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…
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.