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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Monday, April 14, 2014


Bigfoot Evidence: This Guy in New Brunswick Saw Something and We Don't Know What the Heck It ...
This is by far one of the strangest reports we've ever read. The witness said Pan (pictured above) reminded him of what he saw, but he described the

Bigfoot Evidence: Dr. Jeff Meldrum Sits Down with Ed Brown and Addresses Todd Standing ...
Dr. Meldrum has been in the hot seat lately due to his new association with Todd Standing, who some in the bigfoot community feel is somewhat 

BIGFOOT: The Beast of Kentucky: 04/13/14
The new research database software is in for The Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group Trimble County database of encounters. Encounters for ...

The the third night I enountered some vocalizations It sounted like a conversation between three young Bigfoot, almost as if they were arguing

There are bigfoot pictures in Pennsylvania by auto camera - Page 58 - Backyard Chickens
Yes, I think they migrate with the seasons. They follow the food supply as it ripens. The glowing red eyes seem to indicate that the species must have 



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. 


Dale has been having problems with his internet access, and apologises for these postings being late...

  • New at the Frontiers of Anthropology:
http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2014/04/hominids-small-and-tall.html http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2014/04/ohio-bigfoot-conference.html
http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2014/04/horned-and-antlered-gods.html http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2014/04/guest-blogger-jayasree-savaras-linked.html

  • New at Frontiers of Zoology: 
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2014/04/thunderbird-skeleton.html http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-bear-lake-monster.html http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2014/04/mystery-big-cat-reference.html http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2014/04/update-on-chickasaurus.html

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2014/04/another-loch-ness-monster-submission.html http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2014/04/national-geographic-on-pumas-increasing.html

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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



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. 

  • VIDEO: Big Cat Called For Dinner! 2014
  • VIDEO: Big Cat sightings on Exmoor Documentary [Fu...

  • VIDEO: Large Cat Sightings & Witnesses

    The Gonzo Daily - Monday
    And so anoher week begins. It is going to be a strangely quiet one. The children are all off doing stuff with their families, Graham will be at Hawkeaster this coming weekend, and apart from Andrea, little Charlotte and Mark Raines there are no scheduled visitors. On Saturday my postbag included  a care package from Erik Norlander, containing a marvellous selection of CDs, DVDs and box sets, including the entire back catalogue of his band Rocket Scientists. He really is one of the kindest and most thoughtful blokes that I have ever met. I had never actually listened to anything by his band Rocket Scientists before, but they really are extraordinarily good; the sort of melodic, cerebral prog which I enjoy very much. Their new album is now available via Gonzo, and I really recommend that you check it out.
    GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Sergei Rachmaninoff plays his Piano Concerto No. 2
    JOEY MOLLAND: Return to Memphis Celebrity Cafe Review
    The new issue of Gonzo Weekly is out now. It features - amongst other things - Julian Lennon, Clepsydra, Michael Des Barres, Sex Gang Children, Auburn, The Dalai lama, Keith Levene, The Psychedelic Warlords, Goldfrapp, Barbara Dickson, Auburn and the Dalai Lama, and more news, reviews, views, interviews and Gilbert's potoroos (OK, no ground dwelling marsupials that look like pointy nosed guinea pigs, 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!!!
    But I have an update for you all: The cover story is about the triumphant return of Swiss prog band Clepsydra last weekend. But look what I have found: If you look on YouTube there is actually some footage of last weekend's gig.  Also, if you are interested, today's Gonzo Daily updates can be found here:
    Read the last few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 72 (Judge Smith cover)
    Issue 71 (Andy Colquhoun cover)
    Issue 70 (Tim Blake cover)
    These issues (and the current one) can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
    To make sure that you don't miss your copy of future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
    *  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 1935 Erich von Däniken was born. Däniken became famous for writing the book “Chariots of the Gods” which claims that early human civilizations were visited by aliens that, amongst other things, organised the building of the Pyramids, Stonehenge and other ancient monuments. Presumably the failed attempts at making pyramids and henges that occasionally get unearthed by archaeologists are part of the aliens big plan too (or more likely it's hogswash).

    And now the news:
  • Clever chimps at Kansas City Zoo make brief break ...
  • Raining Frogs & Fish: A Whirlwind of Theories
  • Fisherman finds large red dildo in cod he has just...
  • First wolf family heard in Denmark for 200 years
  • Sharks are more polluted than polar bears
  • Kenya gov't to oversee wildlife authority actions
  • Squirrel causes $300,000 worth of damage
  • Massive survey aims to save Liberia’s precious chi...
  • Mini Winnie - Britain's first cloned dog

  • Will Japan return to whaling in 2015?

  • We have been observing your Earth: