Skip to main content

A New Yowie Statue

The Sydney Morning Herald has a new story up on their website about a Yowie returning to Queensland, Australia. It's not the actual cryptid, however, but a famous statue instead.
The old wooden statue has been replaced
with a fiberglass model
(Seo75, wikiepdia)

Queensland's 2 1/2-metre yowie statue, inspired by the reported sightings of the strange creatures, has returned after a three-month absence, taking pride of place in the state's south-east once again.
Yowie sightings claim to have been made in the forests of the Somerset region from 1742 to 1971 and the local community embraced the reports by erecting a life-sized statue.
Somerset Regional Council mayor Graeme Lehmann said a local vineyard owner has dressed up as a yowie, local businesses sell a yowie burger and visitors can buy yowie postcards and pins. 
'When you talk to people involved in the sightings, they're convinced it (yowie) exists . . . one person  in the Kilcoy community has a plaster cast footprind of a yowie,' he said.
Cr Lehnmann said the wooden statue of the mythical creature was taken away from Yowie Park in Kilcoy, almost 90 kilometers south-west of the Sunshine Coast, in January.
The existing structure was showing signs of wear and tear, so the statue was used to create a cast for a new and more durable fiberglass version.
The statue's disappearance sparked a public outcry, according to Cr Lehmann but this week, the new statue was erected, restoring one of the region's key tourist attractions.
'People come from far and wide to find out about the yowie . . . Some people came from Ipswich to see the new yowie installed,' Cr Lehmann said.
'When the yowie went away, there was public outcry until they understood that a copy was being made.
'People were glad to see it back there again because it's a tourism drawcard. It has been embraced by the community for many years.'
The new statue was created by Brisbane-based company NatureWorks, which produces museum-quality life-sized fiberglass animal replicas. 

The new statue being installed
(Sydney Morning Herald)

If you are ever in the Kilcoy area, be sure to check out the new yowie statue!


Popular posts from this blog

The Burrunjor - A Present-Day Australian Dinosaur?

Australia is said to be home to a variety of cryptid creatures, from the aquatic Bunyip, the man-like Yowies and Wakkis, and the thylacine. There is another, however, that could be considered stranger than all the others. Why? Because its said to be something that should have gone extinct 65 million years ago!

The creature in question is called the Burrunjor, and is said to be a surviving dinosaur. Now, before you think that there is no possible way the Burrunjor could be real, remember that there are sightings and stories of other dinosaur-like creatures from around the world - for example, the mokele-mbembe, kongamato, and others in Africa, "Mounatin Boomers" in the U.S., the Partridge Creek Monster, and more.

Over the years there have been many sightings and stories of the Burrunjor in Australia, including this one from Rex and Heather Gilroy from the 1970s:

"In 1978, a Northern Territory bushman and explorer, Bryan Clark, related a story of his own that had taken pl…

Some Thoughts on Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition

So far, two episodes of Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition have aired. Here are some of my thoughts on the show.

First off, let's start with the team, the Midnight Sons. There are a few new members on the team this season. The old leader, Little Bear, is gone, and now Crusty (the guy with the bear claw in his beard) is leader of the team. Other members are: Dudley (new guy), the team "forensic expert," Todd, the "trap engineer," Bulldog (new guy), the "survival expert," Rhett, the "greenhorn" (rookie), and of course Face, the "veteran tracker."

Compared to the AIMS Team of Mountain Monsters, Crusty is Trapper, Todd is Willy, Rhett is Buck, Bulldog would probably be Huckleberry, Dudley would probably be Jeff, and Face would be Wild Bill.

I haven't seen the first episode, "Bigfoot of the Arctic Circle: Siberian Giant," but I did watch episode two, "Bigfoot of Denali: Wind Walker" last Saturday. I actually though…

Cynocephali, Wolf-Men, and the Dogman

In modern times, there are reports of creatures that look like werewolves. These creatures are commonly called Dogmen by cryptozoologists. Most people will probably think that all the Dogman stories are fake, but a lot of people (including me) believe they are true. This post is about Dogmen, but not really the ones seen today. You see, reports/stories of Dogman like beings go back thousands of years.


First, we will start of with a history of the cynocephali for those who may not know what they are. According to the Cryptid Wiki, the Cynocephali existed in the mythology of Europe, India, and China. They were said to exist in modern-day Iran. In European mythology, they were described as dog-headed people. Sometimes they were said to be hairy giants.

One theory to explain the Cynocephali is that they are just baboons. That could be the explanation, but, as we shall see, stories of werewolf like creatures continued, and still do in today's world. The Cryptid Wiki has…