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, March 13, 2014


North American Bigfoot: HopsSquatch This Weekend!
North American Bigfoot Cliff Barackman
This Sunday, I'll be presenting at HopsSquatch on what we can learn from the footprint cast data that has been documented over the last 56 years

Bigfoot Evidence: A Bigfoot was captured near Harrison Lake, a long time ago
Update: Just realized Matt Knapp already posted this story yesterday, but we'll consider this a re-post since I spent a whole 10 minutes writing the lead 

Bigfoot Evidence: Watch This Amazing Video of Bigfoot Tearing Up a Trail Camera!
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YouTube user snakesteve68 is a nature educator and conservationist who makes documentary style educational videos. When it comes to bigfoot, he ...

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Skunk Ape: On the Trail of Florida's Bigfoot. Joseph Stromberg, Smithsonian. The Associated Press. The first time Dave Shealy saw a skunk ape, ...

Now Casting: Hunters, Trappers and Explorers With a Drive to Find Bigfoot
NOW CASTING intrepid hunters, trappers and explorers with a drive to find Bigfoot, Yeti, Windigo and other cryptozoological beasts who inhabit cold ...

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A roadside sighting of a Yowie passing behind a stationary car along the Kings Highway between Braidwood and Batemans Bay in broad daylight, ...
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Join Rev. Jeff for a look at the weeks Bigfoot News like Cliff Barackman's post on the new track cast from Arcata California,

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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. 

  • NEWSLINK: Tigress captured
  • VIDEO: Monkey vs Leopard: Incredible wildlife vide...
  • US SIGHTINGS: Big cat sighting in Durham has some ...
  • NEWSLINK: Wildlife Candle Company - International ...

  • NEWSLINK: Big Cat Week Is Coming #19 National Geog...


    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. 


    The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
    I had Andrea in the office all afternoon yesterday, and things went so well that she is back again today. It is nice to be able to spread the load a bit. In the middle of all the madness yesterday I had a telephone call from my mate Paul Whitrow, introducing me to Ken Pustelnik, one time drummer of The Groundhogs; a band of whom I am really rather fond. He told me that deep in the Groundhog Forest something stirs, and that he and Peter Cruickshank on bass, making two thirds of the classic lineup are planning to reform and play some of the albums that were never toured at the time live for the first time. That sounds pretty bloody groovy to me.
    This week's issue of Gonzo Weekly is here. Hooray!!! It has lots of Rick Wakeman stuff, a Cyrille Verdeaux auto-interview and a report on The Musical Box plus Acid Mothers Temple, Dr Who, Hawkwind, Eric Burdon, Wreckless Eric, and more news, reviews, views, interviews and sheep having a snooze (OK, no sleepy sheepies) 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?


    Karl Shuker unearths a remarkable 18th-Century colour plate depicting a pair of speckled mystery big cats.

    Read more here...

    He also reveals the truth behind the deceptive tale of Buffon's striped anteater.

    Read more here...

    CRYPTOLINK: Maine's Great Sea Serpent: Fact or Fiction?

    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. 

    Sea Serpents 4

    You might still hear about a UFO sighting or two in Maine - or maybe a report of a large beast in the woods. But it's much less common to hear modern accounts of the sea serpent. There was a time, though, when such sightings were much more common, and reported by upstanding citizens. In the latest installment of our occasional series, Maine's Hidden History, Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter turns once again to Portland historian Herb Adams.

    Read on...

    OLL LEWIS:Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1950 the actor William H. Macy was born. Macy has stared in several films with a Fortean theme, including Jurassic Park III, The Secret of NIMH 2 (which is dire) and Mystery Men (which is quite brilliant and well worth a watch if you haven't seen it).
    And now the news:

  • Are we fit to frack?
  • Speed trap for fish catches domestic trout moving ...
  • Arctic sanctuary gets a step nearer
  • Timid jumping spider uses ant as bodyguard
  • An Interview With Chuck Pogan: Researcher & An Ana...
  • A Unique Pet: Desert Tortoises Up For Adoption - v...
  • Fur flies over 16th century 'rocket cats' warfare ...
  • Family of four forced to flee home after finding h...
  • The rediscovery of Charles Darwin’s long-lost Gala...

  • Hopping mad over roos

  • The trailer for Mystery Men: