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Aussie Yowie/Bigfoot Sighted In Northern NSW

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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 04:22 AM
I remember hearing storys of yowies when I was a kid. A tall shaggy haired creature that smelt really & talked in grunts & groans plus lived in remote bushland.. Does really sound like a hippy out with his dope crop..

WHAT'S more than two metres (six foot) tall, solidly built and covered in shaggy hair?

If your answer was “that guy down at the local,” you're probably right but it's also a common description of a mythical Australian creature known as a yowie, a specimen of which has been reportedly spotted near Centenary Dr, north of Grafton.

>> Have you seen a Yowie? Send us a photo to prove their existence.

A Hunter Valley man named Dean, who did not wish to be identified further, thinks he may have caught a glimpse of one of the creatures, a kind of an Australian version of Bigfoot, as he was driving along the section of road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Dean, whose work sees him driving more than 5000km a week around NSW, was travelling south along the Pacific Hwy, north of Grafton just before 2.30am when he took the Centenary Dr bypass. Shortly after turning into the road he saw something that shook him to the core.

“I reached the top of the hill and I was coming around the sweeping corner to the right when I noticed something a lot larger than a kangaroo in the middle of the road – my headlights weren't on it yet but it was a bright night and I saw what looked like a large person stooped over, with a big overcoat on,” Dean said.

“At the time I thought ‘you silly old thing, what are you doing in the middle of the road at this time of the morning', but next thing I knew my headlights started to light it up and it took one giant step off the road, it went from standing up like a person to going down on all fours and then it disappeared into the scrub in about three bounds.”

Dean, who is used to night-driving and fatigue management, slowed down and was looking into the scrub for the creature and said he saw it silhouetted against the sky.

“It had an almost sort of a square, shaggy block head sitting straight on its shoulders – I'm a pretty big guy but it made me absolutely awe-struck how huge its body was – it had its arm up against a tree and it had about a foot of hair hanging from under its biceps.”

He estimated the creature to be at least two metres tall and covered in what looked like jet-black hair.

Dean said he had no idea what to think until he described the incident to colleagues later who said it was similar to yowie-sighting stories they'd heard in their travels.

Since then Dean said he had been researching ... to rationally explain what he saw but has yet to find a satisfactory answer.

“Anybody who knows me knows I'm the ultimate realist but this was an awe-inspiring moment, it's definitely made me a believer,” Dean said.

During his search for answers however, Dean came across the website of Australian yowie researcher, Paul Cropper who was very interested in his story.

Mr Cropper, who has also co-written a book on yowies, said Dean's story wasn't unusual.

“In our book we recorded around 350 reports going back to the late 1700s, early 1800s, but I imagine there's a lot more than that which don't ever reach the media – people have these experiences and then just keep it to themselves,” Mr Cropper said.

Theories abound as to what yowies could be, including an unknown species of ape or even an undiscovered close relative to homo sapiens, he said.

“One thing you can say with absolute certainty is that Aborigines and Europeans have been recording these things for a long time – the Aboriginal stories go back to the Dreamtime and the European stories go back to basically the first settlement.

An alleged Yowie is caught on camera by Paul Compton.
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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 04:38 AM
Nothing would surprise me these days.

Years ago while president of a small research group, one of our active teams spent the vast majority of their time following these creatures in the bush of Queensland. Many foot casts, hair samples, audio recordings of their sounds, and one memory between 8 people of a night the creature tried to scare them off.. has me as a firm thinker of their reality.

Once, in '98 while at my favourite camping/water hole I saw a short hairy biped standing nearby and watching us in the water.. the strong impression I had while looking into it's eyes was it seemed confused over why we would be in the water.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 04:46 AM
reply to post by Tayesin
The thing is with your encounter is no can acuse you of confusing it with a bear.

Once, in '98 while at my favourite camping/water hole I saw a short hairy biped standing nearby and watching us in the water.. the strong impression I had while looking into it's eyes was it seemed confused over why we would be in the water.

As to being in the water he was probably thinking, that silly little yowie went into the water & it has made all his hair fall off.

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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 04:58 AM
I don't mean to be rude or anything but that picture is a tree and 2 meters is well over 6 feet (6'6 to be precise). I don't doubt these creatures exist but that picture is a very poor piece of evidence, Along with those foot print casts.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 05:05 AM
reply to post by Serizawa
If you read the story the sighting was at night. The picture is daytime so not related to the actual story .

The paper just used this picture so I threw it in as a example only.

If you zoom the picture to 400X & use a little imagination, it is more stand-outish.

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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 05:12 AM
reply to post by acrux

I don't doubt the story its just the evidence these researchers present that pisses me off. I understand they claim to have Yeti body parts stored in Buddhist temples in Tibet, Why haven't they proved the creatures existence yet? I know how hard it is to captures pictures of such a rare animal but not enough effort is being put into finding this animal.

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 10:25 PM
Centenary Drive Grafton is a high level vehicle bypass when the lower areas get flooded, which happens regularly. It is just outside the actual City of Grafton and is also used as a short cut to avoid coming in to Grafton itself when travelling the Pacific Highway. Dean Harrison from says that all directions out of Grafton have a rich history of sighting of yowies.

I'm a believer. I personally know of four people that have seen them in the Northern Tablelands area around Glen Innes, which is 2 hours west of Grafton and everything in between is National Park pretty much. I grew up on stories of sightings as well, especially when people were allowed to camp on the Old Grafton/Glen Innes Road, but now its all fenced off.

The paper has called for reports of other sightings. I hope lots of previously unreported sightings are called in. I'd love to hear more from people in the area.

The story you've quoted was in Lismore's Northern Star, this article was also in the Daily Examiner (Grafton's local paper) on Tuesday this week. There has been some discussion regarding the whole witness sighting and a full report is coming soon at the Forum of

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