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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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Sunday, April 08, 2018

THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

CFZ-USA


  • HOULT RIVER MONSTER
  • GORILLA IN OHIO
  • CHILDHOOD BIGFOOT SIGHTING
  • THE HOWLS OF THE MOGOLLON MONSTER
  • BIGFOOT IN EAST TEXAS
  • HICHENS THE CRYPTOZOOLOGIST
  • UK BIGFOOT QUESTION
  • SLOW GROWTH OF RHINO POPULATION
  • WHAT WAS THIS UNKNOWN CREATURE?
  • HISPID HARE NOT EXTINCT
  • DO YOU BELIEVE IN GIANTS?
  • BIZARRE ALIEN ENCOUNTERS
  • FARMER CITY MONSTER
  • BIGFOOT AT NORTH UMPQUA RIVER
  • WALES: ALLEGED YETI ENCOUNTER
  • GNOME SIGHTINGS INCREASING
  • THE HAT MAN
  • EL CUERO
  • AUSTRALIAN CREATURES
  • ANOTHER MAN-IN-BLACK INCIDENT
  • ALIEN BASE AT DULCE?
  • MYSTERIOUS COSMIC FLASHES
  • MIB IN THE DESERT
  • BAT-LIKE HUMANOID IN TEXAS
  • BIGFOOT IN OREGON
  • ANOTHER LOOK AT SHADOW PEOPLE
  • SERENADE OF THE WHALES
  • GROOTSLANG - AMAZING BEAST
  • UFO EYEWITNESSES
  • DOGMAN AT THE WINDOW
  • SPACESHIPS IN SATURN'S RINGS
  • TANO AND MULAHU
  • COPING WITH BIGFOOT SIGHTING
  • BIGFOOT 911 CALL
  • WAS THE BEAST OF BRAY ROAD A WEREWOLF?
  • TESLA AND TIME TRAVEL
  • COSQUET CAVE: SEAL-HEADED MAN
  • NEW ZEALAND'S MYSTERY ANIMALS
  • HUMANOIDS IN THE WOODS
  • WILDMAN REPORTED IN TATARSTAN
  • GIANTS OF AZTEC MYTHOLOGY
  • FAIRIES IN THE GARDEN
  • OCTIPOS
  • FACE TO FACE BIGFOOT
  • MONSTER OF LAKE SELJORDSVATNET
  • DIMBOOLA SEA-SERPENT
  • GHOST PLANES OVER DERBYSHIRE
  • BIGFOOT CROSSES ROAD
  • STUDY: LIFE ON VENUS POSSIBLE
  • LAKE CONWAY MONSTER
  • DOGLIKE CRYPTIDS
  • MONSTER OF VARBERG CASTLE
  • AUSTRALIA'S YOWIE
  • WAS BIGFOOT RUN OVER?
  • CRYPTIDS AND NATURE SPIRITS
  • HUGE WINGED CREATURE
  • LOCH NESS MONSTER - ALLEGED LAND SIGHTINGS
  • LOCH NESS MONSTER - ALLEGED SIGHTINGS IN THE WATER...
  • GIANT TRIOPS OF RUSSIA
  • OREGON DOGMAN ENCOUNTER
  • SKUNK APE SIGHTING
  • WAS BIGFOOT OUTSIDE THE WINDOW?
  • DOGMAN AND TRUCK
  • CHICAGO: UNKNOWN FLYING CREATURE
  • WILD MAN OF SALFORD
  • MAN VERSUS WEREWOLVES
  • WENDIGO STALKS GIRL
  • BIGFOOT REPORT FROM KENTUCKY
  • ROCKY BOUNDS BIGFOOT
  • HAS HOMO FLORESIENSIS BEEN FILMED?
  • ALIEN BASE?
  • CELLPHONE IN 19th CENTURY PAINTING?
  • MANY NEW FISH DISCOVERED
  • TIME SLIPS AND GLITCHES
  • BIGFOOT THE ROCK THROWER
  • RETURNING SOLDIER MEETS BIGFOOT
  • INDRID COLD AND MOTHMAN
  • MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE EAGLE
  • MEXICO'S MAN-BAT
  • LAKE MONSTERS OF MEXICO
  • IS TIME TRAVEL REAL?
  • PTEROSAUR IN PHILIPPINES
  • NORTH CAROLINA PTEROSAUR
  • GAWIGAWEN
  • STRANGE CREATURES IN SCOTTISH LAKES
  • WHAT ARE BLACK-EYED KIDS?
  • WILL O' THE WISP
  • HUGE BIRD IN ALASKA
  • MONSTER SHARK OFF DEVON COAST
  • AMERICAN BIGFOOT DATABASE
  • WODEWOSE
  • INTERFERENCE WITH BIGFOOT ENCOUNTER
  • TALK ON BIGFOOT
  • LIGHT POLLUTION
  • THE PHOENIX
  • FEMALE MYTHICAL CREATURES
  • THE AWFUL OF VERMONT
  • BIGFOOT BONANZA


  • ALIENS ROAMING ABOUT
  • THE GONZO HEN

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    And for no real reason Sunday's notifications are done in rhyme
     
    It's Sunday so again its time
    to do the daily blogs in rhyme:
     
    David is coming to fix my sound card
    I truly hope its not going to be too hard
    so I'm out of bed and doing blogs much earlier than usual
    so forgive me if I sounds far more than typically delusional
     
    ciaou....
     
