"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:

 Images of 2016:
     Latest Interesting Links:
New York Times Founder Admitted Stories of Monsters, Ancient Artifacts, Unearthed Treasure Were Lies
Creating False Memories (1997)
‘We can’t let the bullies win': Elizabeth Loftus awarded 2016 John Maddox Prize
A Psychologist Explains Why People Believe Fake News
Haunting Experiences: Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore (2007)

Alas, Poor Ghost! (1999)
Menacing clown sightings reported in Australia

New York monument honors victims of giant octopus attack that never occurred
Why You Shouldn’t Panic About This Year’s ‘Clown Panic’
Creepy Clown Hoaxes Lead to 12 Arrests in Multiple States
One Arrest In ‘Flomo Klown’ Case; More Arrests Forthcoming
Fear Makes Scary Scents Stronger (2013)
People Have Always Believed What They Want To Believe
Cosmic Australian History – The Gympie Pyramid
The Truth About Imaginary Friends
'Gympie Pyramid' sparks Aboriginal land rights claim
We finally know who forged Piltdown Man, one of science’s most notorious hoaxes
Scientific crop circle research held back by links to UFO conspiracies
"Mysterious Australia" Vol.6, Issue No 1. Jan, 2016
Aboriginal legends were traditionally an effective teaching strategy (2014)
New DNA technology confirms Aboriginal people as first Australians

Byron Bay fish captures global attention after diver finds it hitching ride in jellyfish

Has Australian researcher Lynne Kelly discovered the secret to Stonehenge?

New Homo Floresiensis Dates May Quash Cryptozoology Theories About 'Hobbits'

We Examined That Infamous Google Earth “Kraken” Image
Truth Behind The Viral Story Of Mysterious Skeletons In London Basement
11 Hours At A UFO Conference In New Jersey (2014)
Experts: Teen's 'Discovery' of Maya City is a Very Western Mistake
The Female Ghost Buster Who Rooted Out Spiritual Fraud for Houdini

Perception and Hallucination: The Case for Continuity (2006)

Belle Gibson: Australian blogger who faked cancer faces legal action

Seeing Things (1992)

‘Dreamings’ and place – Aboriginal monsters and their meanings (2014)

Haunting Experiences: Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore (2007)

Scared to death: fatal encounters with ghosts
Is Toowoomba the Most Haunted City in Australia?
Mystery of 'alien transmission' solved?
Hold on to your tin foil hat: the origin of the UFO
Bears Really Do Chase Skiers, but This Video Is Fake
Age of 'Hobbit' species revised
Inside the secret world of Toronto’s fraudulent fortune-telling industry
Mysterious fairy circles discovered in Australia’s desert
'Hobbits' found on Flores island are not Homo sapiens, but mystery remains
Wet wipes blockage weighing a tonne pulled out of sewer pipe near Newcastle
Australian birds keep deliberately starting bushfires
Condamine River's mysterious bubbling 'intensifying'
Horrified cabbies pick up 'GHOST PASSENGERS'
New Zealand Family on Finds Black Fish with 'Legs'
Why Do Urban Legends Go Viral?
The Lives and Lies of a Professional Impostor
Smaylilh or Wild People Archaeology (2007)
Take a Peek Into Our “X-Files”
Science sleuths lift veil on prehistoric mass murder
Suspect identified in Beaumont children case as 50th anniversary nears
Bigfoot–a contemporary belief legend (1992)
800-Year-Old Cellphony

 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?

 The Vault

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ACRO Cryptozoology Conference at Greta

Two Men's Quest for Florida's Mysterious Skunk Ape
And though Conner and Barton make no money doing this, they're part of a thriving Bigfoot subculture that has turned into a cottage industry, with a proliferation of hundreds of websites, YouTube videos, books, T-shirts, conferences, $300 expeditions to "Squatchy" haunts in Oregon and Vermont, and personalities vying for TV gigs.


'Hairy man' encountered by Arthur Marrin 123 years ago still unidentified

I Was An Unwitting Participant In A Bigfoot Scheme!

In Search of China’s Bigfoot
Retired cadres continue 40-year mission to seek Shennongjia's savage despite widespread antipathy.

Scareships over Australia (2010)

Scareships over Australia — II
Scareships over Australia — III
Scareships over Australia — IV
Greta cryptozoology and yowie convention



Yowie seen at Picnic Point, Toowoomba: terrifying encounter
Channel 7 - Morning Show

Tasmanian Tiger filmed in Adelaide Hills . .  or was it?

The video snippet was filmed in someones backyard in broad daylight in the Adelaide Hills. It captures the animal slipping away behind a wheelie bin and some trees.
But I think that when you spend a lot of time looking for something you are more inclined to focus on the evidence FOR it and ignore or downplay the evidence AGAINST.
ED: Hmm... What to make of a sensational anonymous claim posted by a prolific Yowie-hoaxer/researcher?
Not sure why this one went viral...

