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 22, 2012

CRYPTOLINK: 'Britain's Bigfoot' spotted in Tunbridge Wells - Signs of the Times

Apeman© KentNews.co.uk

You see some strange things in and around the county, but perhaps this could be the weirdest yet, after claims a British Bigfoot has been spotted in woodland near Tunbridge Wells. Dubbed the Kentish Apeman, it is claimed he towers eight-foot tall, is covered in hair and has red demonic eyes.

And while that may sound like lots of people after a night on the town, what's intriguing many is the fact a recent sighting ties in with one nearly 70 years ago on the same spot. The most recent sighting is believed to have taken place last month on Tunbridge Wells Common - the 200-acre wooded site which sits in the centre of the town and is one of its most picturesque features.
Read on...

CFZ CANADA: Bigfoot doesn't live next door



The most famous striped or brindled mystery cats on record from Africa are the Tanzanian nunda or mngwa (click here for a ShukerNature post devoted to this feline cryptid) and the so-called mountain tiger of the Central African Republic, which has been likened in outward appearance to Africa's prehistoric sabre-tooth Machairodus. However, these are not the only ones by any means, as demonstrated by the following selection of lesser-known striped crypto-cats reported from the Dark Continent.


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. So, 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.

DALE DRINNON: Great horned serpent, how the west was lost, Cedar & Willow, Benny's Blogs

New at the Frontiers of Zoology:
New at the Frontiers of Anthropology:
Two More Brief Additions at Cedar And Willow:
And New at Benny's Blogs:
Followup on the Antman situation at Ominous Octopus Omnibus:
And a Topical Title To Top it all off:
Best Wishes, Dale D.


Life really is strange. I am still sharing my study with a small group of Asian batrachians (two Chinese black spined toads, and an Indian chubby frog, and they are singing away happily whenever I put music on. The particularly seem to like Michael Des Barres' album which shows that they have impeccable taste. Corinna has posted off all the UK orders for 'The Journal of Cryptozoology, Naomi is doing the US ones and someone else (Rebecca, I think) is doing Oz. Mother has just told me off because my office (which I thought was mildly messy)is "a disgrace!" On top of it all Rob Ayling is keeping me amused with emails from Los Angeles where is is doing something arcane with Guns and Roses. Days like this I enjoy.

An insightful and interesting interview with Tony Kaye, who has played with everyone from Yes to Badfinger, and Detective with Michael Des Barres

Our daily visit to the singular universe of Thom the World Poet

A BBC interview with Rick Wakeman about his new version of 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. However, being the BBC we cannot embed the sound file. But never fear there is a link...

A new song about bullying from Helen McCookerybook. It is called 'Feathers'

Some piccies from the Gong gig in Exeter last week

News from the battle-lines. Rob Ayling at Guns and Roses' Thanksgiving show

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?

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