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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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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ANIMAL WELFARE: Beth buys a Wendy House for her pet foxes


THE SECOND VOLUME OF MYSTERIOUS CREATURES IS NOW AVAILABLE


We are very proud indeed to announce the publication of  the second and final volume of our new edition of George Eberhart's classic work Mysterious Creatures. First published over ten years ago at a prohibitively high price of of nearly £200 for the two-volume set, we bought the rights to issue a budget edition from ABC Clio with the money raised at the 2012 Weird Weekend. Our edition, which has been updated and contains much new material and many new pictures, and is considerably longer, is available at a special low price of £14.99 per volume.

In the hi-tech industrialised world of the 21st Century, monsters still loom large. Far from being relegated to the realm of myth and legend, mysterious creatures seem to be alive and well today. In this, the first of two volumes, acclaimed researcher George M. Eberhart provides a comprehensive list of the creatures that roam our monster-haunted planet. Information on hundreds of enigmatic animals is to be found within its pages.

More things in heaven and earth indeed.

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THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS JOURNEYING THROUGH HIS PAST

The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
I push myself too hard sometimes, and then complain when I feel unwell as a result. I did all sorts of things yesterday, and didn't sit down for our evening meal until gone ten. Then, when I finally went to bed I slept solidly for twelve hours and got up three hours later than I should have done. So I am in a bad mood and roaring around my study looking for people to blame, when - as Graham pointed out quite reasonably - all I really should do is buy an alarm clock. But forgive my whingeing, and on with the show...
The Gonzo Weekly #117
www.gonzoweekly.com
Daevid Allen, UK, Eddie Jobson, John Wetton, Peter Banks, Sidonie Jordan, Empire, Jon Anderson, Yes, and Hawkwind fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#117) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Daevid Allen, we have exclusive words and pictures from last weekend's Drones 4 Daevid benefit/celebration show in Brighton, and Doug Harr explains about the final farewell tour from the band UK. There are shows from Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the titular submarine dwellers are still lost at sea, although I have been assured that they will hit land again soon. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons trying to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials having difficulty in making choices, 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?

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 SIGHTING: Shropshire Man Says He Has Seen Big C...
  • US SIGHTING: Man who set up fox trap returned to f...
  • NEWSLINK: Great Outdoors: Mountain lion hunters mo...
  • NEWSLINK: Upgrade keeps sanctuary gates closed
  • UK SIGHTINGS: Caught on Cam: Man frees trapped mou...
  • NEWSLINK: Rare Saharan Cheetah Captured on Camera:...
  • UK SIGHTING: Call to find out the truth about the ...
  • NEWSLINK: Man v/s big cat: Clashes leave leopard d...

  • NEWSLINK: Ringling Brothers circus trainer has ded...
  • 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 - Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1564 - The artist Michelanglelo died in Rome. 


  • Dozens of British insects put on Red List over ext...
  • Deadly shark attacks plummet to just three worldwi...
  • Squid recode genetic data to adapt to surroundings...


  • Wild boar causes flight delays at Spain's main air...

  • 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)