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, June 11, 2014

CFZ PEOPLE: News from Daevid Allen in hospital

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Great News from Gong's beloved Dingo Virgin/Bert Camembert otherwise known as Daevid Allen - 
The operation was a success and the Surgeons particularly commendable for taking extra special care with the nerves and tendons vital to daevids ability to continue performing.
Daevid sends a huge special thank-you to everyone who has been sending there love and there time concentrating on him and his health it has made a huge difference!! well done everyone! still some big hurdles to overcome yet - but - PHEEEEEEW* spread the news and lets keep that energy focused on seeing him Happy, perfectly healthy and jumping around stage like a teenager again! I will keep Updating as we go- O

TUESDAY TEATIME: Ian East latest news...Daevid has got through the Op OK and is now recovering in hospital. these next few days are critical, this is a very vulnerable healing time for the ailing alien, so keep sending him that love and positivitea. ;^)

CFZ PEOPLE: Saskia England

Poor darling has hurt her right hand with a possible fracture. Our thoughts and prayers, and healing vibes are with her...


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. 


Is Bigfoot alive and well in Texas?
"Bigfoot" or "Sasquatch" is a legendary ape-like creature believed by some to exist in the Pacific Northwest. But did you know cryptozoologists are ...

More Sightings of “Bigfoot” (Well) in Belmont County, OH
Rice Energy's “monster” well in Belmont County, OH, called the Bigfoot 9H, is still making waves (see Rice Energy's Bigfoot New Reigning Utica Well 

This Bigfoot Photo From Mexico Is Laughable, LOL
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
We gotta give this guy credit for trying. Supposedly, this photograph of a "Bigfoot" was taken near a small city in Mexico. What's weird is how the ...

Bigfoot in North Texas Area.
Hi Maddcrash, I'm Darla. My husband Rick and I research primarily in the S.E. Oklahoma area. Broken Bow lake, and points north in the Kiamichis.

Bigfoot fest set this weekend
LEETONIA - The Big Foot Festival here, welcoming both ''those who believe in Bigfoot and those who just have not seen him yet,'' will be Friday

Bigfoot The Legendary Stories of The Sasquatch From An Unbiased View
Bigfoot The Legendary Stories of The Sasquatch From An Unbiased View http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KP0LOHS - A PowerPoint presentation.

Learn To Speak Bigfoot Language
In case you happen to ever run across a bigfoot, and you would like to communicate with it, R. Scott Nelson has provided a phonetic key for their 

Seeking Alaska's Bigfoot
Available right now is a new book from author Dennis Waller. Its title: In Search of the Kushtaka: Alaska's Other Bigfoot. This is an excellent read for.

Finding Bigfoot: THE BEST BIGFOOTAGE The Famous Case of the Swinging Baby Bigfoot
This is some of the most famous footage to date: an apparent baby Bigfoot swinging from the trees 100 miles from New York City. Is it enough

Was Dr. Johnson Molested by a Bigfoot at SOHA?
Adam Davies visits Dr. Johnson at the SOHA base camp, and tries a new experiment to test the relationship Dr. Johnson has with his bigfoot friends

A guest interviewed about a bigfoot encounter...
I used to be a Coast insider and there was a show where they interviewed a guy about his encounter with bigfoot. I think Noory was hosting this

Does Bigfoot Use A Straw To Drink?
Mark Parra is an experienced Bigfoot researcher out of the state of Colorado. The guy spends a lot of time in the field and really knows his stuff

Visions of wild dogs and Sasquatch
It was hardly Wild Alaska, or even Dual Survival, and since we were no more than 12 years old, we likely made it out to be more of a Finding Bigfoot  


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 - Wednesday
    It is only 1:30, but it has already been a monumentally eventful day. The ever lovely Beth Tyler turned up just after noon brandishing a goldfish and a just fledged baby magpie. As arranged yesterday, the goldfish has outgrown its tank and needed rehousing in our palatial pond, and the magpie, having been hand reared and lived in a small enclosure needs larger accomodation. So we have put it into the big aviary along with Vic the Reeves' pheasant, Here it will be able to fly and get the strength back into its wings, and we can assess whether it is independent enough to be set free, or whether its upbringing has imprinted it on humans so much that it will have to stay as our honoured guest. And there also seems to be good news about dear Daevid Allen. And all this before I had even eaten my breakfast!
    “Wallee Fallee Downee” – Letter From Redmond Wallis to Leonard Cohen (1963)
    GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Captain Beefheart - Bluejeans and Moonbeams

    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly is here to read at www.gonzoweekly.com. It has the lovely Pam Windo on the front cover and features an interview with her by yours truly. We also have news of Galahad's new bass player (who is actually their old bass player), Corky Laing gets an award, and a lot of people panic about Yes' lead singer's throat.  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?

    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)

    Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster
    Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster is a memoir of a twenty-first-century literary pilgrimage to retrace the famous eighteenth-century Scottis...

    The Mysterious "Footprints" of Loch Ness
    The author of the article bearing the image was the well known Robert Rines and he had been discussing his own quest for Loch Ness Monster bones 

    Open Minds UFO News
    The mysterious animals of cryptozoology examined
    It is, however, in 1933, that the monster made its newspaper headline debut. Mr. and Mrs. Mckay were driving along the northern shore of Loch Ness ...

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today