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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, October 09, 2015

CFZ PUBLISHING: Special Offer on The Song of Panne


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In the latest special offer from the CFZ Publishing Group, you can get your SIGNED copy of the surreal new novel from Jonathan Downes, The Song of Panne (Being Mainly about Elephants), for just £6.99 (postage free within the UK).

Click here for full details of the offer and how to order your copy..

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From CFZ-USA:

NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



Did waves create the Loch Ness Monster?
How Waves Could Have Created the Loch Ness Monster OPEN SITE FOR VIDEO! Despite very little scientific evidence supporting the Loch Ness ...

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




New Youtube Show Discusses The Bigfoot Phenomenon
You guessed it! Bigfoot! We think this is pretty cool, and we can't wait to see more of these videos. Be sure to check it out and show your support.

Ocheesee Pond Wild Man: A19th Century Bigfoot capture in Florida?
Wednesday, October 07, 2015. Was a #Bigfoot captured in North #Florida during the 19th century? Learn the answer in this awesome story from Two ...


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 JUMPS IN THE AIR

The Gonzo Daily - Friday
 
We truly are living in very strange times. This week an American God botherer claimed that the world was going to end, and various political pundits including some surprisingly heavy weight ones were suggesting that Russia’s involvement in the Syrian conflict, and the rumoured advent of Chinese military action in the area was heralding a new World War.
 
There have been changes with this issue of Gonzo Weekly (out tomorrow) and there will be more changes in the future. I hope that you like the advent of Paul “Mr Biffo” Rose and Mack Malloney as regular contributors. We are planning to start streaming another philosophically fortean radio show, this one presented by my old mate Richard Freeman, via Gonzo web radio in the next few issues. There are other things in the pipeline, and whilst not all of my plans will come to fruition, I am sure of that, I am sure that some of them will. And assuming that the world doesn’t come to an end and that World War three does not burst upon us like avenging furies of Ancient Greece then I am sure that this magazine will only get bigger and better.
 
COMING TOMORROW
21 Covers Of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” Rate...
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: John Lennon (75 Today)...
YES ALUMNI: Billy Sherwood releases first video fr...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
 
Gonzo Weekly #150
www.gonzoweekly.com
 
Roger Dean, Geoff Downes, Mew, The Farm, The Raz Band, David Gilmour, Anderson Ponty Band, Barbara Dickson, New Order, Joe Vitale, Joey Molland, anarchopunk, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#150) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has legendary artist Roger Dean on the front cover together with an interview with him inside, Doug looks at Danish Alr Rockers Mew, Lee muses on The Farm and WW1, Jon intrerviews Michael Raz and critiques new albums by Jon Anderson, David Gilmour and New Order as well telling the story of the night we met Barbara Dickson. We review a delightful book about butterflies, and Xtul are back in the deep woods. Neil unearths a hidden gem, Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show Strange Fruit and another from Canterbury Sans Frontieres. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons wanting a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who stayed up too late last night, 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:
 
Kurt Cobain, Lush, Taylor Swift, Keith Richards, John Lennon, David Gilmour, Chic, David Bowie, Steve Hackett, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Phillip Wells Woods, Frankie Ford, Wilton Lewis Felder, Denise Lor, Brand X, The Raz Band, Johnny Winter, Alexis Korner, 13th Floor Elevators, Nucleus, Spirits Burning, The Pirates, Roger Dean, Mew, Michael Rescigno, The Raz Band, Joey Molland, Joseph Vitale, Lee Walker, The Farm, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Nik Turner, Xtul, Nirvana, Beatles, Jermaine Jackson, Jim Morrison, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Yes, Billy Sherwood, Geoff Downes, AndersonPonty Band, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire, New Order, Barbara Dickson,Neil Nixon, Beck, SatanaKozel
 
And yes, we reach our Century and a half.
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 149 (Tony Palmer in Space)
Issue 148 (Wally Hope)
Issue 147 (Thom the World Poet cover)
Issue 146 (Bee and Flower cover)
Issue 145 (Dave Brock cover)
Issue 144 (Percy Jones cover)
Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
Issue 139 (Raz cover)
Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
Issue 135 (FNP cover)
 
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:

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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  • NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1635 - Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away land that belonged to the Indians. Williams had founded Providence, Rhode Island as a place for people to seek religious freedom. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


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  • Fishermen find dead wallaby in River Exe


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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)