(Warning for dial-up users: This thread is image heavy)
About 7 years ago I had a brush with a creature that is not meant to exist.
The full story of that encounter can be read in the first few paragraphs of my THE YOWIE
thread, which is also linked in my signature.
I posted a few weeks back in that thread that I intended to go back (for first time I had been back since it happened) to the place my encounter
I took that trip today.
I've taken photos along the way, and made a few interesting discoveries. I didn't see my hairy assailant, but I did see possible marks that he still
resides in the area.
For the simple reason of wanting to avoid harassment by Yowie 'experts' wanting me to take them to the spot (it happened last time I posted a thread
about this), I am leaving the exact location out, but someone desperate enough will find mention of it in my posting history.
It is a strange feeling walking from complete civilization and within 10 minutes being enveloped in a dense, dark bushland that looks as if it has
been undisturbed since the beginning of time.
The area has a well worn track that is a shortcut between parts of town, and it is along this track that my encounter occurred. Today I ventured off
the track and into denser areas of the park in an attempt to find something tangible.
The entrance to the track
Leaving the track behind
Grasses that go on for huge distances
In the centre of the park, tall grasses spread out for huge distances and it was here I made my first interesting discovery.
The photos do not illustrate it as well as I would have liked, but what I am trying to show is that there were some fairly well crushed areas of the
grass that seemed to be trails of some sort for animals.
Some of the grass was pushed down in huge sections as if something very large had moved through the area.
Deer and kangaroos are known inhabitants of the area, but I doubt their bulk would be able to make some of the impressions I saw.
After nearly an hour and a half of walking, the bush simply got too dense to go further by myself, so I turned back and headed back, but took a
different path than on the way in.
This area of the park was more like rainforest, and was on the banks of a small creek that meandered through the park.
Grasslands give way to dense rainforest
Here I found another interesting path through the grass and trees, as if something had rampaged through the area in a hurry.
Thick track of grass heading into dense scrub that was crushed underfoot by something
Not far from the above track was an interesting tree. It was as if the bark had been ripped or chewed off by something.
Another 30 minutes or so of uneventful hiking connected me back with the shortcut path and the way back out of the bush.
Never been so happy to see a man-made path
It was a strange feeling going back, especially by myself. I didn't expect to have a run in with any angry creatures this time, as it was in the
middle of the day. I did find what (hopefully isn't just my overeager imagination) might be some loose evidence that the creature is still in the
I'd love to get hold of some trail cams and put them in some of the spots I came across one day.
Anyway, thanks for reading. Feel free to comment on how I'm probably seeing things that aren't there.
[edit on 30-5-2009 by fooffstarr]