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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Friday, September 05, 2014


I still can't figure out what this thing is passing by the camera
M.K. Davis says this is a white Bigfoot, but since this is so hard to tell, it could be anything, right? "This is the white Bigfoot sometimes referred to as ...

Bull Moose walks up on RMSO while casting a Bigfoot Footprint
While casting the best Bigfoot foot print in a track way, a Bull Moose walks up on two RMSO team members in the research area. Northern KY Bigfoot

Watch: Video Of Possible Skunk Ape Arm
Stacy Brown Jr. recently acquired what some speculate may be a possible Skunk Ape arm, or another type of non-human primate arm. This was 

This Enhanced Audio of The "Tree Shaker Bigfoot" Is Frightening
There's something uncomfortable about this audio. Some say the Bigfoot in TheSquatchMaster's video could be his sound, but the audio suggests

Bigfoot Witness Excited to Find More Bigfoot in Ontario
Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
Christine Byrnes had a sighting of what she believes was a bigfoot creature while out picking berries as a young girl. Like many other witnesses, her 

Massachusetts Bigfoot Encounter
This is the third interview to be published on the Betty's Neck sighting. The subject of this interview came forward because he had heard of the sighting

Bigfoot Sighting Filmed in Forest
... Bigfoot News & Video. Home · DMCA & YouTube · Live Bigfoot Cam. Search for: You are here : Home ». Tag ». Bigfoot Sighting Filmed in Forest 

The Patterson Bigfoot Film…Frame 350…The Red Filtered image
The Davis Report primateer
This frame from the Patterson Bigfoot film has been filtered for sharpness and contrast. It is a false color image. The detail is astounding. Click on the



1. In the Wake of Bernard Heuvelmans by Michael Woodley (8)
2. Mysterious Creatures Vol 1 by George Eberhart (-)
3. Quest for the Hexham Heads by Paul Screeton (5)
4. The Owlman and Others by Jonathan Downes (-)
5. The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia by Richard Freeman (-)
6=. Monsters of Texas by Ken Gerhard and Nick Redfern (-)
6=. Sea Serpent Carcasses - Scotland by Glen Vaudrey (-)
8=. The Blackdown Mystery by Jonathan Downes (-)
8=. Man Monkey  by Nick Redfern (-)
8=. A Daintree Diary by Karl Portman (8)


1=.   When Bigfoot Attacks by Mike Newton (10)

1=. The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia by Richard Freeman (6)
3=. Monsters of Texas by Ken Gerhard and Nick Redfern (2)
3=. Wyrd by J G Montgomery (2)
5=. Those Amazing Newfoundland Dogs by Jan Bondeson (2)

5=. Big Bird by Ken Gerhard (-)
7. Journal of Cryptozoology Vol 1 by Karl Shuker (-)
8=. The Owlman and Others by Jonathan Downes (-)
8=. Man Monkey  by Nick Redfern (4)
8=. Cats of Magic, Mythology and Mystery by Karl Shuker (6)

Last month's positions in this pinky colour, which I think is called cerise. The slow sales are continuing. The politicians who claim we are out of the recession are, I believe, talking nonsense. 


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.



1. Cats of Magic, Mythology and Mystery by Karl Shuker (1)
2=. Journal of Cryptozoology Vol 2 by Karl Shuker (-)
2=. Those Amazing Newfoundland Dogs by Jan Bondeson (-)
2=. Wildman! by Redfern, Nick (-)
5=. Haunted Skies Volume One by John Hanson and Dawn Holloway (2)
5=. Monstrum! by Tony Shiels (-)
5=. Quest for the Hexham Heads by Paul Screeton (-)
8=. In the Wake of Bernard Heuvelmans by Michael Woodley (-)
8=. Dr Shuker's Casebook by Karl Shuker (-)
8=. A Daintree Diary by Karl Portman (-)


1. Mysterious Creatures Vol 1 by George Eberhart (-)
2. Monsters of Texas by Ken Gerhard and Nick Redfern (3)
3. Extraordinary Animals Revisited by Karl Shuker (8)
4=. Man Monkey  by Nick Redfern (-)

4=. Tetrapod Zoology  by Darren Naish (-)
6=. Haunted Skies Volume Five by John Hanson and Dawn Holloway (-)

6=. The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia by Richard Freeman (10)
6=. Cats of Magic, Mythology and Mystery by Karl Shuker (-)
6=. Pygmy Elephants by Matt Salusbury (-)
10=.   When Bigfoot Attacks by Mike Newton (4)

Last month's positions in this pinky colour, which I think is called cerise. The slow sales are continuing. The politicians who claim we are out of the recession are, I believe, talking nonsense. 


The Gonzo Daily - Friday
About 40 years ago Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt produced a deck of cards called the Oblique Strategies. Eno wrote in 1996: ""...The original box, which we published in 1975, contained 113 cards, but since they some have been omitted and new ones have been added." Each card offers an aphorism intended to help artists (particularly musicians) break creative blocks by encouraging lateral thinking. They are a sort of zen problem solving tool, like secular and non prophetic tarot cards, and I have always been fascinated by them. Now I find that there is an online version http://stoney.sb.org/eno/oblique.html and even an app for my iPad. I find the whole concept fascinating, and as I am in a bit of a tiizwiz at the moment I am exoploring their usefulness in a practical sphere.
Last night I finished reading 'Brandy of the Damned' by John Higgs. It is an extraordinary book, and I would like to publically thank him for giving me a copy. There will be an in-depth review sooner rather than later, but not today.
Hawkwind, Pink Fairies and Kate Bush Fans, and students of the British Underground had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#93) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
It has the lovely Jaki Windmill, the chanteuse of The Pink Fairies, (and all sorts of other things) on the cover. Hawkwind fans should check out the news of a charity auction of Bob Calvert memorabilia, and Doug Harr was there in the audience when Kate Bush played live on Friday evening. Dean Phillips revisits the events of 40 years ago when Wally Hope and the other Wallies of Wiltshire appeared in the High Court, with an amazing collection of pictures and clippings from the time, nearly all of which I had never seen before. There are also new shows from the wonderfully eccentric Jaki and Tim on their Submarine, from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and ursine tree kangaroos (OK, no weird arboreal marsupials from New Guinea, 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!
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
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?

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:


ON THIS DAY IN 1698 - Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards. 

  • Deep sea 'mushroom' may be new branch of life - vi...
  • Five new Amazonian saki monkey species discovered
  • Monkey leaders and followers have 'specialised bra...
  • Global snapshot of infectious canine cancer shows ...
  • Yellow-bellied weasel makes a surprise appearance ...
  • My father, the zoo builder
  • Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians set for a fifth season...

  • Asian camel crickets now common in U.S. homes

  • AND TO WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK... (Music that may have some relevance to items also on this page, or may just reflect my mood on the day)