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"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 2015:
     Latest Interesting Links:
UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral Scientist (1979)
JFK's assassination: Photo showing Lee Harvey Oswald with gun 'authentic'
The First Global Fairy Census Wants to Hear About Your Close Encounters
Signatures of Resistance: Graffiti as Dialectical Collaboration at Thunderbolt’s Rock, Uralla (NSW)
Impacts, mega-tsunami, and other extraordinary claims
That time US soldiers pretended to be vampires
This Face Changes the Human Story. But How?
The Girls Who Tried to Kill for Slender Man
Brazil's Mediums Channel Dead Artists
The Roanoke Island Colony: Lost, and Found?
Where Seekers and Spiritualists Converge
It Ain't Necessarily So
Not All Strange Burials Are Vampires Or Zombies
Nothing to be Afraid of in the bush
The legacy of implanted Satanic abuse ‘memories’
Displacing Misinformation about Events
My uncle, the Jersey Devil
KFC Plagued By Urban Legends Fueled by Psychology
Spiritualization and reaffirmation: What really happens when prophecy fails
Driving towards Bigfoot
Ancient Greeks Were Afraid of Zombies
Excessive Attention Seeking and Drama Addiction
Texans keep reporting clouds as UFOs
Napoleon's getaway ship 'found in Queensland'
The Examined Lie: A meditation on memory
Hallucinations and delusions more common than thought
Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: not a Mexican demon being summoned
Why teen brains are wired to love ‘Charlie Charlie’ and the supernatural
The benefits of having a lake monster
Sussex Folklore: The Leaf Man hiding in Sussex woods
Black magic on Red Square
Bigfoot Crossing: Strange Signs In PA
'Roswell Alien' Photo Likely a Baby Mummy
Where have all the ghosts gone?
Couple behind fake skeletons on chair in River
The science of ghost hunting: Parapsychology 'will eventually disappear'
Ouija Celebrates its 125th Anniversary
‘They are all complicit’: Cancer researcher Dr Darren Saunders slams Belle Gibson’s ‘enablers’
Belle Gibson: ‘No, None of it is true'
Boaters say they saw Ogie
Double-Exposure in the Back Seat
Panel tackles question of existence of ghosts
Man says photo at center of Civil War mystery is a 30-year-old hoax he did as a teen
Steve Strong’s Egyptian stone tablet from Sydney debunked
Satanic Ritual Abuse
The Excluded Middle: A Skeptic Explores the Extraordinary
Beautiful lies my father told me
Real-Life Vampires Exist: Researchers Are Studying Them

 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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 The Vault

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Giant killer lizard fossil shines new light on early Australians
As if life wasn't hard enough during the last Ice Age, a new study has found Australia's first human inhabitants had to contend with giant killer lizards. Researchers working in Central Queensland were amazed when they unearthed the first evidence that Australia's early human inhabitants and giant apex predator lizards had overlapped.

The Folk Art And Material Culture of the Sasquatch Phenomena (2013) 
So what is it that makes people WANT to believe in Sasquatch? Why are images of Sasquatch found in so many places, from the mass media, to individual artists, to objects mass produced and available on the internet? What is the need that drives us to want to believe that there may be a large, man-like, hairy creature that is smart enough to stay out of our sight? Lacking a body, or any real “proof”

WHY do we WANT to believe?

Cryptozoology and Myth (continued)
Part 4:  Crypto-zoologizing the natives’ magic monster
It seems logical to look for additional evidence from history.
But it’s not as logical as it seems. Instead, to make such a claim is overly simplistic, shows a lack of knowledge about folklore and culture, and is disrespectful as well as being a bad argument to support crypto-claims. This post provides additional support for why using native folklore to support cryptids is not sound. To remove these beasts from their native context is to do them a great injustice.


A Yowie Hunt in Kenilworth
The administrators of the Sunshine Coast Yowie Research Facebook page said the encounter was not an isolated one – there have been two confirmed and 36 unconfirmed sightings on the Sunshine Coast in the past 12 months.
They describe Kenilworth as a Yowie sighting “hot spot”.
He said sightings were only classed as “confirmed” if accompanied by such evidence or actual sightings by the researchers themselves.


Cryptozoology and Myth (continued)
Part 5: Which came first – the monster or the myth?
We simply should not be equating native folklore stories with a true cryptid destined to be discovered and classified by science.
For example, it is a serious error, often committed by journalists and monster fans, to suppose that one mysterious creature accounts for all Nessie sightings. That’s absurd. We can certainly consider logs, several known animals, waves, and hoaxes, at the very least in the run down of possible explanations. To say that all reports can be attributed to A “Nessie” – a flesh and blood creature – is a naive and wrong conclusion.

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Daedalus sea serpent may have been skimming whale
New drawings from Drummond’s account surfaced in 1997 that also are different than the depictions from those of an artist used by Capt. M’Quhae to illustrate his recollection of the animal. Drummond’s drawings are more suggestive of the conclusions that the animal was a sei whale skim feeding at the surface and NOT a large snake.

