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 11, 2014


Bigfoot sasquatch sightings
A new video allegedly of Bigfoot has surfaced. Is the possible sasquatch real or fake?

Bigfoot Evidence: Watch: Fishermen Capture Creepy Audio of Bigfoot Screams in Kentucky
isn't it interesting that after making all that money on the PGF, the proceeds went to this Thailand expedition, with zero history of bigfoot or Yeti and ...

Bigfoot North Radio with Mike Rugg | Bigfoot Research News
Join Todd Standing and Dr. Jeff Meldrum as they welcome Mike Rugg to Bigfoot North Radio. Mike is the Director of the Bigfoot Discovery Museum in 

Bigfoot Evidence: Oh Wow! Is This a Bigfoot Caught on Video in Texas?
This video by YouTube user SC Willis is titled "Texas bigfoot video". It is the only video they have posted, and has no description. Here's what we can 

Bigfoot Evidence: Oh Wow! Is This a Bigfoot Caught on Video in Texas?
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
This video by YouTube user SC Willis is titled "Texas bigfoot video". It is the only video they have posted, and has no description. Here's what we 


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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  • NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)

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    The festival organisers, business group Camden Town Unlimited hosted a competition to decorate Nessie, while the man who has brought the beast ...

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    Target: Loch Ness monster sculpture heading for Camden Lock waters Image: CC-LOCH-MONSTER-insitu (1)-1.jpg.

    80 Facts About Nessie 2014
    Speculation about the Loch Ness Monster began in 1933 when John Mackay and his wife spotted a creature in the middle of the loch as the drove 

    On This Day May 2 1933 Loch Ness Monster Sighted - Funny Pictures
    On This Day May 2 1933 Loch Ness Monster Sighted.

    PARKER BAILEY'S EMAIL TO THE LOCH NESS MONSTER INVESTIGATION GROUP http://twitter.com/slaktrac_/status/463778164909830144/photo/ 

    LOCH NESS MONSTER: Thoughts on the Loch Ness Kelpie
    Though written ten years before Nessie, the two sides of the arguments are still visible. Was it a creature just beyond the ken of men or a simple case ...

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    Download The Loch Ness Monster by Mary Ann Hoffman book pdf. You can download your book here. The Loch Ness Monster by Mary Ann Hoffman.

    Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps? - Strange But True | Veooz 360
    An image captured by the mapping service appears shows a Nessie-esque figure. The charity worker for the Great North Air Ambulance from ...

    Loch Ness |
    This entrepreneurial spirit made you feel like the locals very much owned and loved the legend of Nessie. Arriving at the Loch Ness Visitor Centre, we ...

    Download book Flash Harriet and the Loch Ness Monster Band 13/Topaz Phase 5, Bk - Google Docs
    Download Flash Harriet and the Loch Ness Monster Band 13/Topaz Phase 5, Bk. 8 book pdf. You can download your book here. Flash Harriet and the ...

    The Loch Ness Monster: A Brief Extract of Her history and finally conclusive proof? | Regator ...
    The Loch Ness Monster is one of the most famous cryptids (creatures that have been seen, but not verified) in history. And, before we discuss the ...

    Etape Loch Ness report - David Brennan takes the high road and finds a monster hill - Sportive.com
    Imagine the Scottish Highlands Imagine being surrounded by spectacular scenery Imagine cycling along a country road by the side of Scotlands most ...

    Big object claimed as Loch Ness - News - Bubblews
    Due to the movement was quite strange and shadows are large objects, then it is spontaneously linked to the myth of Nessie existence for almost

    Big object claimed as Loch Ness - News - Bubblews
    Due to the movement was quite strange and shadows are large objects, then it is spontaneously linked to the myth of Nessie existence for almost

    LochNess Monster: The Truth? - News - Bubblews
    Have you ever wondered if there was really a Loch Ness Monster in Scotland? Well! I learnt just this evening that one of the first people to try and  


    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
    It's Sunday, so it is the usual time
    to do the day's blog posts in rhyme
    I am doing them late (between me and you)
    cos we didn't get up until half past two
    but hey, it's Sunday, the day of rest
    and usually I do my best
    to spend the day at my own pursuits,
    but today it really suits...
    ..me to take the day quite slowly, but
    no accomplish without doing my nut
    all sorts of stuff I need to do,
    so, that was my poem, be seeing you!
    I am very proud of the latest issue of Gonzo Weekly, and for once we finished it at a sensible time on friday night and you can read it at www.gonzoweekly.com. 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, news about some recently uncovered Robert Calvert video, proof that Progressive Rockstars have a sense of humour, 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 Rundall, 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

    *  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. 

    DALE DRINNON: Updates

    New at the Frontiers of Zoology:

    New at the Frontiers of Anthropology: 

    I am currently incapable of adding any of my own pictures to blogger as well as having problems getting in. This is seriously hampering my ability to add original material and get new blog entries published.

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1981 reggae singer Bob Marley died.
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