Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 15th, 2009
The same news service that tapped into the Siberian Snowman reports that seemed to go nowhere have put out an unfortunately thin story about a new Yowie sighting in Australia.
Ingrid Schoen, 23, of Germany and Adi Hassan, 22, of France, two backpackers in the Blue Mountains of Australia, told a All News Web reporter that they heard branches breaking and then vaguely saw a six feet tall hairy thing running away in the distance.
You can read the release here, but you won’t learn too much more, sorry to say.
For those interested in a deeper historical and current discussion of Yowie, I highly recommend the North American (2006) and Australian (2007) editions of the following tome.
I named it “The Best Individual Cryptid Book of 2006.”
The Yowie: In Search of Australia’s Bigfoot by Tony Healy and Paul Cropper.
"It is destined to become an instant cryptozoological classic." – Dean Harrison, Austalian Yowie Research, October 6, 2006.
If you have an extra $10 Australian dollars or American ones, please know that amount from you builds to what we need to save the museum. Do remember to…