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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, August 20, 2018

CHUPAWHATSIT STORIES


DEER CREEK, Okla. – People who live in and around Deer Creek are trying to figure out if a large, strange animal spotted killing chickens and a ...

The photos of the alleged chupacabra of Greenville generated a lot of response from readers last week. Discussions went in several directions with ...

The Chupacabra is arriving in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and we can already get a good look at the creature and say hello. Although ...

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN KEEPS IT TOGETHER

The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
 
YER EDITOR SEZ:
 
Same old, Same old. I have a hospital appointment myself today, but only the podiatrist, which is about the least rock and roll health issue that one can imagine. If Keith Richards had gone to Bideford and District Hospital rather than to an unnamed clinic in Switzerland, maybe rock and roll mythology would have developed differently. I have my first album in five years out imminently (as soon as I have worked out how to best use Bandcamp) and so possibly I should claim that I am having my blood changed, but I don't think anyone would believe that they do things like that at the red brick building just around the corner from what used to be Bideford Grammar School in Abbotsham Road.
 
But on to the important news...there isn't any. Corinna is still pain free and in far better spirits than I would be. She goes into the RD&E in Exeter tomorrow morning, so we will then (or at least when the results are through a fortnight or so later) know the diagnosis, the prognosis, and what treatment will be necessary. Many thanks, once again, for and to everyone who has sent their love and good wishes. To be at the receiving end of such an outpouring of positive energy is truly a wonderful - and oddly humbling - thing.
 
ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
 
CROPREDY REVIEW
YES FEATURING ARW AT THE WHISKY A GO
ZAPPASTUFF
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:  Binky Womack - When y...
 
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 #299/300
THE RESPECT IS DUE ISSUE
 
In another fun packed and spectacularly Gonzoesque issue, Doug goes to see Bow wow wow and ABC and Belinda Carlisle and more at Retro Futura, Alan loves Courtney Barnett's new album, and looks at the return of the Necessary Animals, Jon bitches
about Fake News and praises snarky online book critiquing, Graham examines a Hawkwind rarity that isn't and there is poetry
from Thom and Josephine Dunn.
 
#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, Neil Nixon, C J Stone, AND Roy Weard BUT the irrepressible Corinna AND Mr Biffo are on hiatus.  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:
 
John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper, Richard Thompson, Caravan, Curved Air, ULU, Phil Collins, Rolling Stones, Joy Division, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Linda Mkhize, Jose Carlos Almenar Otero, Majid Al-Majid, Jett McKee (Scepaz), Navid Izadi, Randall Desmond Archibald, Aretha Louise Franklin, Rick Wakeman, Michael Bruce, Natural Gas, Doug Harr, Alan Dearling, Courtney Barnett, Josephine Dunn, Kev Rowland, Acherontas, Alight, The Amorettes, Andrew Neu, Auri, Axel Rudi Pell, Agnostic Front, Hell to Pay, Necessary Animals, Stephen Clarke 1980, Roy Weard, C J Stone, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Ana Mardoll, Neil Nixon, Charlotte Gainsbourg
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 299-300 (Aretha Franklin)
Issue 298 (Alan in Hungary)
Issue 297 (Shir Ordo)
Issue 295-6 (Robert Berry)
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?

CRYPTOLINK: Jane Goodall interview

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. 


“The Loch Ness monster,” she said, “obviously doesn't exist.” Aliens? “It doesn't make sense to think we're the only intelligent form of life.”.

CRYPTOLINKS: Russian globster

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. 


Move over Nessie and Bigfoot, there's a new monster in town. Well, not in Drumnadrochit, the Loch Ness Monster's unofficial headquarters in Scotland ...

CRYPTOLINK: The least we can do is WAVE to each other

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. 

THE latest sighting of the Loch Ness Monster has been recorded by a stunned tourist.
A video posted by the unnamed person purports to show the legendary creature poking out of the waters of the loch.
 The tourist was convinced what they saw was the Loch Ness Monster
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The tourist was convinced what they saw was the Loch Ness Monster
"Went to the beach Loch Ness for a day out as the weather was lovely so I thought I'd make the most of it,” explained the YouTube poster.
“I lay back sunbathing with a friend on the beach, having lots of laughs.
“Then as the day went on, we looked at the water and saw something unusual.


“It looked about 20-feet long and kept going up and down, so I turned my camera video.

BIG CAT ROUND UP

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.


  • NEWSLINK: Forest Department bans picnic in Mendora...
  • PHOTO: Very large bobcat spotted in Wilton yard
  • SIGHTING? UK: Ex-detective left baffled by sightin...
  • PHOTOS: Peru zoo unveils Mexico-born white lion cu...
  • CARL WRITES
  • ARTICLE: Five times the Beast of Exmoor was spotte...


  • NEWSLINK: Settlements push into forests: 11 strayi...
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Mini Bigfoot May Be Roaming Around Northern Florida
    A small Bigfoot-like cryptid known as the Two Egg Stump Jumper seems to have returned to the small northern Florida town of Two Egg.

    The 2nd annual Oregon bigfoot Festival is this weekend. So we talked to Cliff Barackman, a researcher from the Animal Planet show "Finding Bigfoot," ...

    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.

    Conservation groups sue Oregon to help protect tin...

    Rare black swan spotted 9,000 miles from home on R...

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday/Tuesday

    ON THIS DAY IN -   1934 - Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive power in Germany as Fuehrer. 
    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)