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, June 30, 2013

INAPPROPRIATE CORNER: Prophet sends goblins to steal woman's g-strings

This next story is undoubtedly Fortean. The behaviour is undoubtedly inappropriate. But who is to blame?

A Bulawayo woman is reportedly tormented by goblins which steal her g-string panties and whisper insults, accusing her of switching to another church.

The woman, Lynette Ziweya, is accusing Prophet Paul Grinder of Johane Masowe eChishnu of sending his goblins to torture her because she left the church to join another one.

"I used to attend Prophet Grinder's church and after realising that he was not a true prophet because of his actions, I decided to move to another church. It seems he was not pleased and since that time, my panties started disappearing at home. As if that was not enough, whenever I try to go to another church, I will be seeing the goblins which will be ordering me to return to Prophet Grinder's church," she said.

Ziweya revealed that everywhere she goes, these goblins follow her and as a result she no longer has peace in her life.

"When this whole thing started, I sought for assistance from different prophets, but they all referred back to the prophet saying I should confront him on the issue. When I confronted him, he professed ignorance and vowed that I will never have peace in my life," she said.

The troubled woman added that Prophet Grinder even did a few miracles before her to prove to her that he was capable of doing anything using his super natural powers.

Read on...

CFZ CANADA: Finding the Midnight Toker

Last week the Toronto Star (6/20/2013) carried a story about a researcher who was arrested while hunting Sasquatch.  He claims he was “bullied” by an officer of the law.

Read on...


And just for laughs
- another little monster - this one I am sure is not of this world!!! You can put it on the website if you like - perhaps make a little competition out of it. 

DALE DRINNON: Hagan mystery creature, mystery killer whale, bigfoot, Benny's blogs

New at Frontiers of Zoology:
New at Benny's Blog for Thelma Todd:
And New at Benny's OTHER Blog, The Ominous Octopus Omnibus:
Best Wishes, Dale D.


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 took the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.


Sundays I wake late with a wheeze and a cough
and usually take the whole day off
but then I always find the time
to do the Gonzo blogs in rhyme
I watched The Rolling Stones last night
and apart from 'Miss You' (which was shite)
they were bloody magnificent (that's a fact)
and it's great to see Mick Taylor back
I watched it all with Dave B-P
'cos he can get the BBC
but now I have to try quite hard
to be the Gonzo rhyming bard
The first of the Gonzo posts today
is Thom the World Poet, let's shout 'Wayhay!'
he lives in Austin, his poetry's fine
I'm glad that he's a friend of mine
Now Judy Dyble on Norwegian TV
singing a song that is dear to me
she's brilliant, what else can I say?
That's why it's the Gonzo track of the day
Prog Rock is back, says Uncle Rick
that's news that might make some folk sick,
but there's one thing I would like to say
in my house it never went away
Now if you want a groovy scene
read the Gonzo weekly Magazine
It's really good, what's more it's free
and its edited by my cats and me
A review of Mr Averell
an artist who's done very well
his album 'Gridlock' is fantastic
(I think CDs are pressed on plastic)
Mark Murdock is a percussive star
his album's great, he should go far
and so today from me to you
I'm reprinting an interview

*  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:
* 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 an old hippy of 53 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) 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 his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

Yesterday’s News Today

On this day in 1908 a huge explosion occurred near Tungusga, Russia. It was bigger than that of atomic bombs and to this day nobody is sure what caused it (although a paper was published a few weeks ago that more or less proved it was not a meteorite).
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  • In February this year a Meteor exploded over Chelybinsk in Russia and, thanks to Russians having lots of dashboard cameras in their cars, there is a metric shed-load of footage of it: