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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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Friday, May 26, 2017

Gonzo Weekly #236

Gonzo Magazine #235
THE OLD SCHOOL DANCE GOES ON FOREVER ISSUE
 
We ponder the horrific events of last Monday, Jon waxes lyrical about Wreckless Eric, John goes to see Ryley Walker, Alan is being Green in Denmark, Graham talks about Hawkwind, and Corinna is as groovy as ever.
 
And listen up Kiddies: It’s all free!
 
And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive,and Strange Fruit. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
 
Wreckless Eric, The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast, Ariana Grande, Yes, Rick Wakeman, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Sir Roger George Moore, KBE, Granville William "Mickey" Roker, Kenneth Cordray, Jimmy LaFaye, Paul Blake "Frankie Paul", George Reiff, Kid Vinil, Mary Hopkin, This Misery Garden, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Jeremy Smith, The Doctors of Madness, Alan Dearling, Hyldemor/Hyldest, Skousen & Ingemann, Christiania, John Brodie-Good, Ryley Walker & Band, Kev Rowland, Oliver Lake & The Flux Quartet, Orange Clocks, Perspire, The Phans, Rog Patterson, Ronald Murphy, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, Elvis, Pete Doherty, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Neil Nixon, Dick Dale
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
Issue 234 (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)
Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
Issue 224 (Hibernal)
Issue 223 (Beatles)
Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
 
 
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 LAST WEEK AT CFZ USA

CFZ-USA
  • CHARLES MILL LAKE MONSTER
  • WHY ARE ALIENS HUMANOID?
  • ALIENS AND BIGFOOT
  • BIGFOOT TAKES THE PLUNGE
  • BIGFOOT IN OHIO
  • STALKED BY BIGFOOT
  • STRANGE BEING IN JAPANESE TSUNAMI
  • FALAJITAX - BIZARRE CRYPTID SNAKE
  • SPREAD OF GOLDEN JACKALS
  • GOLDEN WOLF - NEW SPECIES
  • FAIRIES OF DIFFERENT CULTURES
  • LITTLE PEOPLE OF ALASKA
  • HUMAN-HORSE HYBRIDS?
  • RAT-DOG: WHAT IS IT?
  • BIGFOOT SOUNDS
  • TEN SPECIES DISCOVERED IN 2016
  • DOGMAN REPORTEDLY KILLED FARMER
  • DO YOU WANT TO HUNT BIGFOOT?
  • FIREBIRD ON STEAMBOAT
  • ROBOT POLICE A THING OF THE FUTURE
  • NAWAO - THE LARGE HUNTERS
  • REPTILIAN OVERVIEW
  • CANINE COMMUNICATION
  • BIGFOOT IN CALIFORNIA
  • THE SKUNK MAN
  • BIGFOOT IN MICHIGAN
  • PENNSYLVANIA'S LAKE MONSTER
  • DID HUMANS DESCEND FROM EUROPEAN PRE-HOMINIDS?
  • BEHAVIOR OF THE SASQUATCH
  • BATSQUATCH - WELL-KNOWN BUT NOT OFTEN SEEN
  • DWAYYO - A PIECE OF MARYLAND LORE
  • HUALLEPEN/GUALLEPEN - CRYPTID OF CHILE
  • HIGHWAY HUMANOID
  • AN ASSEMBLY OF BIGFOOT
  • MAN STALKED BY BIGFOOT
  • MONSTERS IN THE POND
  • GREEN SMOKY THING
  • POSSIBLE GOATMAN ENCOUNTER
  • STRANGE CREATURES IN CHILE
  • INTERDIMENSIONAL PORTALS
  • BIGFOOT IN TEXAS
  • MAMELEU
  • BATLIKE HUMANOIDS
  • ALLIGATOR FALL
  • BIGFOOT ENCOUNTER FROM 2009
  • LAKE DESMET MONSTER
  • DO GIANT SLOTHS STILL EXIST?
  • DID BIGFOOT KILL CATTLE?
  • NIGHT TIME DOGMAN ENCOUNTER
  • BOY TRANSFORMS INTO REPTILIAN
  • DOG FINDS CAT IN RUBBLE
  • IS BIGFOOT A FOUR STATES NATIVE?
  • ROBIN HOOD - FACT OR FICTION?
  • DO ANIMALS HAVE ESP/TELEPATHY?
  • DEER MAN
  • REPTILIAN IN ARIZONA
  • DOGMAN IN GERMANY
  • WEREWOLF OF TEXAS
  • DOES STATE TROOPER TALK TO BIGFOOT?
  • MILITARY AND CRYPTOZOOLOGY
  • DID THIS WOMAN LEAVE HER BODY?


