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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Friday, April 11, 2014


So did Les (Survivorman) tape real evidence of bigfoot? | TigerDroppings.com
Posted by DosManos But why isn't bigfoot moving? ... Can't a bigfoot shite in peace? Back to top. upgrayedd. Southern Miss Fan Ya momma n nem's

Evidence in Kentucky: Bigfoot lurks behind log | BigfootBlogger.Com
But one monster stands out above the rest – Bigfoot! There are so many sightings of these hairy giants in the Bluegrass State that it has come to be ...

Breakdown - The Standing Bigfoot Photos - Mulder's World
Breakdown - The Standing Bigfoot Photos. Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Kevin Smithe, Video Curator. Share this. Videos trending on Mulder's 

Tennessee Deer Talk: survivorman bigfoot - Tndeer.Com
It was my understanding that the trapper got that photo. I had not seen the pic before and I watch all the bigfoot shows... could have missed it I guess

Man admits 'Bigfoot' exhibit is fake
Self-proclaimed 'Bigfoot Tracker' Rick Dyer admitted his latest supposed ... This is the second time Dyer has claimed to have caught Bigfoot, only to ...

Bigfoot Leaves Killbuck ! - Moves into Pennsylvania ! Leaves Unpaid Bills! - Topix
The Daily Dose Blog 911 call:'Proof of bigfoot' Evidence in the woods of Pennsylvania prompts a police investigation. By Rich_Maloof May 28, 2013 5: 

Silent Calling: A study of the Tennessee Smoky Mountain Bigfoot : April 2014
I have been able to get some interesting audio and video over the past few weeks from the national park as the bigfoot are back in full swing in my 

Possible bigfoot from older video, what do you think? | BigfootBlogger.Com
However I thought I would attempt to zoom the photos a little more and focus more on what I thought was the best still of a “possible” Bigfoot creature

Bigfoot Tracker News: Rick Dyer Quits...AGAIN! (No Surprise)
Bigfoot has taken time away from my family! When Mathews and the University comes out and vindicates me... All that believed will have their day

Bigfoot Evidence: Watch This Breakdown of the Standing Bigfoot
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
While Todd Standing's bigfoot videos have two PhD's and the Survivorman on board with Bigfoot North, others in the bigfoot

Listen to this: Filthy Bigfoot Seen Crossing Road | BigfootBlogger.Com
Witness describes the bigfoot he seen crossing the road as being a filthy male, with “dung” hanging off its butt. Video interview recorded by Corey ...


The Gonzo Daily - Friday
I have spent all morning fretting because an important parcel that I had been expecting had singularly failed to arrive. Then, at about 1:15 the courier's van pulled up outside, and the driver came in through the front gate clutching a big box which was about two feet cubed. I signed for it, and eagerly unwrapped it. Yes, there they were!. Inside the box was an insulated polystyrene box filled with crumpled up newspaper and a chemical heat pad. And buried deep inside was a small plastic bag containing two beautiful snails, each about 5cm long. They have pointy black shells and bright orange flesh. They were only discovered a few years ago in one lake in Sulawesi, and its surrounding rivers. The Tylomelania genus is restricted to Sulawesi, and contains 34 known species, fifteen of which were discovered between 2003-2998. They are utterly exquisite, and I hope that we shall have success in breeding them.
MUSIC REVIEW: Jon Anderson of Yes, Paul Green Rock Academy students at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock
The next issue of Gonzo Weekly featuring - amongst other things - Julian Lennon, Clepsydra, Michael Des Barres, Sex Gang Children, Keith Levene, The Psychedelic Warlords, Barbara Dickson, Auburn and the Dalai Lama, will be out tomorrow. Keep yer eyes peeled.
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly 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
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*  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: Tiger attack: Farmer killed by big cat i...
  • NEWSLINK: Bengal tiger at zoo drifting to death

  • UK SIGHTINGS: Big cat sightings in Wales: 17 repor...

    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. 

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

    News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

    From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:
    From CFZ-USA:

    DALE DRINNON: Updates

    This is the tote up for all the blogs since I got internet access back this week:

    New at the Frontiers of Anthropology:
    http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2014/04/bigfoot-evidence-is-this-photograph-of.html http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2014/04/ancient-egyptian-glyphs-found-in.html
    http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2014/04/new-englands-ancient-stone-chambers.html http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2014/04/lemurian-philosophy.html

    New at the Frontiers of Zoology:
    http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2014/04/lost-world-discovered-thanks-to-google.html http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2014/04/south-american-cryptids-isnachi-and-cats.html http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2014/04/sir-peter-scott-nessie-via-scott-mardis.html

    New at Cedar and Willow:

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1890 Joseph Merrick died. Merrick was better known as The Elephant Man because of his unusual physical deformities that were, at the time, thought to be unique. Although an intelligent man Merrick was exploited throughout his whole life, first by showmen who would make money by exhibiting him (some did give him a decent cut of the takings and look after him, but these were few and far between) and then by eminent doctors out to make a name for themselves by parading him around naked in lectures which amounted to more or less the same thing as the showmen were doing but with “science”offered up as a fig-leaf of respectability.

    And now the news:

  • Adorably Tiny Crayfish Discovered (and It's a Cann...
  • Tiny Killer: Mini 'Tasmanian Tiger' Took Down Larg...
  • Rare leafcutter bee fossils reveal Ice Age environ...
  • Half a billion-year-old shrimp with a modern heart...
  • Release of Boskarin cattle the start of the return...
  • Enormous alligator snapping turtle rescued from dr...
  • Parasitic butterfly larvae mimic queen ant to avoi...
  • Name of new weakly electric fish species reflects ...
  • Pygmy blue whale tracked for first time

  • South Africa losing 18 rhinos a week – 277 so far ...
  • Recreating what Merrick's voice may have sounded like: