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, May 02, 2014


Prof explains genetics, Bigfoot
Todd Disotell has traveled all around North America in search of Bigfoot, but yesterday he came to NYU to discuss his research on conservation

BIG FOOT SIGHTING IN VERMONT I am not one of those folks who believe in Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti or anything else you wish to call it. I feel if there

BIGFOOT: The Beast of Kentucky: 05/01/14
We will be conducting a Bigfoot presentation at the Madison Indiana public Library, On June 19 2014, The presentation will begin at 7:00 pm in the ...

Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center • View topic - Hunters claim to have captured Bigfoot's ...
Hunters claim to have captured Bigfoot's Australian cousin down under. Two 'Yowie searchers' claim to have filmed a strange Bigfoot-like creature

Pennsylvania Bigfoot Encounters | Paranormal - Before It's News
Here are a few Pennsylvania Bigfoot encounter reports I've received over the years: In the mid-1980′s, I was told about an encounter that occurred ...

Bigfoot Evidence: Watch: Yowie Sighting near Noojee, Victoria
Check out this amazing encounter about a group of people spotlighting in a paddock near Noojee and witnessed a Yowie reaching up into a tree.

Bigfoot Evidence: Here's Your Chance to Remake Bigfoot History
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
The Patterson-Gimlin film is hands down the Holy Grail of bigfoot history. Still to this day, no one has been able to prove this film is anything other than 

YourRadioPlace.com - Southeastern Ohio Bigfoot Society Meeting
SOSBI will be having a meeting this Saturday May 3rd. It will be at the Crossroads Branch Library in Cambridge, Ohio at 7:00 PM. Its free as always 

Video - Slovenian BIGFOOT accidentally caught on tape - Rare Sighting & Real Proof 2014-0 ...
Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term sasquatch is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq'ets.

DAN HOLDSWORTH: One for "Inappropriate Corner"

Here's a concept that ought to make the likes of Richard
Freeman green with envy:


Charlie Stross is a science fiction author, and that is his blog. He's
just playing with ideas here, but Putin marrying Palin and running for
US president as a Republican candidate?

Well, it certainly makes me shudder.

Dan H.


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 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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    The Gonzo Daily - Friday
    And so it is almost summer. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the quail are making peculiar glooping noises and the garden is looking better than it has all year. Today is deadline day for Gonzo Weekly, and this issue is a particularly good one featuring Rick Wakeman live at the Royal Albert Hall, interviews with PFM, René van Commenée (aka Mr Averell) and David Jackson (ex-VDGG) as well as lots more massively groovy things.  This weekend is going to be complicated because I have a druid ritual in the garden on sunday, and I have a sneaking suspicion that Mike Davis will be in the studio this weekend, and that I forgot to make a note of it. Better make sure that we have enough coffee in.
    The Byrds’ First Four Albums Remastered on CD - a reassessment
    Rick Wakeman Reveals Centre Of The Earth Special Editions
    And just in case you missed it, 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: 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 2012 a pastel version of 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch was sold at action for close to $120,000,000 making it the 2nd most expensive artwork to be auctioned.
    And now the news:

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  • Clues to why whales are not recovering in numbers ...

  • An animation based on 'The Scream' :