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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Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Bigfoot Filmed By Hikers In Spartansburg PA Forest
Bigfoot Filmed By Hikers In Spartansburg PA Forest. Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015. Kevin Smithe, Video Curator. Source: www.squatchable.

Mitch Waite Discusses Rock Apes of Southeast Asia and Science in the Bigfoot World
Mitch Waite continues his YouTube series of questions and answers dealing with the bigfoot phenomenon, with this episode centered on the Rock ...

The Bigfoot Sighting In Idaho 2012
A large shady creature which appears to be a Bigfoot is spotted walking through the trees across a canyon. Before we began filming the figure could 

Men chase Bigfoot and return to a torn up camp on a canoe trip in Va
(Before It's News). Jeff Kelley tells the tale of two men canoeing in Virginia whose camp was attacked by Bigfoot. Check out this story here

Bigfoot Sightings 2015: Is there really a Sasquatch in Turner, Maine? [VIDEO]
An alleged Bigfoot sighing in Turner, Maine, has the people buzzing about the possibility of a real-life Sasquatch another time again! A video had ...

Bigfoot Sightings 2015: Is there really a Sasquatch in Turner, Maine? [VIDEO]
An alleged Bigfoot sighing in Turner, Maine, has the people buzzing about the possibility of a real-life Sasquatch another time again! A video had ...

Bioluminescence Of Bigfoot
Tim Stover (tcsjrbigfoot) recorded this video last week while out on his routine bigfoot research. He captures what appears to be the eye shine of two ...

Arizona BigFoot Tracker Photograph
Photograph isn't high quality, it was taken in 2007 in Northern Arizona. If this is in fact a bigfoot, Then this is the biggest in all of my photo's that I have

Want To Go On A Real Bigfoot Expedition?
Want to get in on the bigfoot action? How about going on an actual expedition to the famous Nordegg area of Alberta, Canada? Here's your chance!

1957 Radio Interview with Rene Dahinden - Bigfoot Pioneer (Video)
Rene Dahinden (August 22, 1930 – April 18, 2001) will always be considered one of the original “Four Horsemen” of bigfootery. Rene was known for 


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.

  • NEWSLINK: Officials hunt and shoot dead a leopard ...
  • NEWSLINK: We mustn’t give up on protecting the Flo...
  • NEWSLINK: What is the price of a tiger’s life?

  • NEWSLINK: Consett 'cat dowser' claims his supernat...

    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 - Wednesday
    Yesterday was quite a stressful day, not really because of anything that happenned to me, but because of a long catalogue of things that happened to people that I care about. So at the end of the day I was in what my mother would have called a complete Tizzy. So I dealt with it in the customary manner, and as a result feel a little fragile today. But that, boys and girls, is life. My life, anyway. Whatever gets you thru the night. It's alright.
    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, give 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 antichinuses 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?

    CFZ CANADA: Trying to play nice

    My momma always told me that if I didn’t have anything nice to say, then to just say nothing at all.  Silence on this blog of late is closely related to that.
    I’m frustrated.  Between the completely ridiculous television shows and the lack of reports, things are maddening at CFZ Canada.  Let’s face it, Sasquatch sightings in BC are no longer breaking news.  One of the positives that “reality” tv has done both for Cryptozoology and ghost research is to normalize it.  The general populous no longer sees those of us who research as complete nutjobs.  Certainly most academia and skeptics still do, but the general public has become used to us.

    A few weeks ago I was speaking to a friend and someone nearby happened to overhear.  He commented that he was pretty sure his dad’s Ontario farm had some Bigfoot activity.  I asked who he reported it to and he said nobody—that they see footprints all the time so it isn’t a big deal.

    Read on...

    FORTEAN ART TERRORISM: The latest from Xtul

    Corinna and I were still in bed at about 8:30 on Monday morning when the telephone rang. It was my younger stepdaughter Olivia who had just gone into labour. We leapt out of bed, rousted Mother out of the library where she has been living for the past year or so, and grabbed our bags. The news was hardly unexpected; what I believe is called her 'due date' had been on the previous day, so our bags were packed and we were literally ready to leave at a few minutes notice. Our old Vauxhall Astra which we had bought for seven hundred quid at the beginning of the year was ok for trundling around the lanes of North Devon in, but we didn't like the idea o trusting it to a journey of something in excess of 800 miles, so we had booked a hire car for the week, and were able to travel up to Norwich in relative comfort.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN 846 - The first issue of the "Daily News," edited by Charles Dickens, was published.

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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)