Challenge Accepted: Is There Archaeological Evidence of Bigfoot? (Part I)
The article “Proof of Bigfoot is in the bones, college instructor says” reported that Townsend had found stacked bones in the woods with evidence of large human bite marks, and that this was evidence for the existence of Sasquatch. At the end of the article, Townsend challenges scientists to refute their findings that the chewed bones they found are evidence for Bigfoot’s existence.
Challenge Accepted! Luckily for me, I have the wonderfully brilliant Lisa Bright as a colleague at MSU, and her research on taphonomy is cited in the Mills et al. 2015 study.

Challenge Accepted: Is There Archaeological Evidence of Bigfoot? (Part II)
In Lisa’s opinion, the damage to the elk and deer remains has a much more logical explanation than Bigfoot.  She have not seen the bones, but based on the pictures provided in the reports, she argues that it is most likely bear or coyote scavenging. Although tooth impact analysis may sometimes work to determine the general characteristics of a possible scavenger, her experience with it indicated that method is questionable.


Legend of Loch Ness Monster was 'invented in a London pub' to drive tourists to Scotland 
The legend of the Loch Ness Monster has captivated people for generations but now a new book claims it was a scam created in a London pub.
Professor Gareth Williams has taken a fresh look at one of the greatest unsolved scientific mysteries of the last century and he says the whole concept was created by a PR team desperate to drive tourism to the highlands.



Why don't people see the yeti any more? 
Until recently it was common for people in Bhutan to share stories of their encounters with the Himalayan yeti. But with the arrival of modernity, villagers no longer need to climb high into the mountains, where they once saw traces of the yeti - or thought they did. So a legend is slowly fading away.



Greek 'Sea Monster' Identified 
A strange photo of what appears to be an unknown marine animal taken by a Scottish tourist in the Greek islands is making headlines around the world.
The viral photo has sparked speculation among armchair zoologists and monster lovers about what this bizarre animal might be, ranging from a beaked whale to the “love child of a hippo and crocodile” (best not dwell on the logistics of that coupling). While the image has some superficially similar features to various animals it does not in fact look like any known animal.




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Karla - The War Years 
Although being a 2nd World War child I can hardly recall all the misery and horrors of the war. Yet shrieking sound of sirens warning us of an air attack, of enemies dropping bombs on our town is haunting me often in my dreams. I do remember a bomb was dropped near our house. We were hiding down in the cellar and felt the impact of it. The house shook but proudly stayed unharmed. Only a few hens and ducks died in the courtyard. Close to our back entrance was a huge hole in the road and the smoking remains of the bomb.




History Channel's Bigfoot Captured Was a TV Abomination 
These shows, examples of so-called “docu-tainment” that have become commonplace (and huge ratings successes) on networks that have educational aims in their mission statements, are indicative of everything that is wrong in 21st century media. The fact that you have networks such as History Channel, Discovery and Animal Planet willfully and consciously planting falsehoods into the minds of their audience is absolutely shameful. There’s no other word for it.




Bark-eating koalas 
"One of the struggles is people don't even realise the koalas are here, let alone they are doing something funny.
[T]he koala culprits were eventually captured by night-time surveillance cameras operated by the NSW Environment Department.
"It's our trusty koala that's doing it - not a bunyip, not a yowie surprisingly" 




Macarthur Panther: Are we really seeing large feral cats? 
IT SEEMS everyone in the region at least knows someone who will swear blind they have seen the notorious, elusive ‘Macarthur Panther’.
But there is every chance what our storyteller friends have seen is simply a large feral cat.




'I was nearly killed by a Yowie... twice!' 
Harrison had a terrifying encounter with a yowie at Kilkivan, near Gympie, an incident that saw him bruised from head to toe.
He shared images of his injuries with friends which have since gone viral on the internet.
"That was a game changer. I can't go back into the bush by myself. I just got hit with a big dose of reality," he said.






Tropics of Disclosure: Essays in Cultural Criticism (1978)
"Tropics of Discourse" develops White's ideas on interpretation in history, on the relationship between history and the novel, and on history and historicism. Vico, Croce, Derrida, and Foucault are among the figures he assesses in this work, which also offers original interpretations of a number of literary themes, including the Wild Man and the Noble Savage.




Chasing Bigfoot: A former TDP staff writer recalls local lore and tales of sightings 
Might modern reports of Bigfoot sightings be a continuation of the Wild Man myth that Hayden White demonstrates to have been around for a very long time? Might this  myth, like the four identified by Kelley-Romano as common to alien abductions be, to paraphrase William Barrett, “data on what our particular epoch is?” In other words, despite the unlikely representation of empirical reality presented by such reports, could the fact that people still claim such a creature exists tell us something about our current society?