Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 2nd, 2008
Sometimes everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon. Sometimes people are just in the right place at the right time. What is this episode all about?
Tony Healy’s and Paul Cropper’s The Yowie: In Search of Australia’s Bigfoot has made these hairy hominoids quite popular in their own country and much more well-known around the world. More people are trying to get new pieces of evidence.
Now comes word that one person says he has proof.
Proof…Paul Compton with one of the photos that he believes backs up his personal claims of a giant Yowie-like animal living in the Glen Innes district.
Has there ever been a good Yowie photograph taken?
This Australian Yowie researcher now says “Yes.”
(Forgive the reporter. It is difficult to spell Gigantopithecus correctly.)
Yowie hunter Paul Compton has long believed a giant animal lives in the Glen Innes district – and he claims he finally has photos to prove it.
Two days before Christmas, Mr Compton set up a wild view trail camera in an area north west of Glen Innes he has been watching for some time. A week later he returned, finding the camera – triggered by movement – had shot 921 images, including two showing a blurred black figure he claims to be the elusive animal.
“There had been a lot of activity there – rocks moved, broken tree limbs – I’d left a couple of cooked chops in a plastic bag in a tree about eight foot of the ground as bait, and when I returned it had been ripped apart,” he said.
Mr Compton estimates the shadowy figure to be about 35m from the camera, and estimates it’s height to be about (4 foot six inches) – “I took my son out and got him to stand in the same place and he’s about the same height”.
He says he believes the animal is a descendant of the giant ancient ape Gigantapithicus, which was in Asia tens of thousands of years ago.
“I’ve got hair at home that’s been identified by Dr Henner Fahrenbach from Oregon Regional Primate Research Centre in America who believes it to be a high primate and identical to the type of hair belonging to the (American) Big Foot or Sasquatch.”
Mr Compton, who has plaster casts of footprints, has become somewhat of an authority on big animals, and in October  will be a guest speaker at the three day Mid American Big Foot Research Foundation conference in Oklahoma to talk about big animals in Australia.
Meanwhile, two commercial television current affairs programs are looking at the recently snapped photos.
“There’s never been a picture before, this could really put Glen Innes on the map,” he said. ~ by Tim Hughes
Source: Glen Innes Examiner, NSW
Is the photograph of a tree stump, Cryptomundians want to know? Or has proof been developed that the object moves? Read the comments below:
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.