The place’s Yowie? Whereas this may increasingly sound like a enjoyable image puzzle ebook that might outsell ‘The place’s Waldo?’ in Australia, it’s truly a critical query amongst crytozoologists down below who haven’t been acquired any studies of sightings of the Australian model of Bigfoot for the reason that lethal bushfires started final yr. The Yowie is not any Smokey Bear warning fellow Ozzies that solely they will forestall bushfires, so the place are they? One knowledgeable who has studied the creature for over 20 years thinks he has the reply, and it could each save the beast from bushfires and assist these on the lookout for it slim their searches.
“Typically, it does fluctuate. We will have dry spells however that complete space has dropped to principally nothing. It has all gone a lot quieter than regular.”
“It” is the variety of Yowie sightings per week on Australia’s Gold Coast, one of many nation’s most stunning areas and a preferred vacationer vacation spot. Based on Dean Harrison, head of the Australian Yowie Analysis group, Queensland and the Gold Coast specifically has a big Yowie inhabitants with an estimated 30% — second solely to New South Wales, the state south of it, with 54% of the whole. These numbers will probably be down after the most recent Yowie census, in keeping with Harrison. Whereas he usually hears of 10 sightings per week, the final bushfire season had a extreme influence on all life in Australia, and the Yowie specifically.
“We’re primarily getting studies from different areas, it’s laborious to say why however I count on yowies have moved out of their consolation zone, out of their pure space and are due to this fact holding their heads down extra.”
Holding your head down is hard to do whenever you’re as much as 12 toes tall (though it’s additionally a necessity round low branches and cave entrances), however Harrison believes Yowie has evacuated a lot of the Gold Coast and Queensland – the areas hardest hit by the horrific fires – and New South Wales as effectively. Having a robust sense of odor, he figures the Yowies received a whiff of the smoke lengthy earlier than people and animals and headed inland at their prime pace of 70km/h (43 mph). Trying on the detailed sightings map on the Australian Yowie Analysis web site, it could seem the Yowies headed east till they reached the sting of the rainforest because it meets the dry outback.
Or did they? May they, just like the tragic images of koalas and kangaroos, have perished within the bushfires?
“They are going to maintain their useless.”
A preferred concept about Yowie and Bigfoot that Harrison additionally believes is that the creatures will carry their useless comrades to hidden areas and bury them. Since no caches of cryptid bones are ever been reported, these should both be actually secret websites or maybe they exist in a distinct dimension – one other standard concept. In any occasion, Harrison’s interview with The Courier Mail didn’t enterprise into hypothesis on the place the burial grounds may be, nor when the Yowies may return to the Gold Forged … if it ever does. Would Yowies truly undertake a everlasting relocation like this? In the event that they did, what wouldn’t it imply? Do they know one thing we don’t? Are they maybe hiding out with the Tasmanian tigers (thylacines)?
Let’s hope the fires are out, the causes are addressed and the Yowies and different Australian creatures (people included) can return to their houses.