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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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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

CRYPTOLINK: Craven-area video catches attention of bigfoot believers (with video)

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. 


Craven-area video catches attention of bigfoot believers (with video)

Could a Sasquatch be lurking in the area around Craven?

Photograph by: Bryan Schlosser , Regina Leader-Post



REGINA — Kim Blevins has never seen a Sasquatch while readying the Craven Country Jamboree site — just a couple of cougars.

“But if there’s one place he’ll be, it’s probably Craven,” she says with a chuckle.

A video purportedly showing the mythical beast on a hillside near Craven has surfaced on YouTube, and is making the rounds on cryptozoology websites.

Filmed during summer but posted a few days ago, it shows a dark brown shape with gangly arms, hulking off into bush beside the road.


Read on...

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. 






CRYPTOLINK: Bigfoot Hoax – How Far Will It Go?

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. 


I admit I am curious to see how this will ultimately play out. Rick Dyer is at it again. In 2008 Dyer claimed to have found a dead bigfoot. He claimed that scientific analysis was coming, he had the body for investigation, he held a press conference promising evidence.
It was soon discovered that the bigfoot body was simply a rubber suit – the whole thing was a crude hoax, surprising only the most gullible bigfoot believers.
Amazingly, Dyer is now at it again. He claims to have shot and killed a bigfoot, that he has the body, that the BBC has footage of the whole thing, and that a team of scientists have thoroughly examined the body.
If his claims are true, then Dyer has the smoking gun evidence that bigfoot is real. Of course, at this point no nerd can resist quoting that Klingon saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
Does Dyer honestly expect anyone to believe that a proven bigfoot hoaxer really caught bigfoot this time? Where so many have failed before, a hoaxer alone has struck gold.

This Deer Thought No One Was Watching It Fart, Now The Whole World Knows (VIDEO)

CRYPTOLINK: Rick Dyer now claims to have two Bigfoot bodies! Video

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. 


Rick Dyer now claims to have two Bigfoot bodies! Video


Wow this guy is unbelievable! First he "postpones" Press Conference and now this... Look on his Fbook page, people still believe him!

Read on...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS OUT EAST




The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday

Graham at the helm again, today, while Jon's away and travelling around East England.

While trawling the Seeger obituaries on the web today, I noted that he didn't relish having his output categorised as 'folk music' - "There are as many kinds of folk songs as there are folks," he's quoted as saying. I suppose it's not only journalists who tend to like cosy categories and convenient pidgeon-holes, is it...

Meanwhile, there's been no problems 'around the ranch' today, although the dogs have been very trigger-happy in doing regular choruses of barking at the slightest excuse. Anyway, the blog updates seem to have taken rather a long time but I've got there in the end:

OBITUARY: 'Simple, complicated Seeger changed American music' - folksinger Pete Seeger dies
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/obituary-simple-complicated-seeger.html

Percy Jones US review
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/percy-jones-us-review.html

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hawkwind perform 'Master of the Universe' (2013)
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-gonzo-track-of-day-hawkwind-perform.html

Frank Zappa a difficult act to follow for son Dweezil
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/frank-zappa-difficult-act-to-follow-for.html

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/01/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_29.html

Belgian reviews of Gary Windo
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/belgian-reviews-of-gary-windo.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?

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