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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, October 17, 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:




Juvenile Bigfoot Tracks Photographed
Hello everybody! In part 5, it's all about the possible juvenile Bigfoot tracks! We take you to the lake for some exploring, where we see numerous ...

Bigfoot Encounter from Frosted Forest Sasquatch (Video)
This is my recollection of a recent sasquatch encounter where I was lucky enough to witness one running very close to me. I startled it with my ...

Bigfoot Investigator Becomes Unnerved As Creatures Splash Around In Creek
Robert Dodson strains to catch a glimpse of what's splashing around in the creek at an area bigfoot was seen just a week ago. While he has his ...

A strange video of a large creature walking in a jungle has Bigfoot hunters excited. Footage shot in Indonesia and posted to YouTube appears to show ...

Ron Morehead: Sounds of Bigfoot (Video)
Appearing with Connie Willis for the full program, Ron Morehead, adventurer, author and Bigfoot expert, will discuss how he witnessed, recorded, and ...

Elk Hunters Surprised By Sasquatch
The RMSO take a look around the Thousand Peaks ranch, where elk hunters had a run in with a bigfoot. The area is rich with bigfoot sightings, and ...

Bigfoot Hotspot Radio - Frightening Dogman Encounter
Will Jevning, Wes Germer and Woody Pratt discussed Sasquatch sightings, encounters and talked to Bigfoot eye witnesses. People are seeing ...

DR SHUKER’S LOCH NESS MONSTER BOOK IS HERE…


At long last we are proud to announce the arrival of the new book by Dr Karl Shuker.
The Loch Ness monster is undoubtedly the best known unknown animal in the world of that is not too much of an oxymoron. Here, for the first time is gathered together a book-length collection of articles written by Dr Shuker about Nessie over the years. He writes:
“Nessie the Loch Ness monster (LNM) is not only the premier mystery beast of the United  Kingdom, it also vies with the bigfoot or sasquatch as the most famous one anywhere in the world. Little wonder, therefore, that during his many years as a world-renowned crypt
ozoological researcher and writer, Dr Karl Shuker should have documented it and all manner of aspects relating to it in a wide range of publications
Now, however, for the very first time and in direct response to popular demand, all of Dr Shuker’s most significant but previously disparate Nessie-themed writings have finally been brought together, and in expanded, updated form whenever possible too, to yield the present LNM compendium, covering a fascinating, extremely broad spectrum of pertinent topics.

http://cfzresources.com/publishing/2016/10/dr-shukers-loch-ness-monster-book-is-here/

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN EXPECTS CHANGES

The Gonzo Daily - Monday/Tuesday
And so the Gonzo Publicity Campaign trundles into action. This last weekend we published a sneak preview of the forth coming Pink Faries album. Now we have a special preview video. Will the wonders ever cease? And just to show that we are a truly international organisation we even have a reaction from Pink Faries fans in Germany.
In other news, Karl Shuker’s Long awaited book on the Loch Ness monster is ready and for sale now. And, just in case this cornucopia of goodies isn't enough for you, there are new issues of the The Journal of Cryptozoology and Animals & Men just around the corner.
Can things get any more groovy?
And now for the news................
M0RE PINK FAIRIES NEWS
PINK FAIRIES IN GERMAN
James Young: “Songs They Never Play On The Radio” ...
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: THE GOLDEN VOID - HA...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
buy my novel:
buy my single:
Gonzo Magazine #204
In this week's exciting edition, Doug goes behind the scenes of Rick Wakeman and Tony Ashton's legendary TV show Gastank. We have a sneak preview of the long awaited new Pink Fairies album, and also reveal news about the new Al Atkins record. Jon and Corinna go to see Focus, Davey goes to see Robin Trower, we have amazing graphicy bits from Martin Springett of The Gardening Club, Jon muses upon Budgie, and
Alan goes to the
Berwick Film
Festival...
Good ‘ere innit?
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 and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
Bob Dylan, Prince, Rod Stewart, Radiohead, Motorhead, Led Zeppelin, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Fergus David Edward Miller, Don Ciccone, Michiyo Yasuda, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Binky Womack, Arthur Brown, Nils Lofgren, Jackie Lee, The Pink Fairies, GasTank, Alan Dearling, Berwick Film Festival, Davey Curtis, Robin Trower, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, The Gardening Club, Budgie, Mr Fibby, Louis Armstrong, Cliff Richard, N.Sync, Cavern Club, The Beatles, Hieronymus Bosch, Henri Chopin
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
Issue 202 (Gong)
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
Issue 199 (Yes)
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
Issue 196 (Paul May)
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
Issue 194 (Auburn)
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
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 57 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/Tuesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1931 - Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939.
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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.)