From the Dreamtime the Yowie In Myth And Reality
Sandy Desert 1952
Brassey Range: Many years
before, in 1952, mineral surveyors working in a remote area on the edge
of the Gibson Desert in the Brassey Range found over a dozen monsterous
footprints over two feet in length, embedded in drying creek mud about
a day old.
An Aboriginal guide with
the party told the men that a "Jinka monster" was nearby and
they should leave the area right away. The men heeded his advice and
promptly abandoned their camp.
Lake Area 1952
man-sized hairy Creatures
Very little was heard of
the 'Bugaloos' thereabouts until, in 1952, a lone bushman reported sighting
a group of several man-sized hairy creatures in the Dove Lake area while
on a camping trip.
Caves Road 1952
hairy man-like ape-like Creature
Mrs W. Williams of Katoomba,
during the years 1951-1952 was working with a Blue Mountains tourist
bus company, driving coaches between Katoomba and Jenolan Caves. During this period she knew
one coach driver who claimed he had seen a tall, hairy man-like, ape-like
creature one night while driving along a lonely stretch of the Jenolan
Caves Road near Hampton. The man-ape appeared ahead of him in the glare
of the headlights, crossing the road into thick bushland.
man-like ape-like Beast
Mrs Williams was to recall
this tale, when one day in 1952, on a day off work, she was to have
her own personal experience with the Yowie. She was taking her niece
out for the day in her car to Jenolan Caves. On the return trip she
decided to turn off the Jenolan Road and take a dirt road short cut
As they drove along the densely
wooded road, the women caught sight of an "ugly-looking hairy 'hulk',
a man-like, ape-like beast 5 ft [l.5 m] in height, standing up off the
road atop a grassy embankment on the edge of the scrub, observing them
as they passed.
Mrs Williams observed that
the 'hulk' appeared to have no neck, the head being sunk into the shoulders,
giving the manbeast a stooped posture [like the Gigantopithecus-type
creatures already described]. The ladies did not stop,
but instead increased speed.
Brassey Range 1952
dozen monsterous Footprints
Back in 1952, mineral surveyors working in a remote area on the edge
of the Gibson Desert in the Brassey Range, found over a dozen monstrous
footprints up to 60cm in length embedded in the dried mud of a water
hole, about a day old. An Aboriginal guide with
the party told the men that a "Jimbra monster" was nearby
and that they should leave the area right away. The men heeded his advice
and promptly abandoned their camp!