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Three men encounter 'Yowie' in rural Queensland

By T.K. Randall
December 15, 2021 · Comment icon 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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Comment icon #3 Posted by jethrofloyd 3 years ago
As I said, it is certainly an aged Robert Plant from Led Zep. This time spotted out at the 'New Year Tour' in Australia. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by jmccr8 3 years ago
I have seen littlefoot bigmouth in several bars across this country usually they are drunk though.
Comment icon #5 Posted by jethrofloyd 3 years ago
Woman with the largest mouth breaks Guiness World Record
Comment icon #6 Posted by psyche101 3 years ago
I'm betting it was @Sir Wearer of Hats on a bender. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 3 years ago
Not me mate, I’ve had a hair cut.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Hyperionxvii 3 years ago
Sure they did, and I just took a ride on a UFO being driven by bigfoot. I swear!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Jon the frog 3 years ago
Elsewhere in Australia We don't know how many primates are lost each year... it's a bit like bigcats sighting.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Tom1200 3 years ago
It's worse than that - they're running the planet! We've had enough Yowie reports for me to do a highly technical and scientific analysis on my PapaSmurf-ometer of Gibberish.  The results are: Real live Yowie; absolutely no doubt, mate: 98%  Large koala in a Yowie suit: well... maybe: 20%  Ned Kelly:  5% Ned Kelly's ghost: 25%  Just some bloke waking up drunk and fleeing the heat: completely ridiculous, doesn't even merit a second's contemplation: 0% Aliens: 11%  Atlantis: 12%  Alanis Morrisette / Sir Hat (they're the same person): 13%  So the sum of probabilities of it being anything ... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by jmccr8 3 years ago
I'm not lost I'm hiding.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Golden Duck 3 years ago
Hmmm.... maybe there is something to this story...

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