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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, March 09, 2018

THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

CFZ-USA


  • NEW PENGUIN COLONY DISCOVERED
  • SOUTH AMERICAN LAKE MONSTERS
  • LIFE OF FAIRIES
  • PERSONS WHO GO MISSING
  • PANDA CONSERVATION PARK
  • WAY-OUT HYBRID REPORTS
  • AHOOL, MYSTERY BIRD OF JAVA
  • UFOLOGICAL PHENOMENA
  • FORTHCOMING BIGFOOT SYMPOSIUM
  • BIGFOOT IN MINNESOTA
  • RABBIT MONSTER - A SCARY CREATURE
  • UK DOGMAN/WEREWOLF REPORTS
  • WHITE BIGFOOT - A VIDEO ACCOUNT
  • BIGFOOT ON THE NAVAJO RESERVATION
  • BIGFOOT IN OREGON
  • COYOTE AND BADGER JOIN FORCES
  • NEW SHARK SPECIES DISCOVERED
  • THOMAS THE RHYMER
  • SCOTTISH ALIEN ABDUCTION
  • ARE HUMANS AND ALIENS WORKING TOGETHER?
  • TREE TRAVELING DOGMEN
  • HUMANOIDS OF THE WATER
  • PTEROSAURS IN CANADA
  • YOUNG BIGFOOT ENTERS HOME
  • HORSES SCARED BY BIGFOOT (?) HOWLS
  • STUFFED THUNDERBIRD
  • CREATURES OF FOLKLORE
  • LITTLE RED MEN
  • SCREAM IN THE WOODS
  • LIFE ON MARS?
  • MAN CLAIMS HE HAD SEX WITH ALIEN
  • MERFOLK - SCOTTISH ACCOUNTS
  • SCOTTISH BIGFOOT ENCOUNTER
  • THE RETURN OF THE BOYFRIEND
  • WAS THIS A WEREWOLF?
  • EXCEPTIONAL BIGFOOT STORY
  • GARKAIN - CREATURE WITH LEATHERY WINGS
  • DINOSAUR WITH FLESH STILL ON BONES
  • EARLY SASQUATCH REPORT
  • WILD PEOPLE IN SIBERIA
  • PTEROSAUR IN CUBA
  • IS BIGFOOT FRIENDLY OR DANGEROUS?
  • DETROIT LIZARD
  • BRACKEN COUNTY CREATURES
  • STRANGE MAN-BEASTS
  • MAN-BAT IN WISCONSIN
  • MONSTER OF THE EVERGLADES
  • CEFFYL DWR - WELSH WATER HORSE
  • NITTAEWO - HOMINIDS OF SRI LANKA
  • RABBIT AND HARE FOLKLORE
  • FOUR LOUISIANA CRYPTIDS
  • BIGFOOT IN FINLAND
  • HUMAN BAT IN ILLINOIS
  • ENCOUNTER WITH ROBO-FLOWERS
  • WAS BIGFOOT CAUGHT ON GAME CAMERA?
  • CHUPACABRAS DATA
  • WEIRD ATTACK 30 YEARS AGO
  • BIGFOOT IN ARMAGH
  • GIANT TOADS OF WUHNAN
  • JELLY MAN OF SPAIN
  • GRAFTON MONSTER HUNT
  • CAMBODIAN LEOPARD POPULATION DECLINING
  • JAVAN RHINO POPULATION REMAINS STABLE
  • IS THIS A FILM OF BIGFOOT?
  • TIKTIK - SCARY FILIPINO CREATURE
  • FRESNO NIGHT CRAWLER
  • FOLKLORE OF THE SKUNK CABBAGE
  • DINOSAURS ON MARS
  • WHAT IS A SHADOW PERSON?
  • SOUTH AMERICAN APE-LIKE CREATURES
  • MONSTER OF CAPE MAY
  • ROCK THROWN BY BIGFOOT
  • EXTRAORDINARY BEING IN CAR
  • BIGFOOT IN THE LIBRARY
  • DRAGON IN MEDIEVAL LORE
  • HOW TO BE HELPFUL TO BIGFOOT
  • HUNTER MEETS BIGFOOT
  • BRITISH COLUMBIA: HOME TO BIGFOOT
  • WHENCE THE FLAMINGOS?
  • ALIENS IN WISCONSIN
  • RATS NOT RESPONSIBLE?
  • NEW FOSSIL TURTLE DISCOVERED
  • KING HARE
  • SHEEPSQUATCH - BIZARRE CREATURE
  • SAVAGE MAN: VENEZUELAN HOMINID
  • ARE THERE KANGAROOS IN AMERICA?
  • HYBRIDS OF LION AND TIGER
  • WENDIGO AGAIN
  • SHERWOOD FOREST BIGFOOT SIGHTING
  • BIGFOOT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • CULTURE OF THE ORANG UTAN
  • EARLY MERMAID REPORT
  • CALIFORNIA LITIGANT GOES ON BIGFOOT SEARCH
  • ALIEN CONTACT THIS CENTURY
  • INVISIBLE CREATURE IN BRITAIN
  • WHAT'S THIS IN GROVELY WOOD?
  • WENDIGO - AN ENCOUNTER
  • ENCOUNTERS WITH BIGFOOT
  • DID USAF FIGHT UFOs?
  • MEXICO: WOMEN MARRY TREES
  • WAS THIS AN ALIEN OR GHOST?
  • QUPQUGIAG - ANOMALOUS BEAR
  • MYSTERY APES OF AFRICA
  • IS BIGFOOT A MYTH?
  • BURU - IS IT A MONITOR?
  • BORARO - COLOMBIAN CREATURE
  • TWO WILDMEN IN SCOTLAND
  • BIGFOOT AT CHRISTMASTIME
  • GHASTLY URBAN LEGEND
  • IS THIS A BEARWOLF?
  • CFZ TV
  • GARGOYLE ON NEVADA RANCH
  • LEWIS COUNTY HUNTS WEIRD STORIES
  • TWINS SEPARATED AT BIRTH
  • AZTEC LEGENDS OF GIANTS
  • NUTRIA (COYPUS) INVADE AMERICA
  • The above is a poster for the Mile High Mystery ...
  • ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION BY GNOMES
  • MONSTER OF THE GREAT SLAVE LAKE
  • BLUE TIGER - CHINESE CRYPTID
  • YOWIE OF KRAMBACH
  • HAS THE MAMMOTH SURVIVED?
  • BIRDS TAKE OVER GAS STATION
  • BIGFOOT AT THE CAMPSITE
  • NEW BIGFOOT VIDEO - GENUINE?
  • MARY GREEN - BIGFOOT RESEARCHER
  • WAS GIANT BULLFROG KILLED IN TEXAS?
  • HAVE YOU SEEN A SHADOW PERSON?
  • THE LEGEND OF THE HOOP SNAKE
  • BEASTS IN SWAMPS
  • UNKNOWN APE IN INDONESIA
  • TOKOLOSHE - AFRICAN ENIGMA
  • NSANGA - IS IT A DINOSAUR?
  • MAERO - NEW ZEALAND'S HUMANOID
  • BIGFOOT CONFERENCE REPORT
  • BIGFOOT WITH BABIES
  • MONSTERS OF THE NORTHWEST
  • SEA MONSTER FOLLOWED SHIP
  • FAIRY SHOE
  • COULD DOLPHIN LANGUAGE BE TRANSLATED?
  • DOGMAN AGAIN
  • BIGFOOT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • BIGFOOT IN CANADA
  • BRITISH BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS
  • DID ORANG PENDEK EVER INTERBREED WITH HUMANS?
  • PHYSICISTS SAY TIME TRAVEL POSSIBLE
  • NEW SPECIES OF BEETLE IN SPAIN?
  • UNPUBLISHED BLUE BOOK DOCUMENTS
  • LAKOTA BIGFOOT TRADITIONS
  • BIGFOOT IN MISSOURI
  • BEEWOLVES AND BACTERIA
  • THYLACINE - AUSTRALIAN CRYPTID
  • VULTURE MAN
  • DID PATTERSON-GIMLIN BIGFOOT CARRY OBJECT?
  • LONDON: BRING HEDGEHOGS BACK
  • BAT-WINGED MAN
  • DUMBO OCTOPUS HATCHING
  • ALIENS IN TOUCH WITH EARTH


