"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!
Loch Ness Monster
Images of 2016:
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The Naked Yowie Project
The Yowie habituation site north of Brisbane.
Not really an island but do Yowies really live there?
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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“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.’’
of Adelaide evolutionary biologist Jeremy Austin said he received numerous calls each year from Victorians suggesting they’d seen
“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.”
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.
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."
Paleontologists searching far and wide in Tunisia
made a discovery of massive proportions: the world's largest sea-dwelling crocodile, previously unknown to science.
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
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."
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"...
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.
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...
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.