Australian Yowie encounters

Discussion in 'UFOs, Ghosts and Monsters' started by Magical Realist, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Bells Staff Member

    But we don't have Donald Trump!

    We also have the Drop Bear.

    And we ride in kangaroo pouches to get around.

    Firstly, my relatives are not that insane and secondly, they learned to use a razor and thirdly, none of them live in Nimbin.

    I have. I have family who own a holiday home down that way. And and the water does not do that all the time. Usually when the algae blooms are thriving.

    But Jervis Bay also has mucho sharks. So have fun there!

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    Fruit bats and some micro bats here can carry the Hendra Virus. A deadly disease and if you are ever bitten or scratched by a bat or eat fruit which a bat has bitten into, an immediate trip to the doctor is necessary. Many horse studs have been put into lockdown in South East Queensland when there is an outbreak and yes, it can transmit to humans as well.

    In short, bats aren't poisonous. They just carry a disease that can kill you.

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    You say that and then you are confronted by a red belly black snake or a brown snake or a funnel web spider...

    During the wet season, yes.

    But if you want to "experience" thunderstorms. Come to Queensland during storm season. Bring spare undies.
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  3. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

    It is the bunyip that is to be feared above all other beasts.
    No one has survived an attack to describe it and it eats everything, the body the clothes and it licks up all traces of blood and leaves no trace at all.

    I live on 200 acres of heavily timbered mountain range, a pocket within a state forest.
    The animals, besides the bunyip, to be most feared are those who live in houses in the towns far away.
    I have had a brown snake get aggressive in the house which was very scarey, but he is dead not me.
    Half asleep one morning stepped over a black snake inside, I thought it was my guitar lead cause no glasses. It just slide away and back into the wall. No death for me or it.
    A goanna came in one day and crawled over things making a mess but it left in time.
    I have a 7 ft carpet snake that waits for mice hanging under a table. He is good company.
    A white tail spider bit a friend who visited. He died a couple of weeks later but the doctor said it was a heart attack. You should have seen his leg. I think he would have been happy to die.
    Biggest killer up my way is suicide.
    So my point is that I am in the bush and other than bunyips there is nothing to worry about.
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  5. Bells Staff Member


    My parents own a home in the bush on the Gold Coast, close to Ormeau as was mentioned in the OP.. The only scary thing there is during Koala breeding season. The noises they make.. I still remember the first time I stayed there and I actually thought there was a rabid animal outside. I lay awake in absolute terror all night. The next morning revealed a koala in a tree just over the fence, sleeping peacefully. It was hard to believe that tiny creature was making those noises. But it did. And so do the possums... *shudders*.. We know the sounds now. I live hear bushland as well and we are used to those noises, but if you aren't used to it, I can easily see how people can assume it is something that it is not.

    Then of course was when my folks were building the house and I had taken my mother there one morning, to speak to the builders about something and I had parked my car onto the nature strip, right on the border of the bush forest and we had walked back to the car and it was a hot still day and I just remember hearing the bush rustling. I turned around and I saw a patch of long grass moving in a direction towards me. The grass was about mid thigh high.. the tall grass that exists in bushland. And it was coming towards me really fast. I couldn't see what it was. I had the car keys in my hand and I turned around to speak to my mother and she had literally bolted down the road, screaming in sheer terror. I didn't know whether to run or try and get in the car and my curiousity was equally strong as my fear, to be honest. It turned out to be a giant goanna lizard that was rushing through the scrub and as I watched, the rustling stopped and it started to climb up a tree stump and that was how I figured out what it was. The builders had heard my mother screaming and had rushed down to see what the problem was and I have never seen a bunch of grown men run away as they did when they saw what it was. I was told to not park my car there and to be careful, because if they get spooked, they can climb up people as well as they head for high ground when spooked. I never asked if that was true or not, but looking at the claws on that thing, I didn't want to be anywhere near it.

    But I had forgotten about the bunyip.. Good times..

