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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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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

CFZ PUBLISHING: NEW RELEASE: Sasquatch Down


The world's leading publishers of cryptozoology, forteana and fortean fiction, with over a hundred titles currently in print.


The latest post on the CFZ Publishing Group blog begins as follows:
CFZ Press is pleased to announce the release of Sasquatch Down, a new book by Michael Newton which is essentially a companion piece to his previous volume, When Bigfoot Attacks....
Click here to read the whole article.

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: Nature conservancy working to provide ho...
  • NEWSLINK: Proposed Bill to Free Captive Tigers and...

  • ARTICLE: Conservationist discusses her successful 
  • Jon, Richard and Jess on the Radio prior to the last WW

    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)




    A Highland business trio have unveiled a premium new monster product ... Loch Ness Water is currently producing the equivalent of 5000 bottles of ...

    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.


    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Watch: Bigfoot Chases car in Colorado Send In Breakdown
    Watch: Bigfoot Chases car in Colorado Send In Breakdown. The Youtuber writes “A woman sent me this video to review. She says her and her ...

    Watch: Bigfoot Chases car in Colorado Send In Breakdown
    Watch: Bigfoot Chases car in Colorado Send In Breakdown. The Youtuber writes “A woman sent me this video to review. She says her and her ...

    Watch: Baby Bigfoot Sighting – Massachusetts
    Baby Bigfoot Sighting (Massachusetts) This one is from Sept 6 2015 so still too recent to have much more info. Below are some still frames from the.

    Video...Bigfoot Attacks Scientists In Canada Documentary!!!
    Blood and tissue have been found at a remote cabin damaged by some unknown creature. Could Canada have its own Sasquatch, and are the ...

    Founder Of Kentucky Bigfoot Group Got A Good Look At Bigfoot
    Michael Cook, the founder of the Kentucky Sasquatch team has been asked to speak at the upcoming Big Sky Bigfoot Conference in Montana.

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN PLACES NO FAITH IN PRINCES

    The Gonzo Daily - Tuesday
     
    At the beginning of this year I promised that my task for 2015 was to get things back on track with our publishing schedule. So far, we are doing reasonably well. We have published 3 issues of Animals & Men with a fourth one due just before Christmas, which means that we will have hit our publishing target of being a courtly for the first time since 2003.
     
    But what of the other things that have fallen by the way side? Well we have good news there as well. ‘On the Track’ will be returning earlier in the new year, co-presented by me and the lovely Charlotte Phillipson, whom Weird Weekend regulars will remember as the young lady who put Ronan’s head in a bag. And, finally the CFZ members newsletter that I have been promising for months starts next month. We have compiled a data sheet of all the e-mail addresses that we can find for CFZ members. If you do not receive one, and think that you should have done, please e-mail us at: jon@eclipse.co.uk .
     
    In Gonzo news, we are pleased to announce the advent of several new regular contributors to the magazine, starting off with the legendary AJ Smitrovitch of the ‘My Dad’s LPs’. I also hope that my old friends Richard Freeman and Nick Redfern will be joining the Gonzo Weekly family on a regular bases fairly soon. So its all looking rather good here in the potato shed.
     
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Alexis Korner - Honky ...
    YES: John Lennon remembered by Alan White, Joey Mo...
    Grandmothers of Invention Zappa The Scene
    THE GREATEST LEAST SUCCESSFUL RECORD OF ALL TIME
     
    Gonzo Weekly #152
    www.gonzoweekly.com
     
    4th Eden, David Gilmour, Pink Floyd, Hard Meat, Transmetropolitan, Patto, Steely Dan, Little Feat, Neil Young, Digitiser, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, Mack Moloney, and Yes fans had better look out!
     
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#152) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has 4th Eden on the front cover together with an interview with him inside, Doug goes to see David Gilmour at the Royal Albert Hall, Jon muses on Patto and rock and roll archaeology. We review volume one of Transmetropolitan, 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, C J Stone does his, and Mr Biffo has more of his regular slices of insanity from the world of Digitiser 2000, and there is a radio show from Strange Fruit, one from Friday Night Progressive and another from our latest addition to the team Mack Moloney. 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:
     
    Patto, Hard Meat, Damon Albarn, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, James Dean Bradfield, Sting, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones, Guy Garvey, Steve Hackett, ELO, Frank Zappa, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Smokin' Joe Kubek, John Russell Murphy, Steve Mackay, Carey Lander, Ronald Gordon Honeycombe, Robert Cooper Phillips, Robbin  Thompson, James "Jim" Diamond, Michael Hugh  Scully, Richard Edward Geoffrey Howe, Brand X, The Raz Band, Johnny Winter, Alexis Korner, 13th Floor Elevators, Nucleus, Spirits Burning, The Pirates, Martin Eve, 4th Eden, David Gilmour, John Brodie-Good, The Allman Brothers, Steely Dan, Little Feat, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Xtul, Hawkwind, Yes, Billy Sherwood, AndersonPonty Band, John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Grateful Dead, The Osbournes, Chris Bell, Tuatha de Danann
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    Issue 151 (Corky Laing)
    Issue 150 (Roger Dean)
    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:
     
    SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
     
    * 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 56 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?

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

    From CFZ-USA:

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Tuesday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1740 - Maria Theresa became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia with the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

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  • Feds eye refuges for cold-water species in 5 state...
  • Outrage as ban on elephant trophy imports from Afr...

  • So basic: Bees apparently can’t resist caffeinated...

  • 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)