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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Sunday, November 23, 2014


The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
On Sundays, for no particular reason except that it amuses me, the daily notifications are done in rhyme
Outside the pale winter sun peeks anaemically through the trees
and the last few leaves of autumn flurry hopelessly in the breeze
and far away in the Dining Room I can hear Corinna Sneeze
Bloody Hell I think to myself its Winter once again
We are in for the worst winter on record warns the Daily Mail
and thousands of people are gonna die from the scow, the ice and hail
and it's probably the fault of immigrants who are quite beyond the pale
Bloody Hell I think to myself its Winter once again
Adrian Belew, Frank Zappa, Rocket Scientists, Peter Banks, Empire, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had better look out! The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#105) will soon be available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/.
It has Adrian Belew on the cover, and features an interview with him by Doug Harr. Peter Banks was the oritginal guitarist with Yes, and after leaving the band had two bands of his own; 'Flash' and 'Empire'. Gonzo have just released a classic slab of Empire music, and we interview Billy James about working with Peter, and Mark Murdock, the drummer with Empire, about his memories of the band. Erik Norlander tells us about the new album from Rocket Scientists. But there's more! There is news about Daevid Allen. And we send rising star 4th Eden to a desert island. There are also new shows 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 turtles having a snooze (OK, no soporific chelonians, 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 55 who - together with an infantile orange cat 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 infantile orange cat?


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.


Daily Record

"Finding Bigfoot" in Sussex County airs Sunday
Matt Moneymaker, center, who formed the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, arrives at the Town Hall meeting at the Fountain House in Fredon ...

Cartooning with Bigfoot!
Tony Moramarco, AKA "Bigfoot" walks students through the tips and techniques for creating their own characters and drawing their favorites! Fun art

Bigfoot put forward as 'endangered species'
A motel operator in New York State is seeking to have Bigfoot added to a local endangered species list.

Is Todd Standing Going To Show Up At Sasquatch Summit with a Bigfoot?
This weekend is the annual Sasquatch Summit in Ocean Shores, Washington. This bigfoot conference is quickly becoming the number bigfoot event in

Some Backers of Todd Standing's "Bigfoot North" Documentary Are A Little Concerned
With 20 backers already contributing to his $900,000 "Bigfoot North" Kickstarter campaign, some concerned backers received a strange 

Todd Standing To Show 90-minute Documentary on Bigfoot Interaction At The Sasquatch Summit?
Well. This is interesting. For those backers who are hoping for a chance to see the Bigfoot North documentary before everyone else, it might be better 

Breaking news: Pennsylvania Bigfoot photograph released
Come one come all, gather around folks. The Pennsylvania Bigfoot is here. 2015 promises to be the year of the Bigfoot. Project Sasquatch will prove ...

Cliff Barackman has a very important message for the Bigfoot Believers out there
Ooh. I'm so excited. Cliff Barackman is promising a "special" online episode of Finding Bigfoot! This should be interesting.

Central Alaska's Bigfoot
An Alaska based Monster Tracking team heads to Central Alaska to investigate an aggressive Bigfoot who has the locals on edge. Using a drone, they ...

Bigfoot found in china
This ape-like man was believed to be half human half Bigfoot. The Wildman has been a part of the folklore of southern and central China for centuries

First "Real" Photo of Rick Dyer's Latest Bigfoot
Is this an Instagram filter? Rick Dyer released this photo of the latest bigfoot he has supposedly shot, this time in Pennsylvania. It looks like the photo ...

Two Bigfoot Creatures Attempt to Hijack Truck in Mexico
A woman claims a pair of Bigfoot creatures chased her pickup truck in while on a camping trip in Mexico. The eyewitness, known as Lilly, says she was 

'Bigfoot' in Singapore? Check out this bizarre video
According to the Facebook post, gossip has been rife among Singaporeans, saying that this supposed 'bigfoot' has been around for 200 years since


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