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  7. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

    And the fire water.
    I lived on the Hawkesberry river and it was brilliant. You could go out in the dark in a runabout and it looked like a rocket. Best when just starting to rain with glowing growing circles appear as droplets hit the water.
  8. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

    Hi Bells just saw your post. I hear goanas will climb you.
    What will freak you out is a mob of kangaroos running amuck.
    I was out one day and heard them coming, it was like a stampede. I hid.
    There were 10 or so and one poor female. If they had of seen me I am convinced they would have torn me to bits.
    My nephew was attacked but got up a tree.
    Wild dogs are a worry I always carry my gladius when out.
  9. Bells Staff Member

    Wild feral dogs are becoming a problem in some areas of the Coast. They have taken some pets and injured others. It comes down to having proper fencing now. It's a shame. There are a lot of walks down there that I would not do now because of the threat of wild dogs and the council won't do anything about it. They aren't even baiting them anymore, so they are running wild. It's bad enough in some areas that it is only a matter of time before they attack someone.

    As for the big lizards, I tend to avoid them. We get the run of the mill water dragon lizards everywhere in the warmer months. We still see them at my parents house on the coast and sometimes they venture into the front yard, along with the snakes and all the other wild life. But it goes with the territory of living near bushland here. Even the pockets of bushland near the cities has amazing wildlife. And some not so welcome like the red belly blacks and browns we get in the yard on a few occasions where I live. The local snake catcher loves me.. Having kids and pets, I prefer to have them moved asap because I don't want stuff like that in the yard or even in the pool.. We've had those a few times. So we have to check everything every day in the warmer months. Whether they (the goanmas) will climb people in their bid to head to high ground, I don't know, but with the claws being as big as they are and their sheer weight, I don't want to imagine them doing it.
  10. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

    "The Megalong Valley is a picturesque valley of green rolling paddocks dotted with pockets of eucalypt forests framed on each side by rugged sandstone cliffs and thick bushland. It’s a popular spot with sightseers, bushwalkers and horse riders.

    In 2006, Catherine, her husband Brendan and their friend Sarah were spending an enjoyable afternoon of horse riding in the valley when Catherine’s horse started lagging behind the others. “It was sniffing the air and turning around to bite me, and I knew something was wrong,” Catherine said. As the horse continued acting up, she suddenly smelt “a real foul stench like salty blood”. It was then that she saw it standing there, just left of the trail where the ground dropped off into the scrub. It was about 10 to 15 metres away. “It just stood and looked at me”.

    She then went on to describe the creature standing before her.

    “It looked sort of like a monkey, but more human,” Catherine told researchers Tim Healy and Paul Cropper. It was “smaller than a human, about four feet tall”. She described the creature’s body as “solid” and having “square shoulders”. It was very hairy, “dark brown, all tangled, like a shaggy dog that hadn’t been washed for a while”.

    The creature had a “pushed in nose” and “two canine teeth that protruded over its lip”. She couldn’t see ears, because of the creature’s hair; she could see eyes, however not distinctly. It had long legs with three claws on its feet. In its hands it held something, “like a dead kangaroo, but smaller, like flesh, like it was skinned, inside out.”

    She watched it for maybe two or three minutes. She then kicked her horse and it bolted off down the track in pursuit of the others. “I held on for dear life. I kept smelling [the creature, and] felt like it was watching me.”

    Thirty minutes later, all three riders heard rustling in the bushes. This time, Sarah saw something “… a monkey … an ape sort of thing … just glaring at me … real scary.”

    Again, Catherine’s horse bolted and she hit a tree and was thrown to the ground. She suffered deep abrasions on her right forearm and hip, a fractured right collarbone, two fractured ribs, bruised legs and swollen ankles and was taken to Katoomba Hospital. When she spoke to the owners of the horses later, she learned she was not the first to have had such an encounter while riding in the Megalong Valley.

