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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, December 07, 2016

COMING IMMINENTLY


2.  Contents
3.  Faculty
4.  Editorial
9, Obituary - MARK A HALL (1946-2016) by Loren Coleman
13. Newsfile: New and Rediscovered
28. Newsfile: Thylacine
27.  Newsfile: Man beasts
33.  Newsfile: Mystery cats
35.  Newsfile: Aquatic monsters
41. Newsfile Xtra: Blue Dog Breakthrough
45. Newsfile Xtra: The Djibouti monster
49.  Watcher of the Skies by Corinna Downes
69. Tasmania Expedition Report by Richard Freeman
81. The Gorilla - Doews it exist? by Loes Modderman
88. Duties for regional representatives—
a discussion document
89. In Search of Bowheads and Narwhals By John Brodie-Good
102.   Letters to the Editor
104. Book Reviews
107. Weird Weekend 2015
112.  Recent books from CFZ Press


BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:




Bigfoot Investigator Has A Close Call
There are all kinds of dangerous situations lying in wait while one is out looking for sasquatch, but we're willing to bet Ohio bigfoot hunter Tim Stover ...

Bigfoot Researcher Talks About Encounters On The Navajo Reservation
The four corners area has a long history of bigfoot sightings and encounters. In this episode of Bigfoot Crossroads, Fred Eat talks about his research ...

Weird Bigfoot Stories
Short video looks at three cases including a sighting of a Bigfoot in an area frequented by clothing optional folks, a Russian case in which a Bigfoot ...

Bigfoot Encounters Gone Bad
People go missing into the wilderness every year. Are some of those missing persons the victims of a bad bigfoot encounter? Things in the wild can ...

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.





CRYPTOLINKS: Thylacine news

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. 


A Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine pictured in captivity, circa 1930. The last known thylacine was kept in a zoo in Hobart from 1933, dying just three years ...


Two thylacines, also known Tasmanian tigers, in captivity before their species was declared extinct in the 1930s. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.


It is the first time the Thylacine Awareness Group, which believes the animal exists on mainland Australia, has convened a meeting in SA. Founder ...


The last of the species, otherwise known as thylacine, is thought to have died in 1936 but people continue to report sightings from across Australia. 

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN HOPS

The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
Yesterday was a horrid one. As a result of equipment failure, probably after a power outage, Graham found our entire colony of Rio Cauca caecilians dead in their tank. It was a horrible shock for us all, because we had nurtured them for over ten years, and it was - as far as I am aware - the only breeding colony in the UK. We are all shocked and terribly upset. It was particularly nasty for Graham who was "very fond of the little wriggly things".
And here is the news:
Al Atkins US review
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Daevid Allen: Voice of...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Spirits Burning US review
Sir Henry US review
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?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1431 - In Paris, Henry VI of England was crowned King of France. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Bobby: the gorilla on the wrong side of the law
  • Thai police nab Japanese woman with rare reptiles ...

  • How the world can save bees and pollinating insect...

  • 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.)