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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Monday, August 04, 2014


The Long-Lost Bigfoot Board Game
“You and your buddy come to Alaska looking for gold even though the dreadful BigFoot has been sighted in the mountains. Other prospectors and you

O, the humanity!
I bring this up because I see a lot of people interested in the bigfoot/wood ape phenomenon who want them to be human (or almost human).

Are You Trying to Tell Me Unicorns Are Easier to Video than Bigfoot?!
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
According to YouTube user "Amazing Mystery Videos" this is footage of a real-life unicorn in the hills of Europe. So while we might believe in bigfoot

Bigfoot Captured on Video in Calgary ~ Stabilized, Zoomed & Enhanced
Bigfoot Captured on Video in Calgary ~ Stabilized, Zoomed & Enhanced. Click to zoom. Still frames from the video. Posted by Greg Giles.

Check Out This Bigfoot Expedition Drone Footage It's Pretty Amazing!
Members of the Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization take us along during one of their expeditions into their research areas looking for bigfoot.

Sasquatch Howls in Michigan?
Michigan BFRO investigator Jim Sherman, who goes by "Lord Cryptid" on YouTube, captured these vocals in 2012. This is in an area of Michigan ...

Bigfoot Slaughters Deer Farmer Witnesses Carnage (Video)
This story was told to me by a man named Chuck. Now Chuck lived high up on Monteagle in TN and had been born on the little farm on which he still ...

Possible Bigfoot Sounds Recorded In Mississippi
This is a recording from Brian Sons of possible bigfoot sounds. He recorded in in the state of Mississippi. I have attempt to enhance the audio. Thanks

Bigfoot Seen in Alaska Eating Dead Walrus with Photo!
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
The above image is claimed to be a still from a video taken by Bosco Olson Sr. in Hooper Bay, Alaska. Olson observed a bigfoot creature scavenging a

Website Looking for Bigfoot Expedition Members in Alaska
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
According to the website Fitmisc.com, they are looking for some individuals to go on a bigfoot expedition, all expenses paid, and posted the above 

I'm convinced the Blue Mountain is one of the best places to find Bigfoot evidence
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
Bigfoot Evidence reader Ryan & Crystal recently returned from the Blue ... Paul Freeman filmed his famous Bigfoot footage in the Blue Moutains as 


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.


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The Gonzo Daily - Monday
Life continues apace here. Later this afternoon we are taking receipt of some assorted pigeons and doves from Beth at Hartland Wildlife Rescue. The hedgehogs seem to have settled in happily, and plans for the Weird Weekend are going well. It  is a weird thought that in another two weeks it will all be over for another year...
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#89) is available to read or download at www.gonzoweekly.com. It has the legendary Judy Dyble on the cover and an interview with her inside. It has an interview with Oliver Kersbergen from Sleepyard, and an interview with Lou Stein, the director of the theatrical adaptation of Hunter Thompson's 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. It also includes our second exclusive extract from the new Waterboys biography by Ian Abrahams. Jethro Tull fans will find a critique of the new box set of 'Passion Play', critiqued by Doug Harr. There are also new shows from the wonderfully eccentric Jaki and Tim on their Submarine, and from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny (hopefully fully recovered from his recent illness) a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tree kangaroos (OK, no arboreal macropoda, 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
As well as the Gonzo Weekly, there is a daily service called - wait for it - The Gonzo Daily, and you can subscribe for free HERE:

*  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?

WEIRD WEEKEND 2014: The programme for this year's event

CFZ PEOPLE: Enid Raines (a day late)


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