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, September 24, 2012

CRYPTOLINKS: More on the Siberian Lake Monster

Move over Nessie, now it's Nesski,
The West Australian
Russian academics want a scientific probe into claims of a Siberian Loch Ness monster in Lake Labynkyr, one of the world's most remote lakes. Researchers using underwater scanners claimed to have discovered evidence of 'Nesski' - a beast measuring up ...

Nesski: Siberian Loch Ness Monster - Cryptomundo Feed ...
Nesski: Siberian Loch Ness Monster - posted in Cryptomundo Feed: What do you think?View the full article.

Ghost Haunting: Siberian Loch Ness Monster Pictures
Siberian Loch Ness Monster Pictures. Underwater scanners may have captured a glimpse of the infamous creature nicknamed 'Nesski.' ...

Lake Labynkyr Monster at Siberian Lake: Professor Goes on Scientific Mission ...
Lake Labynkyr is home to a mysterious monster called the 'Devil' by the locals. It's been an age old myth that a monster lurks in the deep waters of the Syberian lake. Some refer to this unknown creature as "Russia's Loch Ness Monster," though it 



WATCHER OF THE SKIES: Today's Fortean Bird News

After about six months of regular postings on the main bloggo, Corinna has taken the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.

HAUNTED SKIES: Times (The) 14.2.68.


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 should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. In September 2012, Emma Osborne decided that the Mystery Cat Study Group really deserved a blog of its own within the CFZ Blog Network.

DALE DRINNON: Giant salamanders at Loch Ness

New on Frontiers of Zoology:

CRYPTOLINKS: Today's Bigfoot stories

Chemung man prowls for Bigfoot, other creatures
Elmira Star-Gazette
Tim Holmes, of Chemung, stands outside his 'Bigfoot bunker,' which he uses as a research office and for storage of his survival gear. Holmes is wearing a bug suit to protect him from insect bites; he said the camouflage has saved him in many encounters ...

Cryptomundo » Amazing Bigfoot Trackway Found in Washington State
By Sharon Lee
When I saw the photos, I got goosebumps. Not only were some of the tracks perfect, there were so many of them and they were very fresh! I immediately contacted Derek and begged him to answer my questions and he was very gracious to ...

"Running Bigfoot" Trail Cam Photo
Ghost Theory (blog)
September 23, 2012 – 11:16 AM | 6 views. Fresh off the presses over at Bigfoot Evidence, this Bushnell trail cam photo contest entry (whew!), stands widely apart from the rest. A reader from Field & Stream submitted this interesting photo of a slightly ...


And so another working week begins. All sorts of stuff - both good and bad - is happening behind the scenes here that I mostly can't talk about. It is an interesting, if not always enjoyable time, and I think that the next few months will be fruitful ones..
Last week we posted my three part interview with the lovely Annie Haslam of Renaissance. Here is another recent interview which covers the new DVD/CD live set..
Yesterday we posted an exclusive live review of Michael Des Barres on friday night at the Viper Room. Today we follow this up with three vdeos from the same event. Dantastic!
Off topic as far as Gonzo specificallyu is concerned, I don't think that there is anyone reading this who won't be pleased at the heartwarming news that Roger Waters is joining the bill of a benefit concert for the estate and legacy of the late Levon Helm.
A major new competition to win one of three of the new live CD/DVD from the magnificent ABWH
Another visit to the singular universe of Thom the World Poet. Today a strange ditty about Sky Burials..
And finally for this last monday in September, a Canadian review of the latest Rick Wakeman live album.
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 Editor is an old hippy of 53 who - together with his orange cat - puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

On this day in 1950 forest fires in Canada blocked out the sun and caused the moon to appear as blue in colour from Europe. This sort of thing doesn't happen very often...
And now the news:
Blue Moon, preformed by Glenn Miller and his band: