posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 07:39 AM
I grew up spending a lot of time in the bush here in Australia and heard lots of stories about the yowie. Essentially, spacemunkey is right in saying
that it's the Australian equivalent of Bigfoot. My grandfather is a really experienced bushman and, although he would tell stories about the yowie
(as well as the bunyip, our resident lake monster), he had never seen one. I have never met anyone who claimed to have seen one or known anyone who
If it's possible, the yowie is even less well-documented than its North American and Himalayan counterparts. There are typically said to be 2 types
of yowie: one is large (6-10 feet) and one is smaller (4-5 feet). There are more than 10 000 reported sightings of the yowie throughout Australia.
I am quite skeptical about the existence of the yowie, but it is true that this is an enormous country with even more wilderness than the United
States. And contrary to what I have seen in movies, the overwhelming majority of our population lives in our coastal cities. If a creature were to go
undocumented, this would be the place to do it.
Check out these sites for some basic info on the yowie:
The Australian Yowie Research Centre
Although be wary of anything Rex Gilroy has to say.
So no, we're not pulling your leg. Maybe if somebody told you they saw a hoop-snake, or a drop-bear, or my favourite: the dreaded kangawallafox!
Hope I could help.
[edit on 1-8-2005 by Jeremiah25]