"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
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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

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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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Ipswich a yowie 'hotspot' as multiple sightings reported 
* UPDATED - Bodybuilder yowie with strange fetish on loose
* UPDATED - Meet the man who claims he’s been almost killed by a yowie — twice
* UPDATED - Pisasale 'endorses' yowie for council election





Tasmanian tiger sighting at Venus Bay on South Gippsland coast 
“It was just sitting there looking back at me ... I knew what it was,’’ Mr Holgate said. “It was with about half a dozen kangaroos and it ran off with them into the scrub.’’
University of Adelaide evolutionary biologist Jeremy Austin said he received numerous calls each year from Victorians suggesting they’d seen a tiger.
“I’m not disputing what these people think they’ve seen. I’m just saying that the scientific evidence suggests eyewitness accounts are notoriously inaccurate.”





Kangaroo photos 'fundamentally misinterpreted': wildlife expert 
The fairytale love story of a kangaroo apparently mourning the loss of its recently departed mate captured by a Queensland photographer is just that, a wildlife expert says: a fairytale.
Hervey Bay's Evan Switzer captured the images of a male kangaroo apparently cradling the head of a dead female as a joey looks on but Australian Museum mammalogist Mark Eldridge said they have been "fundamentally misinterpreted".
"This is a male trying to get a female to stand up so he can mate with her."





Ancient crocodile discovered in the Sahara was almost the size of a bus 
Paleontologists searching far and wide in Tunisia made a discovery of massive proportions: the world's largest sea-dwelling crocodile, previously unknown to science.

This prehistoric crocodile is believed to have measured more than 30 feet long and weighed three tons. The skull alone is more than five feet long. Researchers named the new species the Machimosaurus rex 





The Loch Ness Monster's 'hiding place is REVEALED' as body of water gets mysteriously deeper 
In 2013, there was a 2.4 magnitude quake in the loch - this was when Nessie disappeared for a whole year for the first time since 1925.
It could be that this massive tremor opened up the trench giving the monster a new hiding place.
"This now needs real research. No-one has done any real at the Loch for over 10 years."




Puttikan = Potoyan 
It was in November 1825, when, just as the sun was sinking behind the Sugar-loaf Mountain near Newcastle, some natives came to guide me to a place where a ceremony was to be performed preparatory to the rapping out of a tooth from the mouth of certain youths, who by such a process were declared capable of marrying a wife. Besides this they were supposed to be protected from the anger of an imaginary being, that travelled the bush who whenever he meets a black, looks to see if the upper front tooth be removed if so, the person escapes unhurt, if the tooth has not been extracted the unfortunate man becomes a victim to the anger of this terrible being. The name of this fancied supernatural person is "Put-ti-kan"...





More False Yowie Facts 
Modern articles on the Yowie sometimes note that the first Yowie sighting occurred at Sydney Cove in 1795 but what is that claim based on? Wikipedia cites an article from 1987 but even it's author is unsure of it's origin.
However, it was Rex Gilroy who first made the claim in a newspaper article from 1976.
No historical references to this alleged sighting have ever been found. It is not unlikely that Gilroy simply made it up...





Couple Sees ‘Bigfoot’ in Northern Ireland 
“I don’t know if this was a Bigfoot but my husband didn’t think we got these types of things in Ireland,” she said.
Reports of Bigfoot sightings in the United Kingdom are rare but have been growing in frequency since the advent of the Internet.
Last year, a Bristol man claimed to have witnessed an ape-like creature as it ate a piece of food with what he believes were improvised eating utensils. The report came one week after another man reported to have seen a similar animal in the county of Suffolk.


Going the whole orang: Darwin, Wallace and the natural history of orangutans (2015)
This article surveys the European discovery and early ideas about orangutans followed by the contrasting experiences with these animals of the co-founders of evolution by natural selection, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. The first non-human great ape that both of them interacted with was the orangutan. They were both profoundly influenced by what they saw, but the contexts of their observations could hardly be more different. Darwin met orangutans in the Zoological Gardens in London while Wallace saw them in the wild in Borneo. In different ways these observations helped shape their views of human evolution and humanity’s place in nature. Their findings played a major role in shaping some of the key questions that were pursued in human evolutionary studies during the rest of the nineteenth century.


