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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, October 18, 2017

THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

CFZ-USA


  • MOKELUMNE RIVER MONSTER
  • NORTH AMERICAN DOGMAN PROJECT
  • GUIDE TO SPANISH GNOMES
  • BIGFOOT AN ALIEN?
  • BIGFOOT: A SCARY ENCOUNTER
  • WHAT WAS THE BAYFART?
  • DID CRYPTID KILL MASSEUR?
  • DID ALIENS REMOVE KIDNEY?
  • LIFE ON MARS
  • GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DETECTED
  • DOES THE HUIA SURVIVE?
  • GIANT RABBIT OF NEW JERSEY
  • THE CRAWLING MAN
  • CHICAGO MOTHMAN
  • KITS SWAMP MONSTER
  • BIGFOOT IN ALASKA
  • BIGFOOT IN ALABAMA
  • HAIRY HUMANOIDS IN AFRICA
  • VATNAGEDDA: CRYPTID FISH
  • BIGFOOT IN NETHERLANDS
  • STRANGE KIND OF BEING
  • MONSTERS IN THE MURRAY?
  • BIGFOOT AT AVOCADO LAKE
  • BIGFOOT IN CALIFORNIA
  • NEW SPECIES OF GANDONOV
  • UNUSUAL LOOKING BIGFOOT
  • LITTLE MEN
  • SEA SERPENT
  • THE YOWIE
  • BOY SCOUTS MEET SASQUATCH
  • BRITISH HOBS AND HOBTHRUSTS
  • DOGMAN TRIES TO ENTER HOUSE
  • WHITE FLYING HUMANOID
  • TEXAS BIGFOOT CONFERENCE
  • CARNIVAL CRUISE MONSTER
  • INVASION OF CHESTNUT RIDGE
  • NUNUPI - COMANCHE LITTLE PEOPLE
  • MYTHICAL AND FOLKLORE CREATURES
  • BLUE DOG SIGHTING
  • BIGFOOT ROARS
  • FISH JUMPS DOWN MAN'S THROAT
  • CHICAGO MOTHMAN/CHICAGO PHANTOM
  • MANGSHAN PITVIPER
  • CHESTNUT RIDGE: FORTHCOMING MOVIE
  • STUDENT OF BUTTERFLIES AND BIGFOOT
  • BIGFOOT PICTURE
  • SHAGFOAL - LEGENDARY EQUID
  • SHUSWAP LAKE MONSTER
  • MOTHMAN - AN OVERVIEW
  • BIGFOOT IN OHIO
  • ARE THERE ALIENS ON GANYMEDE?
  • NEW CAVE-DWELLING CREATURE DISCOVERED
  • DID ANY DINOSAURS SURVIVE?
  • BIGFOOT - WITNESS DESCRIPTIONS
  • LAC-WOOD SCREECHER
  • KAWUK - BIPEDAL REPTILE
  • STRANGE BIGFOOT ACCOUNT
  • BIGFOOT IN NEW MEXICO
  • FRESNO NIGHTCRAWLERS
  • VADAKILLA MONSTER
  • A LOOK AT THE BASILISK
  • SCIENTISTS AND WIND ENERGY
  • LOOKBACK AT HONOBIA BIGFOOT FESTIVAL


  • WINGED WOMAN OF VIETNAM
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




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    ISSUE 62 OF ANIMALS & MEN IS NOW AVAILABLE




    Since 1994, Animals & Men has been the world’s premier cryptozoological periodical, covering all aspects of the study of unknown animals. Appearing in a variety of print formats over the years, Animals & Men can now be purchased in two formats, as a printed paperback or as a Kindle ebook. In addition, a FREE “flipbook” digital version is available to read online.
    Yes, boys and girls, issue 62 of Animals and Men is now available at:

    http://cfzresources.com/publishing/animals-men/

    It features:

    2.  Contents

    3.  Faculty
    4.  Editorial
    8. Newsfile: New and Rediscovered
    17. Newsfile: Chupacabras
    21. Newsfile: Blue Dogs
    22.  Newsfile: Man beasts
    25.  Newsfile: Mystery cats
    30. Newsfile: Aquatic monsters
    34. Obituaries
    39.  Watcher of the Skies by Corinna Downes
    52.   The Beast that Bladenboro Feared
            by Colin Schneider
    64. Death by Cryptid
    by Richard Freeman
    76. Amazonas Mission
    by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE FRSGS
    86. The Mystery Caverm
    by Ronan Coghlan
    90. Weird Weekend North
    by Glen Vaudrey
    96. Duties for regional representatives
    97.   Letters to the Editor
    99.  Recent books from CFZ Press


