"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 2016:
     Latest Interesting Links:
We finally know who forged Piltdown Man, one of science’s most notorious hoaxes
Scientific crop circle research held back by links to UFO conspiracies
"Mysterious Australia" Vol.6, Issue No 1. Jan, 2016
Aboriginal legends were traditionally an effective teaching strategy (2014)
New DNA technology confirms Aboriginal people as first Australians

Byron Bay fish captures global attention after diver finds it hitching ride in jellyfish

Has Australian researcher Lynne Kelly discovered the secret to Stonehenge?

New Homo Floresiensis Dates May Quash Cryptozoology Theories About 'Hobbits'

We Examined That Infamous Google Earth “Kraken” Image
Truth Behind The Viral Story Of Mysterious Skeletons In London Basement
11 Hours At A UFO Conference In New Jersey (2014)
Experts: Teen's 'Discovery' of Maya City is a Very Western Mistake
The Female Ghost Buster Who Rooted Out Spiritual Fraud for Houdini

Perception and Hallucination: The Case for Continuity (2006)

Belle Gibson: Australian blogger who faked cancer faces legal action

Seeing Things (1992)

‘Dreamings’ and place – Aboriginal monsters and their meanings (2014)

Haunting Experiences: Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore (2007)

Scared to death: fatal encounters with ghosts
Is Toowoomba the Most Haunted City in Australia?
Mystery of 'alien transmission' solved?
Hold on to your tin foil hat: the origin of the UFO
Bears Really Do Chase Skiers, but This Video Is Fake
Age of 'Hobbit' species revised
Inside the secret world of Toronto’s fraudulent fortune-telling industry
Mysterious fairy circles discovered in Australia’s desert
'Hobbits' found on Flores island are not Homo sapiens, but mystery remains
Wet wipes blockage weighing a tonne pulled out of sewer pipe near Newcastle
Australian birds keep deliberately starting bushfires
Condamine River's mysterious bubbling 'intensifying'
Horrified cabbies pick up 'GHOST PASSENGERS'
New Zealand Family on Finds Black Fish with 'Legs'
Why Do Urban Legends Go Viral?
The Lives and Lies of a Professional Impostor
Smaylilh or Wild People Archaeology (2007)
Take a Peek Into Our “X-Files”
Science sleuths lift veil on prehistoric mass murder
Suspect identified in Beaumont children case as 50th anniversary nears
Bigfoot–a contemporary belief legend (1992)
800-Year-Old Cellphony

 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?

 The Vault

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Why do we need to look for Bigfoot? (2010)

Fictional as these creatures probably are, they serve their purpose psychologically, Sharf said.

"We need these stories to teach us about what we are going to come against in life and how to overcome it"...





Dreaming of DNA: Review of Sykes’ Bigfoot, Yeti and the last Neanderthal
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.


The New Farn Shark Attack of 1862: Fact or Fiction?
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.


Playing the Ghost
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.



Loch Ness Monster hunter insists we're the closest we have ever been to proving Nessie is real
"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..."


Meet a newly discovered family of snail-chomping carnivorous Australian marsupials
“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.


Searching for the Yowie, the Down Under Bigfoot
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.



HAS NESSIE BEEN WASHED UP? Grisly ‘skeletal remains of the monster’ found on the Loch Ness shore but is all it seems?
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.


World’s Leading Sasquatch Researcher and Chronicler John Green Has Died (1927 – 2016)
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.


Female Yowie sighted
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.


Pocatello man’s Bigfoot hoax gets international attention
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.
When 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.


If Bigfoot Were Real
[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.


The Man Who Created Bigfoot
“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.”


Whatever happened to the Loch Ness monster?
Today, 80 years after Nessie was first “sighted”, the band of believers in this mythical creature is dwindling...


ACRO Cryptozoology Conference at Greta

Two Men's Quest for Florida's Mysterious Skunk Ape
And though Conner and Barton make no money doing this, they're part of a thriving Bigfoot subculture that has turned into a cottage industry, with a proliferation of hundreds of websites, YouTube videos, books, T-shirts, conferences, $300 expeditions to "Squatchy" haunts in Oregon and Vermont, and personalities vying for TV gigs.


'Hairy man' encountered by Arthur Marrin 123 years ago still unidentified

I Was An Unwitting Participant In A Bigfoot Scheme!

In Search of China’s Bigfoot
Retired cadres continue 40-year mission to seek Shennongjia's savage despite widespread antipathy.