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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, February 03, 2014

CRYPTOLINK: Government Seized Body of Bigfoot, Hunter Says

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. 


new bigfoot body photo
Credit: Rick Dyer Twitter
The Las Vegas man who claims he killed a ‘Bigfoot near San Antonio says he’ll show the body in Houston soon as part of a cross country tour.
But, he says an earlier sasquatch kill was snatch up by the federal government, leading to an infamous hoax.

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

From CFZ-USA:

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 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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  • NEWSLINK: Mystery Cat Found in Scotland with Canar...
  • 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 JUMPS

    The Gonzo Daily - Monday
     
    Good morning one and all. This is Corinna in the hot seat for a while, as Jon has left the ship to attend an appointment with the doctor. 
     
    I am here, with my trusty notebook, slowly working my way through the instructions that I wrote down a few months ago.  Do they make sense?  Let's hope so!  At least I didn't write them in shorthand as I would have done once upon a time.  That would have been a serious mistake, because I would not have been able to read anything!
     
     
     
     
     
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Judge Smith - "A byronic sort of blighter" from Curly's Airships
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/the-gonzo-track-of-day-judge-smith.html
     
     
     
    Apart from other things, you will be pleased to hear that Jon has already begun working on Issue 64 of the Gonzo Weekly.
     
    And the best part is IT's COMPLETELY FREE!!!
     
    To make sure that you don't miss your copy of future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
    http://eepurl.com/r-VTD

    PS. If you are already a subscriber but think that you haven't been receiving your copies please check your spam filters. For some reason known only to the Gods of the internet, some e-mail programmes automatically count the magazine as 'spam' probably because it comes from a mass mailer. Either that or they are just jealous of our peerless content
     

    *  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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    Jonathan Downes,
    Director: Centre for Fortean Zoology
    Director: CFZ Publishing Group
    Editor: Animals & Men
    Editor: Still on the track
    Editor: Gonzo Daily (Music and More)
    Editor: Gonzo Weekly magazine
    Presenter: On the Track (Of Unknown Animals)
     
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    CFZ PEOPLE: Sahar Dimus



    He would have been 45 today. We miss you...

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

    I don't often use YNT to mention things that happened the day before, but yesterday one of the greatest actors of our time died of an apparent drugs overdose. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was best known for his roles in The Big Lebowski, Doubt, The Master, Capote and The Hunger Games films. To quote Walter in The Big Lebowski “Goodnight, Sweet Prince”.

    And now the news:

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  • Mass sea star deaths off US west coast puzzle scie...
  • An Oscar winning performance by Hoffman:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4BvvJ69pIQ