  • ALIEN-HUMAN HYBRIDS
  • 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 JUST IS. ALRIGHT?

    The Gonzo Daily: Friday/Saturday
    I know that one does not usually expect me to say things like "Count your Blessings", but a couple of telephone calls I had last night reminded me of an old (Buddhist, I think) proverb that reads something like: 'I was sad that I limped until I met a man with no feet'. I have been bellyaching about my own misfortunes recently, but they are pretty mild compared to the stuff that some people I know are going through.
    ciaou....
    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:
    And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
    But for now, here is the news:
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Who knows where the ti...
    COMING THIS WEEKEND
    George Butler interview for 'Groove Grove Graphics...
    `They Sold A Million` Badfinger BBC documentary
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Gonzo Weekly #276
    THE PUT UP YOUR DUKES ISSUE
    We talk to Erik Norlander about The Dukes of the Orient, his new band with ex  Asia singer John Payne, Doug goes to see Robert Plant, Neil looks at some of the more peculiar Pagan Psychedelia, and Alan checks out The Shape of Water, and Graham talks Hawkwind
    Hail Eris!
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Kev Rowlands, Roy Weard, C J Stone, and Mr Biffo AND the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have gone for a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have probably got hangovers and have decided to have a little rest, 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:
    Netflix, BoJack Horseman, John Lennon, #200Fish Project, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Quincy Jones, Tony Kaye, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Eddy Amoo, Harriet Fier, Emma Gwynedd Mary Chambers, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Erik Norlander, John Payne, Dukes of the Orient, Robert Plant, The Shape of Water, Alan Dearling, Neil Arnold, Barbara, Jacula, Mort Garson, Antonius Rex, The Vampires Of Dartmoore, Three Monks, Kev Rowland, Taylor's Universe, Blackmore's Night, My Ticket Home, The Soul Exchange, Soul Drinker, Thaw, Then Comes Silence, This Will Destroy You, TNNE, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, CJ Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales: The Flight of The Sherry Fairy, Sherry Carroll, Darkthrone Abba, Pink Floyd, Limp Bizkit, My Chemical Romance, Paul McCartney, Korn, Neil Nixon, Wild Man Fischer
    And the last few issues are:
    Issue 275 (Martin Gordon)
    Issue 274 (Steve Took)
    Issue 273 (Live Dead 69)
    Issue 272 (George Butler)
    Issue 271 (Mark E Smith)
    Issue 270 (Eric Clapton)
    Issue 269 (Narnia)
    Issue 267-8 (Happy New Year)
    Issue 265-6 (The Who)
    Issue 264 (John McLaughlin)
    Issue 263 (The magic Band)
    Issue 262 (DikMik)
    Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
    Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
    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 - 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Rare butterfly found breeding in Scotland for firs...
  • Four Australian mammals deemed under greater threa...
  • No record of some threatened species in area gover...


  • Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?


  • 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)