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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Saturday, April 05, 2014


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BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF EXTRA (trying to bring it up to date before the sheer amount of news gets overwhelming)

KPRC Houston

Big Foot a hoax, says man who claimed to kill it
The man who claims to have killed Big Foot says the body he's shown off across Texas is fake. Rick Dyer brought the spurious Sasquatch through ...

Olga Donskoya Reporting for Bigfoot News Today | BigfootBlogger.Com
Reporting for Bigfoot News Today is Russian reporter, Olga Donskoya. She delivers the news about Survivorman Les Stroud, Todd Standing, and ...

Bigfoot Evidence: Are Bigfoot the Descendants of Giants?
Interestingly in Peru, where elongated skulls were found of ancient origins, there is also a reported tribe of feral giants as reported on Bigfoot ...

News Feed - Tv Crew To Follow 'bigfoot Hunters' In Yellowstone This Summer - Yellowstone Gate ...
TV crew to follow 'Bigfoot hunters' in Yellowstone this summer. Yellowstone Gate As unlikely as it might sound, a four-person production crew is ...

Bigfoot got D.B. Cooper and went straight to video | Doubtful News
Doubtful News Sharon Hill
I recall a while back the moment I heard that maybe the D.B. Cooper mystery could be solved with another mystery - Bigfoot. And, here it is. Exclusive

Bigfoot Evidence: Are There Bigfoot in Pennsylvania?
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
Pennsylvania Bigfoot Investigations believes so. The group was recently featured in an article where they discussed their history and their research.

HPANWO Voice: Bigfoot Hoaxer Confesses
HPANWO Voice Ben Emlyn-Jones
Case in point: Rick Dyer, the so-called Bigfoot researcher. In 2008 Dyer and his friend Matthew Whitton make the explosive announcement, that they

Bigfoot Evidence: Watch: Squatchers Lounge Podcast with Guest Special Effects Artist Doug ...
... videos the have released so far. Find out just what has some of the biggest names in Bigfoot scrambling to work with them. 7pm PST 10PM EST 3am 

Bigfoot Evidence: Watch: After Hours with Rictor - Episode 21: Bigfoot Researcher Kathy Strain
When Rictor and his co-host Tammy Murray discussed Survivorman: Bigfoot last week with Bigfoot researcher, Kathy Strain, they were in for a big ...

Bigfoot Tracker News: More News From Andrew Clacy
According to Clacy, he honestly believed Rick had a real dead Bigfoot until Andrew was able to squeeze the foot in Daytona. It was at that time Andrew ...

Bigfoot North: Jeff Meldum and Todd Standing | BigfootBlogger.Com
Bigfoot North is a program that discusses the entire gambit on the reality of a species that is yet undiscovered by modern science. Each week a new 

Bigfoot Evidence: Are There Bigfoot in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania Bigfoot Investigations believes so. The group was recently featured in an article where they discussed their history and their research

Bigfoot Evidence: Is that actually Bigfoot sitting in the tree?
I don't know about anyone else, but I swear the "Bigfoot" in that tree just moved. Stewart Taylor, who sent in this video, writes, "I captured a video of a ...

NBC News: Rick Dyer's Bigfoot Hoax Revealed | BigfootBlogger.Com
Rick Dyer, the man who claims to have killed Bigfoot not once but twice, and has been traveling around the country with the Rubber suit in a trailer as

Bigfoot Evidence: Watch: After Hours with Rictor - Episode 21: Bigfoot Researcher Kathy Strain
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
When Rictor and his co-host Tammy Murray discussed Survivorman: Bigfoot last week with Bigfoot researcher, Kathy Strain, they were in for a big 

Rick Dyer's Bigfoot Hank Hoax Netted Thousands In Cash From Victims | Hispanic News Network ...
Hank, Dyer's Bigfoot was just a fake stuff dummy made of polyfoam filled with latex and glued camel hair by prop artist maker Chris Russell from ...

Bigfoot hoax: Building the body
Russell said he heard rumors a few weeks later that Dyer was passing the 'prop' off as the body of an actual Bigfoot creature Dyer claimed to have 

Look at these Prints: East Tennessee Bigfoot Video #1 | BigfootBlogger.Com
Possible Bigfoot track in grass . Sighting less than 24 hrs old . Found less than 1 mile from the new Dyllis Springs School in Roane county Tennessee

Bigfoot hoaxer: 'Nothing wrong with what I'm doing' - Toledo News Now, Breaking News, Weather ...
The Georgia man spent the last two months traveling the southern U.S. with a Bigfoot 'body' made of latex and foam, hyping it as a sideshow attraction,

Group discusses Bigfoot sightings across state
The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigations' Doug Waller answers audience members' questions Thursday evening regarding a Noble 

Calgary's Bigfoot believer on quest for beast's body
The Calgary man has long made it his business to convince anybody who will listen that Bigfoot is not a myth, but a species of primate that walks on ...

Bigfoot Evidence: This is the worst Bigfoot video I've seen in a while
The background story: "A yeti a sasquatch or some american bigfoot atttacks a child and his mother. See it right now ! You'll not believe yours eyes !

Operation Bigfoot - Spies among the Ranks | The Crypto Crew
The majority of people/researchers in the bigfoot community think that the government do know about Sasquatch and attempt to cover it up for various 

BIGFOOT SIGHTING IN IDAHO 2012 | Paranormal - Before It's News
This is only a recording of a few seconds of Bigfoot crossing the road directly in front of you, but until we get something in high-def, these are amusing 

News Feed - Calgary's Bigfoot Believer On Quest For Beast's Body - Calgary Herald - News ...
Calgary's Bigfoot believer on quest for beast's body. Calgary Herald Standing is now focused on his latest project, a feature documentary film with the ...