  • LANCASHIRE FAIRIES
  • TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

    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.

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Strange Sightings of Bigfoot Swimming
    On rare occasions, people report sightings of bigfoot creatures swimming. There are storie of it all over the United States even though they are rare.

    Fisherman Has Scary Bigfoot Encounter In Ohio
    A fisherman relates the story of a bigfoot encounter he had with his family in 1980. This is how a lot of bigfoot sightings happen involving fisherman.

    Stirring Up Bigfoot
    Oklahoma Bigfoot hunters go into their area trying to stir things up and get some activity in an area they've recently had success.





    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: Friday/Saturday
     
    And so we reach the end of another week. And you know what? This is one of those weeks when I look back at what I have been doing and can think of nothing whatsoever to say. Yesterday we had a pale tussock moth in the garden, and Corinna rescued a young common shrew that was attracting too much attention from the cats, and it is far hotter than I feel comfortablew with, but none of that is actually headline news. Graham is visiting relatives in the Home Counties, will be seeing Hawkwind at the Roundhouse tonight, and will be returning to the ranch tomorrow, and condolences to Mark Raines on the loss of his Mother, and Glen Vaudrey who lost his entire flock of pet ducks to a marauding fox.
     
    And now, here is the news:
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: RACHMANINOFF - RHAPSOD...
    YES vs YES
    FRANK ZAPPA SIDE MEN IN THE NEWS
    COMING THIS WEEKEND
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
     
    Gonzo Magazine #235
    THE HOLY BROTHERS ISSUE
     
    Dan Wooding writes about Jon Anderson and his brother who is in Holy Orders. Alan reviews a book about The Band, John muses on the Summer of Love demi-centennial, Richard waxes lyrical about TRADarr and Jon searches in vain for the Lost Lennon Tapes...
     
    And listen up Kiddies: It’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive,and Strange Fruit. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
     
    John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The English Folk Dance and Song Society, Paul McCartney, Giles Martin, Morrissey, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Tom McClung, Keith Mitchell, Powers Allen Boothe, Chris Cornell, Kevin Stanton, Rosa Nell Powell, Derek Poindexter, Mary Hopkin, This Misery Garden, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Jon Anderson, Tony Anderson, Alan Dearling, The Band, Summer of Love, John Brodie-Good, TRADarrr, Kev Rowland, Karda Estra, Labyrinth, Lichtgestalt, Loathe, Mammoth Mammoth, Markus Reuter, Sandy Huskisson, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, Elvis, Nsync, 98 Degrees, Beatles, Bob Marley, Neil Nixon, Ivor Cutler
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    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)
    Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
    Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
    Issue 224 (Hibernal)
    Issue 223 (Beatles)
    Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
    Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
    Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
    Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
     
     
    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 - Friday/Saturday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 2004 The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk


  • Shedding light on Earth's first animals
  • Wild orangutan teeth provide insight into human br...
  • Pregnant rays tangled in trawler nets have small, ...
  • Uncle Fatty: Obese Monkey Shows Dangers of Human F...
  • Weird Ants Have Hairy Blobs for Babies
  • ‘Dragon’ Lizard Named for the 'Hobbit' Pummeled by...


  • 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.)

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    CRYPTOLINK: Chinese lake monster?

    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.



