"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?
"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...
Christopher J. Kubash, a 31-year-old seasonal resort employee, was hiking in the Arizona wilderness when he came upon the body inside a cave last Friday.
He says its “demon-like head, long legs and tail almost as long as the body” make him believe it could be the body of the infamous Chupacabras.
The story begins when Heather catches a glimpse of “a dark shape moving about in the roadside shrubbery just ahead of the car”.
“I had that eerie feeling that I was being observed by unseen eyes in the dense forest growth,” Rex wrote...
“My hair stood on end and I felt extremely anxious. I distinctly heard what sounded like some soft ‘mooing’, much like a cow. However there are no cattle anywhere near Bendigo to the best of my knowledge,” James wrote...
The tale of a strange sea monster that can... maybe... be resolved...
Far North Queensland researchers will
launch a scientific study into the existence of Tasmanian tigers on Cape York following a series of historical sightings being reported...
While the group described the parrot as a "fat budgerigar",
the sighting was the equivalent of winning the bird watching lotto...
The idea of the wild in imagining, planning, and celebrating place through metaphor, memoir,
mythology, and memory...
In January, 1979 a Cleveland County man found the body of a grown goat dead of a broken neck.
A search party invaded the woods and found tracks like those of an ape and a den under the roots of a huge tree. A local radio station
latched onto the story - even broadcasting remotely from the site - and the search for “Bigfoot, Jr.” was on!
If there is truth to this particular hoax claim – personally I suspect there is
– maybe more details will turn up in time. As always, we must remember not to accept confession-type stories all too easily (and thus
be guilty of confirmation bias). But, there we are… I feel that are we are, indeed, edging towards the resolution and closure of this
Everyone knows pranks can quickly get out of hand. Somehow the grainy
image of the thylacine had found its way on to the front pages of the local newspaper. In what was a pre-internet case of going viral,
the photo of the fake thylacine went from the Wimmera Mail to the pages of The Sun in Melbourne and from there it quickly went global...
With focus on the 400th anniversary of America’s first permanent English settlement, interest revived
in Brenau’s unique trove of hand-carved rocks that could hold key clues to solving one of the Americas’ greatest mysteries – what
happened to ‘The Lost Colony’ of Roanoke...
“I spotted a figure standing on the edge of the road. I rolled to a stop and peered out
through the windscreen, trying to work out what I was looking at. It certainly didn’t look human.”
Chinese tourism to Australia is growing fast and the visitors are
looking for the authentic country Australia and bush experience...
Anatomy department head Prof Neil Gemmell hopes to look for traces of unusual
DNA which could belong to ''Nessie'', by gathering water samples from the Scottish loch before analysing them using the latest DNA
on the rocks, which still need to be carbon dated, include elephants, bears and what he describes as a hybrid hominin in a similar
pose to the Patterson-Gimlin film, which shows an unidentified subject thought to be bigfoot.” Carbon dating a rock! Centralia College
educates its students but good...
Jason one day dreams of studying yowies full-time, but for the moment he makes his living as a cleaner.
experienced bushman admits he cops a lot of criticism from internet sceptics...
YOWIES! is an interrogation of our own whiteness and privilege. As young Australians we are looking to negotiate our
identities against an establishment that has benefitted us and oppressed others. Using the yowie as a symbol of a shared Australian
truth, the work uses puppetry and installation to replicate the yowie environment and interrogate our place in that space...
“Stories of strange animals are well-entrenched in Australian folklore.
Reports of tigers, panthers and pumas are common throughout the south coast, but perhaps the strangest of all these tales are reports
of hair-covered, man-like monsters,” he said...
STRANGE noises in the early and late hours of the day are causing a stir around the Gympie region.
it isn't yowies, it is the resident red deer population in the middle of their mating season, known as the "roar” or the "rut”...
Wilson said the myth persists because it's a tale that's easy to
fake. Human perception is easily fooled, he said, so it's difficult to rely on what people say they see, especially if they already
believe in Bigfoot and are looking for evidence to support it.
The Bigfoot industry is also profitable, Wilson
said, with television shows, conferences, equipment and tours geared toward the creature...
Boston’s interest in Bigfoot began when one of her colleagues assigned a paper to her students
about primates, and about half of the papers were about Bigfoot.
Naturally, everyone wants to know one thing:
is he real? “It is possibly plausible there is a Bigfoot,” says Boston, noting that there isn’t any empirical evidence to assert that
he is, in fact, real. But, according to Boston, people will still try to investigate to prove that Bigfoot exists...