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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, July 12, 2016

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




Encounters With Bigfoot Creatures In North America
Tonight I speak with three eyewitnesses. The first person I speak to is Bill who works for the sheriffs dept. Bill and his brother had an encounter several ...

Strange Stories From A Bigfoot Witness
Hello everybody! Soon after my Bigfoot sighting back in 2012, I began documenting and sharing my findings, experiences and the experiences of my ...

Bigfoot Chasing In Florida Swamps Leads To Dangerous Conclusion
From the Trail To Bigfoot team: Mark and Chris brief what happened that day. Chris almost falls victim to the swamp leading to the decision to bring it to ...

Bigfoot Tracks Caught On Video In Minnesota
According to the video it is a clip that was sent to them from Minnesota, and shows what could possibly be the tracks of a bigfoot creature. Check it out: ...

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.






HURRAH FOR THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

The Gonzo Daily - Tuesday
 
Yesterday was a pleasant day. Chloe worked extremely hard and we achieved a lot...
 
MJ12 US/UK review
GP Portugal review translated
Gregg Kofi Brown Portugal review translated
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Al Stewart - Shah Of S...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
 
And now I am on the want again. It is time, once again, for me to remind you all about this year's Weird Weekend featuring our very own Steve Ignorant, sponsored by our very own Erik Norlander, compèred by me and the return of  Nuneaton's Mr Entertainment, Barry Tadcaster with his pal Orang Pendek, and featuring a whole cornucopia of high strangeness and cerebral silliness. It would make me very happy if I could sell some more tickets..
 
find out all about the Weird Weekend
buy tickets to the Weird Weekend:
 
And now for the news................
 
COMING THIS WEEKEND
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gong - You Can't Kill...
MJ12 REVIEW
John Lennon on Dick Cavett (entire show) September...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
 
Gonzo Magazine #190
 
In this week’s bumper countercultural issue we interview Erik Norlander  about his excellent new album Surreal, John watches Jefferson Starship, Doug attends the same event and waxes lyrical about the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair,  Alan muses on the Free Stonehenge  Campaign and raves about Jimmy Cauty’s ADP Riot Tour (yes, that is Rockman Rock of the KLF as was), we send Martin "The Gardening Club" Springett to a desert island, Jon raves about G P Ching,  remembers the seventies, and eulogises the new XNA album, and Biffo gets involved with Pick’n’Mix!
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon although the irrepressible Corinna is taking a week off. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside 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 Who, Syd Barrett, Terry Bozzio, Leonie Scott Matthews, Muhammad Ali, John Blackwell, Paul Simon, Carole King, Prince, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour,  Caroline Mary Aherne, Robin St. Clair Rimington Hardy, Donald Ernest "Don" Friedman, , Arturo, Rick Wakeman, Arthur Brown, The Beatles, The Golliwogs, James Young, Cymbalic Encounters, Richard Brautigan, Erik Norlander, Haight Street Fair, The Battle of the Beanfield Remembrance, Wally Hope, John Brodie-Good, Jefferson Starship, Mr Biffo, Nick Nicely, FREE STONEHENGE, XNA, Ian Anderson, Tir Na Nog, 71 Sunset, Roy Weard, Xtul, Martin Springett, Neil Nixon, Caravan
                                                                                  
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
Issue 183 (Daevid Allen)
Issue 182 (Wally)
Issue 181 (Beatles)
Issue 180 (Beltane)
Issue 179 (Gregg Kofi Brown)
Issue 178 (Viv Stanshall)
Issue 177 (David Gilmour)
Issue 176 (Joey Molland and The Raz Band)
Issue 175 (Larry Sanders)
Issue 174 (Keith Emerson)
Issue 173 (Pink Fairies action figures)
Issue 172 (4th Eden)
Issue 171 (Keith Levene)
Issue 170 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 169 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
 
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?

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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