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 26, 2014



Dwarf 'Bigfoot' with Predator's Cloaking-Like Ability Caught on Camera
Three people claim to have seen two dwarf Bigfoot creatures Monday in the woods of Washington state. Barbara Shupe, an independent researcher ...

Bigfoot News And Evidence
This thread is dedicated to the intelligent discussion of the evidence & proof for the existence of the creature known as “Bigfoot”. Please, stay on topic ...

Russian Bigfoot
Russian Bigfoot - posted in Unknown Paranormal Forum: MOSCOW, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Moscow researchers said they have evidence an Almas -- a ...

Researcher: I found proof of Bigfoot in Russia
People in the US have long been on the hunt for Bigfoot, just like those in Canada are in search of Sasquatch and the Himalayas lay claim to the Yeti.

Bigfoot History Made [Skunk Ape Conference] (Video)
Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Tim Fasano meet!!! The first thing I told him was the Sykes study was flawed. He totally agreed. He also agreed Sykes method of ...

Three agressive Bigfoot stories different people same area.
Three agressive Bigfoot stories different people same area.I thought i would tell of three encounters by different people years apart from the same area ...

GARY BACHMAN says: Researchers claim there is evidence of a Russian Bigfoot. Evidence includes hair samples, footprints, and an eyewitness ...

Class 3A Sighting Along the Canadian River
Sighting report of a Bigfoot along the Canadian River. Excellent article of a personal report, investigated by Paul Bowman.

Mysterious Monsters-Yeti and Bigfoot
The Yeti,also called Abominable Snowman,is believed to live in the Himalayan mountains.People say this legendary creature measure's upto 1.4 m,is.

The Bigfoot print.
Indisputable evidence of the creature known as Sasquatch or Bigfoot, collected between the years 1979 to 1993. Found in the home of the eccentric ..

Bigfoots are not hunters, they are scavengers. 1. Although in some purported videos of Bigfoot, notably [this video, analyzed by Youtube user...

Bigfoot sightings not merely a myth at the Carthel Corral in Lockney
By Kay Ellington The Hesperian-Beacon If you live in Lockney, it is very likely you've spotted Bigfoot. This particular Sasquatch is not furry and ...

Searching for Bigfoot
... to the tallest hominid on earth? Since many Bigfoot sightings have taken place in or near the redwoods, the legend of Sasquatch looms large in t...

The Albatwitch: Pennsylvania's Little Bigfoot
When you think of bigfoot, you normally think of a huge ape-like beast that stands towering above you. The Albatwitch however, is a bigfoot type ...

Encountered Bigfoot? 'Researchers' want to know
The Mercer County area is a hotbed of activity for the paranormal and unexplained with reports and sightings of everything from Bigfoot to Dog-Boy, ..

Learn about bigfoot and reported sightings in Ohio
WAYNE - A Buckeye bigfoot program will be held at Wayne Public Library Oct. 4 ... He's a full-fledged investigator for the Bigfoot Field Researchers ...

2 Bigfoot Caught on Tape in Mississippi? (Video)
The filmer thought he may have captured a Bigfoot on tape, and upon further inspection The Crypto Crew seems to think there are actually 2 Bigfoot in ..

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:


The Gonzo Daily - Friday
Soy, boys and girls we are back. And I am now a grandfather. Anarchist, cripple, grandfather - you'd better not mess with me, cos I have special powers. The last four days have been an amazing emotional rollercoaster, and expect me to bang on about them for a while. I have always found those parents and grandparents, who having partaken in the miracle of childbirth, go on to ram the fact down everyone's throats and be profoundly boring about it, highly irritating. Now I am one of those people. Be afraid, be very afraid...
Cream drummer Ginger Baker's dining room table up for sale
‘I’ve bitten my lip for a long time': Trevor Rabin clears the air on Yes’ ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’
AL ATKINS/PAUL MAY Project to Release new album
GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Pop Will Eat Itself ~ Evelyn
Ageing Hipsters, Tony Palmer fans, Rock and Roll Revolutionaries, Rocket Scientist fans, Erik Norlander devotees, Ozzy Osbourne afficianados and Rupert Bear fans, had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#96) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
It has the 1971 Oz Obscenity trial on the cover, and an exclusive interview with Tony Palmer inside, as well as an exclusive extract from the new edition of his book 'The Trials of Oz'. Doug Harr meets the massively talented Rocket Scientists, and Jon is surprisingly reassuring about the future of the music business. There are also new shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive. (The massively talented Jaki and Tim will be back again next week, as will their submarine and Maisie the cow). There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and long nosed potoroos (OK, no weird antipodean macropods, 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:

*  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?

CFZ PEOPLE: Jon & Corinna Downes' first grandchild.

Jon and Corinna Downes are overjoyed to announce the birth of their first grandchild, and congratulations to the parents, Olivia and Aaron....

Evelyn Lilah Smithson was born late on Monday night. She was 7lbs 6oz, but unfortunately we can't tell you what colour her eyes are, as they keep changing colour.

In certain shamanic cultures, this is seen as a sign of an extraordinarily gifted person. Mother and baby have now been discharged from hospital, and are doing excellently.

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