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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CRYPTOLINK: Jeff Meldrum on Dyer's Bigfoot (audio only)

A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 


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 are publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. 

The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why sometimes you will read stories here that appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking. 

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    Bigfoot Evidence: Rick Dyer Now Making It Obvious That He Has a Fake Bigfoot, His Statements ...
    To all those people who believes Rick Dyer has a real Bigfoot, here's what we've been noticing lately. Dyer isn't even trying anymore! Every news ...

    The Bluegrass Bigfoot: ~ Sasquatch in Kentucky | Alternative - Before It's News
    The Bluegrass Bigfoot: ~ Sasquatch in Kentucky. Saturday, March 1, 2014 22:53. % of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents. 0 ...

    Bigfoot Evidence: The Bigfoot Phenomena and the Scientific Method
    Editor's Note: Dr. Matthew A. Johnson is one of the most credible people in the Bigfoot world. In July 1, 2000, Dr. Johnson had a "Class A" Bigfoot ...
    The Mystery of Bigfoot - Full Length Documentary - YouTube
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    Bigfoot News: Kentucky Pilot Snaps Photo of Yeti – Skunk Ape Researchers Unite with New Proof
    Bigfoot is real! It took me years, but I am the #1 Bigfoot Researcher in England. Each day, my email is inundated with emails from my dedicated ...

    SPOTTED IN DC: Bigfoot in Dupont Circle? (PHOTOS) - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG
    You can see a lot of crazy things on a snow day in D.C., but this one might take the cake. Three words: Bigfoot in Dupont.

    Man wearing bigfoot costume walks around snowy Washington DC - WSFA.com: News Weather ...
    Man dressed as bigfoot wanders around Washington, DC in the snow.

    Bigfoot Evidence: Watch: Bigfoot Caught From Behind on Video
    The owner of this video claims to have snuck up on a bigfoot watching over his territory from behind, and managed to catch it on video before the ...

    Pistorius neighbor: 'Bloodcurdling screams' the night of the killing
    (CNN/KSAT) - A man claims he shot and killed a Bigfoot in San Antonio and says he has the body to prove it. "They're going to see bigfoot and I'm ...

    Bigfoot Evidence: Bigfoot spotted in Thomas Circle, DC!
    Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
    No one really knows who this mystery person in this costume is, but one thing we do know is that it looks way more convincing than Dyer's Bigfoot ...

    Real or not Bigfoot still drawls a crowd more Rick Dyer news - YouTube
    Real or not Bigfoot still drawls a crowd more Rick Dyer news ... Bigfoot Tracker Rick Dyer talking about the Dead Bigfoot by Rick Dyer 130,988 views ...

    Rick Dyer on ABC news about Bigfoot - YouTube
    Rick Dyer Award Ceremony for the 2012 Bigfoot Field Researcher of the ... Why no Bigfoot press conference on Feb 9th by Rick Dyer 24,533 views ...


    The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
    Last night we had a visit from a charming young lady of 11. Her name is Charlotte, and she intends to pursue a career as a naturalist. She will be joining the ever expanding CFZ family, doing various projects with and for us. She has a particular interest in Velvet Worms, so I said that I would try and get hold of some for her so she can breed them in our (soon to be) newly revamped conservatory. She is also interested in Australian Natural History, so Richard gave a her (and her Mum) a long lecture on his Tasmanian expedition. A splendid time was had by all.
    Trevor Horn: 'I had delusions the label would be a hub of creativity
    Rick Wakeman on the journey, Scots and getting drunk with Jim White
    GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: As the Years Go Passing By - Felix Pappalardi
    This week's issue of The Gonzo Weekly is here, and features Hawkwind, Hawkwind, and some more Hawkwind, plus exclusive interviews with two musical legends - Keith Levene (ex-PiL and The Clash) and Judy Dyble (founder member of Fairport Convention and the band that was later to become King Crimson), plus stories on Mike Rutherford, Acid Mothers Temple, Devo, Paul Whitrow, and the world premiere of new videos by Auburn and Galahad, and more news, reviews, views, interviews and packets of long nosed potoroos (OK, no special rabbit-sized macropodiformes, especially in convenient packaging) but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
    To make sure that you don't miss your copy of this and future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
    PS: If you are already a subscriber but think that you haven't been receiving your copies please check your spam filters. For some reason known only to the Gods of the internet, some e-mail programmes automatically count the magazine as 'spam' probably because it comes from a mass mailer. Either that or they are just jealous of our peerless content

    *  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: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html

    * 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 54 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, and sometimes a small Indian frog. 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?


    What has Corinna's column of fortean bird news got to do with Cryptozoology?

    Well, everything actually!

    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. 

    WALLY THE COMEDY RHINOCEROS: Yesterday's News Today

    Oll is away so for today Yesterday's News Today is done by Wally the Comedy Rhinoceros. He is a stand-up comedian of some renown. Here is one of his rhino-related jokes.

    Q: What does a rhino do when it is broke? 

    A: He looks for glue.

    Ha Ha! That was funny. Sidesplitting. Yes. Ha!

    Now for the news....

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  • Are plants more intelligent than we assumed?
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  • Belgium to crush entire ivory stockpile
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  • Sea Shepherd, Japanese Whalers Clash For Third Tim...

  • And now for a happy tune that you can whistle while you work: