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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, September 15, 2017

THYLACINES IN THE NEWS



Estimating The Extinction Date Of The Thylacine Accounting For Unconfirmed Sightings
Abstract. The thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), one of Australia's most characteristic megafauna, was the largest marsupial carnivore until hunting, ...
Tasmanian tiger 'sighting': Rival thylacine group sceptical of latest vision
Tasmanian tiger 'sighting': Rival thylacine group sceptical of latest vision · Tasmanian tiger 'sighting': Rival thylacine group sceptical of latest vision ...

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




BAY COUNTY, Fla. - Thought to be a legend or a myth at least one local man says Bigfoot has been said to be spotted in the Panhandle. Southport ...

His concentration has been on the people — from professors who hold PhD's to janitors — all of whom share a passion for finding Bigfoot. Lancaster ...

How to Make BigFoot Calls and Sounds [Video]
If you plan on going camping or searching for Bigfoot there are a few things you need to know. First off, it is best if you know how to make Bigfoot calls ...

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. -- If you're an avid bigfoot hunter, or even an amateur interested in going out to look for the creature, you might want some 

ALL YOU NEED IS THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
 
So here we are at the end of another week. I have one of those irritating head colds that simmer away just below the surface but never seem to actually develop into anything. Corinna had something similar the other week, so its not just me. And I tell you what; I think I would prefer one of the wham bam thank you ma'am ones which come into one's immune system, cause havoc for a few days, then bugger off leaving one a nervous wreck. But, of course, what I would rather have is no cold at all.
 
Rhinos I love. Rhinovirus I don’t.
 
I was trying to channel my inner William Burroughs this morning and attempted to write a “Junkie”-like piece about Lemsip, but it came out too contrived even for me, and—worst of all—it wasn’t even the slightest bit funny so I didn’t bother to finish it, and instead slipped into a slough of self pity.
 
The biggest news from us this week is that Episode Two of our relaunched On The Track WebTV series has now been published/broadcast or whatever you call it when you upload a finished *.wmv file to YouTube. You can watch it here:
 
I decided that, in a vain attempt to try to appeal to the Patreon generation but mostly because I enjoy the technical challenge, the production values are higher than they used to be and the show features more different segments, and although it will remain as silly, and hopefully as entertaining as ever, we are upping the content level of both Hard Science and High Strangeness.
 
Check it out you funk soul wassnames and please do me a favour and disseminate the news as far and wide as you can.
 
By the way you can watch last month's episode of OTT:
 
But now, here is the news:
 
COMING THIS WEEKEND
James Taylor about John Lennon on BBC
BARBARA DICKSON INTERVIEW
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Jazz, Rock, Fusion wit...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
 
Gonzo Weekly #251
THE DEMONS OUT FROM MONTAGUE TERRACE ISSUE
 
Jon muses on the recent concert featuring the songs of Scott Walker and the arrangements of Wally Stott aka Angela Morley, Tim interviews Edgar Broughton, Jon interviews Don Falcone of Spirits Burning, John says goodbye to Walter Becker of Steely Dan, and Jeremy encounters some Fisherman’s Friends.
 
And is there more? You can bet your pondohs there is. And it is all free/buckshee/gratis
 
Wooooot!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive and Canterbury Sans Frontieres (cos wednesday was a full moon). We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and potoroos who have done some poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have defecated, 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:
 
Scott Walker, Angela Morley, Nile Rodgers, Sinead O'Connor, RAZ Band, Adam Ant, Mick Fleetwood, Ian Gillan, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Holger Czukay, Earl "Wire" Lindo, John Byrne Cooke, David Lawrence "Dave" Hlubek, Hedley H.G. Jones, Michael Softley, Mary Hopkin, Man, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Don Falcone, Spirits Burning, Tim Rundall, Edgar and Luke Broughton, Alan Dearling, Aggelos Bolotos, Marie LaforĂȘt, Caterina Caselli, She Past Away, Local Blood, Death in Vegas, John Brodie-Good, Walter Carl Becker, Steely Dan, Jeremy Smith, The Fisherman's Friends, Kev Rowland, Dave Stryker, Dawn of Disease, De Profundis, Disengage, Dyscarnate, Hawkwind, Beatles, Prince, David Bowie, Beatwoven, Elvis, Neil Nixon, Bob Dylan
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
Issue 243 (Galahad)
Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
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 58 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 - 1916 - During the Battle of the Somme, in France, tanks were first used in warfare when the British rolled them onto the battlefields. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

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  • 80% of Bornean orangutans live outside protected a...
  • India and Nepal team up to rescue flooded rhinos
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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.