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 21, 2014


Bigfoot / Sasquatch in the Redwoods National Forest of Bluff Creek California in what I beleive is ...
Uploads from Just a Artist and a Photographer in Cleveland Ohio nobody@flickr.com (Just a photographer and a Artist in Cleveland Ohio)
Well, what do you think. Does it look like a man inside of a suit or does it appear to be a 8 foot or 9 foot - 600 or 700 walking bipedal unknown

Bigfoot Evidence: Listen: Sasquatch Chronicles - Man Claims He Shot a Skunk Ape
By Shawn
This is one incredible encounter that everyone must listen to. A listener contacted Bigfoot Hotspot radio show and said he never believed in Skunk ...
Bigfoot Evidence

Sasquatch is fun and games for some, serious business for others
Winnipeg Sun
While awaiting the shipment of Sasquatch from a Manitoba supplier, Hewlett kicked around ideas with his family on how to promote them. They settled ...

Two Australian mates claim to capture Yowie on video after luring it with fruit
Daily Mail
Jason Heal and Jason Dunn, self-described 'Yowie searchers', posted the vision to their YouTube account on April 5 and dubbed the strange creature ...


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: Aravali cat corridors needed to shield l...
  • VIDEO: Exclusive Black Panther Sighting in The UK
  • NEWSLINK: Purr-fect rescue as ‘Big Cat’ Rescued by...
  • FEATURE: List of Confirmed Cougar Attacks In the U...


    The Gonzo Daily - Monday

    I decided a few days ago that I would try and take the Easter weekend off, so apart from doing the blogs I have managed to stick to it. Graham returned from three days with Hawkwind at Hawkeaster, looking surprisingly hale and hearty. We are both surprisingly grown up; the days when we would return from a rock festival needing a week in bed to recuperate are a long way behind us. I bought a Windows 8 computer last year and have spent the last few months getting to grips with it. The worst thing was that I was unable to play most of my most useful software on it; and life without my video editing suite and virtual recording studio is unthinkable. I tried very hard to get hold of more modern versions of the software, but both options were nowhere near so intuitive, and full of so many unnecessary bells and whistles and smoke and mirrors that I found them practically impossible to use. However yesterday I finally worked out how to use them in Win8 so I can carry on regardless. I really am getting to be a bit too old a dog to be taught too many new tricks.

    Yes, Steve Hackett, Marillion Bring Progressive Rock to the High Seas

    Cream's Jack Bruce fell out of love with recording

    Rick Wakeman, Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes + More in a tribute to Jon Lord

    Just William, John Niven and Jules Verne: Rick Wakeman's favourite books

    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

    GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Galahad: Empires Never Last

    The latest issue of Gonzo is out now. It features an exclusive interview with Billy Sherwood about his new solo album, the Prog Collective, and working on the new Yes album. It features exclusive pictures from the rehearsals for the Pink Fairies reunion shows, and episode one of an anarchic new radio show from Jaki Windmill and Tim Rundall and more news, reviews, views, interviews and black wallaroos (OK, no large wallabies of the species Macropus bernardus, 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!!!

    Read it at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/

    Read the last few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 73 (Clepsydra cover)
    Issue 72 (Judge Smith cover)
    Issue 71 (Andy Colquhoun cover)
    Issue 70 (Tim Blake cover)

    These issues (and the current one) can be downloaded atwww.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 complete lineup in this issue is: Jaki Windmill, The Pink Fairies, Tim Rundall, Erik Norlander, Eric Burdon, Rocket Scientists, Michael Des Barres. Galahad, Billy Sherwood, Yes, Rick Wakeman, Geoff Downes, Chris Squire, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, UB40, Captain Underpants, The Who, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin, Jethro Tull,Wally Hope, Ashtoreth, TCH, Psychedelic Warlords, Dave Bainbridge,Jack Bruce, Steve Hackett, Valentina Blanca, The Dalai Lama, Black Snow, Shane Gibson, Jesse Winchester, Mick Abrahams, Clearlight, John Greaves, Alain Blessing, Hugh Hopper, Andy Colquhoun, Prog Collective, Clepsydra, The Deviants, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Captain Beefheart, George Harrison, The Beatles, Avatarium, Cold Cold Ground, Dawn of Tears, Unextraordinary gentlemen, Marillion, UK, PFM, Steve Hackett, Three Friends

    * 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?

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

    From CFZ-USA:


    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 - Whither the Lost White Eagles of Europe and America?

    Karl Shuker looks skyward in search of its lost white eagles.

    Read on...

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

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