    Perhaps surprisingly, this is not the first description of a diminutive four to five feet tall yowie in the Megalong Valley. While some suggest that these may be adolescent yowies, some researchers suspect that they may in fact be a separate species of hairy hominid."===’s-yowie/

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  11. Bells Staff Member

    She has obviously never been to Nimbin or encountered a "feral" from Nimbin....
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  13. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

    It's them drop bears that scare the living daylights out of you.....
    Outa nowhere they drop! Into your tent, or even on top of your car! They find ignorant tourists particularly attractive targets.

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  16. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

    Ofcourse they do. Along with rock-throwing bears and such.
  17. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

    No, despite the name, the Koala bear is a marsupial.
  18. Bells Staff Member

    There are actual feral communities and tribes around Nimbin and its surrounds.

    This is a fact.

    They literally live in tribal groups, in the bush surrounding these areas. They are mostly self sufficient, living off the land and many many of them grow weed, make hemp products and sometimes come into the local markets to sell their wares.

    They call themselves 'ferals' because from decades ago, they gave up the trappings of modern life. So they literally live a wild existence.

    They are fierce protectors of their environment and the environment in general. Some call them eco-warriors, but I don't know if that name is apt. These are people that embraced a lifestyle that most would struggle with.

    The term "feral" stems from many years ago, and it's stuck and they are proud of their label. They interact and get along well with local Aboriginal tribes and they are fiercely protective of them and their rights to the land.

    Nimbin and surrounding towns are often joked about because of them and the strong stench of weed that is so pervasive when you visit there. Police have tried to crack down on it all, but it is a lost cause and locals would not have it any other way. They are as a part of the landscape and the regions of that area would not be the same without them, to be honest. They put those areas on the map.
  19. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

    And unless they also live in the Megalong Valley and are covered with fur, it is entirely irrelevant that humans sometimes live in the woods of Nimbin.
  20. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

    I live in the thick of it.
    I selected my spot because it was well elevated and dark perfect for astronomy.
    There was a shack into which some really wild ferals moved it. There were six they would come and go but this was before I could move there full time.
    When I finally got up there years later it was a mess. These characters terrorised the local area. They were feared. I took everything out of the place put in a huge pile and burnt it.
    Everyone expected retribution upon me but the ring leader turned up.
    I invited him in so he see I had moved in handed him a beer and said "I burnt all your crap it was a shit fight".... Reply.. Yeh. No worries.
    He did not care at all.,
    The neighbors did not understand they simply did not care about any of their stuff.. at all.
    So about ten years ago, on a block down from me about eight hippy ferrals move in.
    All female. Communal living tee pee open cooking etc.
    I present as a hermit (for good reason) so there was a visit from me to them and them to me to fulfill the new neighbour ritual.
    So I have been able to keep away from them and others.
    I live ruff or hard but they are very different.
    I am not a tribe type person so I dont fit in.
    The other thing I notice they will set you up as a guru very quickly if you simply talk common sence and smile when they talk energy stuff.
    I could write a book on the experiences up there and that is with little involvement.
    I take no sides if you do you are in a battle with someone or some protest thing.
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  21. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

    Actually there was this crazy lady who turned up. Met her as coming out my drive looking for somewhere. But that is a two volume book. That is a story worthy of being made a movie.
  22. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

    She was a millionaire feral. Bi polar.
    But a feral to the core.
  23. Bells Staff Member

    Ferals of the Northern Rivers in New South Wales are not mythical creatures. They are real people.

    And some of them are terrifying. Such as one of the ones we encountered years ago, buck naked, dreadlocks down past his backside, I don't think he had ever seen a razor or bar of soap in his life, with a spear and dead possums draped over his shoulder.. He was hovering by a road and yelled abuse at us as we drove past. Never seen my kids scream in terror like that in my life. I swear, if my ex husband didn't floor it, he'd have come at the car.

    This goes beyond an alternative lifestyle. Some of them live like hunter gatherers. Some of them even scare the local Indigenous population, because they can be very violent.. And the kids..

    It's something you need to see for yourself. As I said, they aren't mythical creatures. They aren't made up stories to scare kids at night, like the yowie and bunyip are made up stories designed to scare kids while out camping and the like. These people actually exist. And some of them are scarier than any mythical creature anyone could make up.

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