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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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Monday, August 31, 2015

CARL MARSHALL: Deadly new resident at Stratford Butterfly Farm

A deadly black widow spider Latrodectus mactans is settling into a new life at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm after being found in a VW campervan imported from California, USA.
The campervan was imported from Sacramento, California, last October by a couple (who do not wish to be named) who bought it from the states unaware of its potentially dangerous passenger.

The deadly find was discovered by a mechanic working underneath the vehicle, who after power washing the underside noticed a small black spider with a red hourglass marking on the underside of its abdomen.

We then collected the unwanted stowaway and it now resides in my "nasties" tank - a locked and alarmed biological hazard enclosure devoted to venomous species located in Arachnoland, near Insect City.
Black widows are extremely venomous and though they do not always cause death, because they only inject a small amount of venom, their bite is extremely painful and symptoms can last for several weeks if one is lucky enough to survive.

Also a few weeks ago I was asked to collect a "small banded snake" from an elderly gentleman's garden in Stratford which turned out to be a harmless baby corn snake Pantherophis guttatus; obviously an escaped pet!

Both of these unusual visitors can now be viewed in complete safety at Stratford Butterfly Farm.

For more information visit
www.butterflyfarm.co.uk 

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



SC EP:141 Sasquatch running down the hill
Twenty-three years ago I saw my first Bigfoot footprint in the woods. ... This book is a compilation of my experiences in the forests where Bigfoot lives.

SC EP:141 Sasquatch running down the hill
Twenty-three years ago I saw my first Bigfoot footprint in the woods. ... This book is a compilation of my experiences in the forests where Bigfoot lives.

Man Thinks He Found Mother And Baby Bigfoot Tracks
When people think about bigfoot,t hey naturally think about giant feet, but bigfoot isn't born that way. This man believes he has found the tracks of a ...

Episode 62: Sasquatch in Alaska
A podcast about Bigfoot from the glorious state of Ohio. ... https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/saswhat-podcast-about-bigfoot/id889714608?mt=2

Bigfoot filmed at Bluff Creek 2008...The Story of How We Got this Important Footage
Friday, August 28, 2015. This is a record of the events that led up to the filming of the Sasquatch only .2 of a mile from the Patterson Bigfoot film site.

This Finland Bigfoot Story Is Really Creepy (Video)
The Fear Channel on Youtube shares this creepy bigfoot story all the way from Finland. Have you ever heard of a bigfoot running down a wall like a ...

The Large Breasted Bigfoot Has Been Enhanced! (Video)
A big thank you to Rainbow Moon Raven for this photo enhancement of my video of the Large Breasted Sasquatch now Titled Adult Sasquatch with ...

The Patterson-Gimlin Film of Bigfoot: What Skeptics Still Struggle to Explain
In the 40+ years since the release of this alleged Bigfoot documentation dozens of brains have picked over its every detail. Some such as the late Dr.

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN HAS A HOLIDAY FROM BANKING

The Gonzo Daily - Monday
www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html
I rather like wet Bank Holiday Mondays. Autumn is my favourite time of year, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and all that jazz. But I am very much aware that this is y last Bank Holiday until what is euphemistically known as the "Festive Season", and then it all begins again. Jessica and I are still sorting out the office, so be aware that this is another week in which blogs may well come in at unusual times...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Boomtown Rats - Li...
YES AND TOTO'S REPLACEMENT PLAYERS HAD A NIGHT OF ...
How Can Frank Zappa's Colorful Life Possibly Fit i...
Fairport Convention and stars of folk in Ilfracomb...
Gonzo Weekly #145
www.gonzoweekly.com
Hawkwind, Twink, Stackridge, Alice Cooper, Robert Plant, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#145) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Dave Brock from Hawkwind cutting his birthday cake (picture courtesy Brian Tawn) on the front cover together with a round up of what is coming up for the Grand-daddys of Space Rock, We also have an exclusive interview with Twink about his new album - a sequel to the legendary Think Pink, and a look at the history of Stackridge to tie in with the band's last ever gigs. Doug looks at Alice Cooper, Lee at Half Man Half Biscuit, Jon muses about Robert Plant. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the first of four Strange Harvest radio specials from the folk wot bring you Strange Fruit. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and water opossums with something to lose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials planning to pray to St Anthony of Padua for an intercession, 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!!!
This issue features:
Robert Plant, Kenney Jones, Rufus Wainwright, The Who, Barbara Dickson, Bob Dylan, The Zombies, Steve Hackett, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Russell Henderson, Rick Wakeman, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Twink, Alice Cooper, Stackridge, Ade Macrow, Lee Walker, Half Man/Half Biscuit, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Dave Brock,
Lemmy, Motorhead, Jess Heard, Bee and Flower, Beatles, Elvis, Haight-Ashbury, Neil Nixon, William Basinski, Huldre
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
Issue 139 (Raz cover)
Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
Issue 135 (FNP cover)
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:
* 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 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, 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, and the adventurous kitten?

