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...

Search This Blog



Click on this logo to find out more about helping CFZtv and getting some smashing rewards...


Unlike some of our competitors we are not going to try and blackmail you into donating by saying that we won't continue if you don't. That would just be vulgar, but our lives, and those of the animals which we look after, would be a damn sight easier if we receive more donations to our fighting fund. Donate via Paypal today...

Wednesday, June 04, 2014


This Bigfoot On The Hill Video Looks Like it Could Be The Real Thing
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
Bigfoot Researcher Fred Kanney spends a lot of time in the woods, and he believes it has paid off. While Fred makes no claims, this video from August ...

Bigfoot Sasquatch Sighting in Lake Tahoe 2012?
UPLOADER: I captured what appears to be Yeti Sasquatch Bigfoot on film and recorded its voice yelling / growling. I was off trail at a near by rest area

Bigfoot Prints Found in West Virginia by my Deer Feeder
«Next Post Part II: Dogman or Bigfoot Sighting in Rock County, Wisconsin in Daylight · Bigfoot Sasquatch Sighting in Lake Tahoe 2012? Previous Post 

bigfoot sighting on river road
i was driving on river road after fishig all evening that night i almost hit the bigfoot it was about 8 or 9 feet tall it was not a bear because it was running 

Kelly Shaw Reports: A Trapper Was Killed By Bigfoot
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
In this latest sighting report, Kelly Shaw travels to the location between the Wisdom River & Salmon River where Bauman claims a Bigfoot killed his ...

Camping near a Bigfoot sighting
It all went downhill after dinner when we decided to go look for Bigfoot. That is when I got hurt skidding down a limestone rock face. I have been out of

Whoa... A Girl in Michigan Pet a Bigfoot?
After being tormented by a bigfoot on their farm in Michigan, one girl has a hair-raising incident in the barn when she reached for the light switch

Bigfoot and the abominable snowman
Growing up in the 1970′s there was definitely a fascination at least for me with the idea of Bigfoot, the abominable snowman, the yeti and other giant 

Is this a Bigfoot Roar?
Out of no where we heard a loud roar sound in the forest it might be hard to hear so listen carefully. It sounds like nothing I have ever heard. 1st sound 

Bigfoot Patterson
Bigfoot Patterson: Both Patterson and Gimlin have always insisted they encountered and filmed a real Bigfoot, not a man in a costume. Patterson died ...

Kentucky Man Sees Bigfoot While In His Truck
A Kentucky man sees Bigfoot while driving his truck after leaving his buddies house. He first hears some strange noises while walking to his truck, that 

A Bigfoot Encounter in SE Wisconsin?
Cryptomundo Craig Woolheater
Was it a Bigfoot these people witnessed or was it a natural wildlife misidentification? They determine to Hunt the Truth thus their hunt continues
What Constitutes a Bigfoot-Sasquatch Encounter?
BIGFOOT'S bLOG Steven Streufert
We'll look at our own possible Bigfoot encounters, from the obviously false fleeting visions to more suggestive and convincing experiences that cannot

Bigfoot the California Footage
Bigfoot the California Footage. By Timy | bigfoot | 03 June 2014 | Add Comment. This footage was taken at the Cleveland National Forest, it show a ...

Is Bigfoot Alive and Living in Greater Minnesota?
Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yowie, Yeti… the idea that monstrous man-apes lurk in the remote forests and high mountain valleys of the world is an enduring ...

The TS-USA “NO KILL” Policy
The TS-USA NO KILL Policy Unlike many other Bigfoot Groups, the Team Squatchin USA group has adopted a very clear and easy to understand NO 

Dogman or Bigfoot? Southern Wisconsin Encounter
In this video they continue their investigation of an area where there has been Dogman or Bigfoot activity. They also discuss some of the other Bigfoot ...

Watch Dr. Matthew Johnson's Bigfoot Encounter in His Own Words
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
Here's a video over a decade old of Dr. Johnson retelling his family's encounter with a bigfoot, July 1, 2000 at the Oregon Caves. Check it out

LISTEN: The Sequoias Bigfoot Yell
6x10x23′s channel: While on a backpacking trip in the Sequoias last October we encountered some unusual events that prompted me to post this for ...

NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)

The first written account of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, was made in 565AD.
Kanoo Travel @KanooTravelUK. In Search of the Loch Ness Monster—and Other U.K. Pop-Culture Icons! buff.ly/1rjmNHk #Travel #TTOT

Google Maps reveals how quickly you can travel by Loch Ness Monster
Flying from the Brecon Beacons to Snowdon in Wales would take 21 minutes by dragon. Riding Nessie takes 28 minutes from Fort Augustus to 
Loch Ness on list of 50 'secret spots'
LOCH Ness has made it into a list of Europe's best "secret spots". ... country pub with a garden that even has its own Loch Ness Monster-spotting point.


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. 

  • NEWSLINK: Leopard rings in weekend with TV in bed,...
  • NEWSLINK: Aaron's Adventure: Taking care of John B...
  • UK SIGHTINGS: Wolverine spotted on the Roseland am...

  • UK SIGHTINGS: 'Large beast' reported to police in ...


    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
    I am in an irritatingly positive mood today, which makes a nice change. I spent many long hours yesterday toiling on the second volume of George Eberhart's 'Mysterious Creatures' which seems to be taking an inordinate length of time. However, it will, I am sure, be better in the end. One of my Internet friends has been hustling me for weeks to listen to the new compilation CD by Paul Weller. So, eventually I capitulated, and did so. Apart from a few months at the very end of his tenure with The Jam I have never been a particular fan of Woking's favourite son, and this compilation has not done anything to change that. The songs are well crafted and clever, the arrangements deft and professional and the musicianship cannot be faulted. It is just that they don't have that spark which appeals to whatever corner of my tangled psyche listens to music. Sorry Paul. I am now listening to Captain Beefheart, and hoping that Andrea, who is secretarying over in the corner of the study doesn't mind too much.

    The next issue of Gonzo Weekly is here, and available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com. It has Don Falcone from the mighty Spirits Burning on the front cover abd features an interview with the man himself by Dou Harr, an interview with Patrick Campbell-Lyons of the original Nirvana by me, a special dedication from Patrick to Twink, what happened when Erik Borlander met Corky Laing, and Keith Levene in Prague.
    There are also new shows from the peculiar multiverse of Sub Reality Sandwich, from Friday Night Progressive, and from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and high heeled shoes (OK, no specialist footwear, 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!!!
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    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?

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    On this day in 1972 the author Joe Hill was born. Hill's best known works to date are Horns (the film of which, staring Daniel Radcliffe, is due for release in October) and NOS4A2, he was a successful author for about a decade before anyone realised he was the son of Stephen King.

    And now the news:

  • Issue piece: controlling the wild boar population ...
  • Fat, happy African crocodile flourished in Florida...
  • 900-Lb. Ancient Croc Tore Through Turtles, Battled...
  • 50% of US public is opposed to captive orcas in do...
  • Nepal's year of zero poaching comes to an end
  • 'Incredible population' of crayfish near roundabou...
  • After the badger cull, is Defra planning to kill D...
  • Rhino horn smuggling ringleader jailed for 70 mont...
  • Ship speed limits can save right whales
  • Daniel Radcliffe talks about Horns: