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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, September 19, 2018

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



UPDATE: Judge Rules Province Has No Duty to Recognize Bigfoot
See “Province's Lawyers Claim Bigfoot Case 'Lacks an Air of Reality'” (Aug. 22, 2018). Standing—whose only film to date is, coincidentally, ...

Davy Crockett's Mysterious Encounter with Bigfoot in Texas
One encounter that you may not know about is the time that Crockett allegedly met Bigfoot. Upon traveling into the interior of Texas, in what is close to ...

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 PRAYS

The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
 
YER EDITOR SEZ:
 
So what do I have to tell you all today? Nothing much. The new album by Hawkwind is very good indeed, and in my humble opinion may actually be their best production ever, certainly since Love in Space. Corinna's next round of hospital stuff is at the beginning of next month, so we can breathe a sigh of relief for the next few weeks. She - thank God - continues to be pain free, and although she has intermittent discomfort is doing rather well. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I am convinced that the barrage of love and blessings you have sent us so far has borne remarkable results. One of the things that I find oddly reassuring about all of this is the number of people who are praying for us. This includes a surprisingly large number of people that I have known for years, that I never knew had a religious bone in their body. It is times like this when one learns most about one's friends.
 
Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold six whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases
 
I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?
 
ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
 
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:  John Shuttleworth- "S...
JOEY MOLLAND NEWS
SPIRITS BURNING REVIEW
BEEFHEART AND ZAPPA
 
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 #303-4
THE BOOTS BOOTS BOOTS BOOTS MARCHING UP AND DOWN AGAIN ISSUE
 
In another fantastically fab issue, Alan goes to  Kozfest, John goes to see Devon Allman, Graham discusses the departure of Mr Dibs from Hawkwind, Jon and Graham try to buy opioids with comedy results, Jon talks about Paul McCartney, and a kid's fantasy writer froim yesteryear, the Raz Band wow LA, and Doug goes to see Yes feat. ARW.
 
#Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND there is a columns from Kev Rowlands, but all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, C J Stone, AND Roy Weard and 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:
 
kaolin and morphine, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Amy Winehouse, Ozzy Osbourne, Bart, Alan Parsons, Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, The RAZ Band, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Anna Karabessini, Malcolm James McCormick "Mac Miller", Wilson Moreira, Liz Fraser, Burton Leon Reynolds Jr., Elisa Serna, Conway Victor Savage, Randy Weston, Michael "Mike" A. Kennedy, Rene Garcia, Donald McGuire, Richard Bateman, Helen Shepherd, Fenella Fielding, OBE, Johnny Strike, Man, Binky Womack, Rick Wakeman, Essra Mohawk, Mick Farren and Andy Colquhoun, Doug Harr, Cruise to the Edge, ARW, Yes, Alan Dearling, Kozfest, The Dials, Thom the World Poet, John Brodie-Good, The Devon Allman Project, Allman Brothers Band,  Duane Betts, Kev Rowland, Widow's Peak, Witch Casket, Superstition, Robert Reed, Tom Newman, Les Penning, Diane Marino, Diane Moser, Jan Edwards, Hawkwind, Mr Dibs, Jon Downes, Coldharbour Diaries, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Edward Eager
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 303-4 (kOZFEST)
Issue 301-2 (Ringo Starr)
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 59 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?

THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

CFZ-USA

  • WAS THIS MOTHMAN?
  • CATTLE MUTILATIONS - ALIENS BLAMED
  • LIVE WORM UNDER WOMAN'S FACE
  • GNOME SIGHTING IN SCOTLAND
  • BIGFOOT CALLS AT NIGHT
  • FLYING JELLYFISH
  • BARDIN BOOGER
  • HORSE AND COURT
  • WENDIGO ENCOUNTER
  • INSECTOID VISITOR
  • SASQUATCH APPEARANCE
  • WATER HUMANOIDS OF TEUTONIC LEGEND
  • THE BONE MAN
  • A WALKING STICKMAN
  • BIG RED BIRD
  • VELI - HOMINIDS OF FIJI
  • FOUR FILES INCLUDING DOGMAN
  • WHAT IS THE OTTINE THING?
  • HUMANOID FILMED IN TEXAS
  • BEAST OF EXMOOR
  • BRAY ROAD BEAST - NEW FILM
  • YUNWI TSUNDI
  • PORTAL IN THE BEDROOM
  • ARE MEN IN BLACK ON TAPE?
  • WOMAN BECOMES DRAGON LADY
  • THE HUGE FIN
  • UNDERWATER SEA CREATURE
  • OCONTO DRAGON
  • ENCOUNTERS WITH DOGMAN
  • FOLLOWED BY BIGFOOT
  • ZOOBEY AND OTHER CRYPTIDS
  • BLACK-EYED MAN
  • MOONWALKING DOLPHINS
  • IS THIS A MOA ON VIDEO?
  • CYCLIST AND BRITISH BIGFOOT
  • JOHN KEEL ON MEN IN BLACK
  • SCARY CREATURE ENCOUNTERS
  • BIGFOOT EATS BIGFOOT
  • SCARY NOISES IN THE WOODS
  • DON'T SIT ON THIS LEGENDARY PLANT!
  • BABY AYE-AYE BORN IN DENVER
  • BELUGA WHALES ADOPT ORPHAN NARWHAL
  • LAKE MONSTERS
  • THE CANNIBAL CLOUD
  • MYTHS ABOUT BATS
  • THE MORRISTOWN MONSTER
  • SLAVIC TREE CULT
  • FAIRY DANCE
  • IGOPOGO: CANADIAN LAKE MONSTER
  • BIGFOOT TRIANGLE
  • BIGFOOT IN INDIANA
  • PROTECTION OF TIGER HABITAT
  • BIGFOOT MUSEUM IN NEBRASKA
  • HUMANOID IN MOUNT VERNON
  • DOG-KANGAROO HYBRIDS
  • HALF MULE, HALF DRAGON
  • QUANLIER: BEAST OF CHEROKEE LEGEND
  • 10 BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS
  • SCANDINAVIAN FOLKLORE CREATURES
  • MONSTER OF LAKE BROSNO
  • DWARF RACE OF IRAN
  • MOTHMAN AND CROP CIRCLES
  • COULD WE LIVE THERE?
  • NEW CRYPTOZOOLOGY BOOK
  • HALENGAMEN - SCANDINAVIAN PTEROSAUR?
  • GRIZZLY BEAR HUNT STOPPED BY COURT
  • SHADOWY SHAPE
  • DOGMAN AND BEAR
  • IS THIS BIGFOOT?
  • BIGFOOT HAUNTING
  • IDAHO BIGFOOT CONFERENCE
  • BIGFOOT CONFERENCE IN TEXAS
  • SCARY NOCTURNAL CREATURE
  • PONIES TRAINED TO PERFORM CPR
  • NEW DEEP-SEA FISH SPECIES
  • UNEXPLAINED ANIMAL SIGHTINGS
  • PTEROSAURS AND MISSING PERSONS
  • PTEROSAURS/DRAGONS OVER LOS ANGELES
  • A VISIT FROM BIGFOOT
  • DID BIGFOOT ATTACK THIS HIKER?
  • BIGFOOT OF RAINFOREST COAST
  • UNKNOWN CREATURE MUTILATES COWS
  • CANINE HUMAN LOOKALIKES
  • GARGOYLE-LIKE CREATURE
  • TRINITY RIVER MONSTER
  • KENTUCKY BIGFOOT
  • BIGFOOT IN SIBERIA
  • BIGFOOT IN ALABAMA
  • ATTACK BY LAKE MONSTER
  • BIGFOOT AND WOLF SEEN TOGETHER
  • HUGE CROWD AT BIGFOOT FESTIVAL

  • ANIMAL SHELTER RECEIVES "MONSTER"



  • NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN -  1356 - The Battle of Poitiers was fought between England and France. Edward "the Black Prince" captured France's King John. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Acidic oceans cause fish to lose their sense of sm...
  • Build an ark? Biologists discuss conservation prio...
  • Novel approach studies whale shark ages the best w...
  • Monkeys benefit from the nut-cracking abilities of...


  • 84 highly endangered amur leopards remain in China...

  • 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)