Woman Says She Was Visited by Yowies, The Bigfoot of the Outback
Legends of Yowies have been told for centuries in Australia, including one woman who says she was visited by Yowies who left her gifts of flowers and macadamia nuts.
Like the American Bigfoot, the Yowie has become a popular campfire tale, prodded into mainstream lore with home videos taken by camping families and outdoor enthusiasts. And it’s from this alleged evidence that many have based their opinions as to whether or not Yowies exist. But it may be a bit hasty to dismiss the existence of this creature as outlandish, as the Yowie, unbeknownst to most, actually has prominence among the Aborigines, who say they’ve coexisted with them for centuries.
What is a Yowie? The Australian Bigfoot…
Many cultures have their versions of the Yowie, including the American Sasquatch (or Bigfoot), the Yeti (or Abominable Snowman) of the Himalayas, and the Brazilian Mapinguari. These are all creatures described as bipedal, larger than the average human, and covered in hair like an ape.
Interestingly enough, those who do believe these creatures exist also say that they’re likely to be close relatives of one another.
As with many entities that mystify modern civilizations, the existence of such creatures is widely accepted as fact among indigenous cultures who’ve lived on the land and have intimately known of their existence since ancient times.
The Kuku Yalanji tribe of North Queensland Australia have identified two tribes of Yowies, and point to long, detailed records of Yowie attacks in their legends. One group is described as between six- and 10-feet tall, about 1,000 pounds, and covered in thick hair. They’re also said to have talons for fingers.
This type is referred to as the “Yahoo.” The other Yowie group, known as the “Junjudees,” are believed to be smaller, around three- to four-feet tall.
Both types have been documented on cave walls…
Though Aborigines claim these creatures are real, they also regard them as mystical, referring to their magical powers. They’ve equated the Yowies with a figure from their own mythology, the Doolagahl (or “hairy man”), which they believe has existed since the dawn of time.
Yowie Sightings — Is the Australian Sasquatch Credible?
It is said that Yowies don’t appear to skeptics, which seems like a rather convenient excuse for not being able to encounter one if you are, in fact, a skeptic. And so, while skeptics haven’t found any evidence solid enough to change their minds, including expeditions they’ve taken to hunt for these creatures in the wilderness, there are nevertheless hundreds of Yowie sightings on record.
When the First Fleet of eleven British ships arrived in Sydney Cove in 1788 filled with convicts to be deposited on Australian soil and left to settle there, the Aborigines warned them of the Yowies. Only a year later, the new arrivals had their first encounter when returning from a hunting trip. They reported that a large, ape-like figure twice the size of a man was watching them from the trees at the top of a nearby hill.
The next significant sighting was made by several people in southern Australia — the first in that region — in 1849. They described an ape-like creature between six- and seven-feet tall who was spotted sitting at the edge of a lake.
And then there’s the 1936 photograph, taken by Rich Jones in New South Wales, that remains highly contested. It is a depiction of two men sitting on a wooden log, and behind them a gigantic figure is sitting with its hands in its lap, chin to chest, looking downward.
Recent sightings have been made as well, though they’re subjected to even greater scrutiny and skepticism. One woman claims she developed a sort-of relationship with a family of Yowies who would visit her property. What began with her standing guard over her porch all night, brandishing a plank of wood with a screw sticking out of it, became almost friendly after she began leaving offerings of meat and vegetables outside for them. Eventually, the gesture was reciprocated, and they began leaving her gifts of macadamia nuts, flowers, and even a dead rat on her back porch.
There are countless tales all over the world telling of legendary creatures visiting our civilizations, living among us, interacting with us, and finding a way to escape extinction in the face of human intrusion. Who’s to say such creatures don’t exist? The claim that they may live in another realm of existence, such as Aborigines have said, is not strictly held by those whose cultures accept these claims. The Epoch Times reported, “Modern physicists recognize the possible existence of several other dimensions, and how those dimensions may interact with our own is still far from understood. Some say the yowie may exist in another dimension or realm.”