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 17, 2014



Bigfoot Enthusiasts Claim to Have Captured a Sasquatch on Video [Watch]
This is frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film taken on October 20th, 1967, claiming to depict Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Colton. (Photo : Wikipedia ...

Official Trailer For Found-Footage Bigfoot Film HUNTING THE LEGEND | Alien Bee Entertainment ...
Head inside to watch the official trailer for the upcoming found-footage Bigfoot film HUNTING THE LEGEND, releasing on DVD July 8th. Hunting the ...

A Big deal about footprints
They believe the last set may be that of the mythical “Bigfoot”. The couple, their daughter Joanna, 30, and a group of friends from Singapore decided to ...

Bigfoot Evidence: Jim Sherman: Bigfoot or Blobsquatch?
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
Suspected Sasquatch photos are posted daily and many require yellow or red arrows and circles to tell us what to look at or are so zoomed in that we 

Mask associated with sasquatch lore returned to BC First Nation
While the more recent stories of bigfoot are enough to produce nightmares, Leon said his people consider spotting a sasquatch good luck. "There are ...

Bigfoot Evidence: Oh Wow! Has the Squamish Bigfoot Video Been Solved?
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
Recently a video of a possible bigfoot creature near Squamish, B.C. went viral. Shot by a wildlife biologist the video showed an upright something 


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 - Saturday
Finally summer has arrived. The weather is beautiful, and at last it is warm! Our second clutch of newt eggs has hatched, and we now have seven or eight baby axolotls and the same number of baby sharp ribbed newts. Unfortunately, however, we don't know which lot are which. However, as they both need basically the same care this is no big deal. I just hope that the conservatory doesn't get too hot for them.
Corinna and I were up until 5:00am finishing the latest issue of Gonzo Weekly, which will be available soon at www.gonzoweekly.com. It features an interview with Barbara Dickson, an exclusive glimpse at the creative porocess of Roger Dean, Clepsydra remembering their collaboration with H R Giger, The National live, and a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and Victorian flues (OK, no 19th Century heating ducts, 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 in #78 is: H.R. Giger, Morrissey, Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward, Black Sabbath, Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson,  Mick Harvey, Judy Dyble, Michael des Barres, Sleepyard, Fish, Gong, Magick Brothers, Pink Fairies, Barbara Dickson, Dave Bainbridge, Erik Norlander, Eric Burdon, Liz Lenten, Auburn, Merrell Fankhauser, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mary Stewart, Patrick Woodroffe, Ernie Chataway, Nash the Slash, Morning Glory Zen-Ravenheart, Jean Philippe Rykiel, Joey Molland, David Jackson, Rene van Commenee, Pierre Moerlen’s Gong, Clearlight, Planet Earth Rock ’n’ Roll Orchestra, Kevin Ayers and the Whole World, Galileo 9, Paul Rogers, Radio Moscow, Tinariwen, The National,  Hugh Hopper, Yes, Rick Wakeman, Roger Dean, Trevor Rabin, Jon Anderson John Lennon, The  Beatles, Titled Planet Press, Bay City Rollers, Cliff Richard, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Chief Raoni, Tribal Hybrid Concept, Matte  Handerson, Salem, My Eternel, Sepultura, Oakenshield
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: 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?


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. 

  • UK SIGHTING: Big cat sighting: Man comes face to f...
  • VIDEO: After 'big cat' sighting in Pembrokeshire -...


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    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1682 the Welsh pirate Bartholomew Roberts was born. Taking over 470 ships during his “career” Roberts was the most successful pirate of what is termed the golden age of piracy.

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  • A fictionalised version of Roberts was a main character in Assassins Creed: Black Flag. Here's a comparison between Roberts' real history and the modified form in the game (which is by the way excellent) SPOILER ALERT:

    PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #70

    13-04-14 – 70

    The Scarlets:     Stampede
    Julie London:    Cry me a River
    The Louvin Brothers:    The Christian Life
    Billy Lee Riley:  Trouble Bound
    Billy Lee Riley:  Flying Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll
    Strange Mix:     (Incl: Smithsonian Folkways: Long Lutes/ Creed Taylor: Out of the This World/ Plan 9 From Outer Space Trailer/ Ronnie Dawson: Rockin’ Bones / Smithsonian Folkways: Nose Flute/ Yma Sumac: Accla Taqui(Chant of the Chosen) / Ornette Coleman: Peace/ Wintson Churchill: The Iron Curtain/Miles Davies: Freddie Freeloader/ Dave Brubeck: Take the A’ Train/ Smithsonian Folkways: Trumpets ) 
    Peter Sellers:    So Little Time
    Terry Thomas: Nouvelle Vague
    Les Baxter:       The Sacred Crown
    Link Wray:       The Rumble
    Alma Cogan:    Paper Kisses
    The Louvin Brothers:    Satan is Real
    Billy Lee Riley:  Red Hot
    The String Kings           Blood Shot
    Korla Pandit:    Procession of the Grand Moghul/ Theme of the Meta Logy/ Trance Dance/ Omar
    Robert Mitchum:           From a Logical Point of View
    Alfred Hitchcock          I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
    Elvis Presley:    My Baby Left me
    Johnny Ray:      Give me Time
    Billy Lee Riley:  Baby Please Don’t Go
    Billy Lee Riley:  I Want You Baby
    Yma Sumac:     Jivaro
    Virginia Belmont and her Famous Singing and Talking Birds:      Ave Maria