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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Tuesday, July 01, 2014


Is Bigfoot traveling through Provo Canyon?
When that video first appeared, Jeffrey Meldrum, a professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University and Bigfoot researcher, said the

Ohio Bigfoot Conference
Four more days until the festivities start for the Ohio Bigfoot Conference 2013....... events are planned on Friday, Conference on Saturday, Ohio Bigfoot ...

Is This a Pennsylvania Bigfoot Den?
The "Squatchmaster" recently posted this video of a possible bigfoot den area in south central Pennsylvania. Take a look and let us know what you ...

Extras wanted for Lake District-set Bigfoot film
Extras wanted for Lake District-set Bigfoot film ... British comedy about two young men who trick a community into believing Big Foot lives in the area

Bigfoot Sighting Report with Photo
Bigfoot sighting report from Iowa. The witness was driving down a gravel road and spotted the creature. He also managed to get a photograph of the

Breakdown: White Bigfoot Walks Quietly Through The Woods
For information – Mike Sells is the lake East Texas Hoaxer who made dozens of fake Bigfoot videos, one of which was said to be a shot of him running 

Was Another Bigfoot Seen in the Provo Utah Area?
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
The Daily Herald recently did an article about the latest bigfoot video coming from the Provo Canyon area of Utah. In that article they spoke with a ...

Bigfoot Research with Paul Graves of The Olympic Project
Paul Graves is a Bigfoot researcher and musician who hails from the Sasquatch mecca, Washington. He has been researching Bigfoot for 25 years ...

Will This Technology Find Bigfoot Once and For All?
Resident UAV expert and bigfoot enthusiast Paul Guggenbuehl is working on new technology to help find bigfoot. In fact you can check out his UAV 

Terrifying Bigfoot Stories by the Campfire Part 4 – 2013 Mississippi Investigation
I'm Toni carter and I'm meeting up with some Bigfoot witnesses who are willing to share their Bigfoot encounters

Daily Star
Man who claimed to have shot BIGFOOT uploads photo of it 25 years later at the same spot
A RARE photo of what seems to be Bigfoot standing in the open has emerged with the beast located in exactly the same spot that a man claims to ...

Stabilized Patterson Bigfoot footage revealed
Patterson quickly retrieved his camera from his pack and started to film the creature as it walked away. The 'Bigfoot' famously glanced back at the men 

Watch Bigfoot Photographed in Virginia Breakdown
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
So are the new bigfoot photos from Virginia everything they are supposed to be? ParaBreakdown's Phil Poling takes a look and gives his opinion.

Bigfoot photographed in Virginia a few weeks ago
Bob's Blitz BobsBlitz.com
So, Bigfoot was photographed in Virginia off the shore of the Intercoastal Waterways a few weeks ago. Not once but twice.

Is THIS Bigfoot? Virginia man who claims he first saw the Sasquatch
No its a low flying bird of some kind extremely out of focus because it is much closer hovering more half way across the width of the river than on the

KUTV 2News
Is Bigfoot lurking in Provo Canyon?
(KUTV) Video of a purported Bigfoot sighting in Provo Canyon has racked up more than 100,000 views on YouTube. A man and woman were driving ...

Dr. Haskell Hart's Full Breakdown of The Ketchum Bigfoot DNA Paper
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
Before getting into that, listen to this interview with David Paulides, who helped kick start the Ketchum Bigfoot DNA study. Paulides believes Bigfoot

CRYPTOLINK: ‘Bee nerd’ on a quest to document his ‘six-legged Bigfoot’

A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 

‘Bee nerd’ on a quest to document his ‘six-legged Bigfoot’ 

Will Peterson, a writer, photographer, and self-described ‘bee nerd’ has the entomologist world buzzing these days.
Last summer in the Puget Sound region of Washington, Peterson espied a rare Western bumblebee. The Western bumblebee had effectively disappeared from the face of the Earth during the 1990s. The stark population decline baffled scientists for years, with many hypotheses about the cause of the decline, but without many answers.

However, when Peterson spotted the ‘six-legged Bigfoot,’ as he calls the bug, it was not an optical illusion: soon, other citizen scientists across America began to send in their own reports of Western bumblebee sightings.

Western bumblebees are vital to the economy, as they are the main pollinators of plants such as tomatoes, cranberries, and blueberries. In 2006, a USDA survey revealed the Western bumblebee had vanished from more than 30 percent of its natural range, and was particularly absent from the Northwest territories west of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountain ranges.
Peterson and a group of volunteers have subsequently confirmed active colonies in four locations throughout Washington: near Everett, Lynnwood, Tacoma and on the Olympic Peninsula.

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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 - Tuesday

Yay! My errant intern has reappeared, her wrist almost healed. We have missed her a lot, and it is lovely to have her back in the fold! She is bustling around doing all the things that have to be done whilst Graham is trying hard to make the garden escape proof for a little terrier who seems determined to see the world. Then we shall be able to have the back door open all day so that Prudence can wander in and out at will. Complicated stuff...
    GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Other Side Of Rick Wakeman
    Yes Preview Forthcoming Album With Clip of another song

The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#84) is here to read or download at www.gonzoweekly.com. It has Mick Abrahams on the front cover and features an exclusive interview with this legendary guitarist who amongst other things founded both Jethro Tull and Blodwyn Pig. It also has a letter from Daevid Allen in hospital, Echo and the Bunnymen live, an archive chat between Tim Rundall and Mick Farren and Keith Levene remembering his days as guitarist in The Clash. There are also new shows from Friday Night Progressive, and from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and boxing kangaroos (OK, no pugilistic marsupials, 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 featured is: Mick Abrahams, Yes, Jon Davison, Rick Wakeman, ABWH, Jon Anderson, Allman Brothers, Lana del Rey, Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean Cobain, Prince, Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, Robert Plant, Daevid Allen, Michael des Barres, Hunt Emerson, Keith Levene, Auburn, Liz Lenten, Atkins-May Project, Clepsydra, Renaissance, Galahad, Eric Burdon, Elvis Presley, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Felix Dennis, Eli Wallach, Gerry Conlon, Teenie Hodges, Bobby Womack, Clearlight, Rocket Scientists, Aviator, Ant-Bee, Steve Hillage, Erik Norlander, The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger, Neil Young, Echo & the Bunnymen, Mick Farren, Hawkwind, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Beatles, Erasure, Osmonds, One Direction, Spice Girls, Ozzy Osbourne, Monkees, Alice Cooper, Weird Weekend, Gazpacho, Subject to Thoughts, The Symphony of Screams, Nine Treasures
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

Yesterday’s News Today

On this day in 1952 the actor, comedian and writer Dan Aykroyd was born. Aykroyd is most famous for the films “Blues Brothers” and “Ghostbusters” and has an interest in the paranormal and the esoteric, especially in Spiritualism and UFOs.
And now the news:

Who ya gonna call?