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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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:
From CFZ Canada:

HAUNTED SKIES: Daily Mail 13.1.69.

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.

CRIPTOZOOLOGIA EN ESPAÑA: The "Bicho of Sabadell", Spain, 1981. A monster of the sewage frightens to the city for two months.

Right from the Spanish cryptozoology blog, Criptozoologia En España:News in Criptozoología en España :

The "Bicho of Sabadell", Spain, 1981. A monster of the sewage frightens to the city for two months.
All information in :

Best regards!!
Javier Resines
Criptozoología en España

KARL SHUKER: Two more posts

Two more posts from Karl today. Actually one was yesterday's but I missed it...

DALE DRINNON: Bigfoot/Cedar and Willow

The Bigfoot Link for today is at:

This has gone up on Cedar and Willow:
This one has a Fortean theme and operates on the theories of John A. Keel and Ultraterrestrials.


Well, Corinna has gone up to Staffordshire to see my beloved eldest step-daughter for a week, Dave B-P has a job interview and Jess has gone with him, and the Oakham Police Department have finally (after three months) decided that they are not paying for the damage they did to my mother-in-law's door last July. Because they have taken so long about it, I am now three-hundred-and-fifty quid out of pocket and she won't be able to claim on her house insurance. I am very angry, and as far as I am concerned the story is not anywhere near over yet. Whether I actually record my benefit version of THAT song by NWA remains to be seen.

Michael Des Barres is really spot on here - HipHop is the new blues. One of the things that annoys me most about people of my age is the way they often diss newer musical forms than the ones they grew up with. C'mon Michael, make a hip hop album. Even I have...
John Anderson is a very talented dude, and as well as his own main career makes guest appearances on all sorts of interesting side projects - like this one
Our daily visit to the peculiar iuniverse of Thom the World Poet..
A taster for the groovy new project from Spirits Burning, with a few notes of how this project, which has links to Gong, Hawkwind, Porcupine Tree and others, has developed...
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 1926 John Logie Baird performed the first successful test of his invention, the Television.
And now the news:
Charlie Brooker talks about the ground-breaking TV drama “Ghost Watch” in “How TV Ruined Your Life”: