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 29, 2015



''Close-up of a mother African golden cat with her kitten. Photograph: David Mills/WCS/Panthera.''


The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
I am feeling a bit more human today. Thank you to everyone for your messages of support, and especially to Rob for his phone call last night. I really appreciate it my friend.
The Gonzo Weekly #114
Barbara Dickson, Pink Fairies, Genesis, Steve Hackett, Robert Wyatt, Stargrace, Jon Anderson, Yes, Hawkwind, and Daevid Allen fans had better look out!
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#114) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Barbara Dickson on the front cover and inside there is an interview by me in which she talks about her new album and her work with Troy Donockley, Doug goes back to 1976 and the Genesis 'Seconds Out' Tour, I critique the extraordinary new Robert Wyatt biography, and also burble on about Bob Dylan, we send the lovely Stargrace to a desert island, tell you about new Pink Fairies recordings, marvel at the intrepidness of Steve Hackett, and Xtul are on the road to Norwich, 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 southern dibblers wearing new shoes (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials in search of snazzy footwear, 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?


Lincoln Journal Star

'Simply a mystery' -- Strange tracks in snow appear near Curtis
She also heard from a Nebraska-based bigfoot investigator, who asked her to look for trees pulled down into arches or tipi-type shapes -- telltale signs ...

New Bigfoot Sighting From Lettuce Lake Park Florida
New video footage of footage of Bigfoot From Lettuce Lake Park Florida.

Ohio Bigfoot Hunters to Conduct Workshop on Evidence Collection
Creature Weekend is proud to announce that the Ohio Bigfoot Hunters will be conducting an Evidence Collection Workshop at the Creature Weekend ...
Drones do have legitimate uses and could prove helpful to reporters
I think one equipped with a thermal imaging camera was used on the show “Finding Bigfoot.” They didn't find Bigfoot, but the same sort of system ... 
Breakdown: Bigfoot caught on Camera
The Paranormal Review: I could not find the original footage for this bigfoot sighting or sasquatch sighting, if you have the link please leave me a

Bigfoot In The Snow?
Damn. This one is quit blurry. The Paranormal Review just did a fresh breakdown of a video they found while scouring the net. This one is ...

Thomas Steenburg Talks About The Late Bigfoot Researcher Rene Dahinden
These interviews with Thomas Steenburg are great. In this one he speaks on the late Rene Dahinden, and his friendships with the legends of the ...

Bigfoot Of Stevens County Reports
Grassman58Sharing some of the stories and reports of bigfoot sightings we have been researching at the locations around Stevens County

Bigfoot's backyard? 'Sasquatch' sighted in Prospect Park
A Fort Greene videographer claims to have shot footage showing the legendary Sasquatch lumbering around a wooded area of Brooklyn's backyard ...

Bigfoot Footage from Lettuce Lake Park, FL
Check out video footage recently sent in to Bigfoot Evidence. The witness said he was canoeing in a swamp outside of Tampa, Florida, when he 
This Video Tells Where Bigfoot Is From, and It's Not Earth
With as many questions as there are about bigfoot, some people even speculate if they are from Earth at all. Some believe the squatches come from ...

Bigfoot - Todd Standing
This is a short comparison made by Phil Poling of a photo reported of a Sasquatch. It was presented by Todd Standing. Are they one in the same

Oregon Bigfoot Sightings 2015
Oregon Bigfoot sightings, recent bigfoot sightings There are currently 1406 published reports in the database. We are currently working on a backlog ...

Bigfoot in Brooklyn, Skunk Ape in Florida, Yeti in Boston
Three videos appear this week of a Bigfoot in Brooklyn, a Skunk Ape in Florida and a Yeti in Boston.

Bigfoot Track Find In Nebraska During The 1980's
Nebraska isn't exactly known for its thriving bigfoot population. According to the BFRO website, there has only been 14 reports filed for the state.

Bigfoot sighting in East Texas near Lufkin
Bigfoot Sightings: For several weeks I have heard strange noises in the woods. I've caught glimpses of a shadowy figure in the woods on my property

More Details on The Falcon Project
There's been a couple of people who've publicly announced their involvement with the Falcon Project, but details have been scared. Dr. Jeff Meldrum

Snowy sasquatch spotted in Newcomerstown
This six-foot solid concrete statue of Bigfoot draws more than just a lot of looks from passers-by along Main Street in Newcomerstown -- it gets many ...

Bringing in Bigfoot With a Blimp Gets a Boost
The Falcon Project, using a blimp to track and find Bigfoot, announced that Bigfoot expert Jeff Meldrum joined the team as scientific adviser.

Bigfoot's backyard? 'Sasquatch' sighted in Prospect Park
“I don't know what it is, but it looks like Bigfoot,” a man going by the name Russell Strark said. “I don't know what to say, man, I've never seen ...


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.

  • UK SIGHTINGS: Scottish Alien Big Cat Being Called ...
  • UK SIGHTINGS: Could this prove Big Cat living in t...
  • NEWSLINK: Golden Oaks Village News
  • NEWSLINK: Lion Man's New Park In South Africa Caus...
  • NEWSLINK: Zombie Cat: Kitty Needs Week to Recover ...
  • NEWSLINK: Leopard spotted with three cubs in Kumba...
  • NEWSLINK: Oregon Lion Encounter Opens for Season
  • NEWSLINK: Letters: White tigers born of bad practi...
  • NEWSLINK: Are big cat claims exaggerated?

  • UK SIGHTINGS: Shropshire man says he has seen big ...
  • NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)

    Loch Ness Monster to star in £2m north of Scotland tourism campaign
    The Loch Ness Monster is to be at the centre of a £2m tourism campaign to bring more visitors to the north of Scotland. More than 200,000 overseas ...


    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.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN 1728 - John Gay's The Beggar's Opera was first performed at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, London. 

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  • Change way we test and house cattle to control bov...
  • 5 New Species of 'Shimmering' Goblin Spider Discov...
  • Holy mackerel! Belfast warned not to eat free fish...
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  • First step in plan to save northern white rhino
  • Company ordered to pay $90,000 for fishing in Ning...

  • Freshwater Fish are Disappearing: Where is the Glo...

  • 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)