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, January 26, 2015


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A man is planning a $3 million startup to catch Bigfoot
Bigfoot has been the stuff of legends for the better part of a century. ... to raise $3 million by selling stock in his "Bigfoot Project," according to People.

EDITOR'S NOTE: 3 Million dollars? Hmmmmmmmmm
Some new reports on Bigfoot have made it to the New Year as a retired electrician claims that he has encountered the legendary cryptid somewhere in ... 

Tulsa World
Jimmie Tramel: Remembering the monster that terrorized Nowata County
Sightings of the Noxie Monster attracted news media and monster hunters to Nowata County 40 years ago. No known photographs of the Bigfoot-type ...

Video: Bigfoot Raiding Garden
Friday night guest Christine Parker has provided video from her YouTube channel that she believes shows Bigfoot raiding her neighbor's garden

Bigfoot Attacks Campers In Florida Two Survive
(Before It's News). Here is a story told by Jeff Kelley from the Squatcher's Lounge Podcast about campers in florida being attacked by bigfoot.

Payette Lake Bigfoot Sighting Four Wintnesses
Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization: Two couples on a double date all see the same Bigfoot. Continue Reading > ...

Kelly Shaw: Payette Lake Bigfoot Sighting Four Wintnesses
Here's an incredible report from Kelly Shaw about two couples in Payette who had an encounter they'll never forget. Check out the scenery behind ...




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 Daily - Monday
"We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!"

It was lovely to see Dave B-P last night, and we hope Jess is going to feel better soon. Hurry up and get well honey, because we want to hear about your trip to the land of the midnight sun from both of you. Talking of which I was appalled to find out that young David didn't know to what I was referring when I quoted the apposite lines of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song. Clearly I have been remiss in my nephew's upbringing. I think I shall have to buy a cattle prod for me and a copy of Led Zep III for him. It is either that or both of us will find ourselves in a Prog Rock re-education camp somewhere in the Lake District.
Yes on Fox After Breakfast (This is from the "Keys to Ascension" period)
Rick Wakeman on rock music versus the classics
Verdeaux, Cyrille & MENETREY, Pascal - Tribal Hybrid Concept

The Gonzo Weekly #114
Barbara Dickson, Pink Fairies, Genesis, Steve Hackett, Robert Wyatt, Stargrace, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#114) is available to read atwww.gonzoweekly.com, and to download athttp://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Barbara Dickson on the front cover and inside there is an interview by me in which she talks about her new album and her work with Troy Donockley, Doug goes back to 1976 and the Genesis 'Seconds Out' Tour, I critique the extraordinary new Robert Wyatt biography, and also burble on about Bob Dylan, we send the lovely Stargrace to a desert island, tell you about new Pink Fairies recordings, marvel at the intrepidness of Steve Hackett, and Xtul are on the road to Norwich, 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. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers wearing new shoes (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials in search of snazzy 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!
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 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?


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-Family in quest to capture Wells big cat ...
  • VIDEO-Exclusive Black Panther Sighting in The UK
  • VIDEO-WNT Leicester Big Cat Sighting - January 16t...
  • VIDEO-Big Cats in Britain (Nature Documentary)
  • VIDEO-National Geographic Documentary 2015 Big Ca...
  • VIDEO-Tigress Kills Kills Very Big Crocodile (Anim...

  • video-Animal World , King Cobra vs Lion , lion afr...
  • NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)

    Aleister Crowley & the Loch Ness Monster.
    Aleister Crowley & the Loch Ness Monster., A lecture given by Paul Weston to Wessex Research Group Glastonbury on September 9th 2014. Material ...


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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)