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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Wednesday, April 09, 2014


Day 4 – Tuesday
The first thing I did this morning was to find out the paperwork for my work placement log-book and time-shd a mini-panic on the train home when I realised, but knew that it could be rectified on this visit. However, if I were to forget this time, there would be no time to do it before the paperwork is to be handed in.

When the other intern, Saskia, and her younger brother, Riley, arrived, the three of us set about the animal rounds, although it didn’t really require all of us. It was as I was picking out some live mealworms (from amongst the dead ones), for the crow, that I noticed that he displayed stereotypies, hopping back and forth on the same stretch of twig. Later he was the subject of attention of a very large Dogue de Bordeaux (aka French mastiff) puppy, named Arnie. He was not having a good time.

The three of us then gave the conservatory a lick of paint, in a nice light yellow colour. Some got on my jumper! Some filming of this was done, as well as of the quails. Already, the conservatory is looking much better for it. Then, there were suddenly a lot of spiders, so I took myself on a tea and pot noodle break.

After I had settled back down, I conducted another 50% water change on the Xenotoca and stencilled round one of the tanks, on a bit of paper, so a lid can be cut for it, from glass. There was no documentary to watch tonight, so Jon finally signed my papers and we called it a night. 


Bigfoot Tracker News: After The Shit
So, Rick Dyer is finally working on his 'After The Shart' video. No wonder those poor misguided fans haven't received the DVD's, Doll Boy had not ...

The Huffington Post UK - Google+ - Yowie: Australia's Bigfoot 'Caught On Camera' (VIDEO) By…
Yowie: Australia's Bigfoot 'Caught On Camera' (VIDEO) By +Sara Nelson Grainy, blurred footage of Australia's version of Bigfoot has emerged online

Bigfoot: Exploring the Myth And Discovering The Truth | Regator - Curated Blog Search and ...
"Bigfoot: Exploring the Myth And Discovering The Truth," co-authored by Rob Riggs - author of "In The Big Thicket: On The Trail of the Wildman" and 

This Wednesday on the Bigfoot webcast, After Hours with Rictor, you get to see the discussion Todd...
Part 2 of our webcast of Survivorman: Bigfoot. We all agree, there is nothing wrong with making money off of Bigfoot. After all, Bigfoot is BIG business

Last Bigfoot Hoax: Bigfoot Hunter Rick Dyer Dupes The Public | Strange Sounds
Rick dyer the bigfoot hunter confesses latest Sasquatch hoaxes on his facebook page in April 2014.

Hunters claim to have captured Bigfoot's Australian cousin downunder - Watcher Forum - Free forum
Hunters claim to have captured Bigfoot's Australian cousin downunder Two 'Yowie searchers' claim to have filmed a strange Bigfoot-like creature ...

VIDEO: Bigfoot Spotted By Remote Aircraft In Colorado // Mr. Conservative
A video released of a radio controlled aircraft flying over the Flatirons near Boulder, Colorado appears to catch an abnormality that could be a 

Bigfoot Evidence: Japanese Bigfoot Footage?
Like Hawaii, there are no Bigfoots in Japan -- as far as we know, right? Check out this breakdown from ParaBreakdown on the "Japanese Bigfoot" ...

DIMENSIONS: More Bigfoots—or maybe Bigfeet—spotted in Vernon County
A few weeks ago I reported on a Bigfoot road crossing that took place on Highway 54 in eastern Vernon County, observed by a friend of mine who was 

Dr. Jane Goodall Speaks About Bigfoot-PGF Normal Speed [Video] - Disclose.tv
Here's the radio call-in show in which Dr. Jane Goodall has a little something to say about Bigfoot. Listen carefully to what Dr

Woman Claims To Live In Cave With Bigfoot | Truth Control
A woman named Caylen calls into the radio show Coast to Coast am with George Noory and claims she lived in a cave with a male Bigfoot, and his ...

Hoaxter Rick Dyer Confirmed He Paid Russell, A Prop Maker $4,500 For Fake Bigfoot Hank ...
Bigfoot hoaxter Rick Dyer admitted to pulling another big scam with the help of news networks looking for a great story than proving it was a fake

Bigfoot Evidence: Don't Forget the 2014 Ohio Bigfoot Conference is Coming Up!
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
April 26, 2014 is the 26th annual Ohio Bigfoot Conference. This is probably the biggest bigfoot conference around, and is hosted by researcher Marc ...

Could This Be the Australian Bigfoot? | RTM - RightThisMinute
It turns out that a Yowie is an Australian Bigfoot. Apparently, two Yowie hunters captured video of their target recently in Queensland. We are

Bigfoot Evidence: Just Like Their North American Cousins, Yowies Also Like To Throw Rocks
Rock throwing is typical Bigfoot behavior. Some say it's a territorial thing and Squatches only do it when their territory is infringed upon. It's been ... 

DAVEY CURTIS: An out of space space monster from outer space

Visited a local country park today and took 2 pics in quick succession of the sun reflecting across the lake.

When suddenly what can only be, an out of space space monster from outer space that has built a base under the lake and is preparing for world domination appeared in my lens. Or was it an empty crisp packet? I get the two mixed up.


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. 

  • UK SIGHTINGS: Earth Touch News Network - From myst...
  • US SIGHTINGS: Cougar alert issued after a big cat ...
  • NEWSLINK: Playing cat and mouse! Rare new footage ...

  • UK SIGHTINGS: Deer remains on Elsenham cricket pit...

    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 - Wednesday
    This is Sheri's last day of her last placement with us, and she has done very well. We shall miss her, and we hope that she stays involved with what we do. Once again I am likely to have a plethora of interns and amanuenses today, with Sheri, Andrea, Saskia and Riley all rushing about the place like busy little bees. I, meanwhile, will put my feet up, bark a string of orders out in an imperious fashion and quaff large glasses of Planters's Punch, while I smoke a cigar and look around, happily master of all I survey. I wish!
    Badfinger comes to Saint Rocke: Joey Molland keeps Badfinger's music alive
    Eric Burdon headlining 25th anniversary Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne
    Jon Anderson to play intimate acoustic show at Bear’s Den on April 11
    The new issue of Gonzo Weekly is here. It features 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!!!
    Check it out at www.gonzoweekly.com or http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2014/04/gonzo-weekly-72.html
    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 notifications and 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?

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


    On this day in 1978 Veronica Taylor was born. Taylor is best known for voicing Ash Ketchum in the first 8 series of the english dub of the anime series based on the Pokemon games.
    And now the news:

  • VIDEO: A Chinese Factory Is Reportedly Killing Rar...
  • Snake on a TRAIN: 50cm slippery customer forces ov...
  • Off to See the Wizard? Ancient Fossils Had Heart a...
  • Freshwater turtle crosses the Aegean Sea
  • Southwestern bird and reptile distributions to shi...
  • Four-metre shark spotted off WA coast placed on fi...
  • Long-fingered bat goes fishing
  • Scientists Discover First New Horseshoe Worm In Ov...
  • California Bill Would End SeaWorld Killer Whale Sh...

  • Western Australia applies to extend shark cull for...
  • This clip doesn't have any of Taylor's voice because it's a Pokemon White 2 speed run and nothing to do with the anime, as far as I'm aware this is the current world record: