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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 02, 2017

The Crypto-Kid: October 2nd

Hello, everyone, my name is Colin Schneider. I have been a member of the CFZ for nearly 5 years. I'm the host of a live digital radio show called the Crypto-Kid every Monday night at 8 pm EST. Jon was kind enough to give me access to the CFZ blog to put up announcements for my show.

So, tonight on the Crypto-Kid, I will be joined by Nick Redfern, author of over 30 books on cryptozoology and the unusual to talk about his newest book Shapeshifters: Morphing Monsters and Changing Cryptids. This is going to be a great episode!

You can find out more about my show and the network by visiting www.wcjvradio.com and you can listen live at www.wcjvradio.com/live


THYLACINES IN THE NEWS



A new study led by University of Adelaide researcher Jeremy Austin traces the history of Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) populations over the last 30,000 ..
Studying the thylacine's demise could be important for more reasons than historical, though. "Understanding the impact of past climate change on ...

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




Big Thicket Bigfoot encounters in East Texas
Brenton writes "Richard tells about his Sasquatch stories in East Texas Big thicket the piney woods. His Bigfoot encounters are interesting and thought ...

Big Foot sighting in Floyd County, Ga.
The latest sighting of Big Foot was reported today September 28, 2017 by two deer hunters prepping their hunting site before the season begin for the ...

Discovering Bigfoot Trailer: Is the Sasquatch Real?
Bigfoot is real. Or so a new documentary, Discovering Bigfoot, will try and prove. The legend of the creature known as Bigfoot has fascinated mankind ...



"I stopped because I just seen the sign that said Shawnee National Forest Bigfoot," said Terry Alexander who was visiting from Florida. "We joke about ...


Next year Reality Entertainment and The Sylvanic Cooperation are bringing us Discovering Bigfoot, the first feature documentary with real live ...


Naturalist to talk about search for Bigfoot at Kittitas County Historical ... will discuss how people can evaluate evidence to decide if Bigfoot is real or a ...


Legends Beware: Bigfoot Witness 2017
A witness recalls his Bigfoot encounter in Georgia from back in 1975. Interviewed by David Bakara at Expedition Bigfoot: The Sasquatch Museum ...

UPDATE – Bigfoot filmed with Les Stroud in Texas
Great follow up video. As you can see from this video sometimes pareidolia comes to life. Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind ...

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 WAITING FOR THE BLUE BUS

The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
And so another week blunders into existence, and so far it is a particularly horrific one. The atrocity in Las Vegas seems to have come completely out of nowhere, and despite speculation no-one seems to know anything positive, just the death toll keeps rising. A copy editor at the BBC is likely, however, to get a kick up the bum as a story on the atrocity which can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/41468861/las-vegas-shooting-country-music-stars-react reads:
"Kane Brown summed up his feelings with four simple words".... They don't however give us the four little words. The next four words in the article are "Find us on Instagram." Oh dear.
Forgive me for banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for an many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
But now, here is the news:
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Felix Pappalardi - As ...
FRANK ZAPPA IN THE NEWS
KATE WESTBROOK IN THE NEWS
YES NEWS
Gonzo Weekly #254
THE ONLY IN IT FOR THE FUNNY ISSUE
In this week’s
astounding issue we meet the legendary Mr Biffo and talk about cabbages and kings, Alan and Sam debate the ethics of free
festivals, John goes to see Suzanne Vega and Jon finally gets Johnny Thunders. Graham writes about Hawkwind, and Jon remembers a 30 year friendship that was all down to Frank Zappa. And there is oodles more my little cupcakes.
Wooooot!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. 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 common planigales who have cooked some stews (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been culinarily creative, 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:
George Harrison, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Dan Wooding, Rick Wakeman, Green Seagull, The Granite Shore, Gorillaz, Damon Albarn, Pete Townshend, Tears for Fears, Roland Orzabal, Curt Smith, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Charles Edward Bradley, Seth Firkins, Richard David Shepherd CBE FRSA FGRA, Mark Otis Selby, Kit Reed, Cees Bergman, Ammon Tharp, Eric Eycke, Sylvia Butterfield MBE, Anthony George Booth, Hugh Marston Hefner, Mary Hopkin, Man, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Richard Dawe, Mr Biffo, Alan Dearling, Sam Smith, Free Festivals, John Brodie-Good, Suzanne Vega, Gerry Leonard, Kev Rowland, Exit Eden, Free Radicals, The Hirsch Effekt, Itchy, Karamazov, Lorian, Mayhem, Pandora Snail, Greg Jarrells, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Ringo Starr, Pussycat Dolls, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Neil Nixon, The Electric Prunes
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
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 - Monday/Tuesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1492 - King Henry VII of England invaded France. 
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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.