    Netizens on social media have been fuelling rumours of China's " Loch Ness Monster ", but government officials have tried their best to quell the ...

    MUIRHEAD`S MYSTERIES: Crocodile-like oddities

    Here are 3 old American stories, 2 of crocodilian or alligator type stories,including a raining alligator, and a lion with horns (that is from the Evansville Courier of June 8th 1910,this was an Indiana paper.) The falling crocodile story is from Evening Leader (Grand Rapids, Michigan) Feb 13 1886 and the other odd reptile story is from Sacramento Daily Union (Sacramento, California) March 24, 1871




    THYLACINES IN THE NEWS




    Never before have such detailed pictures of thylacine hair been published like this, available online for anyone to easily find and study. Chris Rehberg ...

    TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

    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.

  • ARTICLE: Protein rich diet kills 10 tigers, 5 lion...
  • ARTICLE: Threat to Big Cat: 7 tigers, 36 leopards ...
  • ARTICLE: After four years, Mukundra reserve awaits...
  • SIGHTING, UK: Big cat spotted creeping through St ...

  • NEWSLINK: Pugmarks near Amoni create panic among v...

  • 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.


    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS SURPRISINGLY UPBEAT

    The Gonzo Daily: Thursday
     
    The world has always been weird, but it is getting progressively weirder. The fallout of Monday's bombing atrocity sees all sorts of people making the most extraordinary suggestions about conspiracies at the highest level. A low level local politician sparked outrage after she said the Manchester terror attack was 'wonderful timing for Theresa May', which led almost immediately for her local candidate to disassociate himself and the party from her comments. There is something very wrong in a country where the elected government has so lost the respect of its people that so many people believe that they would stoop to staging a massacre just to win an election.
     
    In the meantime the King of Thailand has been photographed walking around the German city of Munich, where he spends most of his time, with his new mistress or wife, depending on who one believes. The pictures show both the king and his consort wearing very unregal skimpy crop tops revealing plenty of fake tattoos.
     
    And now, here is the news:
     
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    The Beatles Interview 1966
    LEONARD COHEN IN THE NEWS
    HAWKWIND IN THE NEWS
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: FIRE MERCHANTS feat. J...
     
    Gonzo Magazine #235
    THE HOLY BROTHERS ISSUE
     
    Dan Wooding writes about Jon Anderson and his brother who is in Holy Orders. Alan reviews a book about The Band, John muses on the Summer of Love demi-centennial, Richard waxes lyrical about TRADarr and Jon searches in vain for the Lost Lennon Tapes...
     
    And listen up Kiddies: It’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive,and Strange Fruit. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
     
    John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The English Folk Dance and Song Society, Paul McCartney, Giles Martin, Morrissey, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Tom McClung, Keith Mitchell, Powers Allen Boothe, Chris Cornell, Kevin Stanton, Rosa Nell Powell, Derek Poindexter, Mary Hopkin, This Misery Garden, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Jon Anderson, Tony Anderson, Alan Dearling, The Band, Summer of Love, John Brodie-Good, TRADarrr, Kev Rowland, Karda Estra, Labyrinth, Lichtgestalt, Loathe, Mammoth Mammoth, Markus Reuter, Sandy Huskisson, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, Elvis, Nsync, 98 Degrees, Beatles, Bob Marley, Neil Nixon, Ivor Cutler
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    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)
    Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
    Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
    Issue 224 (Hibernal)
    Issue 223 (Beatles)
    Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
    Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
    Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
    Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
     
     
    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 - Thursday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 585 BC - The first known prediction of a solar eclipse was made in Greece
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • To Save Desert Tortoises, Make Conservation a Real...
  • Polar bears shift from seals to bird eggs as Arcti...
  • Hear the roar of the lionfish recorded for the fir...
  • Famed Tree-Climbing Lions Running Low on Prey


  • 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.)

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

    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.


  • NEWSLINK: Pugmarks near Amoni create panic among v...
  • NEWSLINK: Rajasthan lioness that gave birth to 5 c...


