"In Australia alone is to be found the Grotesque,
the Weird, the strange scribblings of Nature learning how to write.
Some see no beauty in our trees without shade, our flowers without perfume, our birds who cannot fly,
and our beasts who have not yet learned to walk on all fours.
But the dweller in the wilderness acknowledges the subtle charm of this fantastic land of monstrosities...
The phantasmagoria of that wild dreamland termed the Bush interprets itself..." - Marcus Clarke
Welcome to the world of the Yowieocalypse!

Yowie/Bigfoot Contents
Yowie Scholar
Historical Reports of the Wild/Hairy Man
Bigfoot DNA?
History of Yowie-Research Timeline
History of Yowie-Research Article (in progress)
Rex Gilroy - The Original Yowie Man
The George Gray Yowie Unmasked

 Loch Ness Monster
Contents & Latest
1933 Onwards

 Strange Animals
Strange Animals (Contents)
Interesting Discovery (1830)
Brisbane River Monsters
Essex Lion
Tantanoola Tiger

 Fantastic Reality

 The Vault

 Useful Websites
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 People Stories

Gympie Pyramid
Lake Cootharaba Ruins
The Marble Man
Holiday from the Prague Spring
F.A. Mitchell-Hedges
H.J. McCooey
Francis Birtles
Hoaxes, Pranks, etc
Hairy Humour

 Latest Things:

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     Latest Interesting Links:
Conspiracy Theorists Aren't Crazy (2011)
UFOs, Kenneth Arnold and the American Bible
Study shows paranormal enthusiasts are everyday people
The Strange Case of "Morning of the Magicians" in Soviet Russia
"Skeptical Inquirer" Tries to Defend Scientific Skepticism, Slides into Secular Humanist and Atheist Political Advocacy
Searching for California's Lost Viking Treasure Ship
Mammoths and Mastodons: All American Monsters (2010)
Artcrime: What ‘Beware the Slenderman’ Says About Blaming Artists for Violence
The secret of Namibia's 'fairy circles' may be explained at last
Maine ghost group claims to have Eva Gray ghost pic
Scientism, or a delicious hypocrisy (2013)
The Myth of the Ourang Medan Ghost Ship, 1940 (2015)
Proof of aliens? Researchers claim 'giant hand from cave' could be extra terrestrial
Anatomy of a Hoax - How the physicist Alan Sokal hoodwinked a group of humanists and why, 20 years later, it still matters

Aboriginal art depicting Wandjina figure that sparked aliens theory to be reclaimed by traditional owners

 Sea Serpent
The Naked Yowie Project
Yowie Island
The Yowie habituation site north of Brisbane.
Not really an island but do Yowies really live there?
Coming Soon:
Gayndah Circus Crash 1959
Local folklore tells of a circus crash near Gayndah in 1959 which is often cited as the cause for modern day sightings of big cats, bears, and orangutans in the area.
Did it really happen?
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Current Articles:
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"The objective of the project is to document, in a serious and meaningful way, Bering Strait residents' knowledge about, experiences with, and beliefs about supernatural phenomena," the group said. "We think that this information is important to understanding how people relate to their environment and that there are culturally specific understandings of these phenomena which have not been previously documented."
Feds Spending $149,927 Studying Bigfoot
Last month, three schoolteachers raised havoc in remote Quinhagak by tramping around in the snow with foot-shaped pieces of plywood to make fake Hairy Man tracks.
     Worried calls poured in to police. One officer called it "a bad joke." The teachers apologized and visited classrooms to show off the wooden feet and assure children that there was nothing to fear.
     Days later, some parents were still asking for a police escort when their children went from house to house...
Alaska Papers Wonder if Hairy Man Is a Snow Job (1993)

Christopher J. Kubash, a 31-year-old seasonal resort employee, was hiking in the Arizona wilderness when he came upon the body inside a cave last Friday.

He says its “demon-like head, long legs and tail almost as long as the body” make him believe it could be the body of the infamous Chupacabras.
Arizona Man Releases ‘Chupacabras’ Pictures

The story begins when Heather catches a glimpse of “a dark shape moving about in the roadside shrubbery just ahead of the car”.

“I had that eerie feeling that I was being observed by unseen eyes in the dense forest growth,” Rex wrote...
Heather and Rex Gilroy tell the story of yowies in the Barrington Tops

“My hair stood on end and I felt extremely anxious. I distinctly heard what sounded like some soft ‘mooing’, much like a cow. However there are no cattle anywhere near Bendigo to the best of my knowledge,” James wrote...
Is the yowie out there? Some in Bendigo believe the legendary hairy man is in our midst

The Soay Island Sea Monster of 1959
The tale of a strange sea monster that can... maybe... be resolved...





