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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, November 10, 2017

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



"Barefooted Visitor" of the Bigfoot Kind
Another example of a pre-1950s report of creatures which sound just like Bigfoot.

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN ON A DARK RACECOURSE

The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
 
And so things continue to progress. OTT is pretty well done, the Magazine is pretty well done, the Patreon page launches on Monday and I have just over half a bottle of Gin with my name emblazoned upon it in fifty foot high letters of living fire. And to misquote Ana Mardoll, we are doing about as well as anyone can be doing in 2017. See you next week.
 
Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
 
 
But now, here is the news:
 
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Welcome Home ~ Osibisa...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
COMING THIS WEEKEND
YES ALUMNI NEWS
FRANK ZAPPA NEWS
 
Gonzo Weekly #259
THE ALL HALLOWS ISSUE
 
In this week’s post-Samhain issue, Alan has a punk Hallowe’en in Gosport, Neil looks at freaky psychedelic obscurities, John sees the Doobie Brothers in Dublin, and Jon, once again, finds himself musing on the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, and following the 400 on Twitter.
 
Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Harvest 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 long nosed potoroos who have done lots of poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been at the laxatives, 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:
 
he Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The Salvation Army, John Lennon, Strawberry Field, Nile Rodgers, Todmobile, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Pete Levin, Morrissey, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Daniel Alberto Viglietti Indart, Keith Wilder, Richard "Dick" Noel, Mike Hudson, Muhal Richard Abrams, Katie Lee, Billy Mize, Mary Hopkin, Man, Arthur Brown, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, Martin Springett, Third Ear Band, Benjamin Britten, Neil Arnold, Salem Mass, Rings & Things, Icarus, Alan Dearling, Blink Daze, Asylum Seekers, Acid Attack, John Brodie-Good, The Doobie Brothers, Little Feat, Kev Rowland, Catherine Howe, The Convalescence, Damanek, Debbie Ray, Meat Train, The Pod, Alex Hawkins, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul, The Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, KLF, Joe Walsh, Terence Stamp, Neil Nixon, The Erotics
 
Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
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?

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.

  • AZGFD treats orphaned 8-week-old mountain lion cub...
  • ARTICLE: Big cats in Britain—urban myth or scienti...
  • PHOTO: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff posts video of ...
  • NEWSLINK: More space for big cats: Mudumalai grows...

  • NEWSLINK: Chinese billionairess donates $200 milli...



  • 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.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1871 - Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone. Livingston was a missing Scottish missionary in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Weak social ties a killer for male whales
  • Bat feces: A reliable source of climate change
  • How environment plays key role in changing movemen...
  • Bears not bothered by diet high in saturated fats


  • 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.