  • PHOTO: “Black panther" captured on TX game camera?...


  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Bigfoot in Utah? In 1977 everyone thought so
    25, 1977, the Standard-Examiner carried a story by outdoors reporter Bert Strand that said a couple of locals had sighted Bigfoot up in the High ...


    Video Review of the 2017 Ohio Bigfoot Conference
    Daniel Benoit and company of the ECBRO discuss the recent Ohio Bigfoot ... Woman recounts nighttime sighting of a small bigfoot outside her home ...


    Bigfoot Gets Tricked Into Leaving Tracks
    A man encounters bigfoot sneaking around his property, so he gets the idea of putting bleach in a large puddle in hopes the bigfoot would step into it.

    Does Bigfoot Hunt Big Game?
    That has stepped foot on its land. PacWest bigfoot brings you encounters that will not only make you a believer but send chills across your spine.

    Bigfoot: The New Evidence
    I watched a few episodes over the weekend. Pretty good show. They didn't sensationalize it. They did tests on all the evidence found. I'd reco...

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN DOES HIS OWN INIMITABLE THING

    The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
     
    Today, I am very proud of my countrymen and women, of my friends, and of the disparate collection of people whom I am in contact with on Facebook. The events in Manchester the other night were, of course, despicable, but the aftermath – in general – showed the people of this country up in a good light. People from all across the social, ethnic, and political spectrum flocked to help, but it was the reaction of the people I know on Facebook that particularly moved me.
     
    Now, before I go any further, I would like to stress that, I have no idea who the vast majority of my ‘Facebook friends’ actually are. I have well over a thousand people in that category, and although I exclude people that are obvious scammers, I accept every other friend request that I get to facilitate the greater community of both the CFZ and Gonzo.
     
    I was expecting rants and tirades of bitter, xenophobic nonsense, and angry written attacks on the British Muslim community at large. Yes, a few of the people that I was expecting to come out with such reactionary bullshit did exactly that, but the vast majority of people that I know exhibited deep veins of compassion and sensibility, and just as happened in Manchester the other night, the community online pulled together in a positive, empathic fashion. And for once, even a dyed in the wool misanthrope like me is proud of his fellow men. As somebody who is usually full of bile about the human race, that is pretty damn good.
     
    And before I leave, just let me wish my old friend Rob Ayling, the Gonzo Grande Fromage, a very happy 50th birthday. I have known the dear boy for 30 of those years and I am terribly fond of him.
     
    And now, here is the news:
     
    The Real John Lennon 2000 (full documentary)
    RICK WAKEMAN IN THE NEWS
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY TO THE BIG CHEESE
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: For the Big Cheese
     
    Gonzo Magazine #235
    THE HOLY BROTHERS ISSUE
     
    Dan Wooding writes about Jon Anderson and his brother who is in Holy Orders. Alan reviews a book about The Band, John muses on the Summer of Love demi-centennial, Richard waxes lyrical about TRADarr and Jon searches in vain for the Lost Lennon Tapes...
     
    And listen up Kiddies: It’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive,and Strange Fruit. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
     
    John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The English Folk Dance and Song Society, Paul McCartney, Giles Martin, Morrissey, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Tom McClung, Keith Mitchell, Powers Allen Boothe, Chris Cornell, Kevin Stanton, Rosa Nell Powell, Derek Poindexter, Mary Hopkin, This Misery Garden, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Jon Anderson, Tony Anderson, Alan Dearling, The Band, Summer of Love, John Brodie-Good, TRADarrr, Kev Rowland, Karda Estra, Labyrinth, Lichtgestalt, Loathe, Mammoth Mammoth, Markus Reuter, Sandy Huskisson, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, Elvis, Nsync, 98 Degrees, Beatles, Bob Marley, Neil Nixon, Ivor Cutler
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    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)
    Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
    Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
    Issue 224 (Hibernal)
    Issue 223 (Beatles)
    Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
    Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
    Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
    Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
     
     
    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?

    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.