Man claims to have experienced a close encounter with the elusive 'Yeti' in Welsh woodland 
A man claims to have experienced a close encounter with a 'Yeti' after coming across a 'gorilla-like creature' in Welsh woodlands. Bigfoot enthusiast Jason Parsons, 40, was on a hunt for the elusive beast in woods near Caerphilly Mountain, North of Cardiff, when he experienced the surreal sighting...

Could Yowie fever fuel tourism boost to region?

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Scottish whisky worker captures 'clearest ever photo of Loch Ness Monster'
Some of Ian's friends think his picture actually shows three seals playing in the water.

Ian said: "I suppose it could be seals - but I'm not so sure. The more I think about it, the more I think it could be Nessie."

A search of the 19th-century Springfield, Massachusetts papers revealed over 900 stories about “wildmen,” nearly all of them from other states. There were a shocking number of “wild man” stories in the papers in general, from the earliest times and they are written using language (“bestial” “hairy” “maniac”) that makes it difficult to tell whether a hermit, a lunatic, or a non-human animal is involved.
The Stamford Wildman: A Berkshire Scare of 1861

[Prof. Chris French: "If you believe that there might really be a monster out there and you see something that looks vaguely like it might be a monster, you may well add in details without realising that's what you are doing.

"Even information that you come across after you had an experience can alter your memory."
Nessie: Why Scots monster myth lives on into 21st century
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Out of the Ordinary Folklore and the Supernatural (1995)
[I]f the supernatural is seriously considered, the events and phenomena reported or described within a group give us evidence of a particular way of perceiving the world. It provides insight into cultural identity and a greater awareness ofthe breadth and quality of human experiences and expressions.

Taxpayers on the hook for UNM Bigfoot expedition 
I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, hoping that I could flesh out some more of this tale, and see if there was anything to it… at all! Of course, I wanted to find the Dead Bigfoots The Government Has Been Hiding. But baring that, was there any other thread of this tale that might be true?

Dr. Dyer claims he pursues Bigfoot only on his own time. However, a KRQE News 13 investigation finds Dyer hit up taxpayers with more than $7000 in Bigfoot related expenses.

“When you’re expending the resources of taxpaying citizens on what is completely pseudo-science, that’s a betrayal of the public trust. That’s a betrayal of the mission of the university,” according to lecturer and New Mexico Tech instructor Dave Thomas.
“The Government is Hiding Dead Bigfoot Bodies!!”

"I would classify the chupacabra as the first internet monster," says Radford. "If the first sighting had been in 1985, a couple of people would have heard of it, but it wouldn't have gone viral and spread across the world."
The truth about a strange blood-sucking monster 
Current Articles:

According to Professor Laurance, it is human nature to believe in the existence of mysterious animals and if that natural curiosity led to more mainstream discoveries, he would be one happy scientist.
Search for yowies, yetis, mysterious beasts leads to discovery of 'Lazarus species' 



"The evidence being produced since 2002 or 2000 is all very questionable, and in actual fact a lot of it has certainly been hoaxed and been fraudulent," Mr Dean said.

He suggested the hoaxing could have been carried out by staff to keep the program going.
Fox hunt: Tasmania's multi-million-dollar program likely based on hoax, leaked report finds 
This Nov. 22, 2016 photo provided by the Gardner Police Department shows a person dressed in a gorilla costume that was captured on one of the two motion-activated cameras intended to investigate reports of mountain lions at a park in Gardner, Kan. Police discovered images of smaller animals as well as pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus, but no mountain lions were detected.
Kansas wildlife cameras capture photos of costumed pranksters 
The Thylacine Awareness Group believes video captured in Western Australia in 2013 may show the extinct Tasmanian tiger.
Group claims extinct Tassie tiger may have been captured on camera 

Harrison makes it up as he goes along: "There are historical documents from the early 1800s explaining the same beast still being seen today."
No, there aren't...
For an accurate historical review of
historical Hairy-/Wild-man sightings:
'Giant, heavily built hairy thing': Yowie sighted 
Historical Reports


In the world of Sasquatch enthusiasts, online technology, black-helicopterladen conspiracy theories, crackpot pseudoscience, anti-elitism, salt-ofthe-earth populism and even genuine curiosity combine to create a fascinating Bigfoot subculture...
Man-Made (2015)
Reports of mysterious, unidentified, three-toed (tridactyl) tracks, reminiscent of dinosaurs’ tracks, have occasionally been received at the Queensland Museum. To my knowledge these have never been published in books or cryptozoological publications (except for the mention of three-toed tracks attributed to yowies by Healy & Cropper, 1994, p. 155)...
Bigfooted Bunyips (1995)