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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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Saturday, April 12, 2014

GONZO WEEKLY #73

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Bigfoot Evidence: So Does Joe Rogan Think Bigfoot is Real or Not?
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
I guess when Joe Rogan "Questioned Everything" starting with bigfoot in his first episode, he wasn't too impressed with the answer he got

Dispatch From The Heart of Bigfoot Country -- Sasquatch is Alive! - Active Rain - Trulia
Everybody living on earth has, probably, heard of the Bigfoot or, as we call it, the Sasquatch. This is an ape-like creature known to inhabit forests in the ...

Fasano Bigfoot Research: Deer infested Bigfoot Area | BigfootBlogger.Com
Lots of deer for Bigfoot to eat from what we are hearing. Must See. Weird Deer Kill · Redchun: Researching My Bigfoot Area · Lots of Wood Knocking 

Reports of Bigfoot in Geothe State Forest | The Crypto Crew
Are there bigfoot living in the Geothe State Forest in Florida? According to recent and pasted reports they may be.

In Search of Bigfoot - Vimeo
In the heart of the Canadian forest there hides an unknown animal: Bigfoot. Also known as Sasquatch or Yeti. But one man is actively looking for him

Looks like a Big Foot Nest | BigfootBlogger.Com
Must See. Check out Sasquatch Bigfoot Nesting Site we found · Big time sounds from the Beast Man Listen! Incredible 14 inch footprint shatters ice

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: Breakthrough DNA study could slow big ca...
  • VIDEO: BBC Natural World - Tokis Tale
  • VIDEO: Lions Eating Baboons : Documentary on Afric...
  • VIDEO: National Geographic Wild - The Lion Army HD...
  • VIDEO: National Geographic Wild Attack of The Big ...


  • INTERVIEW: Snow Leopard Trust-interviewed by mark 
  • CRYPTOLINK: Texas Chupacabra Will Not Be Bothering Any Livestock

    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. 

    Texas Chupacabra Will Not Be Bothering Any Livestock Now
    The small animal that was caught in Texas and had the residents of Ratcliffe running around saying they had caught the mysterious creature believed to be an actual chupacabra will not be bothering anyone or any livestock now. This is because it has been euthanized.
    It started receiving attention from around the country after a family living in Ratcliffe captured the creature, claiming it to be the mythical chupacabra. This was all because it had no hair, huge claws and a fierce growl. The chupacabra is allegedly supposed to attack livestock such as goats and cows and suck all of the blood out of them.
    The Stock family reported that after a video of the animal went nation-wide, the animal rights group PETA began sending them messages, telling the family that they were troubled by the fact that the animal was stuck in captivity and was not being given the proper care.
    So the family then stated that Jackie Stock took the creature to a local animal shelter and it was gently put to sleep. The people there agreed to do it because they believed it was in pain. The name of the shelter has had to be kept under wraps due to the sheer numbers of threats it has gotten since the incident.
    They told her that if the creature had actually been a real chupacabra, it would have gotten the goats that lived next door and sucked the blood out of them before it was ever caught. The animal shelter explained that they believed the creature that Stock and her husband had was most likely a raccoon that had an extreme case of mange and that it was in severe pain.

    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 SINGING LUSTILY

    The Gonzo Daily - Saturday
    The next issue of Gonzo Weekly will be out imminently. Keep yer eyes peeled. It features - amongst other things - Julian Lennon, Clepsydra, Michael Des Barres, Sex Gang Children, Auburn, The Dalai lama, Keith Levene, The Psychedelic Warlords, Goldfrapp, Barbara Dickson, Auburn and the Dalai Lama, and more news, reviews, views, interviews and Gilbert's potoroos (OK, no ground dwelling marsupials that look like pointy nosed guinea pigs, 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!!!
    To make sure that you don't miss your copy of this and future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
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    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
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    GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Shut The Hell Up - Hovercraft Pirates
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/04/gonzo-track-of-day-shut-hell-up.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 an orange kitten 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 orange kitten?

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

    On this day in 1948 TV presenter and Fortean Jeremy Beadle was born. Although best remembered for his practical joke based TV show 'Beadles About' and for being the first mainstream presenter with a visible physical disability, Beadles main passion was, like Charles Fort, collecting strange trivia and news.
    And now the news:

  • Skull malformations in lions: Keeping up the press...
  • Decision on SeaWorld postponed
  • 'Dinosaurs of the turtle world' at risk in Southea...
  • Ancient spider-like arachnid revealed in x-rays
  • Dead fish found blocking Shropshire sewers
  • Abandoned crocodile wanders around shopping centre...
  • Genetically identical ants help unlock the secrets...
  • Czech Republic: Wolves return after a century abse...
  • Fruit flies, fighter jets use similar nimble tacti...

  • Demand for shark fin declines

  • Quite understandably sometimes things could get out of hand on Beadles About, like in this set up when the person being pranked pulls a knife:

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