Yowie – What are they?

In the years I have been conducting research into this ‘creature’ ‘legend’ or ‘myth’ known as the Yowie, the remaining question is what are they, if they are in fact real? And that is the $64000 question isn’t it? First of all let me say that this was the last time I will say ‘if’… Continue reading Yowie – What are they?

Books by Rex Gilroy. Recommended reading on Yowie Research

Just finished making my way through three epic reads by one of my fav Australasian cryptozoologists, the original ‘grandfather of Yowie research’, Rex Gilroy. Fascinating info for anyone into the elusive yowie or other Australian based mystery creatures. I bought ‘The Yowie Mystery: Living fossils from the Dreamtime’ and ‘Out of the Dreamtime – The… Continue reading Books by Rex Gilroy. Recommended reading on Yowie Research

Getting Hairy with Rex Gilroy

Rex Gilroy, Director of the Australian Yowie Research Centre, Katoomba, NSW studying the Wadbilliga Dryopithecine fossil footprint. It is yet one more piece of evidence of an Australian primate presence in Pleistocene times and earlier. Photo copyright © Rex Gilroy 2013

I first heard about Rex Gilroy as a child. Perhaps about 1980, or thereabouts. I was a budding young cryptozoologist / paranormal researcher that would spend my time reading up every book or article I could find on the subjects. I also collected newspaper clippings. In my collection I have clippings that mention Rex Gilroy.… Continue reading Getting Hairy with Rex Gilroy

The Hawkesbury River Monster

In New South Wales lies the Hawkesbury River, home to one of Australia’s strangest cryptids. The beast, known simply as the Hawkesbury River Monster, is a kind of aquatic lizard, much like the Loch Ness Monster of Scotland.  Descriptions of the creature liken it to the prehistoric plesiosaur, extinct for 70 million years.  Sightings report… Continue reading The Hawkesbury River Monster

Yara-ma-yha-who

The Yara-ma-yha-who is a creature from Australian Aboriginal folklore. This creature resembles a little red man with a very big head and large mouth with no teeth. On the ends of its hands and feet are suckers. It lives in fig trees and does not hunt for food, but waits until an unsuspecting traveler rests… Continue reading Yara-ma-yha-who

Australian Ape Project: Footprints and Site Comparisons

Photos by Ray Doherty and Nigel Francis March 2013 ABSTRACT The purpose of this report is to present and to discuss findings on the comparison of Unknown foot prints obtained from three (3) locations around the Sunshine Coast, QLD, in order to determine several key points. Identify the consistency in the     print patterns in order… Continue reading Australian Ape Project: Footprints and Site Comparisons

Akurra

In the mythology of the Aboriginal people of South Australia (specifically, the Adnyamathanha people from the Flinders Ranges), Akurra is a great snake deity, sometimes associated with the Rainbow Serpent. Adnyamathanha elders describe it as a giant water snake with a beard mane, scales and sharp fangs, whose movements shaped the land. Akurra is associated… Continue reading Akurra

Muldjewangk

The Muldjewangk is a water-creature in Australian Aboriginal mythology that inhabited the Murray River, particularly Lake Alexandrina. It was used as a deterrent for Aboriginal children who wished to play near the riverside after dark. Sometimes they are portrayed as evil merfolk (half man half fish), or times as a gargantuan monster. It is also… Continue reading Muldjewangk

Bunyip

The bunyip, or kianpraty, is a large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds and waterholes. The origin of the word bunyip has been traced to the Wemba Wemba or Wergaia language of Aboriginal people of South-Eastern Australia. However, the bunyip appears to have formed part of traditional Aboriginal… Continue reading Bunyip

Australian Ape Nesting and Great Ape Comparison

NESTING – A comparison of bedding between Great Apes and the fabled Australian Ape By Ray Doherty, Anthony Lipanovic, Nigel Francis, Lindsay Sander and Brad Payne A possible nest found near a tree nest location. This more than likely belongs to the adult which is more terrestrial as it gets older and sleeps whilst its… Continue reading Australian Ape Nesting and Great Ape Comparison

Is the Yowie a form of Marsupial Ape?

The Yowie is an Australian Hominid that is closely related to the New Zealand Moehau. With convergent evolution could this creature be the Marsupial Equivalent of the Hominids that once roamed Africa. Recently on my favourite site for crypto information – Cryptomundo.com Loren Coleman asked “What is the Yowie” After some consideration on the matter and… Continue reading Is the Yowie a form of Marsupial Ape?

Thylacine

The thylacine ( THY-lə-seen,  or Thylacinus cynocephalus, Greek for “dog-headed pouched one”) was the largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times. It is commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger (because of its striped back) or the Tasmanian wolf. Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea, it is thought to have become extinct in the 20th… Continue reading Thylacine

Australia’s secret big cat?

As reported in Stuff – 19 October 2012.  A doctor, dentist, solicitor, clergyman and Qantas pilot have all seen it, as have numerous Rural Fire Service volunteers and an officer from the Department of Agriculture. A NSW detective spoke of how he watched the beast, from barely 50 metres away, for more than a minute. And… Continue reading Australia’s secret big cat?

Gunni

The Gunni is a wombat-like cryptid with antlers, purportedly formerly found near Marysville, Victoria, Australia. A stuffed one was on display in the Marysville Visitors’ Information Centre, along with other local wildlife including a Lyrebird and Leadbeater’s possum, prior to the February 2009 Victorian bushfires which destroyed the centre. Reportedly, only three Gunnis have ever… Continue reading Gunni

Burrunjor

The Burrunjor is an Australian dinosaur cryptid that resembles the theropod dinosaur T. rex, or maybe a neovenatorid allosaur like Australovenator, Megaraptor, or Rapator. The Burrunjor is described as being a giant lizard according to aboriginal mythology. Based on sightings it is 25 feet long and has small clawed hands and walks on two bipedal legs.… Continue reading Burrunjor