen and ....New Seekers fans had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#106) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
 
It has Steve Ignorant on the cover, and features an interview with him by Yours truly. We also meet and chat with Dave Bainbridge of Iona about his new album, and legendary record producer David Mackay about his new charity single. Doug Harr goes to see Daniel Lanois (with exclusive piccies) and Mark Murdock runs into Terry Bozzio. And we send Don Falcone to a desert island. Xtul are back in the deep woods, and there are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the titular submarine dwellers are back with another episode of Sub Reality Sandwich. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and animals coming in two by twos (OK, nothing to do with Noah's Ark, 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?

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.






BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF (I cocked up yesterday's Link)




Footage of Bigfoot Carrying Deer Away?
Wow! This is flipping hair-raising. If this woman is telling the truth, this could be the very first footage of Bigfoot carrying deer carcass away. We've ...

Bigfoot, Sasquatch , swamp apes??
In 1974 or 75, I saw what I thought was a Bigfoot while riding a motorcycle in Chipola La. After all these years, I went back to see that location but was

Another Look at the Northern Bigfoot Video
Reportedly shot in Seattle a few years back. I just wanted to look at it again and see what others think about it. I don't know much about it. I did a 

Bigfoot filmed in Ontario, Canada
The original was over an hour long, but it has been shortened and slowed down significantly in order to see the Bigfoot standing by the side of the ...


Exploring a Bigfoot sighting area
A local nature photographer reported to the BFRO that he had a sighting of a Bigfoot in the Tampa Florida area. They sent a field investigator out to ...

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Sunday

ON THIS DAY IN 1803 - Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France. 


  • Missing 400-lb Sasquatch Statue, 'Squashy,' Return...
  • Aggressive squirrel forces schoolchildren to run f...
  • Tuna showdown looms at Samoa conference
  • Brown bears return to Chernobyl after a century aw...
  • New clam species found off of B.C.'s coast
  • Year of the llama: Bolivia calls for 2016 to be de...
  • With monkey on the lam, Florida neighborhood goes ...

  • 'Demon' hedgehog steals hearts of internet users d...


  • 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)

    Saturday, November 29, 2014

    GONZO WEEKLY #106

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

    News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

    From CFZ-USA:

    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.




    HO FOR THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN!

    The Gonzo Daily - Saturday
     
    The new issue of Gonzo Weekly, with a slightly revamped front page is almost there
     
    GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beach Boys - Don't Worry baby
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/11/gonzo-track-of-day-beach-boys-dont.html
    THOM THE WORLD POET:
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/11/thom-world-poet_29.html
    Back Issues of Gonzo Weekly with a Pink Fairies connection
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/11/back-issues-of-gonzo-weekly-with-pink.html
    Back Issues of the Gonzo Weekly with a Gong connection
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/11/back-issues-of-gonzo-weekly-with-gong.html
    Back Issues of Gonzo Weekly with a Yes connection
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/11/back-issues-of-gonzo-weekly-with-yes.html
    Back Issues of Gonzo Weekly with a Hawkwind connection
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/11/back-issues-of-gonzo-weekly-with.html
    PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #97
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/11/playlist-strange-fruit-97.html
     
     
    Crass, Steve Ignorant, Iona, Dave Bainbridge, Daniel Lanois, Cure, John Parr, Peter Banks, Empire, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen and ....New Seekers fans had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#106) will soon be available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
     
    It has Steve Ignorant on the cover, and features an interview with him by Yours truly. We also meet and chat with Dave Bainbridge of Iona about his new album, and legendary record producer David Mackay about his new charity single. Doug Harr goes to see Daniel Lanois (with exclusive piccies) and Mark Murdock runs into Terry Bozzio. And we send Don Falcone to a desert island. Xtul are back in the deep woords, and there are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the titular submarine dwellers are back with another episode of Sub Reality Sandwich. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and animals coming in two by twos (OK, nothing to do with Noah's Ark, 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/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit
     
    * 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 - Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1929 - The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd. 

  • Queensland Government jeopardises future of Barrie...
  • Arctic conditions may become critical for polar be...
  • Do Dogs Understand Words or Emotions?
  • Nine thousand rabbits culled on tiny Hebridean isl...
  • IUCN's new green list celebrates successes
  • Rio Negro Shrimp Research Shows Amazonian Diversit...
  • Frogs breeding in November due to mild weather

  • Role Of Stress, Flower Loss In Bee Population Decl...

  • 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)

    Friday, November 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: Croc vs lion: Big cat makes miracle esca...
  • NEWSLINK: Mumbai: Big cats dying, ill, but ministe...
  • NEWSLINK: Rescued Big Cats Living Happily, a must ...
  • US SIGHTINGS: Mt. lions one step closer to Mississ...


  • NEWSLINK: Seven tiger cubs spotted in Satpura tige...
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:




    Kelly Shaw Reports: Ripplebrook Bigfoot Sighting Oregon
    Here's another group report from Kelly Shaw. This sighting took place Ripplebrook, Oregon. You Might Also Like. Bigfoot Evidence: Fasano's Message ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN VAGUELY MANAGES TO KEEP IT TOGETHER

    The Gonzo Daily - Friday
    www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html
     
    So once again the busiest day of the week arrives. Issue 106 of The Gonzo Weekly is being put together as we speak. Also as we speak, a psychic with indomnia is asleep in the sitting room, Corinna and the dogs are doing their thing in the dining room (which will be a dining room again when I build Corinna's outside office, Martha the pigeon is having a bath, and we are awaiting the arrival of Beth. And a little birdie tells me that we should expect a particularly scabrous Christmas single from Xtul.
     