    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:
     
    THE ARTHUR BROWN STORY
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:  Shri Ram Jai Ram Jai ...
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    Gonzo Weekly #281
    PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit - 08-04-2018 SHOW 253 – RE..
     
    Gonzo Weekly #281
    THE LET THERE BE DRUMS ISSUE
     
    Doug goes to see Carl Palmer with the ELP Legacy, and is happy to say that the percussional wunderkind of half a century ago still has what it takes, Alan and Phil give an encyclopaedic overview of ladies who have sung the blues, Graham brings us up to date with Hawkwind, and Jon brings us up to date with a follow up on last week's article about Steve Andrews.
     
    #Hail Eris!
     
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, BUT Friday Night Progressive is on hiatus this week, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Kev Rowlands, C J Stone, and Mr Biffo AND the irrepressible Corinna, although Roy Weard is sady absent this week. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have stood around in twos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have paired up under last weekend's blue moon, 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:
     
    Steve Andrews, Sheffield tree-felling, Beatles, Jay-Z, Tony Banks, David Bowie, Morrissey, Mark 'E' Everett, Bob Dylan, Elton John, #200Fish, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Kenny O'Dell, Caleb Scofield, Lívia Rév, Sabahudin Kurt, Brendon Whitney, Michael Tree, Frode Magnus Viken, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Audrey Morris, Ahmed Janka Nabay, Barbro Margareta Svensson (Lill-Babs), Walter Frederick George Williams (Bill Maynard), Mike Harrison, Philip Ballantyne Kerr, Rick Wakeman, Natural Gas, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Michael Bruce, Man,  Doug  Harr, Carl Palmer, ELP Legacy, Alan Dearling, Phil Bayliss, Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nina Simone, Joan Armatrading, Big Mama Thornton, Memphis Minnie, Odetta, Angela Y. Davis, Kev Rowland, Seconds Before Landing, Sound Storm, Squealer, Starsabout, Sulphatketamine, Taproban, Tonochrome, Weend'o, Mr Biffo, C J Stone, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, G.T. Reels, Elvis, The Who, Syd Barrett, Jimi Hendrix, Fornicating Female Freaks, Dr John
     
    And the last few issues are:
     
    Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
    Issue 279 (Biffo)
    Issue 278 (The Beatles)
    Issue 277 (Auld Man's Baccie)
    Issue 276 (Dukes of the Orient)
    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?

    Gonzo Weekly #281

    Gonzo Weekly #281
    THE LET THERE BE DRUMS ISSUE
    Doug goes to see Carl Palmer with the ELP Legacy, and is happy to say that the percussional wunderkind of half a century ago still has what it takes, Alan and Phil give an encyclopaedic overview of ladies who have sung the blues, Graham brings us up to date with Hawkwind, and Jon brings us up to date with a follow up on last week's article about Steve Andrews.
    #Hail Eris!
    And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, BUT Friday Night Progressive is on hiatus this week, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Kev Rowlands, C J Stone, and Mr Biffo AND the irrepressible Corinna, although Roy Weard is sady absent this week. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have stood around in twos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have paired up under last weekend's blue moon, 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:
    Steve Andrews, Sheffield tree-felling, Beatles, Jay-Z, Tony Banks, David Bowie, Morrissey, Mark 'E' Everett, Bob Dylan, Elton John, #200Fish, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Kenny O'Dell, Caleb Scofield, Lívia Rév, Sabahudin Kurt, Brendon Whitney, Michael Tree, Frode Magnus Viken, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Audrey Morris, Ahmed Janka Nabay, Barbro Margareta Svensson (Lill-Babs), Walter Frederick George Williams (Bill Maynard), Mike Harrison, Philip Ballantyne Kerr, Rick Wakeman, Natural Gas, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Michael Bruce, Man,  Doug  Harr, Carl Palmer, ELP Legacy, Alan Dearling, Phil Bayliss, Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nina Simone, Joan Armatrading, Big Mama Thornton, Memphis Minnie, Odetta, Angela Y. Davis, Kev Rowland, Seconds Before Landing, Sound Storm, Squealer, Starsabout, Sulphatketamine, Taproban, Tonochrome, Weend'o, Mr Biffo, C J Stone, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, G.T. Reels, Elvis, The Who, Syd Barrett, Jimi Hendrix, Fornicating Female Freaks, Dr John
    And the last few issues are:
    Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
    Issue 279 (Biffo)
    Issue 278 (The Beatles)
    Issue 277 (Auld Man's Baccie)
    Issue 276 (Dukes of the Orient)
    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.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Sunday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1513 - Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • What's Up with This 'Smoke-Breathing' Elephant?
  • Did Human Noise Pollution Drive 150 Whales To Beac...
  • Deep impact: Deep-sea wildlife more vulnerable to ...
  • First IVF bison calf joins wild herd

  • Nearly 50 dolphins die as 61 wash up on Argentinia...

  • 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)