An Australian bushwalker has made headlines after she claims to have come across a creature of urban-legend: the Yowie. Also known as a Bunyip, or Bigfoot, the anonymous woman's tale has caused a stir amongst the online Bigfoot spotting community, The Yowie Hunters.
A phone interview with the woman has her describing her chance encounter with the mythical creature in Queensland's Darling Downs' mountain ranges near Toowoomba. She says, "It was probably around seven foot tall, it had a head like a gorilla and long arms, I couldn't see it from the waist down because it was walking through the long grass. I tried to get it to turn around but I was scared and didn't want to aggravate him."
At only six metres away, she was able to get a good look at the apelike creature and described it to researcher Dean Harrison. Harrison himself has has several near-death experiences with the fabled creatures in various global locations and recounted to the Daily Mail Australia that in the last five years, there have been at least ten Yowie sightings in Queensland alone.
Channel 7's, The Morning Show, spoke to Yowie believer Tony Healy about this most recent sighting in Queensland: