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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, July 17, 2019

FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

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.


GOODNESS ME SAYS THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN



The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/

The full moon has come and gone, and although I have somewhat of a lunar "hangover" I am well on the way back to being "normal" whatever that means...

Toodle-pip

YER EDITOR SEZ: THE DIGITAL PRAYER FLAG
You guys recently did massive amounts of praying for Corinna, and she now appears to be cancer free. I am convinced that these two things are related, with the outpouring of good vibes transmitted electronically, being a little like a Tibetan prayer flag. Having used it once to such good effect - I want to try it on a larger scale. I am still trying to work out the details, so watch this space.

Find out more:
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/a-prayer-flag-lung-ta-is-colourful.html

Blessed be.

ALL TODAY'S GONZO NEWS WOT'S FIT TO PRINT:

https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/eric-burdo0n-interview.html
ERIC BURDO0N INTERVIEW
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/yes-article.html
YES ARTICLE
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_17.html
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-gonzo-track-of-day-daedelus.html
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY:  Daedelus - Motherland...
https://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2019/07/frank-zappa-orchestral-favorites-to-be.html
FRANK ZAPPA: Orchestral Favorites To Be Re-Release...

THE GONZO PRIVACY POLICY
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

And the CFZ Privacy Policy is here:
http://tinyurl.com/y7b9rlog
And, yes,
http://forteanzoology.blogspot.com/p/privacy-policy-this-privacy-policy.html

CHECK OUT THE GONZO STORES:

UK
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/
US
http://www.gonzomultimedia.com

AND OTHER STUFF FEATURING VARIOUS GONZO CONTRIBUTORS:

Our webTV show:
https://www.facebook.com/OnTheTrack/posts/632561497117057
And if you fancy supporting it on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/CFZ

And by the way chaps and chappesses, a trip to the Jon Downes megastore may seem to be in order:
https://gonzotesting.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-notion-of-shopkeepers.html
Meanwhile I continue to pretend that I am a popstar, because now I have sold eight whole copies of my new album Coldharbour. If I continue at this rate I will get a silver disc sometime at the beginning of the next millenium. Coldharbour, by the way, can be found here: https://jondownes1.bandcamp.com/releases

I think it is really rather good, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?

AND THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GONZO MAGAZINE:

Gonzo Weekly #345/6
THE DANCING RADICALLY ISSUE
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/

You will have to check people name spelling as still can't read it very well, but I think it is okay .. In this particularly eclectic issue, Alan sees Jah Wobble, Daniel Gaudi, Mark Stewart & RDF (Radical Dance Faction) and interviews their singer Chris Bowuber, the only person who has been in every line up of the band.  Doug gives us a potted history of Goth, including Siouxie and the Banshees and the Cocteau Twins, Steve visits the Jarawa people of the Andaman Islands, Jon waxes lyrical about the lovely Melanie S Jane, reviews the new book by J.T. Wilson, and bitches on about the state of the nation, whilst we go to Glasto to critique Hawkwind and Stormzy.  And finally we go behind the scenes of Rick Wakeman’s new box set.

Groovy eh?

Hail Eris!

And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney and Friday Night Progressive AND Strange Fruit there is a columns from Kev Rowland, but Mr Biffo, C J Stone, and Roy Weard, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna are on hiatus.  There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and antichinuses who have lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with tiny marsupials who are searching for their 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!!!

This issue features:

Linda McCartney, Johnny Marr, New Order, Fish, Doris Brendel, Robert Plant, Jack White, Rick Wakeman, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Gary Duncan (born Gary Ray Grubb), Anthony Hedges, Jack L. Renner, Elliot Roberts (born Elliot Eabinowitz), Gualberto Antonio Castro Levario, Peter Talbot Westergaard, Jeff Austin, David Louis Bartholomew, Jerry Carrigan, Paulo Figueiredo Antonio Pagni (also known as PA Pagni), Philippe Zdar (born Philippe Cerboneschi, Jacqui Magno, Eamon Friel, Kelly Jay Fordham, Nature Ganganbaigal, Leon Redbone (born Dickran Gobalian), Arthur Brown, Gregg Kofi Brown, Norma Waterson feat. Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy, Danny Thompson and Eliza Carthy, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio inc John Denver, Steve Andrews, the Jarawa tribe, Melanie S Jane, Doug Harr, Gothic Rock, The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins, Alan Dearling, Bass Sound Clash, One Dread, Radical Dance Faction, Youth, Jah Wobble, Mark Stewart, Chris Bowsher, Kev Rowland, Surmiser, Torture Rack, Power Trip, Lords of Black, Majesty of Silence, Materdea, Matt Baber, Tony Klinger, Hawkwind, Jonathan Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Impossible Animals, J.T. Wilson, Stormzy

