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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, June 30, 2017

NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



Could This Be a Possible Loch Ness Monster Sighting?
Irishman Tony was visiting the beautiful Loch Ness in Scotland, when he caught this questionable footage. The legend of the Loch Ness monster is ...

Charlie Kelly, the leader of the Loch Ness monster project, looks exactly like you'd expect the ...
All posts must make an attempt at humor. We won't remove posts where the humor is crappy or unfunny (that's a subjective judgement), but every post ...

THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

CFZ-USA

  • COLORADO PHOENIX
  • WORLD APE MEN
  • PARANA CREATURE
  • BLACK-EYED KID
  • INFLATED HEDGEHOG
  • GORILLA IN NEW ZEALAND
  • BIGFOOT A SECRET?
  • BIGFOOT AND THE ACTOR
  • NEW ANT DISCOVERED IN SPAIN
  • $1 MILLION DOLLAR REWARD
  • CAN YOU FUNCTION WITH HARDLY ANY OR NO DETECTABLE ...
  • MAY, 2017: POSSIBLE BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS
  • NEW SPECIES OF PARROT
  • GREAT BARRIER REEF - ECONOMIC VALUE
  • PENNSYLVANIA BIGFOOT
  • ATTACK BY BIGFOOT
  • BIGFOOT IN ALGONQUIN PARK
  • IS NESSIE A VISITOR?
  • BEAST OF GÉVAUDAN
  • UFO OVER AIR FORCE BASE
  • COPROPHAGOUS CREATURES
  • BIRD WITH TEETH
  • BIGFOOT IN EAST TEXAS
  • BIGFOOT AND UFO ACTIVITY
  • ZAMBIAN SPACE PROGRAM
  • NOT SLEEP PARALYSIS
  • INTERVIEW WITH BIGFOOT AUTHOR
  • BIGFOOT AT TABLE ROCK?
  • EXTINCTION EVENT IN THE OCEAN
  • LORE OF THE HEN
  • OIECHEK - HUMAN EATER
  • HAWKING'S PROJECT INVESTIGATES SIGNALS
  • HOWLER MONKEY SNAKE
  • OSBORNE SEA MONSTER
  • DOG ELECTED AS MAYOR
  • SKUNK APE SOUGHT
  • BIGFOOT IN OKLAHOMA
  • WERE THESE GHOSTLY SNOWBALLS?
  • SERRA - A SHARP FISH
  • 3 EXTRATERRESTRIAL SPECIES
  • HAVE OTTERS INTERBRED WITH SHEEP?
  • THIS LOOKS INTERESTING
  • THE TOOTH MOUSE
  • RATS INFEST VILLAGES
  • ANTI-POACHING DRIVE TO SAVE TIGERS
  • REPORT ON DODO PICTURE
  • BATLIKE HUMANOID SEEN
  • FBI AID TEXAS BIGFOOT HUNT
  • HALF-A-DOZEN MONSTERS
  • EXISTENCE OF FAIRIES
  • WHAT ARE BLACK STICK MEN?
  • MAUSTON BIRDMAN
  • GIGANTIC SNAKES
  • HARASSED BY BIGFOOT
  • WEREWOLF, SKINWALKER AND DOGMAN
  • BISCARDI HUNTS BIGFOOT
  • BIGFOOT IN ROUND ROCKS PARK
  • WHEN IS BIGFOOT A RABBIT?
  • BIGFOOT DAY NEXT MONTH
  • GREEN HILL MONSTER
  • SKUNK APES AND SWAMPS
  • STEPHEN HAWKING AND OTHER WORLDS
  • MIB AT PLEASANT RIDGE
  • PSYCHIC DOGS?
  • DID TEENAGERS FILM BIGFOOT?
  • OMPAX - A DELIBERATE MYSTERY
  • MORE PTERODACTYL SIGHTINGS?
  • ANOTHER PLANET?

  • MOTHMEN AND MEN-IN-BLACK
  • 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.

  • SIGHTING, IRELAND: Warnings after possible panther...
  • NEWSLINK: Animal Reserve anticipates August openin...
  • VIDEO: 30 big cats at Brevard County facility to b...
  • NEWSLINK: Sunderbans now happy hunting ground for ...
  • NEWSLINK: Experts fear at least 150 black panthers...
  • NEWSLINK: Big drop in global cheetah numbers
  • 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 ESCAPING

    The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
    There are times, I am afraid, that I begin to regret having purchased this dear old shite elephant of a house. Whereas the bits built at the beginning of the nineteenth century, without planning permission, building regs and all the other trappings of the modern world, have remained pretty well intact. The more modern bits (built by the father of a schoolfriend of mine in the mid 1970s) are sadly falling to bits.
    Sadly (or perhaps not) the house has rapidly become a slightly smaller analogue (half a century on) of the tumnbledown, book-filled mansion inhabited by Great Aunt Dymphna in Noel Streatfield’s mid-60s book The Growing Summer, and apart from the fact that it can be massively uncomfortable, there is nothing wrong with that. Corinna looks ever more like Great Aunt D, and I behave more like a male hippy version of her with every day that passes.
    What has provoked this aside into Children’s Literature of the mid-1960s?
    I woke up several hours late this morning (OK, it was afternoon really, but who is counting?) to find that the teensy weensy little drips in the pink bathroom have brought down a chunk of the ceiling. It is nowhere near bas bad as the events seven years ago when a quarter of our bedroom ceiling fell in, but it is still a pain in the bum.
    But now, here is the news:
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Blodwyn Pig - Same old...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    COMING THIS WEEKEND
    YES (BROADLY) IN THE NEWS
    HERMAN'S HERMITS IN THE NEWS
    Gonzo Magazine Issue #240
    THE SUMER IS ACUMEN IN ISSUE
    We mark the Summer Solstice, with an issue including Alfredo Zitarossa and The Beatles, and an exclusive excerpt from Tony Klinger’s new book. Alan reviews The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon, Biffo looks at Video Games featuring Pop Stars, and Jeremy goes to see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.
    Good ‘ere innit?
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and the final episode of Jeremy Smith's Seven Deadly Sins, but Friday Night Progressive is on hiatus for a few weeks. 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:
    Alfredo Zitarrosa, Queen, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Yoko Ono, Coldplay, Eno, Neil Hannon, The Divine Comedy, Barry Gibb, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Strange Fruit, Jeremy Smith's Seven Deadly Sins, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Albert Johnson "Prodigy", Brian Cant, Stephen Furst, Sheila Raye Charles, Byron Christopher Murrell, Belton Richard, Mary Hopkin, Steve Howe, Ashton Gardner and Dyke, Tony Klinger, Alan Dearling, Joanna Cannon, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Kev Rowland, Elephant Plaza, Wednesday 13, Witch Vomit, Flyinglow, The Ferrymen, Jim Jackson, Mr Biffo, Paradise9, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, The Beatles, Elvis, Motley Crew, Biz Markie, Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, Bob Marley, Neil Nixon, The Dope King’s Last Stand
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
    Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
    Issue 236 (Manchester)
    Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
    Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
    Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
    Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
    Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
    Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
    Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
    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 - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1905 In Russia, the "Potemkin" arrives at Odessa, where sailors take the bodies of dead crewman ashore; sailors join civilians in revolutionary actions of the '1905 Revolution'

    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


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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.)