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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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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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




The creators of the “Finding Bigfoot” series say they'll spend two weeks here and on Kauai and Oahu, investigating reports of encounters with the ...

People are talking about a dead bigfoot found in british columbia today saying its on CNN
I just had CNN on for over an hour and definitely nothing about a Bigfoot. They were about to start the Donald Trump town hall thing when I left the ...

Witnesses Watch In Horror As Bigfoot Breaks Down Elderly Neighbor's Door
When Tina was a child her family watched two aggressive angry Bigfoot on the porch of the elderly neighbor. The situation with these two Sasquatch ...

Is Bigfoot A Neanderthal? Interview With Dr. Casey Onik
Today I interview Casey Onik, Co-Star of Monsters Underground on Discovery and Destination America. We talk about the possibility of Bigfoot Being ...

New Breakdown Video Maine Bigfoot Creature Hides Behind Tree
The Paranormal Review takes a look at a youtube video posted a while back of a supposed bigfoot creature videoed in Maine. The bigfoot is peeking ...


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 Daily – Wednesday
    http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html

    Yesterday was really rather a nice one. Those of you eagerly awaiting the first CFZ Yearbook for a couple of years will be glad to know that I finally started work on it (about four months late). People eagerly awaiting this weekend's issue of the Gonzo Weekly (or Gonzo Magazine, I can't decide which to call it) have an interview with Fred Frith by the mighty Alan Dearling, and an interview with Mike Livesley, mastermind and central honcho of the awesome revival of Viv Stanshall's 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End' (which sounds so much like various of my more eccentric wino relatives that you wouldn't believe).

    In the meantime if you feel that you have too much money in your pocket, you can.....

    buy my novel:
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    buy my single:
    http://tinyurl.com/zoex4d4
    buy tickets to the Weird Weekend:
    http://tinyurl.com/jnkehwx

    Gosh, aren't I a generous young feller?

    Gonzo Magazine #177
    http://www.gonzoweekly.com/

    David Gilmour, Pink Floyd, Jaqui McShee, Pentangle, Beatles, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Frank Zappa, Elvis Presley, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!

    David Gilmour is on the front cover, and Doug goes to see him at the Hollywood Bowl inside, whilst John goes to an even more prestigious venue in Wimborne to see Jaqui McShee's Pentangle. Jon gets all metaphysical about The Beatles whilst Alan talks about Yoko Ono (and John Lennon), while we review two books about Frank Zappa and Biffo reveals religious art featuring Sonic the Hedgehog. There are radio shows from Strange Fruit and Mack Maloney, the latest installment of the saga of Xtul, and columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna who this week has Elvis in her sights (uh huh huh). 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:
    The Beatles, The Glissando Guitar Orchestra, Todd Rundgren, Ron Wood, The Rolling Stones, Robin Trower, Tony Hawk, Marillion, AndersonPonty Band, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird, Merle Ronald Haggard, Carlo Mastrangelo, Dennis Davis, Otha Leon Haywood, Captain Beefheart, Brand X, Osibisa, Pink Fairies, Gram Parson's The International Submarine Band, Gib Guilbeau, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Sons of Fred, Percy Jones, Norman Wisdom featuring Rick Wakeman, David Gilmour, Alan Dearling, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Roy Weard, John Brodie-Good, Jacqui McShee's Pentangle, Mr Biffo, John Ellis, Hawkwind, Xtul, Frank Zappa, Elvis, Neil Nixon, James Brown, Omut
                                                                                       
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:

    Issue 176 (Joey Molland and The Raz Band)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo176.html
    Issue 175 (Larry Sanders)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo175.html
    Issue 174 (Keith Emerson)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo174.html
    Issue 173 (Pink Fairies action figures)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo173.html
    Issue 172 (4th Eden)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo172.html
    Issue 171 (Keith Levene)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo171.html
    Issue 170 (Wildman Fischer)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo170.html
    Issue 169 (Wildman Fischer)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo169.html
    Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo168.html
    Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo167.html
    Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo166.html
    Issue 165 (David Bowie)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo165.html
    Issue 164 (Free Festivals)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo164.html
    Issue 163 (Lemmy)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo163.html
    Issue 161-2 (The Christmas Double Feature)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/…/gonzo-161-21-yer-festive-double-…
    Issue 160 (Frank Zappa)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo160.html
    Issue 159 (Jon Anderson and Matt Malley)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo159.html
    Issue 158 (Billy Sherwood)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo158.html
    Issue 157 (Drones for Daevid)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo157.html
    Issue 156 (Rick and Emmie)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo156.html
    Issue 155 (Pink Fairies)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo155.html
    Issue 154 (Steve Ignorant)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo154.html
    Issue 153 (Martin Barre)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo153.html
    Issue 152 (4th Eden)
    http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo152.html

    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/

    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?

    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



    Mashable

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1598 - King Henry IV of France signed the Edict of Nantes which granted political rights to French Protestant Huguenots.
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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)