Yowie / Bigfoot
Man investigating existence of yowies says he has proof of apeman in Gold Coast Hinterland
By: Jack Harbour
Gold Coast Bulletin
The History of Yowie Research
THEY’RE the subject of myth and legend but 44-year-old yowie hunter Jason Heal says he has proof that apemen live in the Gold Coast
Almost every weekend for about five years, the Brisbane local has sped down the M1 west of the Gold Coast in search
of the hominid reputed to live in the Australian bush.
And so strongly does Mr Heal believe he has been in contact with the ape
man, he refuses to take his 14-year-old son with him on trips, for fear of tragedy.
The Naked Yowie Project
He claims he’s had dozens of encounters with the creature since his partner first introduced him to the species in a New Idea magazine
article but says one piece of video footage taken in the Gold Coast Hinterland in 2014 haunts him to this very day.
a lot of birds, you get a lot of wild pigs and then you get a lot of possums,” he said.
“I’d put apples there to attract the
“One particular shot, it was about 3.27am on a Saturday … there was a lot of moisture in the air.
“I can see it
hunched over, it’s on the other side of the rock (on which the camera is perched).
“It’s eyes are glowing, it’s got sort of dreadlocked,
matted hair. It’s looking at the apples with intrigue.
“It’s blinking its eyes in the video … a bit like a human does.
“In the last shot you can see it turn.”
In one of his latest
escapades, Mr Heal said he was capturing video footage trying to communicate with yowies by tapping on trees in the Gold Coast Hinterland
last year when a yowie spoke to him, asking him his name.
“The best way to describe it is like a cave man, Neanderthal sort of
talk,” he said.
“(Yowies) can speak English.”
The yowie hunter runs a YouTube channel called Viral 6000 and says he often attracts criticism from naysayers who claim the animals
don’t exist and even say some of the images he has captured are in fact wild pigs.
But Mr Heal said he has seen enough in his
lifetime to be sure of their existence.
“Pigs heads are straight on their body, their heads don’t bob up and down,” he said.
(yowies) are 100 per cent real.
“You could have 1000 scientists who debate the topic … I would stand up and say they are real.
in Australia they’re apelike/wild man.”