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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, May 14, 2015

CFZ PUBLISHING: Animals & Men

Since 1994, Animals & Men has been the world’s premier cryptozoological periodical, covering all aspects of the study of unknown animals. Over the years it has been published in a variety of print formats, and many of the back issues can still be purchased from our online shops:


animals-and-men-53Issue 53 of Animals & Men magazine can now be read, absolutely free, on the main Animals & Men page of this site. The paperback and Kindle versions will be available for purchase shortly.

CFZ PEOPLE: Steve Jones (Happy birthday for yesterday dude)

JESSICA TAYLOR: We have baby Axolotls



RAINES EXPLAINS: The Weird Weekend

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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  • ARTICLE/VIDEO: The Secret Lions Of India
  • NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



    Loch Ness photo revealed to be an otter by leading expert
    New photo purporting to show Loch Ness monsters surfaced this week; Experts says image probably actually shows an otter, on closer inspection ...

    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 IS MILDLY IRRITATED

    The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
     
    The Weird Weekend publicity machine has begun to rumble into life. There have been the normal curve balls, with two people out of the running for family reasons, but that is the way things go. We have sold two stalls in the last 24 hours and there is a whole slew of interest in the event. If we can sell another twenty tickets I will be a very happy little fellow, and as I know that my happiness is what you all aspire to, if you are thinking of coming to this year's event now is the time to make an old hippy very happy.
     
    Wooop wooop
     
     
    The Gonzo Weekly #129
    www.gonzoweekly.com
     
    Clepsydra, Zenit, Eels, Jethro Tull, Valentina Blanca, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
     
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#129) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Clepsydra on the front cover together with an interview with Andy Thommen inside. There is a look at Eels live by Doug, and Richard Stellar looks at a new film interwoven with one of Jethro Tull's most poignant songs. Jon examines the British X Files, and presents a political parable whilst breaking the law at the Polling Booths, whilst the legendary Roy Weard starts a regular column.We send the lovely Valentina Blanca to a desert island, There is a peek at some rare Hawkwind and Yes memorabilia, Neil Nixon reports on an even stranger album than usual, Wyrd goes into the stone age, Xtul gets even more peculiar, and there are radio shows from Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the legendary Canterbury Sans Frontières is back. 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!!!
     
    This issue features:
    The Who, Stuart David, Belle and Sebastian, Adele, Noel Gallagher, Dave Bainbridge, Iona, Karnataka, Joni Mitchell, Galahad, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, John Tout, Rutger Gunnarsson, Craig Gruber, Errol Brown, Guy Carawan, Ruth Rendell, Mick Abrahams & Sharon Watson, Tommy James, Hugh Hopper, Third Ear Band, WMWS, David Peel, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Eliza Carthy & Jim Moray,Clepsydra, Andy Thommen, Eels, Richard Stellar, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Valentina Blanca, Yes, Chris Squire, Tony Kaye, Alan White, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, Wyrd, Mike Davis, Organik Reflektions, Xtul, Neil Nixon, And The Native Hipsters, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, The Monkees, The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Grateful Dead, The Ramones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Therion
     

    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 128 (Louie Louie cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo128.html
    Issue 127 (Roy Weard cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo127.html
    Issue 126 (Atkins-May Project cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo126.html
    Issue 125 (Mick Abrahams cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo125.html
    Issue 124 (Karnataka cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo124.html
    Issue 123 (Cream cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo123.html
    Issue 122 (Anthony Phillips cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo122.html
    Issue 121 (Annie Haslam cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo121.html
    Issue 120 (Frank Zappa cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo120.html
    Issue 119 (Eliza Carthy cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo119.html
    Issue 118 (Dave Brock cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo118.html
    Issue 117 (Daevid Allen cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo117.html
     
    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?

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Funding Bigfoot
    Tucked under his arms are a downed bottle of whiskey and a loaded rifle—one he means to use to finally bag a Bigfoot. But before any of that story ...

    Apple eating bigfoot
    Whilst searching an Apple Orchid for Bigfoot, the boys come across already eaten apples before having a run in with this fruit loving monster

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1264 - King Henry III was captured by his brother in law Simon deMontfort at the Battle of Lewes in France. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

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  • Rock guitarist SLASH writes song for the elephants...
  • Sunbathing seal spotted 40 miles inland in Cambrid...

  • Animal welfare organisation launches new series of...

  • 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)