BIGFOOT: The Beast of Kentucky: 04/04/14
On April 2 2014 I Thomas Shay received a phone call from a gentleman who lives south of Milton Kentucky who's name he dose not wish to be known

You faked Bigfoot? Uh, we already knew that! - News - Bubblews
As some of you may or may not know, a man in the United States has been travelling around the country with a supposed body of Bigfoot. He told 

News Feed - Bigfoot Hoaxer: 'nothing Wrong With What I'm Doing' - Kpho Phoenix - News Articles ...
Bigfoot hoaxer: 'Nothing wrong with what I'm doing' KPHO Phoenix Rick Dyer has plenty of 'haters', as he calls them. And he loves it. The Georgia ...

Bigfoot Hunter Rick Dyer Confesses Again To Duping The Public
On the left is an early clay model of what would eventually become (at right) Hank the Bigfoot, claimed by hoaxer Rick Dyer to be a real Bigfoot, and

Bigfoot Evidence: Bigfoot Research Group Gives Presentation on Bigfoot Across Ohio
Ohio is a hotbed when it comes to bigfoot. Sightings come in all the time from across the state, and the Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot 

Bigfoot Evidence: That Perfect Gift for a Bigfoot Nerd
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
Chances are that if you're reading this then you or someone you know is at least interested in the subject of bigfoot. There's also a good chance that 

Bigfoot hoax: Building the body - AmericaNowNews.com
The man who created the Bigfoot body explains how he did it, and why.

Guardian Liberty Voice
Only the saving grace of the Bigfoot-like creature will save them now. In the latest salvo fired by the young woman who accused Jameis Winston of ...  


Bizarre Bigfoot body hoax is traced back to Spokane
Given that it's Bigfoot and Dyer has a history of fakery, rumors were swirling almost immediately about where the body actually came from and who ...

Teen Claims To Have Found Hairs From Bigfoot After Spotting It In Nebraska : TellMeNow.com
Last summer a teenager spotted an unusually hairy, 7-foot tall creature in the woods of Nebraska and word spread around the area quickly, especially ...

Using a Drone to Search for Bigfoot
Using a Drone to Search for Bigfoot. When it comes to research, having the latest in technology will always give you the upper-hand. With personal ...

Bigfoot sighting in Wednesfield!
“This sighting of Bigfoot is great news for the local economy and we expect to see a resurgence of Wednesfield's once world-renowned trap making ...

Bigfoot Evidence: Are are some more believable Bigfoot reports from April 1st
If you haven't read Dr. J's April Fools special yesterday, make sure you go check it out. After you've read that, here are some other popular April Fools ...

San Antonio Bigfoot is a hoax - WOAI News 4 San Antonio - Top Stories - WOAI 4 San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO -- This may come as a shock to you, but it turns out the Bigfoot that was allegedly kill


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: Panel including Tippi Hedren, Joely Fish...
  • NEWSLINK: Remains of rare Florida panther found in...

  • UK SIGHTINGS: Knole Park Puma: Another witness rep...

    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. 

    KARL SHUKER: When Flying Cats Were Flying Lemurs

    Karl Shuker solves a longstanding feline mystery of the flying kind.

    Read on...


    The Gonzo Daily - Saturday
    The eagle eyed amongst you will recognise that something odd is happening; I usually do the blogs sometime between late morning and mid afternoon, and this installment is actually coming out ten hours early. This is basically because after all the cock ups last weekend I want to make sure that I don't have a repeat. Everything went wrong with last weekend’s issue with the result that we didn’t get it posted online until it was very late on the Saturday evening—something like six hours after we should have done. This had the result that the readership of this last issue was nowhere near as high as we have come to expect. I hope that we have better luck with this one. The demographics of online publishing is a subject completely new to me and I am doing my best to learn how it all works.

    The next issue of Gonzo Weekly is complete, and assuming that everything goes according to plan will be out in a few hours. It will feature interviews with Erik Norlander on the new Rocket Scientists album, Judge Smith on the early days of Van der Graaf Generator, and Jakko Jakszyk on the forthcoming ELP reissue and the King Crimson rehearsals. There are also features on The Psychedelic Warlords, Keith Levene, Acid Mothers Temple, Galahad and more news, reviews, views, interviews and Matschie's tree-kangaroos (OK, no arboreal macropods from New Guinea, 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 or the ad hoc competitions and news I post out a couplee of times a week, 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 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?

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1916 the actor Gregory Peck was born. He starred in The Birds and To Kill a Mockingbird. He also produced films including The Dove.
    And now the news:

  • Creation of Australia’s largest marine sanctuary a...
  • How Wolf Packs Organize to Kill
  • Will roe deer persist? Climate change spells disas...
  • X-Rays Reveal Rare Croc's Insides
  • One or two? How to decide how many species you hav...
  • UK dragonfly numbers may be down after wet winter,...
  • Numbers visiting Sea World decline
  • Princess Anne says badgers should be gassed
  • Giant Man-Eating Crocodile Captured In Uganda

  • Bees declining in UK's South West

  • Among the other films Peck has starred in but have no avian link, was Roman Holiday. According to its trailer it is "The gayest spree a girl ever had!" maybe I watched the TV edit: