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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, May 03, 2014

GONZO WEEKLY #78

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Bigfoot Evidence: Watch: Todd Disotell Explains Genetics and Bigfoot [Science Minute]
In this latest Bigfoot Evidence Science Minute, Anthropology professor, Todd Disotell (and Bigfoot Bounty judge), emphasizes the power of modern ...

Willow Creek Bigfoot Movie - Summer DVD Release | Bigfoot Research News
We recently reported that the much anticipated Willow Creek Bigfoot movie is set to premiere in New York City in June. Well it looks like you will be ...

Bigfoot Face Appears On Closet Door?! | Bigfoot Research News
In this video a man from northern Minnesota shows off a Bigfoot-like face that was found on a closet door. Apparently it freaked the owners of this new ...

KARL SHUKER: The Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui


Karl Shuker treads with trepidation in the footsteps of Ben MacDhui's Big Grey Man.

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. 





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. 

  • VIDEO: Male Jaguar and Black Panther Versus Green ...
  • VIDEO: Jaguar vs Giant Otter
  • VIDEO: Croc vs Leopards on a game drive with The B...
  • NEWSLINK: ghostman: SERIAL CAT KILLER-U.S.A
  • VIDEO: *Black "PANTHERS"...

  • NEWSLINK: Saving Armenia’s leopard wins £25,000 gr...

  • ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

    From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:
    From CFZ-USA:

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN WAITS

    The Gonzo Daily - Saturday
     
    This week's issue of Gonzo Weekly is nearly upon us. I was up until 4:00 this morning finishing it, accompanied (except for the last ten minutes) by my wonderful wife and helpmeet Corinna. This issue (which will be up at www.gonzoweekly.com very soon) features - amongst other things - Rick Wakeman at the Royal Albert Hall in exclusive words and pictures, interviews with Keith Levene the founding gunslinger of both The Clash and PiL, René van Commenée (aka Mr Averell) and David Jackson (ex of Van Der Graaf Generator, and the legendary Italian prog band PFM. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and golden mantled tree kangaroos (OK, no arobeal macropods from Irian Jaya, 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!!!
     
    The full list of artists covered this time is: Rick Wakeman, Roger Daltrey, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Wilko Johnson, Galahad, Ginger Baker, Keith Levene, Clepsydra, Iona, Erik Norlander, Steve Ignorant, Beatles, Marillion, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontières, Sub Reality Sandwich, Bob Hoskins, Jean Philippe Rykiel, Joey Molland, David Jackson, René van Commenée, Pierre Moerlen’s Gong, Clearlight, Planet Earth Rock ‘n’ Roll Orchestra, Kevin Ayers and the Whole World, Mr Averell, Xtul, PFM, Pattie Boyd, Yes, Steve Howe, 1D, Goresoerd, Hell, In Process, Indoctrine, Manegarm
     
     
    These issues (and the current one) 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. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
     
    To make sure that you don't miss your copy of future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
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    STRANGE FRUIT #68 PLAYLIST
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/05/strange-fruit-68-playlist.html
    Clearlight - another US review
     
    *  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

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1960 the Anne Frank House Museum opened to the public in Amsterdam. If you've ever read Anne Frank's diary (particularly the uncensored version, which doesn't pull it's punches) you'll be well aware that it is the undeserving that suffer when extremists come to power... Something to think about if you're voting in the European elections later this month, isn't it?

    And now the news:
  • Giant Mystery Fish of Japan
  • Whales hear us more than we realize: Sonar signal ...
  • Crocodile tears please thirsty butterflies and bee...
  • APPLIED CRYPTOZOOLOGY – USING LEECHES TO LOCATE TH...
  • Loch Ness monster is “spiritual” say Buddhists
  • Researchers find unique fore wing folding among Su...
  • Saving Armenia’s leopard wins £25,000 grant
  • Blackpool Zoo's cotton-top and emperor tamarin mon...
  • Rather than the usual video, here's a link to the virtual tour of the Anne Frank House: