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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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Thursday, February 09, 2017

STEVE RIDER FOUND THIS - He thinks in the Cornish Guardian

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Newer Post
... Cascade Bigfoot on youtube: Bigfoot researchers Mark and Doug experience some very tense moments while searching for answers about Bigfoot.
Getting Zapped By Bigfoot
Some people report feelings of sickness when encountering bigfoot. Around the bigfoot community, this is known as being "zapped". The most ...

Bigfoot Howls Recorded in Oklahoma
Robert Dodson reviews some audio which has captured what seems to be possible bigfoot howls. The audio was recorded at Dodson's research ...

Bigfoot Photographed in Idaho Again?
How in the HELL did I miss this story? Someone took a photo of Bigfoot here in Idaho last month...people, people, when this happens you gotta share ...

Posted on the website Reddit the clip shows a 'Big Foot' hurtling through the woods in Ukraine. Filming was a petrified walker who didn't know what to ...

CFZ PRESS: Karl Shuker in FT

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THE DURRELL CONCERT
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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.



THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS STILL WAITING FOR HIS NEW CAR

The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
The saga of our new car continues apace. We bought the blasted thing last Friday from a garage in South Molton, who promised to valet it and put twelve months' MOT on it. And they said we could collect it on Monday. Monday came, and we were told that one of the spares was late arriving and it would be Wednesday. Wednesday we were told it would be definitely arriving today. But today rolled around, and we were told that we can have a courtesy car tomorrow. The courtesy car to be kept until our new car is finally ready. Life was so much easier thirty years ago when you could pick up something driveable for fifty quid, and buy a legal looking MOT for a fiver from a bloke in one of the seamier pubs in downtown Crediton. Not that I ever did anything like that, of course.
And here is the news:
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Rick Wakeman - Catheri...
AL ATKINS SPANISH REVIEW (TRANSLATED)
THE DURRELL CONCERT
Percy Jones on the Return of Brand X
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Gonzo Magazine #220
THE "THERE'S A (PINK) FAIRY AT THE BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN" ISSUE
The first of a two part exclusive interview with the legendary Larry Wallis by Jeremy, Doug says Goodbye to the irreplaceable John Wetton, Richard goes to see Live Dead ‘69, John remembers Gary Duncan, and Jon looks at another Beatles book, and reveals a secret from his murky past, and there is more, lots more...
It’s all free!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive, (Strange Fruit is missing in action this week), and part two of Jeremy Smith's new project The Seven Deadly Sins. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
Richard Freeman, Pet Shop Boys, Yoko Ono, James Blunt, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Ant, Goldfrapp, George Michael, Elton John, Andy Summers, Ray Davies, Vera Lynn, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Jeremy Smith's Seven Deadly Sins, Roger "Deke" Leonard, John Kenneth Wetton, Ronnie Davis, Geoffrey James "Geoff" Nicholls, Benny Collins, Tom Edwards, Sir John Vincent Hurt, Mark Tighe, Elkin Ramirez, Robert Thomas "Bobby" Freeman, Gabriel Perrodin (aka Guitar Gable), James Laurence, Jack Mendelsohn, Absolute Elsewhere feat Bill Bruford, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Atomic Rooster, Lord Buckley, Tony Ashton & Jon Lord, Adrian Legg, Jeremy Smith, Larry Wallis, The Pink Fairies, John Wetton, Alan Dearling, Mookx, John Brodie-Good, Gary Duncan, Richard Foreman, Tom Constanten, Mark Karan, Slick Aguilar, Grateful Dead, Kev Rowland, It Bites, Lana Avacada, Lannie Flowers, Lee Abraham/Steve Kingman, Little Tragedies, Liquid Shadow, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, The Beatles, Bruce Foxton, Toby Keith, Loretta Lynn, Lemmy, Nick Cave, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Neil Nixon, The Creatures
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
Issue 217 (Dig Doug Harr)
Issue 215-6 (New Year 2017)
Issue 213-4 (Yule 2016)
Issue 212 (Greg Lake)
Issue 211 (Phil Collins)
Issue 210 (Nico)
Issue 209 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 207 (Tibet)
Issue 206 (Raz)
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
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 a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown 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 Archie and the Cats?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Thursday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1885 - The first Japanese arrived in Hawaii. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • A lure at both ends: Puff adders leave nothing to ...
  • How Dragonfish Open Their Fearsome Mouths So Wide
  • Hunting or Angry? Scientists Can't Agree on Odd Oc...
  • Armed herders invade Kenya's most important wildli...


  • 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.)