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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Sunday, April 27, 2014


The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
It is Sunday, so once again it is time
to type my daily blogs in rhyme
it's certainly not 'cos they pay me money
it's just because I find it funny
It's not because the weather's colder
but because I'm getting older
senior moments come more often
if you don't believe me just push off then
(I decided not to chance my luck
using 'push' instead of something that rhymes with duck,
because people of all ages and their dogs
apparently read my Sunday blogs
and even when my mind is on the skids
I try not to swear in front of kids
because with young minds one shouldn't be messing
but once again I am digressing)
Yesterday for reasons I don't understand
my schedule got all out of hand
and I got sidetracked by a website on frogs
and forgot to post the CFZ blogs
Contritely I ask for forgiveness please
remember I'm as mad as a bagful of cheese
I'm posting the missing bits online today
you know what I mean, Wayhay!
And what about Gonzo? I hear you ask
Well there you don't have to take me to task
those posts are up to date I brag
and there's a new issue of the weekly mag...
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Yes! We’re ready for the challenge: We chat to Steve Howe

The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (which can be read at www.gonzoweekly.com), It features - amongst other things - Hawkwind's Hawkeaster weekend in exclusive words and pictures, interviews with Corky Laing of Mountain, and Gary Green of Gentle Giant, Steve Ignorant, the Dalai Lama, and more news, reviews, views, interviews and giant otter shrews (OK, no Central African insectivores which feed largely on freshwater crabs, 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!!!
The full list of artists covered this time is: Hawkwind, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Libertines, Damon Albarn, Morrisey, Paul McCartney, Auburn, Liz Lenten, Barbara Dickson, Circulus, Iona, Merrell Fankhauser, Karnataka, Genre Peak, Steve Hackett, Steve Ignorant, Asia, Mick Abrahams, Clearlight, John Greaves, Hugh Hopper, Alain Blesing, Galahad, Rick Wakeman, Andy Colquhoun, The Prog Collective, Clepsydra, The Deviants, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Captain Beefheart, Pink Fairies, Corky Laing, Three Friends, Gentle Giant, Justin Beiber, One Direction, The Beatles, Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, Abba, Elegant Simplicity, Epica, The Fierce and the Dead, Generation Kill, Moonsorrow
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: http://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?


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. 


Bigfoot Evidence: This Bigfoot Creature The "Skookum" Looks Awesome!
His latest figure is this "Skookum" bigfoot variant which he released on Action Figure Insider. Check it out! There are things un-described by science on ...

Bigfoot Evidence: ParaBreakdown: Bigfoot Screams In Yosemite
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
Recorded by Charles Laurens last spring in Yosemite. Nothing in his videos to hint at a hoaxer. Just him and his friends backpacking in Yosemite 

Bigfoot Evidence: Newly Discovered "ManBearPig" Photographed For First Time
The legend of ManBearPig first appeared in an episode of South Park, and was assumed to be nothing more than a fictional creation of the show

Bigfoot Evidence: Newly Discovered "ManBearPig" Photographed For First Time
The legend of ManBearPig first appeared in an episode of South Park, and was assumed to be nothing more than a fictional creation of the show

Stacy Brown Out Hunting Bigfoot | Bigfoot Research News
Stacy Brown has been called in to investigate some Bigfoot activity at a couple's house in Florida. Apparently they have been feeding the Bigfoot and

Possible Bigfoot Screams Compared | Bigfoot Research News
So that leaves us with the question: Are these real Bigfoot screams? What do you think? Have you heard anything like this? Feel free to comment

FSN 16 Finding Bigfoot Star Suspected Drug Mule? And Rocket Scientist/Occultist - Mulder's World
Cliff Barackman of Finding Bigfoot fame gets his bigfoot casts opened at the airport going through TSA, and a rocket scientist who was an avid occultist ...

Watch This: New Video of Possible Bigfoot Filmed Near Squamish, Bristish Columbia - Blogger
YouTube user M Lam uploaded this video of what they believe is a possible bigfoot creature spotted outside of Squamish, BC. As they state in the

Massive Footprints Found Near Sasquatch Canyon | Bigfoot Research News
Kelly Shaw of the Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization finds some massive footprints near Sasquatch Canyon in Utah. He thinks a Bigfoot went 

Sasquatch Evidence: Ocala National Forest prime Bigfoot area
Ocala National Forest prime Bigfoot area. Ocala is now on our radar. Kevin and Teri went up there this weekend and found a trove of footprints on 

Stacy Brown Shows Off His DNA Dart Gun | Bigfoot Research News
This is one of the things he purchased from his Bigfoot Bounty winnings. It is one badass state-of -the-art piece of equipment that he wants to use to try ...


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. 

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