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 27, 2014

MUIRHEAD'S MYSTERIES: Strange cat in Tennessee

I found this in a newspaper dated 1951, the incident took place in Tennessee. Unfortunately I didn`t note the exact date or name of paper,but I can try and find out.It shows a very odd cat indeed,no doubt it didn`t result in the union of a feline and a mustelid,apparently that is impossible. Perhaps it had some sort of skin disease?


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Library examines Bigfoot phenomenon
Bigfoot: Fact or fiction? The library will give you an opportunity to decide for yourself. At 6 p.m. Thursday in the Northside Branch Library's Myers 

The Bigfoot Field Journal: The "Blue Bigfoot"????
In the early spring of 2011 I captured seven frames of a "Bigfoot" watching me walk down a hill. I was using my back trail camera. They day was clear 

Will this new technology help find Bigfoot? | Doubtful News
Matt Knapp thinks that Bigfoot research is a mess right now. Knapp blames the setbacks on the digital age, and the amount of misinformation being 

Shooting Bigfoot… The Squatchdetective Review Part 1 | Squatchdetective's Blog - WordPress.com
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I just got done watching an HD copy of Shooting Bigfoot late last night when I came to realize that the ending not only sounded staged but LOOKED

Bigfoot Hoaxter Rick Dyer Moves To Arkansas After Failing To Make $200K On Daytona Bike Week ...
Dyer confirms, backers split after failing to make $200K on Bigfoot farce exhibit during the Daytona Bike Week 2014. By H. Nelson Goodson March 25

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Bigfoot Research News: Shooting Bigfoot - Full Movie
An intrepid young filmmaker travels from Britain deep into the American heartland to probe the mysteries of Bigfoot and Bigfoot mania. He

Could Bigfoot be living in Litchfield? - Bing Videos
One man in Litchfield says the mysterious creature itself scared both him and his dog. WMTW News 8's Aly Myles reports.

Bigfoot Evidence: Breaking: New Footage Shows Todd Standing's Bigfoot Blinking! OMG!
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This video just aired during tonight's Survivorman Bigfoot episode. Wow! If you were those complaining about Todd Standing's "other" Bigfoot not 

Bigfoot Evidence: Watch This Video of the Future of Bigfoot Research
Move over Matt Moneymaker, these kids are the future! We're not sure who these two young guys are, but they know about bigfoot. They do some 

Bigfoot sighting in the canyon! - SimHQ Forums
I put out the motion cameras in order to catch sight of the beastie and yielded a nice return for my effort. Apparently he's a scavenger, as he seems to ... 

THE BIGFOOT FORUMS BLOG: NEW!!! Scott Nelson Interview 03/26/2014

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NEW!!! Scott Nelson Interview 03/26/2014

   Hi all!!! I know most of everyone is ready to see Winter finally leave and Spring begin! I like many of you are ready to get outside and enjoy the outdoors no matter if it is Squatching, walking, hiking or any other outside activity you enjoy.

   Just like the Ron Morehead interview, there were some great questions posed to Scott. He called me many times in this process because he wanted to make sure the format worked well and he could make sure to get all of the questions answered to all's satisfaction. Again, many thanks to Scott to enable us to ask questions to a man in my opinion, is the most qualified to help us to learn about this unique and remarkable enigma. 

Hi Scott and thank you very much for agreeing to answer questions from our forum members. These will be submitted in our blog as an ongoing learning process to help understand what research is being done from some of the most notable researchers in the BF Community. We appreciate your time to help us learn more about the BF/Sasquatch People.


The Gonzo Daily - Wednesday
Last night a sort of impromptu soirée took place as Andrea my amanuensis and her husband and two musicians best known as 4th Eden and Stargrace turned up to empty my wine rack. A splendid time was had by all inmvolved. A whole slew of new people have arrived over the last six months and become involved with our activities. It is nice to be able to welcome them into our lives. But the old guard are still present and correct: Richard is coming down this evening, and Mike Davis will be back tomorrow.
The new issue of Gonzo Weekly, in a swish new format, is here. It has interviews with Tim Blake, Craig High from the Psychedelic Warlords, Cyrille Verdeaux goes native, plus Acid Mothers Temple, Joey Molland remembers working with John, George and Ringo, Mice on Stilts, Steve Hillage and more news, reviews, views, interviews and and London Zoos (OK, no metropolitan menageries, 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!!! We are also relaunching with a brand new layout and format for our 70th issue. We hope that you like it.
You can read it, and find links to all back issues at http://www.gonzoweekly.com./
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
PPS: WARNING: If you are If you are a subscriber using Outlook, Hotmail or Outlook Express, some previous issues of the magazine may come out with formatting errors.

*  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 an orange kitten named after a song by Frank Zappa 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 kitten?


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: Bearing Witness When It Is Unbearable - ...
  • NEWSLINK: Documentary on ecological importance of 

    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. 

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1922 the prolific children's author Dick King-Smith was born. King-Smith most often wrote about anthropomorphic farm animals like in his most popular novels The Sheep Pig, Saddle Bottom and Daggie Dogfoot, but also covered Fortean and paranormal topics in works such as The Water Horse (Lake Monsters), The Queen's Nose (Magic) and Paddy's Pot of Gold (ultra-terrestrials)

    And now the news:
  • Scientists film inside a flying insect
  • Dartmoor pony contraceptive scheme at risk
  • Misleading mouse studies waste medical resources
  • Goats are far more clever than previously thought,...
  • Belgium to Destroy Its Illegal Ivory Next Month
  • Danish zoo that culled giraffe kills family of lio...
  • Salamanders shrink as mountain home heats up
  • Lawsuit Could Save Thousands of Sea Turtles (Op-Ed...
  • Biologists use sound to identify breeding grounds ...
  • Bat Soup Blamed as Deadly Ebola Virus Spreads

  • Beaked whale is deep-dive champion

  • Here's the trailer for the 'delightful' film they made of The Sheep Pig, Babe: