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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:
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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'Dinosaur fish' appears in Vietnam
Photos of a monstrosities like a 'dinosaur fish' become theme of discussion of netizens in Nam Dinh province, north of Vietnam.
Pictures of the monstrous fish buzz for many people, because of the similarity of dinosaurs so people call it 'dinosaur fish'. Eye of this fish lies near the mouth, but sunspots located at the head as many people to believe that it is his eye and think of the dinosaurs.


Australian Story: The Rex Files (2004); (Transcript)
The yowie, as far as I'm concerned, based on Aboriginal folklore, is a Homo erectus - a tool making, fire making hominid. And this is where certain plagiarists have gone wrong. They think they're looking for a big gorilla or a monkey-type animal, and it's not - he's very much like you and I. And I realise that apart from the average 5ft to 6ft tall traditional yowie, as it were, it was a larger creature that was leaving footprints. And so I decided to do what any other scientist does when he discovers a new race or a new species. He names it. So I've just called them 'Rex Beast'.


Gold Coast Skyride may flush out Springbrook’s beast of the bush
“The vastly virgin forest and valleys along which the cable car route is proposed is a prime location for the relic hominid.”
Mr Harrison said while the secret to Yowies’ surprising survival into the 21st century was their ability to remain hidden from humans, they may eventually be lured to a false level of confidence by the cable car.

Our deep need for monsters that lurk in the dark
Now we know there is nothing to be afraid of, can the Kraken finally be laid to rest? Probably not says Classen. "We humans are afraid of the strangest things. They don't need to be realistic. There's no indication that enlightenment and scientific progress has banished the monsters from the shadows of our imaginations. We will continue to be afraid of very strange things, including probably sea monsters."

Remains of sea creature washed up in Far East
Judging from the remains the creature was giant and about twice the length of a human, and it had a huge nose like a bird’s beak.
Nikolay Kim, Deputy Head of the Forecasting department of the Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, said: 'I can confidently say that this is some kind of a dolphin. However, it has fur. It's unusual. Dolphins do not have any fur.'


This has also not addressed the presence of figures identified as the Hairy Woman and the Hairy Child, other than the assumption that they, along with Hairy Man, constitute a Hairy Family (which, of course, could be the case). Let us hope that some researcher will revisit the question and try to record stories explaining the Hairy Woman and Child.

From Bigfoot To Willow Man
Innocent mistakes can tell us a great deal – about perception, about belief-systems, and about much more...

Is the Beast of Dartmoor back in South Devon?
TWO reported 'sightings' within 24 hours with photographs have reignited rumours that a 'Beast of Dartmoor' big cat is back.

Herald Express readers reveal that Beast of Dartmoor 'sighting' is a HOAX


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 The Vault

Find more at

Mandrake the Magician & Bigfoot
Bigfoot as cultural icon.
Published by the Australian Women's Weekly in 1977.

Bigfoot in the Australian Media
Follows the reporting of the Abominable Snowman, Yeti, Sasquatch, and Bigfoot in the Australian news media.

* Updated *

Loch Ness expert now believes it is nothing but a CATFISH
A Loch Ness expert who spent 24 years watching the water for a glimpse of Nessie - losing his girlfriend and home in the process...

But now Mr Feltham says he has come to the conclusion Nessie does not exist following 'a long journey' of realisation. Instead, he claims Nessie is in fact a Wels catfish - a giant fish that can grow as long as 13ft and up to 62 stone.

My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

"... its not that there’s no such thing as truth but we come to like and trust a certain story not necessarily because it’s the most absolutely truthful but because it’s a thing we tell ourselves which makes sense of the world at least at this moment…"

Loch Ness Monster

Follows the development of the Loch Ness Monster story as presented by the Australian print media.

** UPDATED:June 1934 - It's True!, Peculiar Insurances, They Say..., "Resembles Nothing Now Living", Loch Ness Thrives, A Fool Born Every Minute

Brisbane River Monsters

Follows historical reports of monsters real and imagined in the Brisbane River.

Care for a swim?

** UPDATED: 1901-2 - Fight With a Shark in the River, Sharks in the River, Bitten by a Shark, Latest Fish Story

Searching for the Valley’s Bigfoot

You hear and see things that you can’t explain,” he said.

Oswell said he had left his camp with clementines on a picnic table. He was the only one camping in the area, but upon his return he found all the clementines peeled.

Kanney one time left jars of peanut butter at a campsite to see what would happened. The jars were tightly sealed. When he return one was missing, some had the lids removed.

The Australian Yowie: Mysterious Legends of a Tribe of Hairy People

In 1804, the book Modern Geography – a Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States and Colonies: with the Oceans, Seas and Isles: In all Parts of the World was published by John Pinkerton.  In it there is a comment regarding a population of Aborigines that shared Sydney Harbor with another tribe.  They were described as flat-nosed with wide nostrils; thick eyebrows and sunken eyes.  Their mouths were of ‘prodigious width’ with thick lips and prominent jaws.  The Aborigines regarded them as another people entirely: the Yahoos or Yowies meaning “hairy people”.

** [Pinkerton's Modern Geography is available free online.

Trek to discover truth about Yeti foiled by Taliban

An expedition led by one of the world’s most acclaimed mountaineers to find out once and for all whether the yeti really exists has been thwarted by the Taliban.

He was hoping to gather evidence in support of a theory put forward by Oxford University scientists that the yeti, long thought to be a hairy hominid that walks on two legs, could in fact be an ancient hybrid of a brown bear and a polar bear.

Cryptozoology and Myth, Part 1: The Illusion of Facticity in Unknown Animal Reports

If we interpret the tales of sea and lake monsters simply as anomaly zoology, cherry-picking just the naturalistic sounding bits to support ideas for real animals, we miss a huge part of the value of the story. The stories themselves are the value. However, when the story is taken at face value to suggest there is something hidden and mysterious in the world, the Fortean approach fails to account for the multiple cultural factors that are in play.

Russian artist claims he had a close encounter with a YETI…which even posed long enough for him to paint a picture

* Andrey Lyubchenko said he met the Yeti while walking in the wilderness

* The artist claimed he was not afraid when he was approached by the beast

* He claimed he did not have a camera and instead drew him with a pencil

* Lyubchenko said he was not crazy and does not take drink or illegal drugs

Dr. Matthew Johnson, Multi-Dimensional Portals, and Bigfoot Dream Visitations

Perhaps it’s because we’re unable to fully explain so much about them that we feel the need to make up fantastic stories as way of resolving our unanswered questions? I don’t really know, but we need to ‘check’ ourselves from falling prey to far-fetched stories that are based more on ‘feelings’ and ’emotional experiences’ than real-life facts.