And the last few issues are:

Issue 343-4 (Auburn)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
Issue 341-42 (America)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-341-2.html
Issue 339-40 (Kev Rowland)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-339-40.html
Issue 337-38 (Zee)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-337-8.html
Issue 335-36 (Raz)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-335-6.html
Issue 333-34 (Nepal)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-333-4.html
Issue 331-32 (Scott Walker)
https://www.flipsnack.com/9FE5CEE9E8C/gonzo-331-2.html



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:
http://www.gonzoweekly.com/pdf/

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 59 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, three other cats, 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 elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

CFZ-USA


  • A PUMA IN ENGLAND?
  • BLACK PANTHER IN LOUISIANA
  • NIGHT PARROT REDISCOVERED
  • INTERPRETING THE FAIRY REALM
  • ARE MERMAIDS VICIOUS?
  • NICK REDFERN'S CRYPTID ADVENTURES
  • BIGFOOT MOTHER SOOTHES BABY
  • ALIENS IN ARGENTINA
  • NEW BOOK ABOUT JOHN KEEL
  • STARS WITH FIVE ARMS
  • LODSILUNGUR OF ICELAND
  • MUSTELID MESMERISM
  • GIANT HYRAX
  • NYAMALA - SURVIVING DINOSAUR?
  • LAKE MONSTER IN UKRAINE
  • PTEROSAURS IN NORTH CAROLINA
  • BIGFOOT IN MISSOURI
  • BIGFOOT HAS A SNACK
  • IN QUEST OF THE SKUNK APE
  • ALIEN SEEKERS TOLD NOT TO STORM AREA 51
  • REPTOIDS IN MISSOURI?
  • BIGFOOT AND SCIENCE
  • APPALACHIAN FAIRIES
  • BLACK PUMAS AND BLACK PANTHERS
  • FBI BIGFOOT DOCUMENTS
  • RED RIVER BIGFOOT
  • BIGFOOT HAS A FLING
  • ON THE HIGHWAYS
  • PRESPA LAKE MONSTER
  • SOMERSET MYSTERIES
  • DO BADGERS BURY THEIR DEAD?
  • VIDEO OF LOCH NESS MONSTER
  • IS NASA IN TOUCH WITH ALIENS?
  • BIGFOOT BEHIND THE HOUSE
  • DOVER DEMON - 12 CREEPY FACTS
  • CHIMPANZEES OF SIERRA LEONE
  • UFO ENCOUNTER: CHESTNUT RIDGE
  • MANTA RAY GETS HELP FROM SNORKELER
  • GLASTENBURY IN VERMONT
  • HOVERING BEING
  • SPEECH OF THE FAIRIES
  • HOVERING CREATURE IN YARD
  • 5 JERSEY DEVIL SIGHTINGS
  • JARJACHA - ANTHROPOPHAGOUS CREATURE
  • GAME CAMERA PICTURE OF BIGFOOT?
  • AFRICAN IVORY STOCKS
  • MOUNTAIN BIKER AND BIGFOOT
  • PARALLEL UNIVERSE THEORIES
  • SEARCH FOR DOGMAN
  • STEER CARRIED OFF BY UFO
  • ENCOUNTERS WITH SHADOW PEOPLE
  • THE CRAWLING MAN OF MICHIGAN CITY
  • THE PALE CRAWLER
  • BURRONJOR - AUSTRALIAN CRYPTID
  • SKEPTICAL BIOLOGIST AND BIGFOOT
  • WHO'S SEEN BIGFOOT
  • HISTORICAL MARKER FOR CHAMP
  • OSTRICHES AND ELEPHANTS
  • A BIGFOOT RAID?
  • GIANT HAIRY SNAKE
  • IS MOKELE-MBEMBE THERE?
  • LIZARD MAN VIDEO
  • WHY NO REMAINS OF CRYPTIDS?
  • WAS THIS AN EXOTIC BIRD?
  • MONSTER LIZARD IN AUSTRALIA
  • MONSTER LIZARD IN HIMALAYAS
  • DOES BIGFOOT FREEZE IN HEADLIGHTS?
  • BIPEDAL PRIMATE - BIGFOOT?
  • SOUNDS OF BIGFOOT?
  • CRYPTIDS AND CAMERAS
  • TRUMP ON UFOs
  • WHERE WAS CASTLE DRACULA?


  • STRANGE ABDUCTION REPORT
  • BIG CAT ROUND UP

    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.



    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN -  1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered to the British at Rochefort, France. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Are otters threatening amphibian populations?
  • 100-Plus Neglected Lions Found With Mange, Neurolo...
  • Conservationists Discover Hidden Diversity in Anci...


  • Sea turtle survey shows the endangered animals are...

  • 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)