Tracking Bigfoot Through 1970s North American Children's Culture: How Mass Media, Consumerism, and the Culture of Preadolescence Shaped Wildman Lore (2011)
Juvenile Bigfoot stories of the 1970s filtered generic themes inherent in wildman tales through culturally specific concerns about children's desires, the ubiquity of consumerism, and the power of mass media. The stories were meant to help children navigate the complexities of American culture. Children found something else: a way to break from their parents and claim a place in the social world as adults. They did not fret over consumerism but adapted to it.


Wildmen on the Cyberfrontier: The Computer Geek as an Iteration in the American Wildman Lore Cycle (2010)
This paper argues that the image of the computer geek that took shape around the turn of the twenty-first century borrowed elements from earlier American constructions of the wildman. In particular, the geek, like prior wildmen, compressed ideas about four conflicting values: liberty and danger, authenticity and fakery.


Sasquatch and the Law: The Implications of Bigfoot Preservation Laws in Washington State (2014)
The question remains, why were Sasquatch preservation laws created and upheld? Without adequate sources detailing the thoughts and motivations of the men who petitioned for Sasquatch preservation laws, we cannot know definitively why they are on the books. Seemingly, in 1969 and 1991, something motivated individuals to protect the Sasquatch. Considering the language in the 1969 ordinance, it seems fueled by a desire to protect innocent campers and hikers from accidently being harmed by Sasquatch hunters. The 1991 ordinance seems to have been created to publicize the Bigfoot at Baker Fest, although its impact and influence seem inconsequential in the long run.


The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)


Making a Murderer (2015)



Faking Bigfoot: What Monster Pseudo-Documentaries Tell Us about Ourselves 
A new genre is devouring basic cable—the fake monster documentary. Each season brings new shows, “discovering” everything from mermaids to dragons, from giant sharks to Bigfoot. A few people pretend be scandalized that “educational” networks like Discovery Channel are tricking people with scripted documentaries. Most probably think of them as innocent ways for nerds to kill a Sunday afternoon. But these documentaries are more important than that. By bending reality to suit their viewers’ whims, they represent the logical end of our consumerist culture.


The Improbable Primate and Modern Myth (1979)
Individual and group processes are often not very different; almost always, even where emergent differences do exist, each shares considerable interdependence. Like the self and the society that nurtures it, each has a way of influencing and complimenting the other. The sasquatch reports, like all other social information, is played out to an audience emotionally primed to be a willing partner. An individual out alone, under the influence of increasing anxiety, sees something, conjures up a complete picture and communicates it. And the society into which this communication goes is ready for it.


Oracles and Demons of Tibet: The Cult and Iconography of the Tibetan Protective Deities (1993)
This is the so<alled "snowman" of the Himalayan expeditions, known to the Tibetans also as Gangs mi ("glacier man·'), Mi shom po ("strong man"), and Mi chen po ("great man"), the Yeti of the Sherpas. and the Chumung ("snow goblin") or Hlo mung ("mountain goblin") of the Lepchas. The Lepchas worship this being as the god of hunt and owner of all mountain~game. Tibetans and Lepchas describe the "snowman" as a huge dark~brown monkey with an egg·shaped head scantily covered with reddish hair. He is supposed to be about 7 ft. high when standing erect.


Yowie – What are they?
By Ray Doherty - Ray is also one of Australia’s leading ‘Yowie’ (Australian Bigfoot) field researchers who has had numerous close encounters with these elusive creatures.
"First of all let me say that this was the last time I will say ‘if’ as I know they are real, I have encountered them, people I research with have encountered them and we have experienced them many times together whilst in the field."
Left: one of Doherty's alleged Yowie pics.