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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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Thursday, November 12, 2020

THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

 

CFZ-USA

  • PUKWUDGIE
  • FOREST CREATURES OF SLAVIC MYTHOLOGY
  • MASTERTON MONSTER
  • GIANT WILD MAN
  • BIGFOOT AND WINTER
  • BIGFOOT AND THE AIRMAN
  • TWO BIGFOOT AND A BAG?
  • BIGFOOT FLINGS DEAD RABBIT
  • CROSSWICK MONSTER
  • MYSTERIOUS CREATURES
  • DUENDE ON SECURITY CAMERA
  • PARTRIDGE CREEK BEAST
  • LONG-NECKED SEAL OF 17th CENTURY
  • BIGFOOT IN SCOTLAND
  • BIGFOOT AND TIMESLIP
  • PETS FOR MAYOR
  • WAS THIS BIGFOOT?
  • NGO NGOE
  • IS THIS VIDEO OF YOWIE?
  • AUSTRALIA: TWO NEW MAMMALS DISCOVERED
  • CAN THE ASPRETE BE SAVED?
  • CREATURE OF LAKE TEXCOCO
  • BIGFOOT TRIES TO STOP CAMPERS LEAVING
  • SCREECHING CREATURE
  • BIGFOOT PLAY HIDE AND SEEK
  • MAN-BAT OF GUYANA
  • DRAGON OF RATTLESNAKE HILL
  • ENCOUNTER WITH ONE OF THE LITTLE FOLK
  • WAS THIS A PUMA IN BRITAIN?
  • BIGFOOT EXAMINES CAR
  • BIGFOOT AND OTHER PRIMATES
  • LITTLE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN
  • MYSTERY BEASTS OF IRELAND
  • LOCH NESS MONSTER - ANOTHER SONAR PICTURE?
  • VIETNAM GIANT SNAKE
  • BUKAVAC
  • LOUISIANA WOLFMAN
  • BIGFOOT IN NEBRASKA
  • BLACK AND WHITE GORILLA-MAN
  • INVASIVE WORM IN VIRGINIA
  • MAHWOT - BOGEY CREATURE OF THE MEUSE
  • DOG SAVES WOMAN'S LIFE
  • STRANGE DEERLIKE BEING
  • DRAGON SIGHTING 2001
  • LINDWORM IN FOLKLORE
  • PREHISTORIC SQUID-LIKE CREATURES
  • RARE FROGS PRODUCE TADPOLES
  • WAS THIS BIGFOOT?
  • TRACKS OF THE ORANG DALAM
  • CRASHED UFO ON MARS?
  • STRANGE BIPED IN TEXAS
  • MANED LIONS IN AMERICA
  • COMEBACK OF THE COUGAR
  • REPTILIAN HUMANOID ACCOUNTS
  • DEAD ALIENS IN U.K.?
  • BIGFOOT IN THE 1800s
  • COPIAPO BIRD
  • WINGED HUMANOID IN ILLINOIS
  • MUSHROOM DUENDES
  • APPLE DEMONS OF WEST VIRGINIA
  • MYSTERIES OF THE BASKING SHARK
  • WAS THE AMERICAN LION REALLY A LION?
  • WILDMEN: NATIVE AMERICAN LORE
  • SIGHTINGS OF WOOLLY MAMMOTH
  • FOTSIANONDRE
  • BIGFOOT PEEPS THROUGH WINDOW
  • DOGLIKE CRYPTID IN ILLINOIS
  • 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 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.

    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 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.


    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS OVER THERE

    The Gonzo Daily - Thursday/Friday

    I had a long drawn out session at the hospital today. Sadly, my right heel is seriously damaged again and it is more than slightly painful. Why and how the damage happened we still are trying to find out. As a result of all this, plus a bunch of other crapulence with which I shall not bore you, I am running stupidly late, so this lot of blog posts is for today and tomorrow.
    Sorry if I sound more than usually terse. My foot is hurting and I wanna go to bed. Forgive me for being such a miserable old bugger...
    Like Marge Simpson, I never really knew what it meant, but keep on trucking!
    The Gonzo Books site is now pretty well done, and there is also a new CFZ Publcations website at https://baboon.wixsite.com/website then tell me what a clever fellow I am. It even has a haiku to explain why some links are not finished:
    "These links do not work,
    now but they will do so soon,
    we apologise"
    ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO SQUINT
    And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
    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:
    Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eleven 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 #415/6
    PHOREVER PEOPLE ISSUE
    This magazine continues to go off on strange tangents that I never expect, but I am very happy to see it do so. What is in this week? Ooooh lots of things. Such as Iona, Phideaux, John Lennon, Covid Communications, Bob Dylan, making money through ipad games and oodles more.
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive, AND Merrell Fankhauser, and the Real Music Club, AND Strange Fruit, and Mr Biffo, there is a column from Kev Rowland, and C.J Stone, but Mr Biffo, Tony Klinger and Neil Nixon, are on hiatus. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and dibblers who have got the blues (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are listening to the new Bob Dylan album, 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!!!
    ..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:
    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 a recently widowed old hippy of 61 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 a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Thursday/Friday

     ON THIS DAY IN - 1840 - Sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris. His most widely known works are "The Kiss" and "The Thinker."

    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • MONGABAY: possible home to elusive ‘Asian unicorn’
  • M0NGABAY: Swedish ecotourism looks to change mindsets
  • BBC: Missing cockatiel returned after singing Adda...

  • 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)