     
     
    Adrian Belew, Frank Zappa, Rocket Scientists, Peter Banks, Empire, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#105) will soon be available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
     
    It has Adrian Belew on the cover, and features an interview with him by Doug Harr. Peter Banks was the original guitarist with Yes, and after leaving the band had two bands of his own; 'Flash' and 'Empire'. Gonzo have just released a classic slab of Empire music, and we interview Billy James about working with Peter, and Mark Murdock, the drummer with Empire, about his memories of the band. Erik Norlander tells us about the new album from Rocket Scientists. But there's more! There is news about Daevid Allen. And we send rising star 4th Eden to a desert island. There are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive. 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/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit
     
    * 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?

    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 - Friday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1520 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east. 

  • Thousands of Eocene Shark Teeth Found in Canadian ...
  • Blind Scottish Centipede Genome Unlocks Evolutiona...
  • RSPCA reports sharp spike in number of hedgehog re...
  • Lionfish Predation Habits And Ideal Prey Analyzed ...
  • Putin's tiger the main suspect in mystery China go...
  • Japan likens anti-whaling campaign to attempt to b...

  • Poison frogs rely on experience to find the way ho...


  • 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, November 27, 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.




    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: Honey badger fights back in battle again...
  • DHS-funded jaguar study could be model for future ...
  • UK SIGHTINGS: Woman fears 'pumas' may have attacke...
  • NEWSLINK: Colorado poacher sentenced to prison for...

  • NEWSLINK: Big cat seen outside Odisha's Lakhari Sa...
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:



    A Bigfoot seen along the Hooper Bay Beach
    On July 4, 2014, around 8:30 am, I rode down to the beach on my ATV below Hooper Bay to check for driftwood. Within 20 minutes or so, I got to the 

    Finding Bigfoot Off Animal Planet's Schedule?
    This after airing only two episodes of the new season of Finding Bigfoot that premiered on November 9th. According to Bobo, Animal Planet has ...

    Phil Poling Comments Dr. Meldrum's "Todd Standing Blinking Bigfoot"
    Back in August, Daniel Falconer and Phil Poling co-authored the paper "A Critical Examination of the Todd Standing Sylvanic Bigfoot Videos". In great ...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN CAN'T SPELL

    The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
     
    I know that I often say that my days get weirder but yesterday most certainly did. I found myself interviewing a veteran record producer who was the bloke responsible for 'I'd Like to teach the World to Sing' back in the day. I also found myself dealing with a famous Afro rock singer interested in UFOs, and helping to solve the mystery of a giant duck in Iceland. Max sent me a strange version of Dick Dale doing the 'Aquarium' from Saint-Saƫns' Carnival of the Animals. It is totally awesome, so I am surprising everyone in the house by listening to the whole suite at a time you usually hear something much more raucous. Add to that the fact that Martha the baby pigeon is still being handfed, and she shouldn't be, so Beth is coming over later to teach Graham and Corinna how to teach her to peck, (which seemingly involves them miming pecking motions with their heads while they feed her) and you might agree. Life is weird and getting weirder.
     
     
     
    Adrian Belew, Frank Zappa, Rocket Scientists, Peter Banks, Empire, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#105) will soon be available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
     
    It has Adrian Belew on the cover, and features an interview with him by Doug Harr. Peter Banks was the original guitarist with Yes, and after leaving the band had two bands of his own; 'Flash' and 'Empire'. Gonzo have just released a classic slab of Empire music, and we interview Billy James about working with Peter, and Mark Murdock, the drummer with Empire, about his memories of the band. Erik Norlander tells us about the new album from Rocket Scientists. But there's more! There is news about Daevid Allen. And we send rising star 4th Eden to a desert island. There are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive. 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/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit
     
    * 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 1970 - Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was attacked at the Manila airport by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest. 


  • The secret of dragonflies' flight
  • Rare whale successfully rescued after stranding on...
  • Endangered species success: Idaho salmon regaining...
  • Map of Endangered Shark's Wanderings Could Aid Con...
  • Grey seals found to prey on porpoises


  • Crocodile attack database ‘will aid conservation e...



  • 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)


    MAX WRITES: You know how occasionally we manage to find an amazing musical event? Yesterday I discovered that Dick Dale covered Aquarium from the Carnival of the Animals for the Space Mountain ride at Disneyland, and I haven't really stopped listening to it...

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    RAINES EXPLAINS: Log Ness




    Has the mystery of the 'Log Ness Monster' been solved?

    The Independent-22 Nov 2014
    Sightings of the Loch Ness Monster date back to the 6th century and have often been explained away as being boats, waves made by boats, ...

    WEIRD WEEKEND 2014: Saturday Part Four



    The Weird Weekend is the biggest predominantly cryptozoological conference in the English Speaking World, and has been presented every year since 2000. The 15th Weird Weekend, was held on the third weekend of August 2014, at the Small School in Hartland. The whole event is being posted on CFZtv.

    Dean Phillips: The Story of Wally Hope

    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.




    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.

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    Breaking: Dr. Jeff Meldrum Uses Science To Explain Todd Standing's Blinking Bigfoot
    Well. Here it is, folks. An official response from Dr. Jeff Meldrum to critics of Todd Standing and his blinking Bigfoot video. Not only does Meldrum ...

    Bigfoot
    that looks like a cave bear skull... I mean it could be bigfoot.... but I am kinda all about cave bears and that looks like one and I want one BAD

    Todd Standing Was Actually Blown Away By This Hunter's Story
    The two were joined by a hunter identified under the name "Bugs" who recounted his experience shooting two Bigfoot over 30 years ago in Texas.