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, May 04, 2014


The Making of: North American Bigfoot
As far as reality goes, Bigfoot's placement on the spectrum tends to based on your personal perception. Which means depicting them in a video game 

Bigfoot hunter to speak at Big Walker Lookout
Want to Go? Grandpa Larry Davis will be at the Big Walker Lookout Sunday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss his search for Bigfoot and sign 

Bigfoot Cover Up from June 6, 1966 Eye Witness Interview | Bigfoot Now
Johnny French proves the existance of the Kreature of Fossil Creek . He claims he shot the orginal footage June 6 1966 . He also stated the goverment ...

Wisconsin Bigfoot Experiences | Paranormal - Before It's News
Here are a few hominid or Bigfoot encounter reports from eyewitnesses in Wisconsin: Bigfoot Duo Reported at Nelson Lake, Wisconsin. I am writing 

Bigfoot Evidence: Kelly Shaw Captures an Amazing View of Grizzlies At a Bigfoot Sighting
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
While investigating a Bigfoot sighting location in Tetons, Kelly Shaw and the RMSO captured three Grizzly bears. It's am amazing sight. This confirms ...

Bigfoot as a blurry vibration that lives in the forest - Supernatural UFO
I'm fairly skeptical of Bigfoot. I won't say there cannot be an undiscovered hominid deep in the vast North America wilderness. It is not impossible

Train Crew in Blair Nebraska Reports Bigfoot On Tracks | NESRA - North East Sasquatch ...
NESRA _ Bigfoot/Sasquatch Discussion _ Train Crew in Blair Nebraska Reports Bigfoot On Tracks. Posted by: NY Believer May 14 2006, 01:23 AM


The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
It is the first Sunday in May
and there's something that I have to say
that I hope that you all want to hear
cos I really love this time of year
Every week at about this time
I write the Sunday blogs in rhyme
partially to cause confusement
but mostly for my own amusement
I must hurry if you beg my pardon
cos there will soon be druids in my garden
I tell you this (and I'm no liar)
they've come to make a Beltane fire
So I must get on with the blogs,
before I go to fuss my dogs
so before my rhymes completely pall
Beltane blessings to you all
‘The price of success was very high’: Remembering Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup
GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Hare Krishna Maha Mantra - Love in Separation - Shyamananda Kirtan Mandali
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem (this was meant to be in yesterday's magazine, but I forgot - many apologies Thom)
This week's issue of Gonzo Weekly is here. I was up until 4:00 saturday morning finishing it, accompanied (except for the last ten minutes) by my wonderful wife and helpmeet Corinna. This issue (which is up at www.gonzoweekly.com ) features - amongst other things - Rick Wakeman at the Royal Albert Hall in exclusive words and pictures, interviews with Keith Levene the founding gunslinger of both The Clash and PiL, René van Commenée (aka Mr Averell) and David Jackson (ex of Van Der Graaf Generator, and the legendary Italian prog band PFM. There is a peculiar story about a band called Xtul, and the latest episides of both Canterbury Sans Frontières (featuring an extended playlist by Robert Wyatt) and Jaki and Tim's extraordinarily surreal and eccentric Sub Reality Sandwich. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and golden mantled tree kangaroos (OK, no arobeal macropods from Irian Jaya, 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: Rick Wakeman, Xtul, Roger Daltrey, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Wilko Johnson, Galahad, Ginger Baker, Keith Levene, Clepsydra, Iona, Erik Norlander, Steve Ignorant, Beatles, Marillion, Strange Fruit, Canterbury Sans Frontières, Sub Reality Sandwich, Bob Hoskins, Jean Philippe Rykiel, Joey Molland, David Jackson, René van Commenée, Pierre Moerlen’s Gong, Clearlight, Planet Earth Rock ‘n’ Roll Orchestra, Kevin Ayers and the Whole World, Mr Averell, Xtul, PFM, Pattie Boyd, Yes, Steve Howe, 1D, Goresoerd, Hell, In Process, Indoctrine, Manegarm
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?


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. 



    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. 


    Ladies and Gentlemen I am very proud to present to you the very very strange story of a flying,multi-winged crocodile type animal from California in about 1882. And if you find that hard to believe,frankly so do I!

    But read on.....


    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Today is Star Wars Day, which is celebrated by Jedis and fans of the films the world over, the date being chosen based on the saying “May the force be with you.”. The Sith hold similar celebrations tomorrow on the date known as “The Revenge of the 5th”. Personally I'll be celebrating the day at the Devcon Convention held at the Plymouth Guildhall today (10.30am-4pm), so if you live in Devon and have an interest in comics and/or sci-fi you might see me there.

    And now the news:

  • Bear that bit Missouri students has no rabies, is ...
  • New tool to aid in dolphin strandings
  • Starfish deaths off US coasts continue to puzzle s...
  • Amphibians in a vice: Climate change robs frogs, s...
  • 'Monster fish' thought to be extinct washes ashore...
  • Freediver swims naked with sharks in campaign agai...
  • Goats Attack Car In Maine
  • Inbred wolves struggle, moose proliferate at Isle ...
  • The Phantom Menace was a bit of a misfire so if you fancy a marathon today and find yourself short of time it is acceptable to replace it with this (although it's still cheating to avoid the Holiday Special) :