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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Saturday, May 10, 2014


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. 



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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 - Saturday
    We actually finished the latest issue of Gonzo Weekly at a sensible time last night. It will be up on www.gonzoweekly.com very soon. All I have to do now is add the links and it will go live. This week's issue features a conversation between Jaki Windmill and the late Mick Farren, an interview with the mighty XNA, a feature on Crowded House, and a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and brindled gnus (OK, no specialised ox-like antelopes, 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 in this week's episode is: Mick Farren, Chuck Berry, Led Zeppelin, Morrissey, Pussy Riot, Nirvana, Monty Python, Stonehenge, Galahad, Michael des Barres, Fish, Robert Calvert, Rab Noakes, Barbara Dickson, Sendelica, Erik Norlander, Rocket Scientists, Clepsydra, Rick Wakeman, Ginger Baker, Rush, Marillion, Strange Fruit, Sub Reality Sandwich, Jaki Windmill, Tim Rundell, Howard Smith, Elaine Sturtevant, Leslie Thomas, Jean Philippe Rykiel, Joey Molland, David Jackson, Rene van Commenee, Pierre Moerlen’s Gong, Clearlight, Planet Earth Rock ‘n’ Roll, Kevin Ayers and the Whole World, Ian Anderson, Damon Albarn, Mike Oldfield, XNA, John Lennon, Yes, Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Bay City Rollers, Bob Dylan,  Justin Beiber, Kataklysm, Lives & Times, Asmegi
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 76 (Rick Wakeman cover)
    Issue 75 (Hawkwind cover)
    Issue 74 (Billy Sherwood cover)
    All issues from #70 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. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. 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
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    *  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?

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    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    On this day in 1967 the Journalist and author Jon Ronson was born. Ronson is best known for his books “The Men Who Stare at Goats”, “Them: Adventures With Extremists” and “The Psychopath Test”.
    And now the news:

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  • Ronson was also a keybord player for Frank Sidebottom's band and has co-written the screenplay for a film incredibly loosely based on Frank staring Michael Fassbender and the guy who's in the new Star Wars film. It was released in cinemas yesterday and looks like it might be fun, the trailer is here: