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, September 12, 2016


The Gonzo Daily - Monday/Tuesday
Good morning campers.
In fact, it's half way through the afternoon but as Matthew Watkins so succinctly proved at the Weird Weekend time is a load of bollocks anyway. In fact he didn’t say anything of the sort. However, T. S Elliot did say:
Time present and time past are both perhaps present in time future
and time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present all time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction remaining a perpetual possibility.
And if that isn't a stylish way of suggesting that time is complete bollocks, then I don't know what is. So, boys and girls, another week begins. Chloe and I are taking arms against a sea of troubles, or as Horace Coker said, a sea of bubbles, and are making some vague sense of things. We can't really hope for any better than that.
And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore: if you want to make me a happy fellow, you can:
buy my novel:
buy my single:
And now for the news................
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Steve Hillage - The Sa...
BEATLES MYTHS AND LEGENDS: What might have been
Gregg Kofi Brown Belgium Book review translated
Gonzo Magazine #199
In this magnificently groovy issue Doug goes to see the latest incarnation of Yes and is very impressed, Alan, Jon and Tim bid farewell to the Marmite-like Richard Neville, and John waxes lyrical about Linda Imperial. And Alan goes to a folkie pub and visits Graham Keen’s exhibition 1966 and All That, and interviews the man himself. Jon, on the other hand, finishes Miss Peregrine's peculiar trilogy.
Good ‘ere innit?
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive takes a week off. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, 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:
Richard Neville, Stevie Nicks, David Bowie, Iman, Loretta Lynn, Price, The Revolution, Nico, Velvet Underground, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Clifford Curry Jnr., Gerald E. "Jerry" Heller, Fred Hellerman, Martin Stephenson, Jeff Wayne/Radio Luxembourg, Dee Palmer, Arthur Brown, Rick Wakeman, Pink Fairies, Captain Beefheart, Joe Cocker, Rick Wakeman and Mario Fasciano, Rick Wakeman and Brian May, Barbara Dickson, Yes, Tim Rundall, John Brodie-Good, Linda Imperial Band, Alan Dearling, Graham Keen, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, The Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Sheila Chandra and the Ganges Orchestra
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 198 (Steve Ignorant)
Issue 197 (Gilli Smyth)
Issue 196 (Paul May)
Issue 195 (Dave Brock)
Issue 194 (Auburn)
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
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:
SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.
* 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.co.uk
* 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 57 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two small kittens, one 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. 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 kittens?


The only problem is the Tassie Tiger, or Thylacine, has been extinct since the early 1930s and hasn't been seen in mainland Australia for 2000 years.

We've all heard of the Tasmanian Devil but no one would fault you for not knowing the what the Thylacine Tasman Tiger is. That's because it's ... 
But Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia founder Neil Waters told 891 ABC Adelaide's Breakfast program he was confident it was a thylacine.

Those belonging to the Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia claim it is a mainland thylacine and say five different people witnessed the animal in ...

The thylacine, more popularly known as the Tasmanian tiger, was an apex predator in Australia and Tasmania before its extinction in the early 20th ...

... has been refurbished and now has a giant inflatable Tasmanian tiger to remind visitors of the town's link with the famed, extinct thylacine. It was less ...

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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



Happy birthday dear boy

CFZ PEOPLE: Neil Nixon

Happy Birthday mate


Possible Ornate Bigfoot Structures Showing Up On Beach
Ohio bigfoot hunter Tim Stover is finding some pretty strange and very ornate structures being made on a beach at a lake he is investigating.

Trail Blocked By Bigfoot
Do bigfoot block trails to keep people out of areas? Some investigators think so. There are even reports of trails getting blocked while people are on ...

Huge Bigfoot on Film, Brand New Sasquatch Footage (Video)
Absolutely incredible footage of a Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Relic Hominids. Mark and Melanie catch Bigfoot on film again. images of real Florida Bigfoot ...

First Video Ever of a Possible Bigfoot in the UK
What would be the first ever video of a British Bigfoot surfaced this week and a Bigfoot expert there calls it "something quite significant.”

... only describe as a gorilla-like figure, slightly blended into the dark bush, but still having a clear form, just like a gorilla or Bigfoot creature might have.

Bigfoot enthusiast Jason Parsons, 40, was on a hunt for the elusive beast in woods ... Is this the moment Bigfoot was spotted on camera in Britain?

January, 2015: I return to the river in the North Georgia mountains where, 4 months ago I discovered a mutilated deer carcass near signs of a possible ...

You might remember the little Bigfooter Dax Rushlow from Spike TV's Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty. In this video called "Vermont Sasquatch", Dax ... 

Discovering The Swedish Bigfoot
Discovering The Swedish Bigfoot. I thought this was very interesting,be sure and hit the CC button to get the subtitles in English. I tend to focus mainly ...

Hunter Watches a Bigfoot Kill a Wild Hog in Texas (Video)
Thanks http://bigfootevidence.blogspot.com/. Check out more contributions by Jeffery Pritchett ranging from UFO to Bigfoot to Paranormal to Prophecy ...

Ohio Bigfooter Believe They Captured Image Of Sasquatch
The Squatchmaster isolated this still image from a recent video he took, of what he believes is a bigfoot. Check out the video below, and see what you ...

Mysterious Bigfoot Sighting Filmed In Australian Outback
A Bigfoot -like creature dubbed the Yowie is thought to have been captured in amazing footage as it yomped through woods. The clip shows a dark ...

NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)

AFTER years of vague sightings and fake photographs a Hull historian is leading the hunt for the Loch Ness Monster, and believes it could be in the ...

Humber Monster Watch has launched a campaign to track down the ... Loch Ness Monster 'carcass' found by dog walker sparks debate regarding ...

Photo Surfaces of TWO Loch Ness Monsters Surfacing
There are two things you can generally count on when a Loch Ness monster sighting is reported. One – the photo will be blurry. Two – there will only ...

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Monday/Tuesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1609 - English explorer Henry Hudson sailed down what is now known as the Hudson River. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Humans kickstarted climate change 200 years ago, s...
  • 300 Teeth: Duck-billed dinosaurs would have been d...
  • Whiskers help animals sense the direction of the w...
  • Newly discovered 'multicomponent' virus can infect...
  • Canine hereditary disorders are more widespread th...
  • Discovery of an ape virus in an Indonesian rodent ...
  • Moth takes advantage of defensive compounds in Phy...

  • 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)