    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN WENT TO SEA IN A BEAUTIFUL PEA GREEN STOAT

    The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
    Lars, Chris and Linda were here for two days and we had a splendid time. For those of you who remember the severed lamb's leg which was retrieved from the front lawn of a house in North Cornwall. Lars carried out an examination of the lamb leg as promised, but sadly it transpired that it had been cut off by a knife rather than a big cat's teeth. So my best guess is that either someone was poaching lambs and their dog ran off with a bit of the victim, or - even more prosaically - a stray dog or fox pinched it from a bin. But there are no teeth marks, so if this was the case the scavenger was disturbed before it could feed. Because of this. it may be more likely that it was scavenged by a bird that dropped it.
    But the job of the CFZ is to solve mysteries - big and small. And just because the solution turns out to have been prosaic, it is STILL a solution. Job done!
    And whilst on the subject of CFZ things, issue 62 of Animals & Men was published yesterday and can be read at:
    This 100pp issue features:
    2.  Contents
    3.  Faculty
    4.  Editorial
    8.  Newsfile: New and Rediscovered
    17. Newsfile: Chupacabras
    21. Newsfile: Blue Dogs
    22. Newsfile: Man beasts
    25. Newsfile: Mystery cats
    30. Newsfile: Aquatic monsters
    34. Obituaries
    39. Watcher of the Skies by Corinna Downes
    52. The Beast that Bladenboro Feared
        by Colin Schneider
    64. Death by Cryptid
        by Richard Freeman
    76. Amazonas Mission
        by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE FRSGS
    86. The Mystery Caverm
        by Ronan Coghlan
    90. Weird Weekend North
        by Glen Vaudrey
    96. Duties for regional representatives
    97. Letters to the Editor
    99. Recent books from CFZ Press
    Ta-ra
    Forgive me for banging on about our webTV show, but it matters a lot to me, and I would be grateful for an many people as possible to see it, and spread the tidings of it far and wide:
    But now, here is the news:
    HERMAN'S HERMITS IN THE NEWS
    LEONARD COHEN IN THE NEWS
    FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN MY DAY JOB
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gib Guilbeau - Sweet S...
    Gonzo Weekly #255-6
    THE FALL OF LOVE DOUBLE ISSUE
    Tony Palmer, remembers when he first met John Lennon and talks about his film The Beatles and WW2, John provides an epilogue to the Summer of Love plus 50 celebrations, Alan goes to the Southdowns Folk Festival and critiques The Stone Tapes, Richard visits The Girl from the North Country, and Jeremy goes to Soho Rising: The Muses Invade Manette Street with the Doctors of Madness and also goes to see the Flamin' Groovies (Look, I spelled it right this time).
    Wooooot!
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Strange Fruit, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, C J Stone, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and common planigales who have cooked some stews (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have been culinarily creative, 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:
    David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Wolf Alice, Florence Welch, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Thomas Earl Petty, Azra Kolakovic, Allan Thomas "Tom" Paley, Ellis CeDell Davis, Robert "Apex" Dickeson, Mary Hopkin, Barbara Dickson, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Rachmaninoff, Benjamin Britten, Tony Palmer, The Beatles, Alan Dearling, The Stone Tapes, M. Peach, K. Beem, Grey Malkin, Jeremy Smith, Flamin' Groovies, Theatre Royal, Southdowns Folk Festival, Wriggle Jigglers, Edgelarks, Charcoal Burners, The Cheer Up Mollys, Megson, The Alistair Goodwin Band, Homeservice, Skerryvore, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, David LaFlamme, Richard Foreman, Girl From the North Country, Bob Dylan, Doctors of Madness, Richard Strange, Lilybud, Jeremy Reed, Gingerlight, Kev Rowland, The Pilgrim, Rage, Rings of Saturn, Russkaja, Siiilk, Mr Biffo, Paul Rose, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Dr Alex Durig, Rick Parfitt, Elvis, Charles Manson, Dennis Wilson, The Beach Boys, Derek Taylor, Jimi Hendrix,  Neil Nixon, Karen Elson
    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?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1469 - Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile. The marriage united all the dominions of Spain. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

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  • An algorithm that explains how ants create and rep...
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  • Emerging infectious disease threatens Darwin’s fro...
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  • 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.

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Crypto-Kid Oct. 16

    Tonight on the Crypto-Kid, Colin is joined by Dr. Brian D. Parsons as a rescheduled interview due to last week's cancellation. We will be discussing the field of cryptozoology, issues that exist within the field, and how it can be improved. 

    You can listen in at 8 pm EST by clicking www.wcjvradio.com/live and don't forget to hop in the chatroom during the show!