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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, November 02, 2016

CRYPTOLINK: Russian 'Loch Ness monster' believed to dwell in a Siberian lake

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. 

Russian 'Loch Ness monster' believed to dwell in a Siberian lake
Russia's version of Nessie has made a new appearance in a remote lake in Siberia where it 'destroyed the fishing nets of a monster-watcher'.

CRYPTOLINK: 'Alaskan Nessie' turn out to be a piece of rope tied to bridge

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. 


Some reports even claimed that Nessie had escaped from Loch Ness and swum all the way to Alaska. ... from the Alaskan Bureau of Land Management that the 'monster' was almost certainly a piece of water-sodden rope covered in ...

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF:




Small Town Monsters, and director, Seth Breedlove, who also produced the film will be present, selling t-shirts, DVDs and other Bigfoot-centric items.

Youth Leader Spots Bigfoot At Church Camp In Colorado
The Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization shares a report from a Colorado Church Camp youth leader who had a bigfoot encounter during some ...


Massachusetts's latest Big Foot sighting was in Tom Brady's own backyard. The New England Patriots quarterback posted a picture of “Big Foot” ...

Bigfoot Hunter Finds A Fish In A Tree
Robert Dodson found what he believes is a fish way up in a tree. His partner believes it is just a hornet's nest. What do you think it is? Did a bigfoot ... 

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.

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:
From CFZ-USA:

HOORAY FOR THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN

The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
On Monday I wrote about the wallage of interviews which I ended up giving about the so-called Alaska river monster. I said that it was nothing of the sort, and - refreshingly - the gentlemen of the press are beginning to agree with me: http://tinyurl.com/h8pds5r. The Samhain gathering ended up being held last night rather than Monday for all sports of reasons with which I shall not bore you. It was lovely, and I would like to publically thank everopne for what they did.
And now for the news................
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
The Deviants - Uncle Harry's Last Freakout, Hyde P...
Pink Fairies 01 The Snake (100 Club 17/05/2014)0
Zappa estate up for grabs
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: John Lennon Nobody Lov...
Gonzo Magazine #206
This week we see the mighty Raz Band live with Joey Molland, Doug goes to see Brian Wilson, John travels across the Atlantic to see Steely Dan. Alan muses on Justin Johnson, and The Flame Trees, Jon reads about Tony Visconti and eulogises on Ed Harcourt. And there is a chance to win a pair of  tickets to next year’s UK shows by Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman. Gee willikins!
Good ‘ere innit?
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:
Ed Harcourt, John Cale, Prince, Sinead O'Connor, John Lydon, Phil Collins, Emily Eavis, Yoko Ono, Moby, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert Thomas Velline (Bobby Vee), Peter Jozzeppi "Pete" Burns, James "Jimmy" Perry, Rick Wakeman, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Archie Fisher & Barbara Dickson, Binky Womack, Arthur Brown, Nils Lofgren, Jackie Lee, ARW, The Raz Band, Brian Wilson, Alan Dearling, Flame Tree, John Brodie-Good, Rickie Lee Jones, Steely Dan, Justin Johnson, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Hawklords, Xtul, Tony Visconti, Justin Bieber, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Martin Springett, The Gardening Club, Neil Nixon,  Gene Clark
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
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 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?

NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

ON THIS DAY IN - 1721 - Peter the Great (Peter I), ruler of Russia, changed his title to emperor. 
And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Stone Age people 'roasted rodents for food' - arch...
  • Staggering loss of wildlife following Amazon 'rubb...
  • Dinosaur-era 'swordfish' discovered in outback Aus...
  • Eels Consume Their Own Bones to Survive Migration



  • 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.)