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Yowie Hunt News

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 19th, 2012


Rex ‘Yowie Man’ Gilroy, 68, holds a cast of his own right foot and that of an opposable big-toed left foot of a “yowie” for physical comparison. Gilroy is planning to conduct a search around Bega for more evidence of the creatures from Australian folklore. Bega is a town in the southeast of New South Wales, Australia in the Bega Valley Shire.

For more, see here.

For further on the Yowie, see the definitive work on the topic:

The Yowie: In Search of Australia’s Bigfoot by Tony Healy and Paul Cropper (NY: Anomalist Books, 2006).

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.


4 Responses to “Yowie Hunt News”

  1. mastiff responds:

    Let us not forget Rex Gilroy’s other Amazing discoveries! Moa’s still surviving in New Zealand. Evidence of Homo Erectus also alive in New Zealand. Proof ancient Egyptians settled Australia. Publicly stating on Australian television on two unrelated occasions that video footage of proven house cats is that of the extinct marsupial poached lion Thylacoleo. This man might just be the most successful cryptozoologist yet!

  2. davidk responds:

    I’ll resist running down Gilroy…

    But the whole Yowie thing here has always bothered me. Bigfoot in the US is logical given the landmass bridges over geological history. Asian sightings also make sense – and then there’s H.Florensis. But the Yowie doesn’t gel. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not about not wanting it to be so. An extant bipedal relict in Oz would be cool. Problem is the getting here is tough. The separation from Antartica/S. America was pre-primate. To the North New Guinea certainly joined Oz during the last Ice Age. H. Sapien certainly had the seafaring skills to make an Indo-Australia crossing. But what other species had those skills? The description of the Yowie doesn’t fit with boat building and the Indo-Australia crossing is is no mean feat (ask the boat refugees arriving in recent years – drowning is common).

    I’m still waiting, after many years, to read of a credible method of arrival. It’s not so much the Yowie I’m skeptical of, but rather how it could have arrived. Barring extremely unlikely parallel evolution in marsupials.

  3. red_pill_junkie responds:

    @davidk, there are many anthropologists suggesting H. Erectus could make maritime crossings.

    To wit:

    http://io9.com/5445843/ancient-proto+humans-traveled-to-europe-in-boats-130000-years-ago

  4. davidk responds:

    @red_pill_junkie

    Thank you for the link.

    Certainly worthy of consideration, though I notice they are speaking of rafting, rather than a canoe, dug-out or boat. The issue remains the nature of the crossing. The Timor Sea/Arafura Sea contains a “deep”, the crossing isn’t congenial to rafting.

    Cheers, again, yet to be convinced. Still always happy to a method that would work.



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