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, August 24, 2015


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Sasquatch/Bigfoot Redlands Sighting!
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Bigfoot Terrifies Camper at Enchanted Pools [True Bigfoot Stories]
... details of an encounter with Bigfoot, ever. Check it out here http://theforteanslip.blogspot.com/2015/08/bigfoot-terrifies-camper-at-enchanted.html ...

New 'Bigfoot' video recorded at Bluff Creek
New Bigfoot video recorded at Bluff Creek - posted in Cryptozoology, Myths and Legends: Chimpanzee + towel = Bigfoot.

Man Gives Scientific Proof That Bigfoot Is Real
If someone did a mock trial, and present enough evidence they may actually win. This video comes to us as a Breaking News update, but it does a ...

Researchers Encounter 'Bigfoot' in Missouri, say it Made Donkey Sounds
Randy Savig, a 50-year-old Bigfoot researcher, and his research partner, Bernie, claim to have encountered the always elusive creature.

'Bigfoot' Sighting in England, Claims Local Man
A man in England was surprised by a monkey-like animal he says came out of the woods in the county of Suffolk. Bury St Edmunds resident Geoff ...

Berks County Archived Reports
Three men grouse hunting were walking back to their car when a Bigfoot exited the woods about 50 yards ahead of them. It turned and looked at the ...

Portland drone camera spots Bigfoot? (Not!)
Man in monkey suit? To view the YouTube video, click here. Category: Weird Desk. Written by Kim Burrafato. Published on Saturday, 22 August 2015 ...

Drone captures Bigfoot rustling in trees?
WAS THAT BIGFOOT?!! Could it be him? I heard that's one of the places in the U.S. where it's been seen. Has anyone else seen him out there or could ...

Photo of Bigfoot taking a poop
ZacWaffle says that what appears to be Bigfoot dropping a deuce in this photo taken in Columbus, Ohio turned out to be "sticks in the perfect formation.


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.

  • ARTICLE: Big or small, cats find themselves in the...
  • NEWSLINK: Endangered Amur leopard numbers recoveri...
  • ARTICLE: How Cecil the Lion Inspired the World to ...

  • NEWSLINK: Bengal tigers earn their keep at Skowheg...
  • ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

    News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

    From CFZ-USA:


    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/Tuesday
    We are in the process of installing new computer systems. So blogs over the next few days for both the CFZ and Gonzo Multimedia will be a bit disjointed and disrupted. We have been using Windows XP since 2001, and Outlook Express since 1997, and having migrated away from both is somewhat of a culture shock. My studio is up and running for the first time since April, and we are slowly getting back to normal.
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Trains ~ Al Stewart
    The Frank Zappa Family Trust to Reissue ‘One Size ...
    Review: Leonard Cohen - Can't Forget: A Souvenir O...
    Gonzo Weekly #144
    Brand X, Phil Collins, Roger Dean, Percy Jones, Rick Wakeman, Luca Ferarri, Cream, Mike Taylor, Genesis, Musical Box, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, Jon Anderson, and Yes fans had better look out!
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#144) is available to read at www.gonzoweekly.com, and to download at http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/. It has Percy Jones from Brand X on the front cover together with an interview with him in which, amongst other things, he reveals how Phil Collins was planning to leave Genesis many years before he actually did, We also have an exclusive interview with Roger Dean about Wakemanfest and peculiar fishes, and an exclusive interview with Italian author Luca Ferrari about the enigmatoic Mike Taylor who is best known for having written several songs for Cream. Jon muses about reviews Gabriella Coleman on Anonymous. Doug interviews The Musical Box, and -I almost forgot - there is a personal message from Rick Wakeman. Thom waxes all poetical like, whilst the legendary Roy Weard continues his regular column. And there is a radio show from M Destiny at Friday Night Progressive, and the return of Strange Fruit with a football themed show. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and water opossums with something to lose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials planning to pray to St Anthony of Padyua for an intercession, 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!!!
    This issue features:
    Libertines, Gene Simmons, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood, Adam Lambert, David Bowie, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Sleaford Mods, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Daniel 'Danny' Sembello, Donald 'Bob' Johnson, Gordon 'Jaz' Summers, Rick Wakeman, Roger Dean, The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Percy Jones, The Musical Box, Luca Ferrari, Mike Taylor, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Alex Clifford, Yes, AndersonPonty Band, Toto, Chris squire, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood, Steve Howe,Alan White, Patrick Moraz,Steven Tyler, Elvis, The Beatles, Liberace, Joan Jett, Neil Nixon, Juliana Barwick, Calico Jack
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    Issue 143 (Billy Sherwood cover)
    Issue 142 (Daevid Allen and Spirits Burning cover)
    Issue 141 (Rick Wakeman cover)
    Issue 140 (Jaki Windmill cover)
    Issue 139 (Raz cover)
    Issue 138 (Galahad cover)
    Issue 137 (Chris Squire cover)
    Issue 136 (Neil Nixon cover)
    Issue 135 (FNP cover)
    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, and a small kitten totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, 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, and the adventurous kitten?

    CRYPTOLINK: What Is The Leviathan In The Bible?

    A word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 

    Patheos (blog)

    This is not a whale or a sea serpent (sea snake) but something much greater. What it is exactly is insignificant next to what and Who God is and that is ...


    We are in the process of installing new computer systems. So blogs over the next few days for both the CFZ and Gonzo Multimedia will be a bit disjointed and disrupted. We have been using Windows XP since 2001, and Outlook Express since 1997, and having migrated away from both is somewhat of a culture shock. My studio is up and running for the first time since April, and we are slowly getting back to normal.

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Monday/Tuesday

    ON THIS DAY IN 0079 - Mount Vesuvius erupted killing approximately 20,000 people. The cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum were buried in volcanic ash. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

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  • France to return 150 endangered tortoises to Madag...
  • Do Great White Sharks Grow Forever?

  • Earliest baboon found at Malapa

  • 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)