Tasmanian tiger 'sightings' spark scientific study on Queensland's Cape York Peninsula
Far North Queensland researchers will launch a scientific study into the existence of Tasmanian tigers on Cape York following a series of historical sightings being reported...




Night parrot sighting in Western Australia shocks birdwatching world
While the group described the parrot as a "fat budgerigar", the sighting was the equivalent of winning the bird watching lotto...




Conversations with the bunyip (2006)
The idea of the wild in imagining, planning, and celebrating place through metaphor, memoir, mythology, and memory...




Cleveland County’s Bigfoot Jr.
In January, 1979 a Cleveland County man found the body of a grown goat dead of a broken neck. A search party invaded the woods and found tracks like those of an ape and a den under the roots of a huge tree. A local radio station latched onto the story - even broadcasting remotely from the site - and the search for “Bigfoot, Jr.” was on!





The Ozenkadnook Tiger Photo Revealed as a Hoax
If there is truth to this particular hoax claim – personally I suspect there is – maybe more details will turn up in time. As always, we must remember not to accept confession-type stories all too easily (and thus be guilty of confirmation bias). But, there we are… I feel that are we are, indeed, edging towards the resolution and closure of this particular case...


Jack the Insider: The prank that took 53 years to debunk
Everyone knows pranks can quickly get out of hand. Somehow the grainy image of the thylacine had found its way on to the front pages of the local newspaper. In what was a pre-internet case of going viral, the photo of the fake thylacine went from the Wimmera Mail to the pages of The Sun in Melbourne and from there it quickly went global...



With focus on the 400th anniversary of America’s first permanent English settlement, interest revived in Brenau’s unique trove of hand-carved rocks that could hold key clues to solving one of the Americas’ greatest mysteries – what happened to ‘The Lost Colony’ of Roanoke...




A suspected yowie at Barrington Tops
“I spotted a figure standing on the edge of the road. I rolled to a stop and peered out through the windscreen, trying to work out what I was looking at. It certainly didn’t look human.”



Chinese celebrities visit Narrabri Shire to hunt the yowie
Chinese tourism to Australia is growing fast and the visitors are looking for the authentic country Australia and bush experience...


Otago research plan to identify Loch Ness monster DNA
Anatomy department head Prof Neil Gemmell hopes to look for traces of unusual DNA which could belong to ''Nessie'', by gathering water samples from the Scottish loch before analysing them using the latest DNA testing techniques...



Centralia College Offers Continuing Education Course Covering How Native Americans Bred Bigfoot to Battle Solutreans
“The pictures on the rocks, which still need to be carbon dated, include elephants, bears and what he describes as a hybrid hominin in a similar pose to the Patterson-Gimlin film, which shows an unidentified subject thought to be bigfoot.” Carbon dating a rock! Centralia College educates its students but good...

Jason one day dreams of studying yowies full-time, but for the moment he makes his living as a cleaner.

The experienced bushman admits he cops a lot of criticism from internet sceptics...

YOWIES! is an interrogation of our own whiteness and privilege. As young Australians we are looking to negotiate our identities against an establishment that has benefitted us and oppressed others. Using the yowie as a symbol of a shared Australian truth, the work uses puppetry and installation to replicate the yowie environment and interrogate our place in that space...

Mysterious reports uncovered of the ‘Gorillas of Eden’
“Stories of strange animals are well-entrenched in Australian folklore. Reports of tigers, panthers and pumas are common throughout the south coast, but perhaps the strangest of all these tales are reports of hair-covered, man-like monsters,” he said...

The 'roar' in the hills
STRANGE noises in the early and late hours of the day are causing a stir around the Gympie region.
No, it isn't yowies, it is the resident red deer population in the middle of their mating season, known as the "roar” or the "rut”...

Ohio science professor explains why Bigfoot likely isn't real
Wilson said the myth persists because it's a tale that's easy to fake. Human perception is easily fooled, he said, so it's difficult to rely on what people say they see, especially if they already believe in Bigfoot and are looking for evidence to support it.
     The Bigfoot industry is also profitable, Wilson said, with television shows, conferences, equipment and tours geared toward the creature...

LU Professor Discusses Bigfoot
Boston’s interest in Bigfoot began when one of her colleagues assigned a paper to her students about primates, and about half of the papers were about Bigfoot.
     Naturally, everyone wants to know one thing: is he real? “It is possibly plausible there is a Bigfoot,” says Boston, noting that there isn’t any empirical evidence to assert that he is, in fact, real. But, according to Boston, people will still try to investigate to prove that Bigfoot exists...