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: Rare snow leopard cubs born at Chicago z...
  • NEWSLINK: Panic grips village as big cat kills cow...
  • NEWSLINK: Lions Mysteriously Fall Ill in Northern ...

  • NEWSLINK: Zambia: U.S Envoy Wants Big Cats Ban Mai...
  • NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1823 - Ferdinand VII was restored to the throne of Spain when invited French forces entered Cadiz. The event is known as the Battle of Trocadero. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Fossil remains of Old World lizard discovered in t...
  • Invasive caterpillar 'could spread in UK'
  • New species of robber frog discovered in Bolivia

  • Bats wake up and smell the coffee

  • 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)

    Sunday, August 30, 2015

    GONZO WEEKLY #145

    THE GIMBO FROG HOPS OH YES HE DOES

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
    It is a Bank Holiday weekend,
    and I'll let you into a secret friend
    this particular little man
    will do as little as he can
    it doesn't mean we won't do ow't
    Corinna is having a big clean out
    to make out house less like a hovel
    and I am editing my novel
    and waiting for my plans to hatch
    as I get my studio back up to scratch
    but when I've finished all of those
    it's back upstairs to have a doze
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Taoist Hymn " Incense ...
    Frank Zappa: Biography, Songs & Death
    Listen: YES' Geoff Downes Chats with Donna Donna
    GONZO WEEKLY #145
    Gonzo Weekly #145
    www.gonzoweekly.com
    Hawkwind, Twink, Stackridge, Alice Cooper, Robert Plant, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#145) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Dave Brock from Hawkwind cutting his birthday cake (picture courtesy Brian Tawn) on the front cover together with a round up of what is coming up for the Grand-daddys of Space Rock, We also have an exclusive interview with Twink about his new album - a sequel to the legendary Think Pink, and a look at the history of Stackridge to tie in with the band's last ever gigs. Doug looks at Alice Cooper, Lee at Half Man Half Biscuit, Jon muses about Robert Plant. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the first of four Strange Harvest radio specials from the folk wot bring you Strange Fruit. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and water opossums with something to lose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials planning to pray to St Anthony of Padua for an intercession, 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!!!
    This issue features:
    Robert Plant, Kenney Jones, Rufus Wainwright, The Who, Barbara Dickson, Bob Dylan, The Zombies, Steve Hackett, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Russell Henderson, Rick Wakeman, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Twink, Alice Cooper, Stackridge, Ade Macrow, Lee Walker, Half Man/Half Biscuit, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Dave Brock,
    Lemmy, Motorhead, Jess Heard, Bee and Flower, Beatles, Elvis, Haight-Ashbury, Neil Nixon, William Basinski, Huldre
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
    Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
    Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
    Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
    Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
    Issue 139 (Raz cover)
    Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
    Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
    Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
    Issue 135 (FNP cover)
    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:
    * 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 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, 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, and the adventurous kitten?

    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.



    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Sunday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1146 - European leaders outlawed the crossbow. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Evidence of species loss in Amazon caused by defor...
  • Thousands of Saiga Antelope die in mass mortality ...
  • Wolf pack sighting could signal comeback in Califo...
  • Ivory poaching: UK troops sent to Gabon to fight i...
  • Bizarre bat with longest tongue discovered in Boli...


  • Insect thought extinct found in Edinburgh


  • 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)

    Friday, August 28, 2015

    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 SINGS

    The Gonzo Daily - Friday/Saturday
    www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html
     
    I forgot quite how many little utilities I use without thinking about it, especially whilst putting the magazine together each week. So, although most of this issue was written hours ago, it is now coming up to midnight and the publication schedule is still all to cock if only because I need to wait until the morning in order to get some of the  relevant passwords from Graham,
     
    Life huh?
     
