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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, May 27, 2015

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Fox calls mistaken for Bigfoot screams in the woods?
I was surfing youtube and I ran across this video. I few of those "Screams" in that video sound eerily similar to some of the "Bigfoot screams" that have ...

Bigfoot Sightings 2015: White Mountain Apache Nation Bigfoot Reports
Bigfoot sightings 2015 has a new and very interesting report from the White Mountain Apache Nation in Arizona. The tribe claims that the creature

Bigfoot Sightings 2015: White Mountain Apache Nation Bigfoot Reports
Bigfoot sightings 2015 has a new and very interesting report from the White Mountain Apache Nation in Arizona. The tribe claims that the creature

Bigfoot Sightings 2015: White Mountain Apache Nation Bigfoot Reports
Bigfoot sightings 2015 has a new and very interesting report from the White Mountain Apache Nation in Arizona. The tribe claims that the creature

Bigfoot Sightings 2015: White Mountain Apache Nation Bigfoot Reports
Bigfoot sightings 2015 has a new and very interesting report from the White Mountain Apache Nation in Arizona. The tribe claims that the creature

NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



Read about the magic and theatre of Doc Shiels
... claimed to be able use psychic powers to locate and raise monsters. ... the Loch Ness Monster which have been reproduced countless times since.=

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: Panther killer wanted by state, feds
  • NEWSLINK: Kapata lifts ban on hunting big cats
  • NEWSLINK: Vietnamese man arrested in Russia with b...

  • NEWSLINK: Zambia begins hunting of big cats again
  • 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 HARRASSED

    The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
    Life continues as smoothly as it can do when you have a highly anarchic five week old kitten rampaging about the house. I thought that I was an anarchist until I met little Squeaky Biscuit. OK That will probably not be her proper name when she grows up, but at the moment it is massively appropriate. Things are still a little awry after the recent computer crash, but we have managed to restore most of what we were working on from backed up versions, and have just invested in the new Google Drive for Work cloud storage thingy (which would never have been feasible before we got fast broadband) and I sincerely hope that this means that that particular drama shall never happen again.
    The Gonzo Weekly #131
    www.gonzoweekly.com
    Boomtown Rats, Midlake, Beatles, George Harrison, Apple Scruffs, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#131) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has The Boomtown Rats on the front cover together with some exciting news about a hitherto lost video from 1978 inside. There is a look at Midlake by Doug, Jon examines a book by one of the Apple Scruffs, and discovers the sad story behind it, and talks about a very peculiar week dogged by Mercury Retrograde, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. Xtul gets even more peculiar, and there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive. 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:
    David Crosby, Garry Johnson,Eric Clapton, Noel Gallagher, Steve Hackett, Genetics, Marillion, Edison's Children, System 7, Steve Hillage, Karnataka, Friday Night Progressive, Sam Zaman, Mick Abrahams & Sharon Watson, Tommy James, Hugh Hopper, Third Ear Band, WMWS, David Peel, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Eliza Carthy & Jim Moray,The Boomtown Rats, Midlake, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Yes, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Wyrd, Martin Eve, Xtul, Elvis, onkees, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Richards, FängörN

    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:

    Issue 130 (David Peel cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo130.html
    Issue 129 (Clepsydra cover)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo129.html
    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?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1647 - Alse Young (Achsah Young or Alice Young), a resident of Windsor, CT, was executed for being a "witch." It was the first recorded American execution of a "witch." 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • UK among worst in wildlife league
  • Agreements working to stop beef ranches destroying...
  • DNA hints at earlier dog evolution
  • How spiders create the sounds of love
  • Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans

  • Deepwater Horizon oil spill contributed to high nu...


  • 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)