From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
River, Arnhem Land 1968
killed her Dog
We now journey into the Northern
Territory, land of the "Pankalanka", the name by which these
horrific, hairy monster hominids are known to Aborigines and whites
During August 1968, a 2.6 metre-tall giant hominid, long white hair
trailing from his head, surprised a young woman on a camping trip while
she was walking her dog near the Katherine River, inland from the town
of Katherine in Arnhem Land. "The monster just appeared from out of bushes in front of me. He
grabbed the dog and hurled it against a boulder killing it.
I ran away
screaming for my parents at our camp nearby.
The man-beast all the time was yelling and snarling and at first began
pursuing me, but as I approached the camp and he saw my folks and our
vehicle, he stopped and retreated into the scrub. I recall he had large
genitals, very hairy muscular arms and large hands with long finger
nails," she told me in a 1973 interview.
bear like Creature
One night in March 1968,
a motorist, Mr. John Noyce, was driving on the Mount Kosciusko road
when what he thought was a large bear, standing upright, appeared on
the roadside ahead of him, illuminated by the car headlights.
The creature was much taller
than a man and was covered in long hair. However, before Mr. Noyce could
get a good look at the beast, it had walked off into the roadside scrub.
A few years earlier, about
1968, a Bundaberg farmer, living on the upper reaches of the Herberton
River, reported seeing a whole tribe of pygmy-size natives, men, women
and children moving through jungle in the mountain country behind
There are also numerous cave paintings, often thousands of years old,
believed made by these people, hidden deep in jungle-covered rock
shelters throughout the Atherton/Cape York ranges.
In 1978 I made an inspection
of one of these cave art sites, which besides depicting the stencilled
arms and hands of the small artists, included various animals and
hunting scenes of long ago.
Kosciusko Road 1968
Despite a lack
of interest among Australian scientists, quite believable sightings
of Yowies continue to be made.
one night in March 1968 a motorist, Mr John Noyce, was driving on the
Mt Kosciusko road, when what he thought was a large 'bear' standing
upright, appeared on the roadside ahead of him, illuminated by the car
much taller than a man, was covered in long hair. However, before Mr
Noyce could get a good look at the mystery beast, it walked off into
hide clad black Creature
sighting claim, made by a family picnicking near Megalong Creek on day
in September 1968, when they spotted "an animal hide-clad, 2ft
tall [ 0.61m] black creature - probably male - running across open ground
in the paddock of an adjacent farm property, to disappear into thick
New Guinea 1968
In 1968 a huge
male 'Masalai' carried off a native woman from a village in the vicinity
of Mt Dom, a massive sentinel rising 4,396ft above the surrounding jungle