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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Thursday, August 07, 2014


Bigfoot Footage from Bank Of Red River in LA
Is it human? Animal? Or something in-between? How does Bigfoot live? How does it interact with others of its kind? And how would it interact with us

Watch: Bi-Pedal Bear Looks Like Bigfoot
... are injured, and it has learned to walk, extremely well, on its back legs. It does seem to bear a striking resemblance to a Bigfoot when it is walking.

This is probably one of the best Bigfoot stories ever told on a radio program
Bigfoot Evidence Shawn
June 5, 2001: Art Bell interviewed veteran Bigfoot researcher Robert W. Morgan. During the show, the two were joined by a hunter identified under the

Young Man Films Possible Bigfoot In Ohio
A young man from Ohio claims to have filmed a possible bigfoot after hearing a loud bang.

We talked about recent, local Bigfoot stories on the show
We talked about recent, local Bigfoot stories on the show. This one was in the news at the beginnin.

Bigfoot caught on video in Jersey
It all makes sense now. Sasquatch wouldn't be in British Columbia like Fox News said. Of all places, the mysterious creature would be found in the ...

Chinese Woman Raped By Bigfoot. Gives Birth To Hybrid
the parents were pissed about the news crew visiting them, which kind of lends credibility to her story. she claims to have been kidnapped by a

Finding Bigfoot Thinks This Video is a Hoax
This clip was featured on an episode of Finding Bigfoot. A couple of kids claim they were filming a new track that they had just made for their ATVs

Bigfoot Research Based On My Native American & Spiritual Belief's
Arla Williams grew up in Southeast Oklahoma where she still resides today. In those growing up years, she came to know the creature we call Bigfoot 

Does This Video Show a Bigfoot Hiding Under a Log? (Video)
Bigfooter Scott Carpenter caught what he believes is a bigfoot hiding beneath a pile of logs on video. He has taken the time to go back and enhance ...

Author seeks Bigfoot encounters
In 1994 he put out a book called “California's Bigfoot/Sasquatch.” Morris, of Pleasant Hill in the Bay Area, has been doing Bigfoot research in Trinity 

Bigfoot Field Research Head Declines Further Comment on DNA Study
Speaking through a spokesentity, Bigfoot Field Research Organization founder and president Matthew Moneymaker has summarily declined further 

Video -- Bigfoot spotted in Oak Ridge, NJ
Bob's Blitz BobsBlitz.com
Oak Ridge, NJ - Bigfoot. Or, at the very least, a bi-pedal bear. (That's a bear walking upright, like a man.) Vets believe the poor little guy may have ...


The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
Another gorgeous day. This is the second nice summer on the trot, and I hope that everyone remembers this when we have the next spate of cold, wet ones. This afternoon looks set to be a hive of activity with Graham, Mark and the kids assembling the Marquee over at the Small School in Hartland, and a visitation from our friends Jools and Dougie, the Cornish ghost hunters.
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?


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 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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