Creatures, Myths & Legends
Three men encounter 'Yowie' in rural Queensland
By T.K. Randall
December 15, 2021 · 12 comments
Could an unknown hominid be roaming the Australian Outback ? Image Credit: Steve Baxter / Pexels
The trio had been driving home from work when they spotted something that left them terrified.
North America is not the only place to have legends of a large ape-like creature roaming the wilderness - similar stories and sightings have arisen independently all over the world.
Some of the most prominent examples include the Yeti of the Himalayas and the Russian Alma, while in Australia the name given to such a creature is the Yowie.
It's a legend that continues to be relevant to this day, with people continuing to report sightings of a mysterious ape-like beast that is said to roam the vast and remote Australian Outback.
Most recently, three men reported seeing something strange while driving in rural Queensland.
They had been making their way home from work through the remote town of Jimna when they saw what they described as a "slouched over figure" underneath a street light.
Initially believing it to be a boar or something similar, they were astonished when it stood up on two legs and bolted away in an "ape-like manner."
One of the group - Seamus Fitzgerald - later stated that the experience had left him unable to sleep.
"I've never really had a paranormal or strange experience like that before," he said. "I hardly slept that night and the feeling was overwhelming that I had seen something that I never believed in previously."
Another of the trio - Stirling Slocock-Bennett - admitted to being in "utter disbelief" over the sighting.
The town itself, which has a population of just 91, is no stranger to such sightings either, with several of the locals having reported encounters with a mysterious ape-like creature.
"I'm very intrigued to find out what other people have seen and experienced," said Fitzgerald.
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