    THOMAS FINLEY: The great egg mystery

    Image may contain: plantWhile planting outdoors plants and flowers today Nicola found a chicken egg buried in one of our planters. Tonight I went out to take a picture and something had dug it up and nibbled the shell to expose the yoke. I wonder what little critters handy work this might be? Nicola is betting on it being a fox.

    Any ideas?

    NEWS FROM NOWHERE - Wednesday

    ON THIS DAY IN - 1689 - The English Parliament passed Act of Toleration, protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics were specifically excluded from exemption. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • 3 Dead, Liverless Sharks Wash Ashore in Weird Whod...
  • Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to mala...
  • Six-legged livestock for sustainable food producti...
  • Australia Maintains Strict Quarantine Regulations ...


  • 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, May 22, 2017

    TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

    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.

  • PHOTO: “Black panther" captured on TX game camera?...
  • NEWSLINK: Lions, Clouded Leopards Face Same Threat...

  • PHOTO: Camera captures image of big cat in Jones C...

  • 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.





    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    VIDEO: Eagle Cam Captures "Bigfoot" in Michigan Forest
    Let's start of by saying that in this day and age, if there were an actual Bigfoot that wondered so freely around, we'd have actual proof it existed.

    Arkansas Bigfoot Video Presentation
    Bigfoot Evidence. World's Only 24/7 Bigfoot News Blog: Encouraging readers to draw their own conclusions from the evidence and arguments.

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS SINGING AGAIN

    The Gonzo Daily: Monday/Tuesday
     
    Wreckless Eric was pretty damn good the other night. It was too loud, and the mix left a lot to be desired; I have always been a fan of his lyrics, and one could hardly make them out a lot of the time, but it was an energetic and engaging show. Eric played large chunks of his new album Wreckless AmERICa and was far more political than I was expecting, and Eric himself was far funnier on stage than I was expecting. He was like a one man Velvet Underground with huge slices of anti-Trump polemicising on top. I went away very satisfied with the twenty quid I had spent, whereas poor Corinna went away with her ears ringing.
     
    And now, here is the news:
     
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Freddie King - I'm Tor...
    LEONARD COHEN (SORT OF) IN THE NEWS
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    HAWKWIND IN THE NEWS
    FAIRPORT CONVENTION IN THE NEWS
     
    Gonzo Magazine #235
    THE HOLY BROTHERS ISSUE
     
    Dan Wooding writes about Jon Anderson and his brother who is in Holy Orders. Alan reviews a book about The Band, John muses on the Summer of Love demi-centennial, Richard waxes lyrical about TRADarr and Jon searches in vain for the Lost Lennon Tapes...
     
    And listen up Kiddies: It’s all free!
     
    And there are radio shows from Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive,and Strange Fruit. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. 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:
     
    John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The English Folk Dance and Song Society, Paul McCartney, Giles Martin, Morrissey, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Tom McClung, Keith Mitchell, Powers Allen Boothe, Chris Cornell, Kevin Stanton, Rosa Nell Powell, Derek Poindexter, Mary Hopkin, This Misery Garden, Martin Stephenson and The Daintees, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Jon Anderson, Tony Anderson, Alan Dearling, The Band, Summer of Love, John Brodie-Good, TRADarrr, Kev Rowland, Karda Estra, Labyrinth, Lichtgestalt, Loathe, Mammoth Mammoth, Markus Reuter, Sandy Huskisson, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Springett, Elvis, Nsync, 98 Degrees, Beatles, Bob Marley, Neil Nixon, Ivor Cutler
     
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
    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)
    Issue 227 (Chuck Berry)
    Issue 225-6 (The Rites of Spring)
    Issue 224 (Hibernal)
    Issue 223 (Beatles)
    Issue 222 (Cruise to the Edge)
    Issue 221 (Deke Leonard)
    Issue 220 (Larry Wallis)
    Issue 219 (Martin Stone)
    Issue 218 (Mark Reiser tribute)
     
     
    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?