posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 08:33 PM
hi fooffstarr, great post. If you are wondering about Australian urban legends, I may have one for you. Where I grew up was a place called 'The
Leap', about 30k north of Mackay, QLD. There are a few different stories about it, the very real story of 'Kowaha' who was an Aboriginal lady
chased to her death by farmers around mid 1870 (the farmers were sick of the local aboriginal tribe spearing their cattle) She did not want to be
caught so she jumped off the side of the mountain with her baby in her arms, fell to her death but her baby miraculously survived and was raised by a
policeman's wife. She stayed in the Mackay district until she died in about 1930.
Another interesting thing about The Leap is that it is a UFO 'hot-spot', many sightings have been reported around there, and I can tell you I have
personally seen some strange things in the sky myself.
Finally, the last legend I had heard of whilst growing up there, was the legend of the 'Leap Mountain Hermit' who was a man who lived up on the
mountain in one of it's caves. My neighbor had seen him on several occasions, but no one has seen him in years, so it is assumed that he has died in
his cave. To the best of my knowledge, no one has found his remains or his cave yet.
So there you go, a couple of Aussie legends for you to check out yourself
I am trying to hunt down a few pictures of the mountain I have but for now I will post this link with a small picture of The Leap Mountain. The pic
does not do it justice.
edit to add another pic that shows more of the rocky top of the mountain:
[edit on 16/3/2009 by just_julie]