    COMING TOMORROW
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Inner City Unit - The ...
    Celestial Fire tour and Sally Minnear tour for Dav...
    Yes rocks on after Chris Squire’s death
     
    Gonzo Weekly #144
    www.gonzoweekly.com
     
    Brand X, Phil Collins, Roger Dean, Percy Jones, Rick Wakeman, Luca Ferarri, Cream, Mike Taylor, Genesis, Musical Box, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#144) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Percy Jones from Brand X on the front cover together with an interview with him in which, amongst other things, he reveals how Phil Collins was planning to leave Genesis many years before he actually did, We also have an exclusive interview with Roger Dean about Wakemanfest and peculiar fishes, and an exclusive interview with Italian author Luca Ferrari about the enigmatoic Mike Taylor who is best known for having written several songs for Cream. Jon muses about reviews Gabriella Coleman on Anonymous. Doug interviews The Musical Box, and -I almost forgot - there is a personal message from Rick Wakeman. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the return of Strange Fruit with a football themed show. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and water opossums with something to lose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials planning to pray to St Anthony of Padyua for an intercession, 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!!!
    This issue features:
     
    Libertines, Gene Simmons, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood, Adam Lambert, David Bowie, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Sleaford Mods, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Daniel 'Danny' Sembello, Donald 'Bob' Johnson, Gordon 'Jaz' Summers, Rick Wakeman, Roger Dean, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Percy Jones, The Musical Box, Luca Ferrari, Mike Taylor, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Alex Clifford, Yes, AndersonPonty Band, Toto, Chris squire, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood, Steve Howe,Alan White, Patrick Moraz,Steven Tyler, Elvis, The Beatles, Liberace, Joan Jett, Neil Nixon, Juliana Barwick, Calico Jack
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
    Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
    Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
    Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
    Issue 139 (Raz cover)
    Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
    Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
    Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
    Issue 135 (FNP cover)
     
    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:
     
    * 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 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and a small kitten totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, 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, and the adventurous kitten?

    MUIRHEAD`S MYSTERIES: An anomaly within an anomaly- a wallaby slashing case in 1957 from Staffordshire

    I recently came across an interesting twist to the story of the Peak District wallabies whilst looking for something else, as is often the case with me. The “anomaly within an anomaly” refers to the fact that we have the well known anomaly, that there have been wallabies living in the wilds of the Staffordshire and Derbyshire Peak District for many years, yet also this wallaby-slashing case, if that`s what it was as recorded in the Macclesfield Courier for October 17th, 1957. It is interesting to find an animal mutilation case that pre-dates the time when such cases became a part of the paranormal and UFOlogy “envelope”. There`s also a strong odour of class struggle here, in the Marxist sense with the landlord taking the poacher to court. Sir Philip was once an Antarctic explorer with a small zoo from whence the wallabies,yaks,etc escaped around World War 2. See my blog here for more info:
     
    The headline ran: ` Mutilation of wallabies at Swythamley`. `Some Found With Their Tails Cut, Others Dead`.

    “During the hearing of a case at Leek County Court on Monday, mention was made of wallabies on the Swythamley Estate being found with their tails cut and others either dead or distressed through being chased. The case was one in which Sir Philip Lee Brocklehurst Bart J.P. of Swythamley Park, Wincle claimed £25 damages for trespass and sought an injunction against Maurice Ephraim Salt, an 18-year-old apprentice brick-layer of Sandyford, Stoke-on-Trent, to restrain him from entering the Swythamley estate.

    After Counsel for Salt had objected to a paragraph in the claim which contained allegations about wallabies, stating that Salt denied any connection with this, an amendment was made. Damages of 32 with costs were awarded and as Salt had given an undertaking on oath that he did not intend to go on the estate again, this was accepted by Judge H.A. Tucker. Mr G.L. Lichfield, for Sir Philip, told the court that on part of the estate wallabies had been found with their tails cut and others either dead or distressed through being chased. Sir Philip said that although people were allowed to go on his land on the issue of a card, on application being made, general permission was not given.

    No person was permitted off the paths, or into the woods where the animals were kept. Replying to Mr W. A L. Allardice, for Salt,Sir Philip said it would take a rich man with a big staff of game-keepers to keep everyone out.


    Not to poach

    Salt said he first went to Hen Cloud (part of the Roasches) in December, 1955, for climbing and for a look round but not for poaching. He did not think he was trespassing as he had seen plenty of people up there. He had never been told not to go there because it was private property and that he would be trespassing if he did.” On an occasion just before Christmas, 1956, he saw a dead wallaby there. In June this year he went to Hen Cloud to take photographs not to chase wallabies or harm them.

    He had  a gun with him because he intended to go to a farm and ask permission to go on the land where he knew there were plenty of rabbits. On that occasion the game keeper told him he was trespassing and was liable to a big fine. He had not realised before that he was trespassing. He had never been on the Swythamley Estate since and he did not intend to go there again.” (1)


    1. Macclesfield Courier October 17th 1957 p.1

    IT MAY SEEM A LITTLE EARLY, BUT...


