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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, June 06, 2014

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Crazy Pedophile Claims To Have Been Molested By Bigfoot
A man claims to have been molested by Bigfoot after he was in court for molesting a child himself. ... Bigfoot Caught On Tape In Canadian Mountains.

Bauman's 'Killer Bigfoot' Experience
In light of the controversial Discovery Channel show Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives there have been other accounts of aggressive Bigfoot. One of those ...

Thursday, June 5, 2014
"This is a shot that I got of what appears to be a bigfoot family. I have known for a long time that bigfoot exists in this area but this is the first encounter ...

Check Out This New Photo of Bigfoot Petting a Deer
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
Beacon Bigfoot is known for bringing us some amazing videos and photographs, such as the one above of an infant clinging to an adult. Now they ...

Bigfoot Yell in the Sequoias
Bigfoot Yell in the Sequoias. Once you've heard this, you will never forget it. To view the YouTube video, click here. Category: Weird Desk. Written

Interview: Aryes Bigfoot Sighting
Bigfoot Seekers is a group of female Bigfoot researchers located in New England. We are experimenting with the all-female group because it has 

Thursday, June 5, 2014
A blog dedicated to bigfoot sightings in the Hudson Valley area. ... I started this page in response to the numerous bigfoot sightings in the Beacon, NY 

Evidence of Bigfoot Habitat and Migration by a Natural Scientist
After the ecosystem of Mount St. Helens recovered, many plants and animals returned, evidence suggest Bigfoot did not--at least in the numbers

Bigfoot in Kentucky One of the Strangest Places in the Country
But one monster stands out above the rest – Bigfoot! There are so many sightings of these hairy giants in the Bluegrass State that it has come to be 

These Bigfoot Calls From the Brown Family in Washington Are Amazing!
Already known for their Grays Harbor bigfoot thermal footage, the Brown family continues to bring in amazing evidence. Check out these recordings ...

Eastern Kentucky trail cam pics of something in the background looking at a deer. Take a close look in the background, tell us what you see.

Bigfoot Research: Sasquatch Loves The River
Breaking Bigfoot News & Video ... Interview: White BigFoot Encounter at Wolf Mountain · interviews ... «Next Post Confirmation of Bigfoot Shaking Tree.
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It has been a very productive method of capturing video of the Bigfoot. It frustrates many because they do not understand the concept and the fact I am

Bigfoot Captured Moving On Back Trail
It has been a very productive method of capturing video of the Bigfoot. It frustrates many because they do not understand the concept and the fact I am 

Possible Bigfoot screeching ? Bayfield County WI
SDSWholesale: Grilling on the deck in the evening of June 12th. After checking on dinner I heard a much louder, what seemed a bit closer screech ...

MATT SALUSBURY'S ENIGMATIC TOOTH

John,

Richard,


Any chance you could run you run this appeal for help with
identification ahead of Weird Weekend?
http://mattsalusbury.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/can-anyone-help-identify-this-tooth.html

They can also contact me via @Pyg_Eleph on twitter

Many thanks

MATT SALUSBURY



Above is a sketch of "a tooth of enigmatic origin ("une dent d'origine énigmatique" in the original French). It was obtained by Baron Maurice de Rothschild and Henri Neuville (he worked on the preparation of specimens at the National Museum of National History, Paris, and was a comparative anatomist and by some accounts an anthropologist too.) It was bought from Indian ivory merchants in the ivory market at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1905. Its discoverers do refer to it as a "tusk" ("defense"), but they hesitate to describe it even as a tusk in most of their write-up, which is in the Archives de Zoologie Experimentale et Generale, 4th series, volume VII, October 1907.

Read on...

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. 


  • US SIGHTINGS: Resident describes big cat in Hot Sp...
  • NEWSLINK: Leopard Loves Mens Body Spray!


  • UK SIGHTINGS: 19 Big Cat Sightings in Angus Just t...

  • 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. 



    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



    Controversial Wind Farm Approved Above Loch Ness
    A 32-turbine wind farm near Loch Ness has been given the green light by the Scottish Government. .... Loch Ness Monster is "spiritual" Say Buddhists

    The Man Who Made the Loch Ness Monster
    An exploration of the facts behind the \"Surgeon\'s Photo\" hoax of the Loch Ness Monster. For more information check our pages

    Worst Footage Of Lochness Monster On Earth
    How many times are we going to "see" the Lochness monster caught on tape? Loch Ness Monster Reportings on the Rise After Sighting on

    Christian school in Louisiana: Loch Ness Monster exists, disproving theory of evolution
    A taxpayer-funded Christian school has become embroiled in a controversy for using a textbook that claims the Loch Ness Monster is real, to prove 

    Cryptozoology Short Story: Loch Ness Monster
    The Loch Ness Monster By Margo Fallis (As this site is still being developed, most content is borrowed from other sources. It is to show how the site 

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN MIGHT BE A SECRET AGENT

    The Gonzo Daily - Friday
     
    You will probably have noticed that in recent weeks I have been very quiet on the subject of the forthcoming Weird Weekend. That was because, until yesterday evening, there was a very real possibility that I would have had to cancel this year’s event, which would almost certainly have meant that the event itself would have come to an end after 14 years. It was not because of poor ticket sales, although I have said on a number of occasions, ticket sales for this year are significantly down. It was because of a whole series of other complications. Because of internal village politics that are of no interest to anybody living outside the parish, the ladies who have been doing such a lovely job with the catering for the event for quite a few years now, are not able to do it this year. And so I asked our friends from the Small School in Hartland to take over the catering.
     
    I was not aware that, according to the Village Hall’s regulations, there is a surcharge for people, apart from certain village organisations, using the facilities, and I needed to find out whether this was something which I would be able to afford. It has taken a fortnight to find this information, but we are now out of the woods, and I can happily announce the non-arrival of the bad news I have been dreading telling you all. We now have just over two months to go, and I have got the bit between my teeth, and my team and I are hitting the ground running. Let’s make this the best Weird Weekend ever.
     
     
     
     
    King Crimson, dormant mythical entity and prog band announces tour
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/06/king-crimson-dormant-mythical-entity.html
     
     
     
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly is here, and available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com. It has Don Falcone from the mighty Spirits Burning on the front cover abd features an interview with the man himself by Dou Harr, an interview with Patrick Campbell-Lyons of the original Nirvana by me, a special dedication from Patrick to Twink, what happened when Erik Borlander met Corky Laing, and Keith Levene in Prague.
     
    There are also new shows from the peculiar multiverse of Sub Reality Sandwich, from Friday Night Progressive, and from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and high heeled shoes (OK, no specialist footwear, 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!!!
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
     
    All issues from #70 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. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. 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?

    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:

    WEIRD WEEKEND 2014: The Good News is that there is No News

    Dear Friends,

    You will probably have noticed that in recent weeks I have been very quiet on the subject of the forthcoming Weird Weekend.  That was because, until about half-an-hour ago, there was a very real possibility that I would have had to cancel this year’s event, which would almost certainly have meant that the event itself would have come to an end after 14 years. 

    It was not because of poor ticket sales, although I have said on a number of occasions, ticket sales for this year are significantly down.  It was because of a whole series of other complications.  Because of internal village politics that are of no interest to anybody living outside the parish, the ladies who have been doing such a lovely job with the catering for the event for quite a few years now, are not able to do it this year.  And so I asked our friends from the Small School in Hartland to take over the catering. 

    I was not aware that, according to the Village Hall’s regulations,  there is a surcharge for people, apart from certain village organisations, using the facilities, and I needed to find out whether this was something which I would be able to afford.  It has taken a fortnight to find this information, but we are now out of the woods, and I can happily announce the non-arrival of the bad news I have been dreading telling you all. 

    We now have just over two months to go, and I have got the bit between my teeth, and my team and I are hitting the ground running.  Let’s make this the best Weird Weekend ever. 

    Slainte

    Jon


    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1984 the most popular puzzle game ever created, Tetris, was first released. The game would reach the height of its popularity 4 years later when it got bundled with every new Nintendo Game Boy.

    And now the news:
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