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The Yowie - could Australia's Bigfoot actually exist ?

By T.K. Randall
February 27, 2022 · Comment icon 13 comments

Many people claim to have seen the creature. Image Credit: Steve Baxter / Pexels
Over the years there have been hundreds of sightings of a large bipedal ape-like creature in the Australian Outback.
Although encounters with large bipedal hominids are mostly associated with North America and the Himalayas, stories of such creatures have been reported for hundreds of years in countries all over the world including Russia, China and even Australia where it is known locally as the Yowie.

One witness - Queensland resident Dean Harrison - maintains that he had encountered such a creature in 1995 at his home on Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland.

"In the darkness behind the swamp there was this noise, booming and guttural, it made my hair stand on end," he said during an interview with Australian news outlet

"On top of the noise, it was bipedal, (I) could hear it walking, trading through the swamp... then it starts to rip foliage out of the ground, and throw it through the air."

ABC North Coast radio host Gary Opit claims to have received dozens of calls from people with similar stories over the last 20 years.
"Generally, they encounter a gorilla-like animal, you could call it a very hairy man-like animal, but one that stands about 1.5-2m tall or larger," he said.

"They all describe a very powerful body, very muscular chest with the head perched on the shoulder a bit like a muscular footballer, with not much sign of a neck, and very powerful with muscular arms and powerful body, powerful legs."

So could there really be a new species of bipedal ape-like creature roaming Australia ?

The jury is certainly still out, but one thing is for sure - all these witnesses must be seeing something.

Exactly what that something might be, however, remains a topic of debate.

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Comment icon #4 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
These seven species/animals were once used to be a cryptids. Never say never.      
Comment icon #5 Posted by Myles 2 years ago
That's more believable than a giant ape in every country on the planet with no credible evidence.
Comment icon #6 Posted by acute 2 years ago
Comment icon #7 Posted by HandsomeGorilla 2 years ago
I agree and disagree. Firstly, I'll say it's not my style to speak in absolutes, I prefer leaving possibilities open and giving people the benefit of the doubt. The list of 'used to be cryptids' is certainly valid, but we're normally talking about animals that were considered cryptids in places that haven't been explored just yet. Couple hundred years ago, if you told a tale of a huge, hairy, humanlike creature with the strength of several men in the jungles of Africa - you know, a gorilla - you'd be called a kook and that no such animal exists. We now know they exist due to exploration of tho... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by acute 2 years ago
@HandsomeGorilla That was a very balanced post.   PS:  You're looking a bit pale. Are you ok? 
Comment icon #9 Posted by HandsomeGorilla 2 years ago
I happen to be a Vanilla Gorilla, thank you very much... 
Comment icon #10 Posted by bigjonalien 2 years ago
They should do more research in australia as you can't miss take it for any other animal e.g. a bear. Going to a hot spot soon. Wish me luck!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 2 years ago
I noticed that, too. And same thing with UFO's, all over the world!  Say,, you don't suppose that...   Naaaaaaaaaaaaaahh, Never mind! 
Comment icon #12 Posted by acute 2 years ago
What's the combination to your Floor Safe?
Comment icon #13 Posted by CigaretteSmokingMan 2 years ago
Good lord.. 

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