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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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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

CRYPTOLINK: Of course it wasn't a werewolf

A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 


On social media, conspiracy theorists suggested that it might something supernatural, like a dogman or a bigfoot. Now, the mystery is solved. Officials ...

CRYPTOLINK: Namibian globster

Bizarre Rotting Sea Creature Washes Up On The Coast Of Namibia
A bizarre rotting carcass has been found washed up on a beach in Namibia. Scientists have actually been pretty baffled as to what the creature is, but they're pretty sure it's some sort of whale or dolphin.
Have a look for yourself - it's pretty difficult to tell exactly what it is right? I mean, it's obviously not the Loch Ness monster, that would mean it was REALLY lost, but it isn't easily identifiable either

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Photo from www.pexels.com. REMER -- Minnesota's first all-female Bigfoot research team will visit Remer, Minn., July 7 for the town's annual Bigfoot ...
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Bigfoot SPOTTED? Chilling footage 'shows beast walking in forest'
THIS is the horrifying moment a camera crew believe they spotted Bigfoot. In the clip, a film crew investigate a scene in Louisiana Woods, USA.

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 OFTEN NEEDLESSLY PARANOID

The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
So, we have a new cat. For various reasons with which I shall not bore you, Olivia's cat Morticia is now living with us. She lived with us for a few months about five years ago and it is lovely to have her here again. Olivia brought her down on Monday at tea time and stayed the night, before wending her weary way back to Norwich. In other news, for those of you interested in such things, the latest episode of OTT is out and can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/y7b9rlog And, yes, Simon - I am indeed wearing a Throbbing Gristle T Shirt.

And for those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here: http://tinyurl.com/y7b9rlog And, yes,

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:
https://www.patreon.com/CFZ
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore seems to be in order: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
buy my novel:
http://tinyurl.com/gmo6axf
buy the record by the main protagonist of the novel who isn't me in an elephant mask, honest:http://tinyurl.com/y7sya95r
buy my single:
http://tinyurl.com/zoex4d4

But for now, here is the news:

Gonzo Weekly #291
THE APPLES AND ALIENS ISSUE

http://www.gonzoweekly.com/
Kev meets Alien Weaponry, the blue eyed boys of New Zealand Maori Metal, Doug waxes lyrical about ex Stray Cat guitarist Brian Setzer, Alan reads about Francoise Hardy, Jon encounters the Apple help desk and critiques Genevieve Ching. And there is Hawkwind and the lovely Corinna. Who could ask for more?
#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 Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, though Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo are absent this time arounf. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tiger quolls who are havinga little snooze (OK, nothing to do with small dasyurids who are a little sleepy, 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:
houghty2, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Black Grape, Johnny Marr, Morrissey, Robert Smith, The Cure, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Wayne Dockery, Philip John "Jon" Hiseman, Jaroslaw Kozidrak, Maria Butaciu, Neil Evans Boyd, Ras Kimono, Daniel David Kirway, Dominic Joseph Fontana, Jimmy Gonzalez, Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Alien Weaponry, Kev Rowland, Doug Harr, Brian Setzer, The Stray Cats, Alan Dearling, Francoise Hardy, Black Royal, Machine Head, Nightwish, Bruce Lamont, Caba, Cave Bastard, Chris Bay, Coreleoni, Hawkwind, Matthew Wright, The Wild Colonial Boy, Jon Downes, Martin Springett, G.P.Ching, Iron Maiden, Elvis, Beatles, Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Franz Liszt

And the last few issues are:

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:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/

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?

On The Track (of Unknown Animals) Ep. 92 (Common Moor, aquatic cryptids, Nick Redfern, etc)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-mRMpgJOd4&feature=youtu.be

Here we have the eleventh episode of the relaunched webTV show by the Centre for Fortean Zoology, written and presented by Jon Downes and Charlotte Phillipson, their families and other animals. This episode contains: • Trailcams at Common Moor • Charlotte vs a British beast • Bigfoot from a train? Nah! • Ronnie Rooster • Tree trimming at the CFZ • Graham in Arizona • Carl up a tree • The Crypto's cryptids: Charlotte underwater • PRODUCT PLACEMENT - The new A&M - The new Flying Snake • Steve Andrews interview • Nick Redfern Interview • Watcher of the skies • New and rediscovered: New mud-turtle in Mexico • New and rediscovered: New killifish • New and rediscovered: Three microhylid treefrog • New and rediscovered: New Chinese treefrog • New and rediscovered: New amphisbaenid • New and rediscovered: New corydoras catfish • Fair use • Coming next month • The Patreon campaign • The team says goodbye until next month You can support us, and help us make this show ever more bigger and better at our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/CFZ

NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Wednesday

ON THIS DAY IN -  0451 - Roman and Barbarian warriors brought Attila's army to a halt at the Catalaunian Plains in eastern France. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


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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)