"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:
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?
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Kongsberg Maritime's 'Munin' drone has imaged the bed of Loch Ness
- 'Most in depth survey' has found no evidence of a rumoured deep
- There were hopes the monster could be hiding in an deep part of the loch
- However, more results of the survey are expected
to be released soon
Fictional as these creatures probably are, they serve their purpose psychologically,
"We need these stories to teach us about what we are going to come against in life and how to overcome it"...
Sykes himself badly needed a anthropologist, a wildlife
biologist, an anatomist or zoologist, folklorist, and probably a psychologist to set him straight in areas where he was way out of
his knowledge zone. I contend that we aren’t dealing with a zoological enigma here, but a cultural one (or more than one) and this
book strongly supports that claim. Various informed views should be consulted.
Sykes handed researchers a big letdown regarding
their wing-and-a-prayer samples, but also provided a path forward for them. If there IS evidence out there, it can be collected and,
if certified, convincing to the world.
One of the earliest recorded fatal attacks (although there must have been
plenty during the millennia of previous Aboriginal activity in the Moreton Bay region) took place in December 1862, but it has to
go down as ‘unconfirmed’ because there was no official record created. It involved Aboriginal people, who at the time were still ‘outside
the system’, so there was no death certificate, no police report, and no cemetery funeral to be had.
The elaborate nature of the costuming and the care taken by the hoaxers to create a sense of theatre around
their exploits gives us an insight into how important this sense of transgression was to hoaxers who routinely risked arrest, disgrace
and vigilantism to ‘become’ ghosts. What better way to challenge class, Enlightenment values and the social order than to become a
symbol of death (in some cases literally, given the high toxicity of phosphorescent paint) to terrify people beyond reason.
"I think what is in Loch Ness
that has caused all these sightings is animate and there is more than one, which is backed up by the sightings and those of similar
creatures in other Scottish lochs and lakes around the world.
"It may well be a cat fish, it might be a sturgeon or a giant eel.
Something like that offers the most plausible explanation so far, but until we find a carcass or somebody catches something we are
left guessing. That is part of the mystery..."
“Uniquely among mammals, it appears to have
had an insatiable appetite for escargot — snails in the whole shell. Its most striking feature was a huge, extremely powerful, hammer-like
premolar that would have been able to crack and then crush the strongest snail shells in the forest."
The ferret-sized marsupials
were found in an area which has been producing regular amazing finds.
In addition to animals, there are numerous other possibilities: hoaxes, including
those of a diminutive man who wore a hairy suit with bicycle-reflector eyes; claims made by persons with fantasy-prone personalities
and by ubiquitous attention seekers; real wild men, like a bearded, naked, mentally disturbed man mistaken for a Yowie; and many other
possibilities, including simple hallucinations and apparitional experiences. For example, “waking dreams” that occur between wakefulness
and sleep may explain some cases of persons waking to see a Yowie looking at them. Again, like sightings of ghosts—typically
seen when the percipient is tired, performing routine work, daydreaming, or the like—a Yowie’s image may well up from the subconscious
and be superimposed on the visual scene.
It is claimed
a dog walker stumbled across the bizarre sight on the banks of Loch Ness, Scotland, yesterday afternoon.
Some, however, have
called into question the authenticity of the image saying it is strange the remains still had the internal organs intact. With many
pointing out they would have surely rotted away when the flesh did.
As a journalist and publisher, Green had
access to a variety of British Columbia news. He had written a fictional April Fool’s story about Sasquatch in 1953. But he first
asked seriously about Sasquatch in 1956 when Swiss-born René Dahinden entered Green’s office to inquire about two-legged upright creatures,
like the Abominable Snowmen, reported in the area. Green told Dahinden the accounts were nonsense.
Eaglehawk is a film that takes us into the woods to come face to face with the mythical Yowie - but not
as you might imagine. Beneath the costume of the Yowie is a young woman who is finding her own voice while ambushing those who are
determined to believe in her existence.
Shortly after the original video went viral, a Bigfoot investigator
from Utah even visited the site in Southeast Idaho where the footage was shot to obtain physical evidence. The investigator allegedly
obtained footprint and hair samples from the scene and featured the investigation in a 40-plus minute YouTube video of his own.
the videographer heard that the investigator was looking to have the hair specimens analyzed in a laboratory, he decided it was time
to reveal the truth.
[T]he data we have at the moment – this includes tracks, hairs, vocalisations, photos, and the innumerable
eyewitness accounts – provides support for the notion that Bigfoot is real, and have come to the conclusion that it is a sociocultural
phenomenon: that people are seeing all manner of different things, combining it with ideas, memes and preconceptions they hold in
their minds, and interpreting them as encounters with a monstrous, human-like biped.
“They can’t exist, therefore they don’t exist,” is the message Meldrum has received from skeptics,
he says. “That was the actual retort hurled at me by an anthropology colleague.”
With Bigfoot having grown into an industry,
Long says there’s no reason to believe anyone invested in the debate is telling the truth. “They need it to be real,” he says. The
people who truly believe and search, he adds, “are driven emotionally, I believe, to find Bigfoot.”
Today, 80 years after Nessie was first “sighted”, the band of believers in this mythical
creature is dwindling...