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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, January 12, 2014

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FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

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

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 ROUND UP

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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: Lawmakers Thwart Effort to Kill Endanger...
  • USA SIGHTINGS: Lion on the loose? Local hunter spo...
  • UK SIGHTINGS: Big cat reports continue in Devon an...

  • NEWSLINK: Habitat Fragmentation Causes Inbreeding...
  • THE GONZO BLOG DOO DAH MAN BLURGH

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html

    My broadband is still up the creek
    and the wi-fi signal is so weak
    that once again I have to say
    they are very skeletal blogs today.

    The engineer comes in a few days
    and he may do something to amaze
    by installing some clever path
    that will bring my system up to scratch

    But its Sunday; it's the time of week
    that this particular blogging freak
    does the Gonzo blogs in verse,
    so cheer up guys - it could be worse


    GONZO WEEKLY MAGAZINE #59
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/01/gonzo-weekly-magazine-59_12.html

    SKY ARCHITECT: US review
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/01/sky-architect-us-review.html

    CRYSTAL GRENADE: German review translated
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/01/crystal-grenade-german-review-translated.html

    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/01/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_12.html

    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hawkwind - Master Of The Universe
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-gonzo-track-of-day-hawkwind-master.html

    Badfinger’s Joey Molland ‘Return(s) to Memphis’
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/01/badfingers-joey-molland-returns-to.html



    Gonzo Weekly is back after an enforced absence due to the recalcitrance of British Telecom. Issue 59 features an interview with the multi-talented (and workaholic) Don Falcone from Spirits Burning, news on Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Galahad, Clepsydra and Clearlight plus Dog Harr on Cat Stevens, and Orrin Hare on Krautfolk, plus more news, reviews and general oddball stuff tan you can shake a stick at.

    And its completely free. Check it out:
    http://eepurl.com/LQSK5

    Or make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
    http://eepurl.com/r-VTD

    *  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: http://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. 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 1967 Dr James Bedford became the first person to be cryogenically frozen with the intention of being revived at a later date.
    And now the news:

  • Fossil pigments reveal the colours of ancient sea ...
  • Mind-Blowing Video of Blue Lava Pouring Out of Ind...
  • Scientist show off new glow in the dark pigs
  • Raining dead BATS! 100,000 rotting carcasses fall ...
  • Australia's science agency apologises after failin...
  • Tourists Chipping Away at Sea Shells
  • Genetic Testing to Produce More Offspring
  • Jungle sounds brought into your own living room

  • Time for some (c)rap music then: