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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, May 22, 2019

CROWDFUNDING FOR HORSE EELS



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CRYPTOLINK: Crystal Beach Sea Serpent of 1896: Water beast or marketing stunt?

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. 



Beecher, along with his wife and a neighbor, “declare they saw a sea serpent 40 feet long in the waters of Crystal Beach not more than 100 yards from ..

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Bigfoot Sightings at Pitt Lake
According to documentation, the Sasquatch or Bigfoot is a wild man who stands 7 to 14 feet tall and weighs 300 to 400 pounds. He has hair all over ...
Is Bigfoot Real?
It is believed that the legend of Bigfoot likely began with First Nation peoples that lived along the western edge of the North American continent.

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN HIDES AGAIN

The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
The BBC has a strange bit of news this morning. Apparently Professor Philip Alston, writing on behalf of the UN Human Rights Council has reported that government policies had led to the "systematic immiseration [economic impoverishment]" of a significant part of the UK population, meaning they had continually put people further into poverty, concluding that "The bottom line is that much of the glue that has held British society together since the Second World War has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos."
Well, yes. Now, what is the UN Human Rights Council going to do about it?
Toodle-pip
YER EDITOR SEZ:
THE DIGITAL PRAYER FLAG
You guys out in readership land recently did massive amounts of praying for my wife Corinna. And that now - at least at the moment - she appears to be cancer free. I am convinced that these two things are related. A prayer flag (Lung ta) is a colourful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas, used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes. I believe something similar happens with positive vibes transmitted electronically, and - having used it to such good effect with my dear wife's condition - I want to try it on a larger scale. I am still trying to work out the details, so watch this space.
Blessed be.
ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:
For those of you who are interested in such things, the Gonzo Privacy Policy is here:
CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:
AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:
And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/CFZ
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
https://gonzotesting.blogspot.com/…/a-notion-of-shopkeepers…
Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eight 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?
AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:
Gonzo Weekly #337/38
THE EH TO ZEE ISSUE
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/
Nearly forty years after it first came out Gonzo are reissuing the only album by Zee - a duo consisting of the late Richard Wright of Pink Floyd and Dave Harris from Fashion. To mark this we have an exclusive interview with Dave. Meanwhile Alan is at London Remixed, Graham goes to Hawkwind Summer Sundae, Steve remembers the Phun City Festival organised by Mick Farren with the MC5 and all sorts of other groovy folk, Carl goes in search of Spaghetti Westerns and Jon is Chasing Eris and worrying about Greta Thunberg...
Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit AND there is a column from Kev Rowland, BUT Neil Nixon, Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard,and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who are walking in twos (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are paired up, 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:
Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg, Liv McCarthy, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Geoff Downes, Morrissey, Elton John, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Phil McCormack, Reijo Taipale, Michiro Endo, Jah Stitch (born Melbourne James), Rowland Charles "Boon" Gould, Russ Gibb, Juan Vicente Torrealba, John Lewis Starling, Subir Nandi, Freddie Starr (Frederick Leslie Fowell), Peter William Mayhew, Malcolm Black ONZM, The Fall, America, Michael Bruce, Joey Molland's Badfinger, David Harris, Richard Wright, Zee, Steve Andrews, Phun City Free Festival, Alan Dearling, London Re-Mixed, Deadbeat Brass, Das Brass, GOG, Rich Mix, Ludi's Eye, Tarantola, Malphino, The ReMix Reeling, Gypsies of Bohemia, Animanz, Sam and the Womp Sound System, True Strays, London ReMixed UKG Orchestra featuring the Blue Lion Band, Onipa, Henge, Rum Buffalo, Kev Rowland, Abstracter, Al Ard, Amorphis, Art of Illusion, Barren Altar, Black Elephant, Black Orchid Empire, Bleeding Through, Carl Marshall, Geordie Jackson, Spaghetti Westerns, Tony Klinger, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, Coldharbour Diaries, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Brenton Clutterbuck, Discordianism, Milda Harris
And the last few issues are:
Issue 335-36 (Raz)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-335-6.html
Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-333-4.html
Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-331-2.html
Issue 329-30 (Charlie X)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-329-30.html
Issue 327-28 (Hawkwind)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-327-8.html
Issue 325-26 (Gonzo)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-325-5.html
Issue 323-24 (Irvine Welsh)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-323-4.html
Issue 321-22 (Discordianism)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-321-2.html
Issue 319-20 (Brix Smith)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-319-20.html
Issue 317-18 (Christmas)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-317-18.html
Issue 315-16 (Steve Miller)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-315-16.html
Issue 313-14 (Hawkwind)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-313-14.html
Issue 311-12 (Extinction Rebellion)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-310-11.html
Issue 309-10 (Steve Hillage)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-309-10.html
Issue 307-8 (Michael Moorcock)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-307-8.html
Issue 305-6 (Maartin Allcock)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-305-6.html
Issue 303-4 (kOZFEST)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-303-4.html
Issue 301-2 (Ringo Starr)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-301-2.html
Issue 299-300 (Aretha Franklin)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-299-30.html
Issue 298 (Alan in Hungary)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo297.html
Issue 297 (Shir Ordo)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo297.html
Issue 295-6 (Robert Berry)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo295-6.html
Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo294.html
Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo293.html
Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo292.html
Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo291.html
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo290.html
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo289.html
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo288.html
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo287.html
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo286.html
Issue 285 (ELP)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo285.html
Issue 284 (Strangelove)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo284.html
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo283.html
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo282.html
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
http://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo281.html
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:
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 59 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, 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 elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

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.

CRYPTOLINK: Loch Ness Monster expert's search for Carlingford Lough 'serpents'

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. 

A new promotional video which features Adrian Shine, the renowned leader of the Loch Ness Project, highlights his recent research and interest in ...

NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Wednesday

ON THIS DAY IN -  1455 - King Henry VI was taken prisoner by the Yorkists at the Battle of St. Albans, during the War of the Roses. 
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)