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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 15, 2017

BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



Hunter Captures Bigfoot On His Trail Camera
GETTYSBURG, PA - Pat Witmer of Gettysburg captured what he says is Bigfoot on his trail camera.


Florida Bigfoot Video
More amazing bigfoot evidence from Mark Zaskey and the Crypto Reality youtube channel. Mark tells a story about some Marines who had a sighting ...


Most identify the oncoming winter season with cold weather, the holidays and the start of a new year. But that's not the case for John and Joneric ...


The two are the creators and admins of Bigfoot 911, a Facebook group and community consisting of over 8,000 members across 26 different countries, ...

Investigating Australia's Bigfoot
Creatures of a Bigfoot-like appearance are not exclusive to the United States, the Himalayas, and the wilds of South America, Russia, and China.

Mountain Monsters: Bigfoot of Washington County
The AIMS team travel to Washington County, PA to investigate the Dustman, thought to be the fastest and most agile bigfoot in the region.

Tim "Coonbo" Baker and Jim "Bear" King
Hear how Bigfoot kill and seemingly dissect large animals. Learn about the different types of Bigfoot, their habitat, population, calls, and other ...


NOT ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

Cards Against Humanity, the "party game for terrible people," has purchased a plot of land on the Mexican border and retained an eminent domain law firm to block the construction of President Trump's border wall.

"Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans. He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing. So we've purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built," the company wrote on their website.

http://abc7.com/2648686/

NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



'Record Year' For Alleged Sightings Of The Loch Ness Monster
'Record Year' For Alleged Sightings Of The Loch Ness Monster.

CRYPTOLINK: Nine-year-old boy snaps Loch Ness monster in EIGHTH 'official' Nessie sighting this year

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. 

Sam Knight photographed the mysterious 'fin' in the water while taking a cruise down the loch and experts have credited it as an official sighting.
Sam was so keen to go monster-spotting during a family holiday in the area he even brought ropes in the hope of tying Nessie to the boat and a kit to take genetic samples. During the cruise he took hundreds of pictures of the loch – and it was as the family studied them later the incredible “fin” shot emerged.

THYLACINES IN THE NEWS




Clockwise from top left: Thylacine, gastric-brooding frog, quagga, heath hen (Popperfoto/Getty; Michael J. Tyler/University of Adelaide/Science Source; ...

WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN?

