While the video is not conclusive of anything apart from what could possibly be strange figure/s and the strong probability of wombats, it was really the audio that caught my attention. I know nothing of how a yowie foot might be constructed, though I did a little experimenting (hope the neighbors weren't watching). I find it unlikely many people could make the same stomping type noises as this in the bush with bare feet and with the same force, to be picked up so clearly on a camcorder at 50 ft or so (even over the top of his own noises). At least I couldn't do this successfully on my lawn Though I understand yowies are purportedly quite large with large feet.
Then I realized something about some of these background footstep type noises. There were some definite, what I would describe as “clomping” type
steps in amongst it all. To explain what I mean, two noises very close together ie. a heel quickly followed by the foot and made with some force.
While I certainly couldn't reproduce this same type of sound or force in bare feet, with joggers or boots on I am more confident. It can make this
effect, and footsteps in general, stand out. While not many stomping sounds had this effect, some clearly did. I can understand a large
primate/humanoid making loud stomping noises, but not in the same way as some of these. Something about some of the steps gives an impression of being
made by something wearing shoes or boots.
I will leave it at that with the video, as really I can't be sure of anything from this movie either way and anything I have posted only amounts to
opinion. I might also be way off in that opinion. It might have happened the way it is portrayed, it might not have. I am beginning to feel like a
movie critic panning a movie.
Though add to this a researcher who has what I would imagine to be like the holy grail of "paranormal researcher" experiences, yet seems completely
uninterested in any sort of follow up. Also doesn't seem interested in any type of analysis. No checking either for footprints or something/anything
that might add weight to the story or aid in understanding the experience. Simply wanders into the bush and gets caught unintentionally in the dark
(yet luckily happens to have his half million candle power spotlight with him), surrounded by yowies, films it just in time to launch a you-tube site.
Then simply moves on.
There are so many other things about this that don't add up so I will stop here. I know fact can be stranger than fiction so I will still keep an
open (if also skeptical) mind on this one.
I notice on the latest expidition any type of noise or motion, or possible reflection/eyeshine (no matter how fleeting) in the bush is accredited to
the "big guys". A light caught (reflected ?) on camera is simply accepted on the spot as being some paranormal new age "orb of pure energy"
without the slightest hesitation or doubt. I applaud this type of feild work, though if research is the "systematic investigation into something, to
establish facts' (dictionary quote) I can't help being a bit sceptical and simply don't regard this as genuine research.
[edit on 26-5-2010 by Cogito, Ergo Sum]