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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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Friday, May 09, 2014

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. 





BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Bigfoot Evidence: Another Wildlife Biologist Comes Forward to Discuss Bigfoot Sighting [Video]
First, I'll start with the fact that I have never put much stock into the Bigfoot phenomenon. I have degrees in wildlife management and wildlife biology 

Does Bigfoot has a Spoken Language, Scott Nelson says they do | Bigfoot Now
Scott Nelson gives another excellent presentation about the possibility Bigfoot has a spoken language at the Boggy Depot Bigfoot Conference 2010 at ...

Captured the legendary Bigfoot - News - Bubblews
On internet appeared three years ago in a remote mountainous region of Canada made a video which allegedly captured the legendary Bigfoot.

'Bigfoot' spotted wandering in Canadian mountains News Truthdive.com Entertainment
London, May 7 (ANI): The legendary 'Bigfoot' was sighted in the wilderness of 7000ft up, Tantalus mountain range in Canada. The, News from

BIGFOOT: The Beast of Kentucky: 05/07/14
I just returned from Eastern Kentucky from a area where several Bigfoot sightings and vocals have been heard in the last three months. After scouting

Was bigfoot caught on video in British Columbia?
Was bigfoot caught on video in British Columbia? By KBOI Web Staff Published: May 7, 2014 at 9:26 AM MDT Last Updated: May 7, 2014 at 9:26 AM ...

Rick Dyer's Fake Bigfoot "Hank" For Sale | Bigfoot Research News
It's been about a month since Rick Dyer admitted to his Bigfoot hoax and since then things have been relatively quiet from the Dyer camp. (It's been 

Bigfoot Tracker News: Rick and His Land of Make Believe
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile but I've been busy with things that are real, unlike Doll Boy's imaginary Bigfoot. The hoax is pretty much over and done 

People's Reactions Seeing a Real Bigfoot | Tune.pk
http://bigfoottoday.com On the way back from picking up the Bigfoot specimen, Rick Dyer stopped to show some people a real Bigfoot body. Here is a ...

Bigfoot Evidence: Listen to Bigfoot Evidence Editor Matt Knapp On TheSquatchersLounge Podcast ...
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
Join us live tonight as Rev. Jeff and David Batdorf welcome Matt Knapp Host of Bigfoot Revolution back to the show to talk about Big Scale Public 

Bigfoot Sighting in British Columbia | Drudge Retort
Bigfoot Sighting in British Columbia. A Canadian hiker has released video from mountains near Squamish, British Columbia, of a distant biped walking

Local filmmakers to present Bigfoot 'mockumentary'
Michael O'Donnell/Idaho State Journal The co-creators of a 30-minute “mockumentary” titled, “The Search for Sasquatch,” director Stephen Hunt and

Bigfoot sighting in goes viral News Wnd.com Diversions - News.nom.co
NEWS: Bigfoot sighting in goes viral. (RedOrbit) It seems every few months some new evidence of Bigfoot surfaces on the web and a new video 

Bigfoot Evidence: The Bouvier Bigfoot Footage - The Full Story [Bigfoot Times]
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Daniel Perez of the Bigfoot Times. The full story is in the current edition of the Bigfoot Times ...

Nick Redfern's World of Whatever...: The Sound Of Bigfoot?
... to Pinterest. Labels: Bigfoot ... Well, kind of... In Wisconsin new reports have surfaced of sightings of peacocks and Bigfoot . So what? Well, this is n.

Sasquatch Evidence: Squamish BC Canada Bigfoot video hoax
Squamish BC Canada Bigfoot video hoax. I will get to the point - one of the skiers (not mountain climbers) is in short sleeves. How in "the remote 

NEWS FLASH>>>Bigfoot incident in Pomona Area - Topix
He said that the female bigfoot broke into his camper around 2 am and he said he was woken up by a hug hairy beast with huge hairy breast that she ...

The Weather Network Gives Bigfoot Poll | Bigfoot Research News
After seeing the Squamish Bigfoot video The Weather Network decided to give a poll: Are you open to the idea of Bigfoot? And the results are 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. 


  • NEWSLINK: When Is A Big Cat Long In the Tooth? | A...
  • NEWSLINK: Bike path bobcat? Large cat spotted Tues...


  • NEWSLINK: Feline Conservation Federation, "No more...
  • THE GONZO BLOG DOO DAH MAN TRIES TO HELP

    The Gonzo Daily - Friday
    The weeks go by so quickly, I can hardly get my head around it. It is Friday again which means that Corinna and I will be doing this week's Gonzo Weekly for much of the day. My diabetic appointment yesterday went much better than I had feared, and I came home greatly relieved. The biggest news, however, is that my first Grandchild (due in September) is going to be a GIRL!!! Apart from that everything pales into insignificance.
    Grimsby Auditorium’s Rick Wakeman masterstroke proved a sensation
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/05/grimsby-auditoriums-rick-wakeman.html
    This week's issue of Gonzo Weekly is here. I was up until 4:00 on Saturday morning finishing it, accompanied (except for the last ten minutes) by my wonderful wife and helpmeet Corinna. This issue (up at www.gonzoweekly.com) 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
    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: 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?

    KARL SHUKER: Is the Müshmurgh a Mish-Mash?


    Karl Shuker investigates some ornithological mysteries from India and Iran.

    Read on...

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1958 Alfred Hitchcock's film “Vertigo” had it's world premier in San Francisco, USA. The film is now regarded as the best film ever made according to the critics poll of the BFI, replacing the previous poll topper “Citizen Kane”.
    And now the news:

  • Scots pine marten recovery spreads south
  • Tigers take to the catwalk at Philadelphia Zoo
  • Vets restore lemur's sight in cataract operation
  • Croatian goat born with eight legs Wednesday 7 May...
  • Fisheries in Africa are losing billions due to ill...
  • New frog species found in troubled Indian habitat
  • Hebridean expedition to study endangered killer wh...
  • Australia’s biggest wildlife seizure ever
  • Mapping the spider genome: Surprising similarities...
  • Natural History Museum receives £5m donation
  • Vertigo is good, but it pales into insignificance when compared to what is actually the best film ever made. As the film is now out of copyright here it is in full, make sure you watch it if you haven't already: