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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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Thursday, December 04, 2014

CRYPTOLINK: Is Bigfoot in Britain? Mysterious figure lurking in Lincolnshire woods is claimed to be mystery beast

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. 

Bigfoot
Evidence or bogus? Adam Bird reckons he may have caught Bigfoot on camera
Could these startling pictures be evidence that Bigfoot is lurking in the British countryside?
The eerie image appears to show a large shadowy figure looming menacingly behind a tree in a Lincolnshire woods.
Bigfoot enthusiast Adam Bird, 31, captured the picture while out walking in Friskney nature reserve and said he was stunned to spot the shadowy figure staring back at him from the photo.

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:



Mirror.co.uk

Is Bigfoot in Britain? Mysterious figure lurking in Lincolnshire woods is claimed to be mystery beast
The eerie image appears to show a large shadowy figure looming menacingly behind a tree in a Lincolnshire woods. Bigfoot enthusiast Adam Bird, 31 ...

Bigfoot encounter: “The creature charged me”
Bigfoot encounter: “The creature charged me”. Morton, Putnam County, Indiana – August 2007 imonacan The male witness was sitting on his porch ...

Mirror.co.uk
Did Bigfoot Just Visit Britain? Watch The Video And Judge For Yourself!
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Because whenever Bigfoot makes the news, it's news you can use. Multiple British tabloids are reporting on the recent findings of one Adam Bird, who ...

Watch Kelly Shaw's Entire Bigfoot Expedition At Rough Hollow & Sasquatch Canyon
If you've missed Kelly Shaw's expedition this year, he's wrapped everything up into a 95 minute video. As we reported a few weeks ago, Shaw will be ...

Bigfoot and Upside Down Trees
... portions buried deeply (about 7 feet) into the ground. The show attributes this phenomena to Bigfoot saying that it is one way they mark their territory 

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 RECOUPS

The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
 
It is the full moon this week so whatever always happens will - no doubt - happen again. Something most peculiar happened at 6:00 am. I fell out of bed and woke up with a start on the floor. What I think happened was that I turned over in my sleep, and Prudence, trying to get to that little bit of warm mattress where I had been sleeping got me at the wrong angle and levered me out of bed. Archimedes apparently said: "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." I would add to that: "Give me an intensely strong and affectionate dog who looks like a small pygmy hippo and I will push any fat hippie out of bed".
 
I have never understood Twitter. Dear Shoshannah, my eldest stepdaughter has tried to explain it to me on innumerable occasions. However Doug Harr (or should I say @douglasharr) has basically dragged me kicking and screaming into the modern world, and Gonzo Weekly now has a twitter account. If you want to follow us we are at @gonzoweekly.
 
Finally, many thanks to Dave McMann for the timely reminder. I hadn't exactly forgotten, but with the phases of the moon being where they are at the moment, it had indeed slipped my mind.
 
 
 
Crass, Steve Ignorant, Iona, Dave Bainbridge, Daniel Lanois, Cure, John Parr, Peter Banks, Empire, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen and ....New Seekers fans had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#106) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
 
It has Steve Ignorant on the cover, and features an interview with him by Yours truly. We also meet and chat with Dave Bainbridge of Iona about his new album, and legendary record producer David Mackay about his new charity single. Doug Harr goes to see Daniel Lanois (with exclusive piccies) and Mark Murdock runs into Terry Bozzio. And we send Don Falcone to a desert island. Xtul are back in the deep woods, and there are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the titular submarine dwellers are back with another episode of Sub Reality Sandwich. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and animals coming in two by twos (OK, nothing to do with Noah's Ark, 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!
 
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/
 
 
 
* 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/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit
 
* 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 55 who - together with an infantile orange cat 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 infantile orange cat?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Thursday

ON THIS DAY IN 1977 - Jean-Bedel Bokassa, ruler of the Central African Empire, crowned himself emperor in a ceremony believed to have cost more than $100 million. He was deposed 2 years later. 

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  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)