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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, March 11, 2016

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



New Breakdown Video Bigfoot Outside Of Treeline
Parabreakdown takes a look at a recently released photo of a possible bigfoot standing, or walking, next to a treeline. Apparently. The owner of the ...

Florida Skunk Ape Researchers & Eyewitnesses
The Zaskman is back with another episode of The Bigfoot Researcher's Journal. In this episode Mark focuses on Bigfoot eyewitnesses as well as ...

Is There A Bigfoot Body Stored At Area 51?
... of global urban legend. But what is the truth? What are they hiding from public eye there? Could a bigfoot body be stored there along side aliens?

Times Are Hard For An Out of Work Bigfoot (Video)
Check out this funny commercial pitch for godaddy.com by Jason Francois and Jae Staats. What's a bigfoot to do when the scaring campers gig isn't ...

Couple In Michigan Get Bluff Charged By A Bigfoot (Video)
On a hot summer night, a couple in Michigan got the fright of their life while enjoying the view of an overlook on the hood of their car. Something was 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.

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

From CFZ-USA:

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN BELIEVES THE WORLD IS FLAT

The Gonzo Daily - Friday/Saturday
 
The computer issues continue. This morning the keyboard on my machine stopped working and the video display on Corinna’s machine (also newly purchased) packed up. Dear Graham worked tremendously hard on both problems, and after a serious amount of fiddling around managed to get both machines working again.
 
Thank you Old Friend. I truly do not know what we would do without you..
 
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: KARNATAKA - Fairytale ...
REVIEW: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention ‘...
Festivalized by Ian Abrahams & Bridget Wishart
COMING THIS WEEKEND
 
Gonzo Magazine #172
 
4th Eden, Stargrace, American Football, Chaos Chaos, Smoosh, David Crosby, Matt Miller, aka Matisyahu, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!
 
4th Eden and Stargrace are on the front cover, together with an interview with 4th Eden inside. Doug writes about American Football, Richard writes about Matt Miller, aka Matisyahu, while Jon gets all concerned about Chaos Chaos, and grumpy about Words with Friends. We review a book by David Crosby. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, and Mack Maloney, 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 irrepressible 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:
Smoosh, Chaos Chaos, Bob Dylan, David Lee Roth, Izzy Stradlin, Elton John, Ginger Baker, Rolling Stones, Rick Wakeman, David Bowie, Pedal Giant Animals, Frank Zappa, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Keith Leven, Lennie Baker, Frank Kelly, Gordon Ranney, James Atkins, Gregg Kofi Brown, Billy Cobham, Kevin Ayres featuring Ollie Halsall, Country Queens, Robert Calvert, Greg Harris, The Kentucky Colonels, Michael Jackson, Leonard Cohen, Michael Livesley and Brainwashing House feat Rick Wakeman, Neil Innes and Susie Honeyman, Martin Eve, 4th Eden, Marianne Holland, American Football, John Keeling, Roy Weard, A J Smitrovich, My Dad's LPs, Richard Stellar, Matt Miller (Matisyahu), Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Tim Blake, xtul, David Crosby, John Lennon, Joy Division, The Beatles, Sandy Shaw, Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Michael Jackson, Neil Nixon, David Bowie, Radogost
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 171 (Keith Levene)
Issue 170 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 169 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
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)
 
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: Friday/Saturday

ON THIS DAY IN 1302 - The characters Romeo and Juliet were married this day according to William Shakespeare. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • California couple plead guilty to smuggling 911 se...
  • Frogs Survived 4 Mass Extinctions, but Can They Su...
  • Extinct otter-like 'marine bear' might have had a ...
  • New maps reduce threats to whales, dolphins

  • Ghostly new octopod species discovered by NOAA sci...
  • 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)