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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Sunday, April 22, 2012

BIGFOOT DISTRIBUTION: American visualisation maps every recorded sighting of Bigfoot (except, it doesn't)

The Guardian blog writes that: 'Where is Bigfoot hiding? This interactive map, made by Ryan Robitalle, shows every recorded sighting of the mythical creature in the United States. The map was created using data from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organisation, whose website contains detailed logs of Sasquatch sightings across the world. You can interact with the visualisation to explore the information in more detail. Click on a marker to see further details on that sighting, or browse reports by year or season.'

It is a remarkable piece of work, and my only criticism is with whoever subbed it at The Guardian, who claimed that it shows 'every recorded sighting of Bigfoot', when in fact it shows every sighting from the database of the BFRO. No slight is meant here towards Ryan Robitalle or the BFRO.

HAUNTED SKIES: Daily Mail 26.10.67.


It is another jolly Monday morning here at the Gonzo Daily blog. OK, it is actually cold and grey, but we still have all sorts of nice things for you all.

First up is part one of an exclusive interview with Mimi Page:

And whilst on the subject of the delightful Ms P, here is a quote about her latest project:

We also have some exclusive pictures of Michael Des Barres filming a documentary on a rooftop in Japan:

There are Jon Anderson Tour Dates:

And finally, an interesting insight into Van Der Graaf Generator from Peter Hammill himself:

See you tomorrow....

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

On this day in 1564 William Shakespeare was born.
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David Tennant shows off his Hamlet:

CFZ CANADA: Sasquatch from the Bottom Up Part 5: Bear Arms?

We’ve sort of climbed Sasquatch like a tree, which brings usnicely to his “upper limbs”.

Today we look at Sasquatch Arms—the real ones, not the Urban Dictionary definition of a woman who doesn’t shave!

Like all Bigfoot researchers, I habitually go back to the PGfilm for photographic evidence. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve viewed this film, especially famous frame 352. Each time I watch it I have a different opinion. One of the things I’m set on though is the upper appendages (arms) shown in that footage.

Read on...