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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Monday, January 19, 2015


Bigfoot Sighting in a Russian Forest
A video has emerged with claims that it shows a large, hairy figure walking swiftly through a snowy, wooded area in Russia.

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While some believe this is conclusive proof that the mysterious Bigfoot does, in fact, exist, others believe that the video — using a well-costumed, ...

Yeti hunter looking for Scottish Bigfoot
Charmaine says she spotted a 7ft bigfoot as a child and since then she's been fascinated by all things Sasquatch - gathering details of 200 reports of ...

The Best Bigfootage: Peeping bigfoot on a riverbank in Oregon?
Two men fishing in Oregon unknowingly captured an interesting figure watching them on the riverbank.

MK Davis discusses false color imaging as applied to the Patterson Bigfoot film.
What would false color do for the Patterson Bigfoot film and the dimly lit skin tones beneath the hair?. This is a short clip that illustrates the 

45 Seconds of Bigfoot In Sierra National Forest?
David Raygoza is a bigfoot researcher who lives in Fresno, CA release this footage back in 2011. While some dismiss it as a bear, most agree that the

Texas Bigfoot
Prompted by research conducted by the North American Wood Ape Conservancy (NAWAC) and the Texas Bigfoot Research Center, this project 

Cleveland Rocks Bigfoot This Weekend
Join us at this years expo and experience first hand, the Bigfoot Experience. This seminar gives attendees the past history of Bigfoots/Sasquatch

Did Bigfoot Do This?
The Alabama Bigfoot Society takes us along a virtual tour of a research area that has some interesting tree and limb formations. Did bigfoot cause

Bigfoot Researchers Disappears After Alleged Government Harassment
Bigfoot researcher Bob Garrett has allegedly disappeared after experiencing government harassment. His radio show, YouTube account and social 

Bottomland Bigfoot - Eastern Kansas
It was definitely a Bigfoot and it was huge. It was around 8 ft tall and covered head to toe in matted muddy dark hair. It was reaching into the water and 

Bigfoot witness drawings
Bigfoot witness drawings. This is an interesting first-hand report of a bigfoot encounter. What makes it the most interesting is the details the witness 

Indian Tales of Bigfoot
Big Foot lived in the remote wilderness of Reynold's Canyon now known as Reynold's Creek. A thousand dollars was offered for him, dead or alive 


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 Gonzo Daily - Monday
It has been a strange weekend, and I slept through much of it. However Monday morning has dawned and I feel reasonably bright and cheerful. I spent much of the weekend reading the excellent new Robert Wyatt biography, and intend to spend the afternoon (once I havce finished the blogs) sitting in my comfortable chair typing up reviews on my iPad. I never realised how liberating the iPad would be. I only wanted it as a toy, but it has turned out to be a bloody useful tool.
The Gonzo Weekly #113
Rick Wakeman, Jethro Tull, Renaissance, John Lennon, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#113) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Rick Wakeman on the front cover and everything you will want to know about his new tour, Jon reviews a book which wonders what would have happened if John Lennon had left the Beatles back in 1960, we send Richard Stellar to a desert island, givce you the new Renaissance tour dates, 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 still lost at sea. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antyichinuses looking for clues (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials playing at being Sherlock Holmes, 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?


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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