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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, July 30, 2018

CRYPTOLINK: Monsters of the Finger Lakes

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. 


Among the most intriguing stories are the numerous reported sightings in the deepest of the lakes of large aquatic creatures: lake monsters. Each of ...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN CARRIES ON AS USUAL

The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
YER EDITOR SEZ:
Thank you all for your kindness and good wishes. Corinna and I are very touched by the amount of love that has been coming our way over the last few days. She does not want to go into the specifics of her condition until all the facts are in, so please forgive me for not answering many of your questions.
Just a couple of administrative matters. For those of you old enough to remember the Falklands War, you may recall the little bloke who stood on the steps of the MoD each evening giving a briefing to the world's press. I feel increasingly like that man. Please use emails or Facebook Messenger to contact rather than telephone, so that we can keep the lines open and not alarm Mother. And please contact me rather than my darling wife.
And please keep on sending the love.
ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
Gram Parsons: The Last Interview
Leonard Cohen interview (2001)
YES IN THE NEWS
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gram Parsons/Emmylou H...
OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF FROM THE GONZOVERSE:
For those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
And, yes,
CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:
UK
US
AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
Our webTV show:
And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #295-6
THE BANISHING THE SUMMERTIME BLUES BUMPER ISSUE
In this remarkably eclectic issue, Kev interviews the  legendary Robert Berry about 3, his  relationship with Keith Emerson and more. Alan goes to Holmesfest, Richard goes to the New Forest Folk Festival, and John goes to The Moon. Doug investigates Depeche Mode, Jon asks why YouTube is so cruel, and wonders whether Joan Aiken was the mother of Steampunk, and questions whether anyone will get his Dornford Yates joke... YOU CANNOT GET MUCH MORE ECLECTIC THAN THAT!
#Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands, the irrepressible Corinna, Neil Nixon, Roy Weard, C J Stone, and Mr Biffo. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and red kangaroos who've lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with the largest extant macropods who are in a quandry with regards their footwear, 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:
The Countryside Alliance, Alice Cooper, Paul McCartney, Gorillaz, Fish, Suede, Paul Simon, Pussy Riot, Paul Weller, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Theryl DeClouet, Stanley Jospeh Lewis, Ponty Bone, K Rani, David Clive King, Carl Stefan Demert, Stuart Oliver Knussen, CBE, Brett Hoffman, Garry Lowe, Hayley Stephens, Depeche Mode, Vlatko Ilievski, Vince Martin, Francois Budet, James Edward Malloy, Adrian Cronauer, Saman Kunan, Rick Wakeman, Michael Bruce, Natural Gas, Kev Rowland, Robert Berry, Keith Emerson, Jethro Tull, Alan Dearling, Holmesfest, Dripp, Loco Bee, Lifeline, Ariel Posen, Chloe Wightman, Oliver Payn, Sarah Howells, Dean James and the Black Dogs, Bryde, Bwani Junction, Richard Foreman, New Forest Folk Festival, Gilmore and Roberts, Green Diesel,  Edwina Hayes, Ward Thomas, Burgess, Nicol and Kemp, Southampton Ukelele Jam, Winter Wilson, Hunter Muskett, Coco and the Butterfields, Reg Meuross, Julie Felix, TRADarrr, Matt Black, Tenderlore, Chris Leslie, The Gerry Colvin Band, Dean Friedman, Little Johnny England, Feast of Fiddles, John Brodie-Good, Museum of the Moon, Mancunian Candidate, Maverick, UPF, Universe Infinity, Unruly Child, Vantomme, Vespero, Zero for Conduct, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Chris Stone, Hawkwind, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Joan Aiken, Elvis, Allman Brothers, Muse, Neil Nixon, Billy Fury
And the last few issues are:
Issue 295 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
Issue 285 (ELP)
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
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?

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




The Instagram post from Riggleman, which depicts Bigfoot with a large black bar over its genitals, reads “Cover art for #matinghabitsofbigfoot almost ...

The scientific community resoundingly denies the existence of Bigfoot. But that ... Mick Minnis lives in Crestview and is a certified Bigfoot believer.

Christian Conspiracy Theorist Claims Bigfoot is a 'Demonic Virtual Reality'
Dailey replied that although there have been "many, many reliable observers" that have reported sightings of Bigfoot, there is a "virtual absence" of ...

Things are “getting squatchy” in the north country after a visit from New York Bigfoot Society Head Field Researcher Gary Robusto. Mr. Robusto, with ...

NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday/Tuesday

ON THIS DAY IN -   1502 - Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

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  • Spider Eggs Look Like Rock Candy (But Don't Eat Th...
  • Saving the underwater wonder world of Belize's ree...
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