Jonathan Downes –
“Cryptozoology’s answer to Hunter Thompson” – Nick Redfern
[Jon Downes at Loch Ness in 2005]
The Anomaly Archives welcomed British Fortean researcher Jon Downes to Austin, Texas for a lecture on all things anomalous, Fortean, cryptozoological and UFOlogical on Saturday, March 20th, 2010.
Jonathan Downes is the Director of the British-based Center for Fortean Zoology, the world’s only full-time group dedicated to the investigation of unknown animals, including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Ogopogo, and the Abominable Snowman.
In both 1998 and 2004, Jon traveled to the island of Puerto Rico in search of the deadly, blood-sucking creature known as the Chupacabras – a beast that has been linked with a large amount of UFO activity, including UFO crashes, on the island. …
Jonathan Downes is the author and co-author of numerous books on the subjects of Fortean phenomena, especially cryptozoological critters such as Owlman, the Monster of the Mere and others. Besides his research, writing and activism, Jon Downes is also an accomplished film maker having worked on over 7 films. He also produces a regular online video series for the Centre for Fortean Zoology called On The Track (Of Unknown Animals).
Craig Woolheater (left) and Jonathan Downes (right) circa March 2010
Links & Information:
- Centre for Fortean Cryptozoology – CFZ
- On The Track – CFZ Monthly
- Still on the Track – CFZ blog
- CFZ’s YouTube Channel & video seires: On The Track (Of Unknown Animals) Episode 30
- Jon and Corinna’s Texas 2010 travelogue blog
- Nick Redfern’s CFZ Crypto Squad USA blog
- TBRC – Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy
- Texas Cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard’s website
- Texas LOWFI – League of Western Fortean Intermediatists