    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



    New Bigfoot vocals recorded at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio
    Ohio is once again the site for some very interesting new Bigfoot evidence with the recording of new vocalizations recently. The new 2015 Bigfoot ...

    IS This Proof Of Bigfoot Using Tools? WARNING: GRAPHIC!
    A man in Texas spots a bigfoot creature one winter evening while pulling out of his driveway. Soon after, his wife and step daughter come across a ...

    NEW! Bigfoot Filmed At Bluff Creek California - Breakdown
    Bigfoot Filmed At Bluff Creek California - Breakdown. This new/old video that is being looked at now but was taken in 2008 by MK Davis, is getting ...

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1660 -  1619 - Ferdinand II was elected Holy Roman Emperor. His policy of "One church, one king" was his way of trying to outlaw Protestantism. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Humans are 'unique super-predator'
  • Seals, whales and porpoises regularly spotted in t...
  • Bison in Yellowstone: What can the US do with its ...
  • Cats vs dogs: Scientists confirm that felines are ...

  • Honey bees rapidly evolve to overcome new disease


  • 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)

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Bigfoot Sighting Caught on Tape, and He is Holding Something in His Arms
    A big Foot hot spot in California has unearthed a pretty weird video, showing a possible Big Foot carrying something in it's arms?

    There are Bigfoots here, only if you can find them...
    According to the uploader, there are a couple of juvenile Bigfoots in this video. We don't really have an eye for blurry subjects, but hopefully our ...

    Bigfoot looking through window caught on tape
    Even if it is a fake, I'd freak out if I saw that peaking into my window. I would shoot first and ask questions later.


    Researcher Claims Bigfoot Left Him Flowers
    On his way out of a recently investigated area, the Squatchmaster finds a bush that had recently been ripped from the ground, and placed right in his ...

    Video...Caught On Film...Bigfoot Sighting In Provo Canyon!!!
    We went camping in Provo Canyon (near Squaw Peak and Little Rock Canyon Overlook) and saw some deer up on a hill that we wanted to get a ...

    This Bigfoot sighting is from 1913! Wow!
    Kurt writes: "We don't get many reports of Bigfoot here in Nova Scotia but on occasion I find something interesting from the past like the attached news ...


    Another bigfoot video from my home town
    2 hours ago (This post was last modified: 2 hours ago by roadtoad2. Edit Reason: spelling ). Bluff Creek, On the Hoopa Reservation, Ca. Be careful ...

    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.


    CRYPTOLINK: Neon jackfish leaves Yellowknife fisherman stumped

    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. 
    It's not the Loch Ness monster, but a Yellowknife angler has ignited debate of his own after landing, and then releasing, a fluorescent green pike while fishing in Great Slave Lake.
    Fish mouth
    The pike's lower lip was the most discoloured part, said Straker. 'It looked like green lipstick. It was so bright.' (submitted by Craig Thomas)
    "The whole top of the fish had a different green," said Randy Straker. "If you look at the mouth, it looked like green lipstick. It was so bright."
    Straker was fishing with his friend Craig Thomas on Sunday in the lake's North Arm when he made the catch.
    After pulling the pike into the boat — Straker estimated it at 38 to 40 inches and 12 to 14 pounds — the two men snapped a few photos and released their catch. Afterward, though, they realized that they'd caught something quite unique.
    "In hindsight, after looking at the pictures, we should have taken a whole lot more," he said. "But we compared some pictures that we'd taken previously of a fish. And when you put it up against another pike, it's way lighter. The fins were kind of a translucent green as opposed to the darker colours of a regular pike.
    Side by side fish
    The pike's unique colouring (below) stands out next to a photo of a more traditionally coloured jackfish, like the one Straker caught earlier that day (above). (submitted by Craig Thomas)
    Avid fishermen, Thomas and Straker had worked their way around the lake for the past five years, and had "just started ... exploring in that area," said Straker.
    The two were finishing up their day when Straker landed the fish. Pike, also known as jackfish, are common in Great Slave Lake, but when the catch passed by the boat, both men realized something was different.
    "I was wearing polarized lenses, and I thought maybe that was causing some different coloration in the fish," he said. "I was just about to pull my glasses off to take another look... and then my buddy made a comment about how strange the fish looked.

    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.


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    Brand X, Phil Collins, Roger Dean, Percy Jones, Rick Wakeman, Luca Ferarri, Cream, Mike Taylor, Genesis, Musical Box, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
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