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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Wednesday, May 07, 2014


Surprising amount of Bigfoot believers among us
"Are you open to the idea of Bigfoot?" was Tuesday's question of the day, and over 45 percent of the people who answered said "yes." Just over 50 

'Bigfoot' pictures: Yeti 'seen hiking' in Canadian mountains | Metro News
'Bigfoot' spotted hiking in Canadian mountains Mr Lamont was amazed at the speed the suspected Sasquatch was moving (Picture: YouTube/M.

Bigfoot Sighting In British Columbia Goes Viral On YouTube | Science and Technology
It seems every few months some new evidence of Bigfoot surfaces on the web and a new video purportedly capturing the elusive beast on film is ...

Bigfoot Evidence: Todd Standing: Legit Bigfoot Researcher or Hoaxer?
Editor's Note: Dr. Matthew A. Johnson is one of the most credible people in the Bigfoot world. In July 1, 2000, Dr. Johnson had a "Class A" Bigfoot 

News Feed - Is This Bigfoot? 'sasquatch' Caught On Camera In Canadian Mountains - Daily Mail ...
Sasquatch caught on camera in Canadian mountainsDaily MailAlmost all Bigfoot footage is ¿ grainy and shot from an incredible distance, but it does ...

Video: Bigfoot Exists.. And He Lives In The Canadian Mountains - Fullist
New evidence of Bigfoot apparently hiking through a Canadian mountain range has just hit the internet

Bigfoot? Canadian hiker posts mysterious YouTube video | Roonte!
Is it Bigfoot? You be the judge. A Canadian photographer has posted video of a mysterious black dot moving up a snow-covered mountain near 

Willow Creek Review
Willow Creek, Bobcat Goldthwait's latest found-footage Bigfoot movie, is a far cry away from the Harry and the Hendersons remake we've all been ...

VIDEO: 'Bigfoot' filmed hiking in the Canadian mountains | Real Life Stories | Closer Online
Do you think this video proves Bigfoot really does exist? Watch it for yourself and find out… Myles Lamont took the video three years ago but has only ...
News Feed - Bigfoot? Canadian Hiker Posts Youtube Video Of Mysterious Black Dot On Mountain ...
Bigfoot Sighting In British Columbia Goes Viral On YouTubeRedOrbit. Sasquatch ... Hiker says video is of a Bigfoot near SquamishDigitalJournal.com
There May Have Been A Bigfoot Sighting In Canada, But I Think Otherwise - News - Bubblews
Supposedly there may have been a bigfoot sighting over in some mountains in British Columbia, Canada. Apparently the video was taken a couple of

Vermont Bigfoot Eyewitness Report | Bigfoot Research News
In part one of this Vermont Bigfoot eyewitness report Michael Merchant investigates an area where Bigfoot-like vocalizations were heard and some 


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. 

  • USA SIGHTINGS: Unconfirmed big cat sightings conti...
  • COMMENT: Gina DeMeo - Shame on you! A big cat is a...
  • COMMENT: having the skin of a beautiful big cat......

  • COMMENT: Posing with a dead big cat aka tiger is.....
  • DALE DRINNON: Updates

    Two Links for this Morning
    New at the Frontiers of Anthropology: http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2014/05/more-on-eastern-sasquatch-american-almas.html And New At The Frontiers of Zoology: http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2014/05/morgawr-photos.html

    KARL SHUKER: When Julius Caesar Met the Hercynian Unicorn

    Karl Shuker examines one of Roman history's lesser-known incidents - Julius Caesar encountering a unicorn!

    Read on...


    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 Gonzo Daily - Wednesday

    Yesterday was not a very nice day. I felt crappier and crappier as the day progressed and more idiotic things began to go wrong, and eventually retreated to bed with Archie and Prudence. The healing power of dogs is a remarkable thing, because I felt considerably better this morning. The brightest star on the horizon is that my apple snails have laid eggs. Shen I was breeding the giant apple snails a few years back, they laid their eggs above the waterline but the egg masses were too heavy and slipped into the water where they drowned. These ones lay far smaller egg masses in a better ventilated tank so I hope that this will not happen. At least four of the baby newts have hatched out, and in the pond the mummy goldfish and the daddy goldfish are loving each other very much, so it looks like the Beltane fertility ritual may have been successful. Thanks Andy.

    GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Clearlight - Infinite Symphony

    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

    Ginger Baker: The cream of drummers true cymbal of rock 'n' roll survival

    HISTORY DETECTIVES: Frank Zappa Collage

    AUDIO: Wakeman’s journey to centre of Sheffield

    WATCH: Brian May rocks Guildford to save wildlife

    This week's issue of Gonzo Weekly is here. I was up until 4:00 on Saturday morning finishing it, accompanied (except for the last ten minutes) by my wonderful wife and helpmeet Corinna. This issue (up atwww.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 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, 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

    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 75 (Hawkwind cover)
    Issue 74 (Billy Sherwood cover)
    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 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

    On this day in 2000 the actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr died. Fairbanks stared in several classic adventure films including 'The Prisoner of Zenda', 'Gunga Din' and 'Green Hell'.
    And now the news:

  • France launches action plan to save endangered ham...
  • Tracking Turtles Through Time
  • Neanderthals were not less intelligent than modern...
  • UK Braced For Summer Attack Of Killer Bees
  • Environmental hormones: Tiny amounts, big effects ...
  • Monkeys Protect Air Base from Bird Strikes
  • Evolution in species may reverse predator-prey pop...
  • Rare footage of elusive golden cat attacking a pan...
  • Halting Drone-Assisted Hunting Before It Takes Off...
  • A trailer for Gunga Din: