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, September 21, 2016


Florida Bigfoot Team Updates With A New Video Of Evidence
Check out the new update from the Trail To Bigfoot team and some of the activity that's ... Look At These Game Cam Images From A Bigfoot Hot Spot ?

Game Warden Confesses About Bigfoot in National Parks (Video)
JT is a Game warden in the North west and has encountered Sasquatch several times. The 411 missing persons cases in the national forests are true ...


The Gonzo Daily – Wednesday
Sad news, I am afraid, today. Anyone who has visited my office in the last two and a half years will have made friends with Bob the Builder, a yellow Mbuna cichlid who lived in the tank just inside the door. He earned that name by building a network of tunnels and earthworks out of the sand and gravel substrate. He had more character than any other fish I have known for years, and used to display whenever anyone he knew came near his tank, swimming up and down earnestly until he was rewarded with fish flake or pellets. He was a little subdued yesterday, and I am afraid to say that Graham found him dead this morning. I was very fond of him and am far more upset about it than I thought that I would be.
Somewhere in the Elysian Fields there is a pond with a very strong charactered little fish in it.
And now for the news................
Barbara Dickson interview @ Beverley Folk Festival...
ERIC BURDON interview
Prog Rocks interview with Steve Hillage at the 201...
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Marscape - Jack Lancas...
Gonzo Magazine #200
And so the Gonzo Weekly behemoth trundles on and we celebrate our two hundredth issue with Rick Wakeman talking to Deep Purple’s Ian Paice, Alan meeting Sendelica, Doug going to see Coldplay, Jon rambling on about how the end of the Cold War has affected the thriller industry, and all sorts of other groovy stuff.  And how much does it all cost again?
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. 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:
Lazarus, David Bowie, The Jam, The Orange Drop, Jimi Hendrix, Mayte Garcia, Prince, Marillion, Rick Parfitt, The Beatles, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Greta Zimmer Friedman, Cecil Bustamente Campbell OD, Leonard Haze, 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, GasTank, Rick Wakeman, Ian Paice,  Coldplay, Sendelica, Alan Dearling, Graham Keen, James Farebrother, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Nelson DeMille, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis,  Bob Chance
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 199 (Yes)
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?


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.


ON THIS DAY IN - 1792 - The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

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  • Wolves are risk-takers but dogs became cautious li...
  • First ever identical twin puppies discovered by sc...
  • Only known white killer whale sighted by scientist...
  • Record tourism in national parks comes with increa...
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  • Tories’ failure to halt ivory trade ‘risks extinct...

  • 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)