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, December 05, 2016


Bigfoot Investigator Finds Tree With Unexplained Markings
Whatever did this to this tree, I would not want to cross paths with it. What can do this kind of damage, and leave no evidence behind?

Bigfoot Rock Throwing captured On Video - Strange!
Buffalo Bigfoot on youtube posted the following video, where he captured rocks being thrown towards him from an unseen source. This is something ...
Cryptozoologists can't decide if werewolves are canine, bigfoot, or aliens. Sometimes the simplest ...
Cryptozoologists (people that study creatures of folklore and legend) have a few theories on how werewolves could be possible and explainable.

Australian Yowie stories: 3 types of Bigfoot in the Outback
Brett shares Sasquatch stories from Australia. The Bigfoot encounters Brett has are told in order and end up in a close encounter. He also tells us ...

Investigator Claims He Captured Photo Of A Juvenile Bigfoot
The first time that I encountered a juvenile Bigfoot and why I never went back to that area. I believe they showed themselves to me that day and I have ...

Do Bigfoot Have Pets?
Sometimes bigfoot are seen with other animals, most commonly dogs or coyotes. But there was one encounter where a bigfoot was spotted with a ...

Campers Spot Bigfoot In The Desolation Wilderness
Kelly Shaw of the Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization goes over a sighting report from two hikers who had a bigfoot encounter in the Desolation ...

Operation Deep Skunk Is Under Way
Our two canoe crew landed on a remote outpost on the Withlacoochee River where I am sure nobody had ever set foot (what we had to do to get there ...
Convincing Bigfoot Evidence Captured On Video In Minnesota
NvTv revisits some video footage from 2012, where a couple of snowmobilers discovered some unexplained tracks deep in the wilderness.
Into the Dogman's Lair!
If you knew where a Dogman's lair was, would you have the nerve to go into it? Well, tonight's guest, Jane Rodriguez, did! Tune in to hear her talk ...

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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



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
And so another week dawns and Chloe and I are toiling with various bits of odds and sods, prior to closing down in time for what is euphemistically known as the festive season.
A few years ago I went to see a school production of what was basically Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’. I came away feeling rather sorry for Ebenezer Scrooge. There he is, poor bastard, trying to run a business when he is continually confronted by moaning staff, and ghosts everywhere. And is it just me who wants to give Tiny Tim a punch in the face?  I however, have no such problems. My entire staff (Chloe) is charming, witty, and works harder than I do and I think that she is highly unlikely to dress up as a ghost and to get me to see the error in my ways.
"God bless us, every one!"
And here is the news:
A prog-rock member of the Gardening Club - talks
MJ12 Progression Mag US review
Spirits Burning Dutch review translated
Gonzo Magazine #211
As Phil Collins releases his autobiography, Doug critiques it and remembers the glory days of Brand X, Alan examines a Portuguese book about The Beatles, but ARW postpone their SF show, John is less than enthusiastic about Kate Bush, Corinna finds some good shit, and Jon sneers at Tex Watson!
Strange Days Indeed (Most Peculiar Mama)
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. The saga of Xtul gets particularly nasty, . 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:
Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman, Marvin Gardens, Loretta Lynn, Prince, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Marillion, Kate Bush, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progessive, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, Shirley Bunnie Foy, Colonel Abrams, Tony Martell, Carlton Kitto, Raymond John Patrick "Ray" Columbus OBE, Larry Rust, Andreas Siegfried "Andrew" Sachs, Spirits Burning and Clearlight, Vangelis, Al Atkins, Atomic Rooster, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Brand X, Phil Collins, Alan Dearling, Beatlemania, John Brodie-Good, Cary Grace, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul,  Martin Springett, Charles "Tex" Watson, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Neil Nixon, Miss Pat Collins
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 210 (Nico)
Issue 209 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 207 (Tibet)
Issue 206 (Raz)
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
Issue 202 (Gong)
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
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 a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown 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 Archie and the Cats?

NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)

The official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register has revealed it has been a “fantastic” year for reports – with two of the seven sightings being by ...

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Monday/Tuesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1560 - Charles IX succeeded as King of France on the death of Francis II. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Beavers given native species status after reintrod...
  • Search is over for a mate for Jeremy the 'lefty' s...
  • Gorilla mobs attacking single individuals suggests...
  • Perth zoo to release numbats into predator-free wi...
  • Virologists unravel mystery of late 20th century g...
  • Butterfly mother's food choice for offspring chang...
  • New dominant ant species discovered in Ethiopia sh...

  • 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.)