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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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Sunday, January 11, 2015

GONZO WEEKLY #112

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:



Finally, indisputable proof: Bigfoot spotted in northern California
There is new, indisputable proof that Bigfoot exists, and has been spending most ... He says he doesn't know if it's a bigfoot or a sasquatch, but he was

Bigfoot Hoaxers Of The World Unite
(Before It's News). Yet more audio we had dropped off here at The Fortean Slip. We hope you enjoy. This audio is uncensored.

Does Bigfoot Stalk Cattle in the Wiregrass Region?
Saturated with dense Piney woods and tall grasses, it would be a great place for bigfoot to live. Some even believe they are responsible for local cattle 

Killing Bigfoot Justin Smeja Town Hall
We acquired this audio from a town hall meeting. It may suggest an offer to kill a bigfoot. Do we ever buy into it…. the answer is no but we find it all very ...

Funny Things People Posted On Our Facebook Wall This Week
If you haven't liked our Facebook page, please like us now. It's how we are able to put food on our dinner table. If you're not there, he's what you're ...

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-Hunting For The SNOW LEOPARD [Big Cats Natur...
  • VIDEO-National Geographic Animals Eagle Inside Big...
  • VIDEO-New Big Cats Of The Timbavati National Geogr...
  • VIDEO-New Big Cats in Britain Nature Documentary 2...
  • VIDEO-National Geographic 2015 Inside Big Cats Nat...


  • rare LION ATTACK CROCODILE AND LOIN ATTACK ZEBRA-
  • 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 HIPHOP FROG HOPS

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html
    On Sundays, for no particular reason except that it amuses me, the daily notifications are done in rhyme
     
    Last night.....
    As the shades of night were falling down
    I drank a little Newkie Brown
    then made us all some Bombay taters
    which we then sat down and ate up later
    we watched a movie and then I said
    "goodnight my dears, I'm off to bed"
    yesterday in its simplicity
    was a scene of cozy domesticity
    so just for once I'd like to tell
    how we do normal stuff as well
     
     

    The Gonzo Weekly #112
    www.gonzoweekly.com
     
    Joe Cocker, Osibisa, Rocket Scientists, Erik Norlander, Beatles, Robert Plant, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had better look out!
     
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#112) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Rocket Scientists on the front cover, and an interview with the band inside, Jon lookls at the legendary unreleased Beatles music, we send Pete from Sendelica to a desert island, critique the new Robert Plant biography, and there are shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the titular submarine dwellers are still lost at sea, whilst Xtul are still causing havoc in the forest. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and manatees looking for booze (OK, nothing to do with alcoholic sirenians, 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:
     
    Issue 111 (Mice on Stilts cover)
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2015/01/gonzo-weekly-111.html
    Issue 109/10 (Yusuf/Stevie Wonder cover)
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/12/gonzo-weekly-10910.html
    Issue 108 (Merrell Fankhauser cover)
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/12/gonzo-weekly-108.html
    Issue 107 (Ant-Bee 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:
    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?

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