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According to Aborigines, the yowies were terrifying to look upon: fearsome and hairy, up to or over 2.6 metres in height, with strong muscular bodies, powerful arms and large hands longer than a human's. They walked upright upon two legs with a stooped gait. Their heads were sunk into their shoulders, giving them the stooped appearance.
They had a pointed sagittal crest (skull dome) and a receding forehead with thick, protruding eyebrow-ridges and large deeply-set eyes. Males were often hairier than females, who had long pendulous breasts. The feet of the yowie were much larger than those of a normal-sized human, and possessed an opposable big toe.
These mysterious hominids roamed the remoter, forest-covered mountain regions either in small family groups or or hunting in ones and twos, their females and young secreted back in their lairs. The Aborigines both feared and respected the yowies, venerating them as sacred creatures from the Dreamtime.
In fact, as already pointed out, Aboriginal folklore is still full of giant manlike beings, creatures sometimes over three metres in height. While some were giant humans who made massive stone tools and sometimes fire, others were more ape-like. From Western Australia and the Northern Territory I have obtained traditions of a gigantic gorilla-like monster that once terrorised Aboriginal tribes of the interior.
Originally posted by Shar_Chi
fooffstarr in your original post you said your friend was ahead of you, looked back and his expression was of fear so you look back yourself. in your next post you say your friends body obstructed your view back. sorry to nitpick...
i find the yowie phenomenon pretty interesting myself. the original australians still know 100x more about this country than us whiteys.
Originally posted by fooffstarr
I was 17 at the time, so 2 years ago. I got a bit of a look at its face, but not much else. An easy reference for what its head looked like would be cousin It off the Addams family lol. Hate to sound lame but all you could really hair was long shaggy hair and a small sign of black light-reflecting eyes through the hair.
I guess i could get some photos in the future if i ever want to go back there. I havn't spoken to that friend for a while either, i think he has moved now (for good reason too).
The top link is me... wow i didn't even know he had put it on the website.
As far as aggressive creatures goes, read some of the expedition reports from Yowie Hunters. The majority of the time they end up being chased or surrounded by these things. Apparently they stamp their feet as a warning first. That would be terrifying i think.
Right after the thing chased us we were going to organize a heap of people to go and look for it, but i couldn't bring myself to even go back in there, i was that paralysed with fear just looking at the place.