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, January 01, 2015


Bill tells us about his Bigfoot drone experiment in this video, but personally, we can't wait to see what this “Bigfoot footage” thing is about. You can ...

Salt Lake City Weekly

Sixty-five-plus years of keeping hope alive—Bigfoot prints first hit the news in 1958—can take quite a toll on the psyche. This is not to say that the ...

Bigfoot and People who went missing in National parks
Veterans Today ran a new story on research by David Paulides, who began by researching bigfoot but then began investigating large numbers of 

The Memorial Day Bigfoot Footage
Steve Kulls: This footage at first was thought to be credible, however certain aspects of the film after analysis and some investigative work, now place 

Breaking: Turner Maine Bigfoot Footage
Bigfoot sightings in Maine are rare. According to the BFRO the last documented sighting was back in 2001. Monsters Underground host, Bill Brock has ....

bigfoot in missouri
Holiday Bigfoot sighting in Laclede County. Don and Barb [not their real names] spend the holidays every year visiting both of their parents in the St.

Holiday Bigfoot sighting in Laclede County
“It was a Bigfoot, no question about it,” Don told me during a telephone conversation less than three hours after their encounter. (When they reached ...

1959 Bigfoot Encounter - Near Niobrara, Nebraska
Over the years, we talked about our run in with the creature and we're both sure it was a Bigfoot. I only told a friend about it a few years later, but he ...

Is Bigfoot in Fremont County, Riverton, Wyoming?
Monday evening I received a phone call from a 13-year-old youth, Tom Hernandez, asking me what I knew about”Bigfoot”. From the tone of his voice I ...

Mainer Recalls Augusta Bigfoot Sighting [VIDEO]
A former Maine resident recites what he and a friend saw while driving the old coastal route in Augusta after a snowstorm in January 2000.

How Many Types of Bigfoot Are There?
Mitch Waite discusses photographs he has taken of two different types or races of bigfoot he has taken in Arizona. Are there two different subspecies of ...

Oklahoma Bigfoot Are Not Cute and Cuddly
Oklahoma isn't just known to have bigfoot, Oklahoma is known to have "aggressive" bigfoot. There are many stories coming from the state

Bigfoot Not The Only Mysterious Thing Roaming The Grounds Of Salt Fork
Capture (2). As if bigfoot isn't a big enough mystery, the famous bigfooter stomping grounds of Salt Fork State Park in Ohio is home to another mystery. 


The Gonzo Daily - New Year's Day
It's the eighth day of Christmas also known as New Year's Day
I'm less hungover than I should be (time to shout WAYHAY!)
I'm looking forward to a visit from Kara and the kids
and I'm half employed in writing an article about giant squids
and Max will be here later on, it will be the first time
we've seen him since this time last year (I hope the driving's fine)
and the festive season such as it is has just about run its course
(Graham is cooking us breakfast, I hope he adds tomato sauce)
So ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and everyone in between
I would to welcome you all into two thousand and fifteen
may you have a peaceful year with all that you could wish
me I just want peace and quiet and a few more tropical fish

The Gonzo Weekly #109/10
Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Minstrel's Ghost, Jack the Ripper, Corky Laing, Merrell Fankhauser, Sendelica, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had better look out!
The latest issue (The Christmas DOUBLE issue - there won't be one next week) of Gonzo Weekly (#109/10) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Yusuf and Stevie Wonder on the front cover,  and features gig reviews of both artists and Fleetwood Mac, my totally subjective top ten albums of the year, excerpts from books by Corky Laing, Merrell Fankhauser and Neil Nixon, interviews with Minstrel's Ghost about their new meisterwork based on the life of Jack the Ripper, and Sendelica, we send Tim Rundall to a desert island, and there are shows from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the titular submarine dwellers are back with another episode of Sub Reality Sandwich (except its not). There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and anteaters wishing to snooze (OK, nothing to do with dozy edentates, 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/…/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit
* 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.


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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  • 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)