Australian Truck Driver Encounters 'Yowie' Jan 26, 2019 1:18:02 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Jan 26, 2019 1:18:02 GMT -5
Australian Truck Driver Encounters 'Yowie'
A Queensland man, who reported a “yowie” thumped the hood of his truck submitted the above sketch of the November 2018 encounter. The 53-year-old delivery driver, who asked to be identified only as “Gary,” claimed that since the incident occurred, he has been plagued by nightmares and that spotting the creature was the worst experience of his life. The yowie is the Australian version of Bigfoot.
The encounter occurred while he was driving in a bushy part of the Gold Coast hinterland. Gary described how he was forced to slam on his brakes when the creature emerged from the bush in broad daylight at Witheren. He eyeballed the 9-foot-tall creature before it thumped the hood of his truck and disappeared into the dense forest. “It was the worst thing that has ever happened to me,” he told The Gold Coast Bulletin. “I tried to push it [to] the back of my head and think ‘that was freaky, it just can’t be real.’ I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. I was having trouble sleeping at night.”
Prior to his encounter, Gary admitted he had never believed in such creatures and was fearful of people’s reactions to his story, including that of his wife. But in the end she believed him, he reported.
Unfortunately, the dashcam on Gary’s truck was being serviced on the day of the sighting and he didn’t manage to grab a camera in time to get a photo. “The whole thing lasted for five seconds and you are staring this monster in the face, watching it to make sure it isn’t going to step around at you,” he explained. “You are scared for your life, not grabbing for a camera.”
Gary has driven Beechmont Road only once since his encounter and said he doesn’t believe he’ll ever spot his hairy friend again. “I figure it is a one in a million thing … lightning doesn’t strike twice. On the other hand, I would like to see it with a camera just to prove it,” he added.
Gary told his story to Australian yowie hunter Dean Harrison, who has been logging yowie sightings across the nation for approximately 20 years. He believes yowies are out there, with most sightings following the line of the Great Dividing Range. “People should be vigilant and aware these things do exist,” he said.
Source: Tracey Ferrier, NewsAustralia, January 25, 2019.