The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
Today is a jolly one. Charlotte is coming over later to put the finishing touches to OTT#85 and to film a new intro for the Patreon Page. Oh! Didn't I tell you? The Patreon Page for OTT is finally up after a lot of work from Louis in Sussex. You can access it here:
The new Morrissey album isn't even out yet, and it is provoking strong responses. The Quietus posted a massively funny review which basically ripped it to shreds.
But there is a vague reconstruction of it on YouTube with live versions of some songs interspersed with the studio versions of ones that have already been released, with only two missing. And I have to admit that I thought it sounded promising. I am expecting some money next week and will probably buy it. I will report back then.
Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
But for now, here is the news:
YES ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
THE MAGIC BAND ON TOUR
BARBARA DICKSON IN THE NEWS
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beach Boys Surf's ...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Gonzo Weekly #260
THE PORT OF HAMSTER JAM ISSUE
Alan visits a festival in an Amsterdam squat, John goes to see Steely Dan, Davey goes to see the Hawklords, Jon muses on Alexandra David-Neel and Led Zeppelin, and Neil waxes lyrical on some groovy psychedelic ephemera! And there is more alright.
Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive and Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna, although  Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, are taking a week off. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and long nosed potoroos who have done lots of poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been at the laxatives, 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:
Dame Alexandra David-Néel, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Yes, Paul McCartney, Bono, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert De Cormier, Pentti Glan, Richard Francis "Dick" Gordon Jr., Robert Knight, Dudley George Simpson, Paul John Buckmaster, Gilbert Rouget, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Alan Dearling, ADM Festival, Hikury Beach, De Hardheid, John Brodie-Good, Steely Dan, Neil Arnold, Six Feet Under, The Ravelles, The Vampires, Ace of Cups, McPhee, Fifty Foot Hose, Mellow Candle, Analogy, Julian's Treatment, Made in Germany, Kev Rowland, Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band, Show of Hands, Steeleye Span, Sxuperion, Syn Ze Sase Ri, Davey Curtis, Hawklords, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, KLF, The Isley Brothers, Elvis, Beatles, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Nixon, Esquerita
Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
Issue 243 (Galahad)
Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
Issue 236 (Manchester)
Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
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 58 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?
The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
Today is a jolly one. Charlotte is coming over later to put the finishing topuches to OTT#85 and to film a new intro for the Patreon Page. Oh! Didn't I tell you? The Patreon Page for OTT is finally up after a lot of work from Louis in Sussex. You can access it here:
The new Morrissey album isn't even out yet, and it is provoking strong responses. The Quietus posted a massively funny review which basically ripped it to shreds.
But there is a vague reconstruction of it on YouTube with live versions of some songs interspersed with the studio versions of ones that have already been released, with only two missing. And I have to admit that I thought it sounded promising. I am expecting some money next week and will probably buy it. I will report back then.
Forgive me for always banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for as many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
And if you fancy supporting us on Patreon:
But for now, here is the news:
YES ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
THE MAGIC BAND ON TOUR
BARBARA DICKSON IN THE NEWS
THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: The Beach Boys Surf's ...
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
Gonzo Weekly #260
THE PORT OF HAMSTER JAM ISSUE
Alan visits a festival in an Amsterdam squat, John goes to see Steely Dan, Davey goes to see the Hawklords, Jon muses on Alexandra David-Neel and Led Zeppelin, and Neil waxes lyrical on some groovy psychedelic ephemera! And there is more alright.
Hail Eris!
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Harvest, Friday Night Progressive and Canterbury Sans Frontieres. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna, although  Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, are taking a week off. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and long nosed potoroos who have done lots of poos (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been at the laxatives, 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:
Dame Alexandra David-Néel, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Yes, Paul McCartney, Bono, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Robert De Cormier, Pentti Glan, Richard Francis "Dick" Gordon Jr., Robert Knight, Dudley George Simpson, Paul John Buckmaster, Gilbert Rouget, Barbara Dickson, Jessica Lee Morgan, Rick Wakeman, Billion Dollar Babies, Tangerine Dream, Alan Dearling, ADM Festival, Hikury Beach, De Hardheid, John Brodie-Good, Steely Dan, Neil Arnold, Six Feet Under, The Ravelles, The Vampires, Ace of Cups, McPhee, Fifty Foot Hose, Mellow Candle, Analogy, Julian's Treatment, Made in Germany, Kev Rowland, Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band, Show of Hands, Steeleye Span, Sxuperion, Syn Ze Sase Ri, Davey Curtis, Hawklords, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, KLF, The Isley Brothers, Elvis, Beatles, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Nixon, Esquerita
Issue 258 (The Devil's Jukebox)
Issue 257 (Judge Smith)
Issue 255/6 (John Lennon)
Issue 254 (Mr Biffo)
Issue 253 (Dana Gillespie)
Issue 252 (Cropredy)
Issue 251 (Scott Walker)
Issue 250 (Jamms)
Issue 249 (Bill Bruford)
Issue 248 (The Selecter)
Issue 247 (Don Airey)
Issue 246 (Steve Hackett)
Issue 244-5 (Summer Special)
Issue 243 (Galahad)
Issue 242 (Steve Miller Band)
Issue 241 (Carol Hodge and Steve Ignorant)
Issue 240 (Midsummer Madness)
Issue 239 (Miss Peach)
Issue 238 (Hawkwind)
Issue 237 (Hawkwind)
Issue 236 (Manchester)
Issue 235 (Jon Anderson)
Issue 234 (Al Atkins)
Issue 233 (Richard Strange)
Issue 232 (Roy Weard)
Issue 231 (Allan Holdsworth)
Issue 230 (Curtis Womack)
Issue 229 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 228 (Space Pharoahs)
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 58 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?

THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

CFZ-USA


  • A BIGFOOT NURSERY
  • BIGFOOT IN FLORIDA
  • FRILLED SHARK AND SEA SERPENT
  • BRITISH CRYPTIDS
  • SASQUATCH NEARBY
  • LOCH NESS MONSTER PHOTOGRAPH
  • 1979 DULCE BASE FIREFIGHT
  • VAMPIRES IN AMERICA
  • LOCH NESS MONSTER
  • BIGFOOT TRACKS
  • NATIVE AMERICAN BIGFOOT TRADITIONS
  • DAKWA - MONSTER FISH
  • AFRICAN LAKE MONSTERS
  • BLACK DEMON - MYSTERY SHARK
  • NGOLOKO - HOMINID OF TANZANIA
  • MYSTERY CREATURES OF HAWAII
  • DID ANCIENT PETROGLYPHS SHOW ALIENS?
  • TELEPORTATION IN ARGENTINA
  • HAIRY DWARFS IN VENEZUELA
  • DRAGON OF WANTLEY
  • WARBLING THE WORDS
  • NEBRASKA BIGFOOT CONFERENCE
  • PARANORMAL SCARECROW
  • EARLY MERMAN SIGHTING
  • SEA SERPENTS OF SOUTHERN CLIMES
  • BIGFOOT HUNTS TURKEY
  • ORANG DALAM
  • BIGFOOT ALL AROUND
  • ARE THERE ALIENS UNDER WATER?
  • MOTHMAN FESTIVAL LECTURE
  • SPIDER-BAT IN ALBERTA
  • SASQUATCH SUMMIT
  • CASCO BAY MONSTER
  • KAKAMORA - DIMINUTIVE BEING
  • SNAKE-HEADED DOG
  • AFRICA MONSTER
  • BIGFOOT BY NIGHT
  • BIGFOOT AND BOGGY CREEK
  • BIGFOOT AND A VANISHING
  • GHOSTS OF THE WHITE HOUSE
  • STRANGE PET IN INDIANA
  • SHADOW OF HUGE BIRD
  • AMERICAN OSTRICH?
  • NEW PEACOCK SPIDER DISCOVERED
  • WAS THIS A LIFE-SAVING GHOST?
  • TALES OF BIGFOOT
  • KOAO AND THE PAINTER
  • SCOTTISH BIGFEET
  • NATIVE AMERICAN LITTLE PEOPLE
  • BIGFOOT ONCE CALLED WILDMAN
  • BIGFOOT IN OREGON
  • BIGFOOT ENCOUNTERS
  • NEW SPECIES OF BUTTERFLY FISH
  • SUMATRAN RHINO GRAVELY THREATENED
  • SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR BIGFOOT
  • GIMLIN TO COME TO NEBRASKA CONFERENCE
  • EXTINCT GIANT OTTER
  • SHAPE-SHIFTING UFOs
  • LIFE AFTER DEATH
  • ELFLIKE BEING FROM BASEMENT
  • AUSTRALIA'S DIMINUTIVE HUMANOIDS
  • BIGFOOT DROPS IN
  • HUMANS - EARLIEST KNOWN ANCESTORS
  • STRANGE HOODED FIGURE
  • HUMAN BRAIN CELLS IN RATS
  • WAS THIS A PTEROSAUR?
  • GHOST IN GALIEN, MICHIGAN
  • PANDA FOSSILS IN HUNGARY
  • NOTE WELL
  • LITTLE PEOPLE OF THE CREE
  • YETI - A SHORT OVERVIEW
  • STRANGE CREATURES IN NORTHERN EUROPE
  • WEREWOLVES IN THE SEWERS
  • LITTLE PEOPLE IN ARGENTINA
  • NEW ACCOUNTS OF SEA SERPENTS
  • ESAMBA - UNKNOWN CREATURE
  • PLAGUE OF RATS IN MELBOURNE
  • WAS THIS A PHOTO OF BIGFOOT?
  • BLACK-EYED GIRL BECOMES INSECTOID
  • HAWKING: EARTH TO DIE BY 2600
  • CHICAGO MOTHMAN - AN ENCOUNTER?


  • ALMAS - AN OVERVIEW
  • CFZ LAUNCH PATREON CAMPAIGN FOR WEB TV SHOW

    Image result for PATREON LOGOThe Centre for Fortean Zoology, founded in 1992, is the world's only truly global resource centre for cryptozoology and allied disciplines. Our aim is to coordinate and promote research into cryptozoology, mystery animals, out-of-place animals, zooform and zoomorphic phenomena, folkloric animal archetypes and rare, unusual and aberrant animal behaviour.

    'On The Track' is a monthly WebTV show, written and presented by Jon Downes and Charlotte Phillipson from the Centre for Fortean Zoology. Jon first started the show nearly 10 years ago after reading about Rachel Fuller’s WebTV show, ‘In The Attic’, where she, her boyfriend Pete, and various of his friends broadcast music and chat - literally from their attic!  As ‘Pete’ happens to be the guitarist for one of the greatest British rock bands of all time, his ‘friends’ have tended to be very impressive media characters. In a similar way to when Jon first heard Pete Townshend’s music and thought “I wanna do that,” reading about their broadcasts made him decide to do one of his own. 


    However, as Jon’s household has always been a mixture of family and an ever-shifting population of friends, relatives and collaborators from across the world, he decided to try to involve as many of them as possible. 

    And because he has a very surreal outlook upon the world, and is still a seventeen-year-old hooligan guitar slinger at heart, there is a fair dollop of crazy humour and even some good old rock 'n' roll on occasions. 

    We hope you enjoy the show as much as the team enjoy making it. However, there are all sorts of things we want to do, that - at the moment - we simply cannot afford to, because we lack the equipment, manpower, or money. 

    And this is where you come in! 

    Our friend Louis was kind enough to set this page up for us (and we cannot thank him sufficiently, because we would never have done it without him). We would like to make 'On The Track' bigger and better, and with your help we can get bigger, better, more ambitious; to be able to take on larger projects and reach a wider audience, continue our groundbreaking work, and slip a few quid pocket money to the younger members of the operation, in return for their ongoing dedication to the CFZ and our activities.

    Most of what we do is free, and will remain so; however,  if people feel kindly disposed towards us, and want to "invest" in 'On The Track', to help us achieve our goals, there are some fun rewards to be had, and the sky to aim for. 

    So please help us if you feel that you 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.



    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1889 - Brazil's monarchy was overthrown. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Call to conserve 'crucial' rare Wales spider speci...
  • Chimpanzees among 33 species selected for special ...
  • Cod and haddock 'may vanish' from Scotland's west ...
  • The man who keeps venomous monsters
  • Stream, Smoult and Eddie: trio of orphaned otters ...
  • The Chinese 'miracle' elixir that threatens donkey...


  • 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).