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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, August 09, 2017

CRYPTOLINK: Another English pine marten

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. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-40850833?SThisFB
The male pine marten was taken by a camera trap on Forestry Commission land on the North York Moors.
It was the first confirmed record of a pine marten in the area for 24 years and the first living one recorded for 35 years, the commission said.
The mammal was once common but is now confined mainly to northern Scotland.

THE LAST WEEK AT THE CFZ-USA BLOG

CFZ-USA


  • DRAGON OF BOLOGNA
  • GREEN DEMON OF NOVA SCOTIA
  • GOATMAN OF MARYLAND
  • THUNDERBIRD IN PENNSYLVANIA?
  • DOGMAN AND OTHER ENCOUNTERS
  • EXTINCT GIANT BLACK SWANS
  • NOCTURNAL NOISES
  • CHICAGO FLYING HUMANOID
  • WHAT ARE THE NINGEN?
  • BIGFOOT IN THE BATHROOM
  • IS THIS VIDEO OF LOVELAND FROGMAN?
  • WAS THIS A UFO ON GOOGLE EARTH?
  • BFRO EVENT IN WISCONSIN
  • LIJAGUAPERD
  • LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES
  • FLYING HUMANOID IN ILLINOIS
  • VEGETABLE MAN
  • ARE GRAY ALIENS HUMANS THAT EVOLVED UNDER GROUND?
  • SCARY MONSTERS OF RUSSIAN FOLKLORE
  • GHASTLY FILIPINO FOLKLORE CREATURE
  • BIGFOOT IN SOUTH AMERICA
  • BIGFOOT NEARBY
  • SCARY TALES
  • LAKE MONSTER OF ARGENTINA
  • HOUSEKEEPER AND BIGFOOT
  • CHICAGO PHANTOM
  • TERRIFYING FOLKLORE CREATURES
  • NORWEGIAN MYTHICAL CREATURES
  • WATER CREATURES/WATER MYTHOLOGY
  • UNEXPLAINED SEA MONSTERS
  • BIGFOOT?
  • LIFE-CHANGING BIGFOOT ENCOUNTER
  • BOGS MUST BE SAVED
  • TINY ALIENS IN HOUSTON
  • HUMANS AND NON-HUMANS
  • GEORGIA DOGMAN ENCOUNTER
  • QUEST FOR PROOF OF BIGFOOT
  • BORDER PATROL AGENT TRAILED
  • WINGED HUMANOID IN CICERO
  • IS ANTARCTICA BREAKING UP?
  • DOES NASA FEAR E.T. INVASION?
  • CAPTIVE PANDA'S CUB
  • EARTH'S NATURAL RESOURCES
  • WENDIGO
  • LAKE MONSTERS OF IRELAND
  • ARE HUMANS HYBRIDS?
  • WHAT MAKES WHITE LIONS WHITE?
  • LOCH NESS MONSTER LAND SIGHTING
  • BIG BLACK BIGFOOT
  • BAT-LIKE CREATURE
  • DID ROB LOWE SEE BIGFOOT?
  • FIRST FLOWER


  • ARE ALIENS HIBERNATING?
  • CRYPTOLINK: Another Scottish 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.

    A mysterious "creature" captured in a Scottish lake has fuelled speculation about the Loch Ness Monster
    Second vacationers spot 'Loch Ness Monster' poking its again out of some other lake
    THESE mysterious photos have triggered hypothesis that the Loch Ness Monster has been discovered – 80 miles from her house. An Austrian couple ...

    Moment tourists spot 'Loch Ness Monster'
    THESE mysterious pictures have prompted speculation that the Loch Ness Monster has been found – 80 miles from her home. An Austrian couple ...

    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. 




    Rumours of a 'Chinese Nessie' are rife after reports an underwater monster was spotted emerging from a lake in China. Officials are believed to be ...

    NESSIENEWS (Caveat Lector)



    Building a 309-foot "Bride of Nessie" was one attempt to lure Loch Ness Monster to surface
    Loch Ness is the world-famous one because of a certain monster–or perhaps a dinosaur that time forgot–who supposedly lives in its cold waters, ...

    ON THE TRACK IS BACK


    Okay, boys and girls, I know that I have been shilly-shallying about on this subject for a couple of years, but I am very happy to be able to announce that our web TV show – On The Track – will be returning in a couple of weeks’ time.

    Why have we chosen this particular time? For the first time in seventeen years, the middle of August will not be seeing a Weird Weekend. This is mostly because of my own health problems, and the fact that I am just too old and too decrepit to deal with such things. However, it has left a cryptozoologically shaped hole in my life, and so I decided that it was about time to bring back something that I’ve always enjoyed, but that I didn’t always have time to do.

    I have also decided that, in a vain attempt to try to appeal to the Patreon generation but mostly because I enjoy the technical challenge, the production values are higher than they used to be and the show features more different segments, and although it will remain as silly, and hopefully as entertaining as ever, we are upping the content level of both Hard Science and High Strangeness.
    I am co-presenting this show with the irrepressible Charlotte Phillipson, and while we are talking about young guns within the CFZ, we will also be featuring regular reports from Colin Schneider from Ohio, host of the Crypto Kid radio show on WCJV Digital Broadcasting, every Monday at 8pm EST.


    Watch this space, and prepare to hold on to your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

    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 EXISTENTIAL

    The Gonzo Daily: Wednesday
    No sooner had our lady Selene gone on her silvery way, than the Cosmic Trickster did his own inimitable thing again. After what should have been a relatively routine dental appointment, Julia is now in hospital. I cannot give any more details, mostly because I don't do them, but I shall tell you when I can. Apart from that everything is pretty much on hold.
    On the track, however, is now scheduled to return next Wednesday. You can find the details here:
    I would be very grateful if anyone reading this can spread the story far and wide on social media etc. But now, here is the news:
    THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
    THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Boomtown Rats - She's ...
    RICK WAKEMAN IN THE NEWS
    Look At My Beef Art: Works On Paper By Don Van Vli...
    YES IN THE NEWS
    Gonzo Weekly #246
    THE ALL AROUND THE WORLD ISSUE
    A globetrotting issue in which Kev sees Steve Hackett in New Zealand, Alan goes to The Braille Satellite Festival in  Lithuania, Jon burbles about the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu in the canyons of his mind, and John writes about Peace, Love and Skunk in California for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
    Yup, and it’s all free!
    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 numbats with the right to choose (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have become eligible to vote, 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:
    The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, Steve Ignorant, Spirits Burning, Steve Took, Mega Dodo, Penny Rimbaud, Rolling Stones, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Charles Samuel "Chuck" Loeb, Jeanne Moreau, Hussain Saveeduddin Dagar, Doris Leon "D.L." Menard, Michael Johnson, Billy Joe Walker Jr., Snooty, Urs Alfred "Polo" Hofer, Bobby Taylor, Errol Dyers, Kenny Shields, Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson (aka Paapa Yankson), Samuel Shepard Rogers III, Timothy Sydney Robert Hardy, CBE, FSA., John Raymond Goadsby, Hywel Thomas Bennett, Rick Wakeman, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, Third Ear Band, Atomic Rooster, Steve Hackett, Alan Dearling, Braille Satellite Festival, Joseph B. Raimond, DWM – Doc Wor Mirran, Chickass, From Nursery to Misery, Twoonky, John Brodie-Good, Summer of Love, Kev Rowland, Datura 4, Machine Mass, Faunch, Colin Schneider, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Billy Joel, Elton John, Cream, Demi Lovato, Elvis, The Three Stooges
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    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 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 - 1930 - Betty Boop had her beginning in "Dizzy Dishes" created by Max Fleischer. 
    And now some more recent news from the CFZ Newsdesk

  • Reptile rift raises concern for sea turtles in Pin...
  • Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade
  • Dumping turtles (red eared sliders) in Lake Merrit...
  • Ancient biology meets modern ingenuity

  • Biosecurity blitz to target red fire ants th


  • 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.