The Australian Outback’s Strangest Creature of All

We have a lot of strange and unusual creatures in the Australian outback, and I’ve written about quite a few. We’ve got…

So it just can’t get any weirder, can it?

Hold on a minute! Didn’t my post two weeks ago about Feral pigs start in exactly the same way?

Yes, it did, but when I said then that it can’t get any weirder, I secretly knew that it would. How weird?

Yowies weird, that’s how weird!

Yowies

I suspect we have all heard of Bigfoot. Well a yowie appears to be the Australian equivalent. Apparently, we have at least two kinds of yowies here; little ones and big ones.

They kind of look like this…

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

What is a Yowie?

‘Yowie is the term for an unidentified hominid reputed to lurk in the Australian wilderness. It is an Australian cryptid similar to the Himalayan Yeti and the North American Bigfoot.’Wikipedia

At first, I thought this was just another “Loch Ness Monster” type story, but having looked into it I’m not so sure, there have been a huge number of sightings.

Search Google for “yowie” and you’ll find all lots and lots of information and many stories.

One site that got my attention was Dean Harrison’s Australian Yowie Research and they do a very good job of explaining what a Yowie is. If you want to know more, visit YowieHunters. But, if I may borrow from their knowledge, there are at least two known sorts of yowie here; the smaller 4 to 5 foot yowie and the bigger 6 to 10 foot species.

Or, as I put it earlier, little ones and big ones.

Do they really exist?

Again, if you check out the site mentioned above, in the left-hand side you will see a menu for Reports/Sightings. There are a lot of sightings listed in every single state of Australia.

But are all these sightings (let me be blunt) reported by nutters?

Well, the TV crew of a program called “Animal Planet” believe they have recorded the sound of a yowie.

Yowie Sightings

As well as the sightings listed on the yowie hunters website mentioned earlier, I found this on YouTube.

Matt McMahon is an SES worker from New South Wales. SES, in case you didn’t know, stands for State Emergency Service here in Australia. He’s part of a team of people who rescue you in floods, bushfires, cyclones, that sort of thing.

Not someone you would think of as a nutter. So do yowies exist? You decide…

Related Posts

Open a bank account in Australia
{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Jimmy September 9, 2015, 3:48 am | Link

    The host completely detracts from any story told. His appearance in the video has me calling shenanigans from his frightening eyebrows to his decision to push through the branches to create a sense of ‘mystery’?? Idk. I wish it hadn’t been presented in this format or maybe I wouldn’t have noticed that an emergency worker saw a figure on 2 legs and told his mate to open fire….Really? It’s clearly humanoid and an emergency worker who gets up at all kinds of unholy hours to preserve life says it’s on 2 legs shoot it??
    I believe they saw the ghost of Jack Daniels. Or it was Malcolm Fraser. Or man bear pig.

    • BobinOz September 10, 2015, 2:20 pm | Link

      Yes, I suppose it is unusual for the SES to open fire on a two legger, but maybe they have all had a bet on who gets the first yowie? The host does try hard to add to the drama, but I suppose it is his job Jimmy.

  • jenny sherston May 19, 2015, 9:03 pm | Link

    In 1999 we were driving from Perth back to Newman, about 400 or 500 meters up the road this thing ran across the road it was at least ten foot tall, it looked human, but not human. Almost ape like, but not. it was huge, it didn’t seem to be bending it’s legs or arms, it appeared out of no where and vanished just as fast. Myself an partner also children saw it, but have never since seen it again. I always thought it was to strange to tell anyone, till now. I just googled weird sightings, and I saw this sight. I’m amazed others might also have seen it as well. And that its real. It puts a stop on any camping ideas I’ve ever had.

    • BobinOz May 20, 2015, 8:51 pm | Link

      Wow! Sounds like you and your family had a proper sighting of most probably a yowie. Maybe you should report it to the website I mention in the article. You all saw it, so it happened; these things must be real. I got a sneaky suspicion they are.

      Otherwise that was one heck of a fancy dress costume someone was wearing somewhere between Perth and Newman back in 1999 🙂

  • cheryl soo August 17, 2013, 11:59 pm | Link

    similar sighting in Bardon Qld in 1960’s Large blackish creature with orange yellow round eyes 7 foot tall.
    Never again experienced anything before or after.

    • BobinOz August 19, 2013, 1:39 pm | Link

      Wow! Really? That’s something you won’t forget in a hurry and clearly you haven’t. That really was back in the day though, too many houses in Bardon now, I don’t suppose he’ll be back in a hurry 🙂

Leave a Comment

If your comment doesn’t get answered, find out why…..
FAQs and Comment Policy.