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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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Monday, February 08, 2016

WYRD: A new CD Single from 4th Eden. Is this a breath of fresh air?

WyrdSo some much needed musical delights at last from the 4th Eden camp.
The new CD single is called 'Our Last Breath' is a collaboration with Stargrace and Lamara-Marie Graham.

The CD single consists of 3 tracks:

1. Our Last Breath (Radio Edit)
2. Our Last Breath (Original)
3. Our Last Breath (Annihilation Mix)

Martin states' Well I wrote the main body of the music to begin with but I've been told that the lyrics are written from the perspective of the last human alive in an alternate dark future, where for humanity the breath is a distant memory. Phew! Well I didn't get it so you'll have to use your imagination!"

Read on...

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Bigfoot And Infant In New York Classic Breakdown Video
In this classic breakdown video, Parabreakdown takes a look at some footage that is still talked about today, a possible bigfoot and infant seen in New ...

If You Love Your Dog Keep It Away From Bigfoot (Video)
There are lots of stories of dogs disappearing in areas of bigfoot activity, or dogs being afraid all of a sudden out in the woods, and even on rare ...

Veteran Researcher Discusses The Relationship Between Bigfoot And Dogs
Thomas Steenburg is in the field searching for bigfoot. The veteran researcher discusses why he is searching for bigfoot this time of year, and where ...

Alabama Bigfoot Don't Care Too Much For Dogs Supposedly (Video)
The Alabama Bigfoot Society has been hitting it out of the park lately with their Bigfoot stories. This one is about Bigfoots and dogs. It's a great story if ...

Bigfoot Investigator Finds Strange Anomaly While Ghost Hunting
Skunk Ape hunter Tim Fasano recently relocated to a new condo in the Sunshine State. Before he moves all the way in, Fasano wants to check the ...

BIGFOOT 2016-NEW Huge Sasquatch Structure
BIGFOOT 2016-NEW Huge Sasquatch Structure posted by Frosted Forest Sasquatch. Share on Facebook. Saturday, February 06, 2016. We went out ...

Does Bigfoot Do This To Trees? (Video)
Bigfoot investigators are always noticing the tiniest of details in the woods that most people would walk right by. It takes a keen eye, and a sharp sense ...

Mysterious "White Bigfoot" Sighting In January 2016
Apparently, there's a special technique out there for Bigfoot hunters looking to capture footage of the elusive creature – walk forward while filming in ...

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.


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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  • THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN HOPS

    The Gonzo Daily - Monday
    It is blowing one hell of a gale today. Apparently part of the roof of Barnstaple Civic Centre has been blown off, which is peculiar as one would have supposed that it was going to be in better nick than my tumbledown old cottage. It was raining all weekend and there are various pictures of lanes in the Woolsery vicinity looking more like small rivers than thoroughfares, but - again peculiarly - Corinna drove to work this morning and says that the high winds had blown away the standing water on the Clovelly road; one bit of improbable weather counteracting the other.
    NB: I spoke too soon. Graham informs me that some of the cladding has blown off the porch. But it can be fixed easily enough and it is still in a better state than Barnstaple Civic Centre.
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Selecter - On My R...
    Eric Burdon performs at The Paramount on Long Isla...
    FZ IN THE NEWS
    YES ALUMNI: Patrick Moraz CTTE Promo Interview
    Gonzo Weekly #168
    www.gonzoweekly.com
    David Bowie, Rick Wakeman, Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Beatles, Dixie Dregs, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard,  Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
    Following the overwhelming response to Rick Wakeman’s piano tribute to David Bowie, Rick has recorded new piano versions of both Life on Mars and Space Oddity with royalties going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Pete Sears pays tribute to his old friend Paul Kantner as does John Brodie-Good. Doug writes about the Dixie Dregs, while Jon gets all intense about positivity, and for once finds a Beatles book that he DOESN'T like. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, and Mack Moloney, the latest installment of the saga of Xtul, and columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, Mr Biffo and the irrepressable Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons ouyside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
    Lady Gaga, Colin Vearncombe, Primal Scream, Yoko Ono, Status Quo, ELO, Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, Daevid Allen, Daevid Allen Weird Quartet, Barbara Dickson, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Signe Toly Anderson, Jon Bunch, Francis "Frank" Finlay, CBE, Sir Michael Terence "Terry"  Wogan, KBE, DL, Maurice White, Joe Dowell, Inner City Unit, Brand X, Gregg Kofi Brown, Nucleus, Captain Beefheart, Third Ear Band, The Selecter, Genre Peak, Mick Farren and Jack Lancaster, Rick & Adam Wakeman,A Dixie Dregs, John Brodie-Good, Paul Kantner, Dave Bainbridge, Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, My Dad's LPs, Mr Biffo, Yes, Hawkwind, Pete Sears, Xtul, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Elton John, Neil Nixon, Ross Bolleter, Tengwar
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
    Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
    Issue 165 (David Bowie)
    Issue 164 (Free Festivals)
    Issue 163 (Lemmy)
    Issue 161-2 (The Christmas Double Feature)
    Issue 160 (Frank Zappa)
    Issue 159 (Jon Anderson and Matt Malley)
    Issue 158 (Billy Sherwood)
    Issue 157 (Drones for Daevid)
    Issue 156 (Rick and Emmie)
    Issue 155 (Pink Fairies)
    Issue 154 (Steve Ignorant)
    Issue 153 (Martin Barre)
    Issue 152 (4th Eden)
    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.co.uk
    * 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 two small kittens, one 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. 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 kittens?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1900 - In South Africa, British troops under Gen. Buller were beaten at Ladysmith. The British fled over the Tugela River. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Drone footage captures rare sight of endangered bl...
  • Driver 'deliberately' mows down 17 kangaroos in Au...
  • More than 20,000 trophy hunters descend on Las Veg...
  • Groundhogs on the Menu? The Wild History of Punxsu


  • 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)