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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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Friday, August 07, 2015

CRYPTOLINK: Is this proof that Australia has its very own Loch Ness monster?

A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 
Reddit user Shenko-Wolf shared the below picture to the social network where it quickly drew quite a lot of attention.
The image apparently shows some kind of highly unusual creature poking it’s head out of the water in a river in the Aussie outback. 
Australian Loch Ness monster
Inevitably then, comparisons were made to the elusive “Nessie” water creature that is said to lurk beneath the waters of the Scottish Loch Ness. 
Read on...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN HAS FRIDAY ON HIS MIND

The Gonzo Daily - Friday/Saturday
www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html
 
OK boys and girls, we have one week left and counting util the Weird Weekend. I truly cannot get my head around the fact that this is the sixteenth time that I have done this. Life truly is peculiar, but the latest Belle and Sebastian album is terrific, and Corinna comes home this evening. Whooopeeeeee!
 
 
The Gonzo Weekly #141
www.gonzoweekly.com
 
Rick Wakeman, Yes, Camel, Spirit, Shack, Soft Machine, Canterbury Sans Frontières, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#141) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Rick Wakeman on the front cover together with an interview with him inside. Doug goes to the Ramblin' Man festival, he also remembers a very special gig featuring Rick Wakeman and his family, John B-G talks about Spirit, and Jon and Doug and Graham take mother down the pub. Lee remembers a band called Shack. The story of Xtul comes to an end for now at least. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and one from those jolly nice chaps at Strange Fruit, and our monthly visit to Canterbury Sans Frontières featuring an insanely rare slice of Soft Machine. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons with books to peruse (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials in a literary mood, 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:
 
Morrissey, Damon Albarn, Janis Ian, Keith Richards, Nile, Chic, Marillion, Badfinger, Steve Ignorant, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Buddie Emmons, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Norbert Schwefel, Eddie Hardin, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Rick Wakeman, Camel, The Scorpions, Blue Oyster Cult, Lee Walker, Shack, John Brodie-Good, Spirit, Roy Weard, Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Alan White, Steve Hackett, Steve Howe, Xtul, Neil Nixon, Moe Barbari, Ozy Osbourne, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Jerry Garcia, Stormtide
 

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, and a small kitten totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, 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, and the adventurous kitten?

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Sees Bigfoot Creature (Video)
During their flight to the location, Larry Wilson witnessed a bigfoot type creature shaking a tree. At first the soldiers thought it was an enemy and almost ...

Tales of a bigfoot loping through the swamp lured a New York reporter and producer from Comedy Central, the comedy cable channel, to Trail Lakes 

Kids Capture Footage Of Bigfoot In The UK
An even rarer event is the occasional video footage of bigfoot's British cousin. In this case some young children were somehow able to capture footage ...

Bigfoot-Like Creature Caught on Camera in North Carolina
N.C. — A Bigfoot researcher on Thursday released footage of an unidentified creature roaming the woods of North Carolina. Bobby Woods told ...

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 - Friday/Saturday

ON THIS DAY IN 1914 - Germany invaded France. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk



  • Flowers can endanger bees
  • Hainan gibbon decline charted in Chinese records



  • Study identifies fish vulnerable to trawling


  • 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)