"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 2017:
Latest Interesting Links:
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?
Formidable Giants (1803), Ouran-Outang People of Botany Bay (1825), Some gigantic race of human beings formerly inhabiting this continent (1829), Ourang-Outangs on the Moon (1837), Giant Ourang Outangs (1840), etc...
The almas is not simply a story, nor is it just an ape-man running around in the mountains. The almas means different things to different people at different times, providing a nexus for researchers between the past and present and between science and myth.
If further years go by and still no truly verifiable evidence emerges, it is perhaps in our best interest to turn the issue of the sasquatch over the realm of psychology and folklore studies to better understand this truly cultural phenomenon. As Robert Pyle points out, the sasquatch occupies a mythical status in North America, standing for an increasingly urbanized population as a symbol of the rugged individual capable of wilderness survival, “His talk took on an incantatory tone, and the account became a beguiling litany of beasthood . . . the room was hypnotized . . . these guys don’t want to find Bigfoot – they want to be Bigfoot (1995: 204).”
We don't really know what wildmen are, whether or not they exist, or in what sense they could exist. Are they purely imaginary categories (as cultural anthropologists, historians and other practitioners of the humanities have usually supposed) or do they have a substatial grounding in empirical, or zoological, reality? What is their relation to beings that anthropologists usually call spirits, which have typically been conceived as the very opposite of the empirical?
But the crowning irony was that the Amerindians had a mythological hairy man of their own, who was also a forest figure. This personnage, who was sometimes female, preyed on young children rather than women, and lived in the forests of the east as well as those of the west...
Behind Toutuki, be may explore the mountain dreaded by the natives on account of its being the favourite residence of the mairoero. This is a wild man of the woods, strong, cunning, and mischievous, and addicted to running off with young people and damsels. His body is covered with coarse and long hair, which also flows down from the back of his head nearly to his heels. To compensate for this excessive quantity behind, his forehead is said to be bald. He was vividly described to us by a Maori who had seen one long ago, when he was a little boy, and was of opinion that "there is not a more fearful wild-fowl than your mairoero living."
Some portion of this aboriginal race may have long survived in the Northern Island, and maintained its independence amongst the mountain ranges, where they are still remembered as the maero, or wild man of the mountain ; they are supposed even yet to survive on the Tararua range, but their existence is imaginary...
The Moriori Myth can be seen to have been created from the interaction between Pakeha and Maori scholars, and indeed between Pakeha, Maori and Moriori in general. Once the Myth became solidified in Pakeha literature, in the official education system and Pakeha popular culture it changed and became a tool in the discourse of ideas used by Pakeha to reinforce control by the coloniser. The political utility of the Moriori Myth as a justification for Pakeha colonial take-over guaranteed that the story would last in various forms right into the late twentieth century.
Dr. David Floyd, Associate Professor of English at Charleston Southern University, is becoming an increasingly well-known presenter on the Bigfoot conference circuit.
Dr. Floyd 's research deals with the consistent presence of bigfoot-type creatures in folklore and legend, and the good news is, he is just getting started!
“When you put that costume on, you’re not you anymore, you’re that character, and that allows you to violate those norms a little more,” Westfall said...
There is now, in the River an astonishing large Hairy Wild Man, caught four hundred miles from the Cape of Good Hope, brought over in the Rambler, South Sea Whaler; he is of astonishing muscular strength...
(From the Lancaster (Ohio) Gazette.)— The bones of the nondescript, lately discovered in a swamp near New Orleans, were last week exhibited in this place. The Mammoth, the remains of which have heretofore caused so much speculation among naturalists, must have been a mere pigmy in comparison with this monster…
Hairy Kuriles (1818), Expedition West of the Rocky Mountains (1832), A Very Terrific Animal (1834), Wild Child Covered With Hair (1836)...
"I noticed movement in the scrub some 400m away via the zoom lens. I stopped filming and re-adjusted the focus onto the area and filmed," he wrote."The distance (along with no tripod) made the zoom very shaky but I reckon I got at least one upright, very tall figure moving tree branches around, possibly feeding."
Yowie? Why didn't he simply walk over for a better look (and a better pic)?
A group of Bigfoot hunters have made it their mission to travel across America and protect residents against the creature. The Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization, which will appear Saturday in Destination America's new show 'Killing Bigfoot', responds to reported Sasquatch sightings, hunting down each specimen.
In short, the Sasquatch Pastoral is where our desires and fears concerning the animal nature of humanity are projected onto shadowy creatures, a manifestation of our awareness of the messy biological reality of what it means to be human.
Bigfoot might or might not roam the primeval forests of the Pacific Northwest, watching us and avoiding us, a reminder of our deepest, animalistic past. But whether or not there is an actual creature, the archetypal Sasquatch is, in his own way, very real.
We can take ourselves too seriously as journalists at times, and writing the odd yowie story is perhaps good therapy. Or maybe I need therapy.
Either way, it is a lot of fun writing about the yowie...
“It’s sad that we have to do this, that they don’t have the ethics, that UNM doesn’t have the ethics to stop this,” Sen. Munoz said. “And now we have to draft bills to stop something that is not morally right,” Sen. Munoz said. The senator had a little fun with the bill. It also bans publicly funded searches for Pokemon, leprechauns and the Bogeyman.
“It’s eyes are glowing, it’s got sort of dreadlocked, matted hair. It’s looking at the apples with intrigue."
What? Really? This old chestnut again?
Macdonald River Yahoo (1857), The Hunters of the West (1861), The YO-YO - A Legend of the Lachlan District (1861).
A powerful sensation has lately been created in the town of Liverpool, by a report of a dreadful monster having been seen in its vicinity, and to satisfy the mingled feelings of alarm and incredulity which had spread among the inhabitants, two men came before the Magistrates, and voluntarily made affidavit, that they had seen in the bush, about two miles and a half out of town, a tremendous snake, which, to the best of their belief, was at least forty five feet in length, and three times the circumference of the human body ! ! !
"The objective of the project is to document, in a serious and meaningful way, Bering Strait residents' knowledge about, experiences with, and beliefs about supernatural phenomena," the group said. "We think that this information is important to understanding how people relate to their environment and that there are culturally specific understandings of these phenomena which have not been previously documented."
Last month, three schoolteachers raised havoc in remote Quinhagak by tramping around in the snow with foot-shaped pieces of plywood to make fake Hairy Man tracks.
Worried calls poured in to police. One officer called it "a bad joke." The teachers apologized and visited classrooms to show off the wooden feet and assure children that there was nothing to fear.
Days later, some parents were still asking for a police escort when their children went from house to house...