From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
hairy man Beast
A farmer, "Doug",
had experienced some eerie happenings on his Numinbah Valley property.
He had found giant footprints and heard weird cries at night.
In 1969 he was working in
a field one day when he saw, some distance away, a three-metre-tall,
hairy manbeast walking across thee field carrying a dead calf.
his .303 rifle, he fired at the monster as it effortlessly cleared a
wooden paling fence in a single stride and escaped into rainforest.
Tweed Valley: In another
incident a few years earlier in the Tweed Valley, a stockman, Richard
Adams, was mustering a mob of cattle on horseback when the cattle and
his horse suddenly took fright.
It was at this moment that,
barely 16 metres ahead of him, an enormous, muscular, hairy manlike
creature appeared menacingly, brandishing a large tree limb.
beast, whose face Richard later described a being somewhere between
human and ape, stood its ground as the terrified stockman turned his
mount to gallop off down the slope.
Tableland December 1969
male man Ape
Tableland, rising high above Cairns, is the scene of frequent 'hairy
man' reports. During December 1969, several timber-cutters claimed they
saw a two-metre-tall, hairy male "man ape" watching them among
trees as they worked near the town of Atherton.
Earlier that same year, another logging group operating in the Kuranda
district reported seeing three strange hominid creatures-an apparent
male and female each of two metre's in height, and a juvenile of about
1.3 metres-foraging in a gully below them.