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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:37 pm

Dion wrote:I do not wish to intrude

But the Poem is rather (off topic) is it not and has nothing to do with Yowies other than to get back at an ex?

Please clarify?
No mate I tend to get writers block quite a bit and lyric and rhyme games help break it.

Sometimes a story structure forms in the game and Ill run with it...pure automatic nonsense that I though might bring a chuckle. I dont mind if you want it deleted Dion, all good.
No more off topic chuckles....yes sir...no probs...nothing to see here move along...

Lol I'm still happy as with my fiancee no probs.

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Unread post by hillbilly » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:24 am

I started to read it, then went,"WTF?". Why are we being offered this piece of personal ponderings. So I ceased my reading.
I would recommend that it be deleted. All in favour? (As the Cybermen say...)

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hillbilly wrote:I started to read it, then went,"WTF?". Why are we being offered this piece of personal ponderings. So I ceased my reading.
I would recommend that it be deleted. All in favour? (As the Cybermen say...)
See above.

The "issue" has been addressed.

I'll try and leave my sense at the login gateway.

I have no problem with the piece being removed by admin.

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Regular programming shall resume shortly

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paulmcleod67 wrote:
hillbilly wrote:I started to read it, then went,"WTF?". Why are we being offered this piece of personal ponderings. So I ceased my reading.
I would recommend that it be deleted. All in favour? (As the Cybermen say...)
See above.

The "issue" has been addressed.

I'll try and leave my sense at the login gateway.

I have no problem with the piece being removed by admin.

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Regular programming shall resume shortly

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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:23 am

Hey check this out "paradolia" with the same facial markings and filmed miles apart?

Left: Head shot in profile, Queen Mary Falls
Right: Face on with partial right shoulder and left arm grasping a branch behind it

The mind is a tricky bugger.

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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:59 am

Monkey's in Australia?

News Mon 19 Sep 1932
Vivid Story of Wild Monkey Tribe in Queensland Bush
B RISBANE, Monday.-A vivid story of
a tribe of several thousand monkeys
roaming the wild- country of Cape
York Peninsula is told by a party of pros
pectors who have returned to Townsville
from the region between the Lockhart
and Pascoe Rivers. 130 miles south of
Cape York and 40 miles from the coast.
The prospectors say that they had to
firl.t their way into this country, where
white men had never been before, through
large trees heavily covered with red nuts.
They -saW hundreds of monkeys that
seemed to be of the Malayan breed, about
the size of an average dog. and weighing
about 30-lb.
The* monkeys inhabit an area.60. miles
long. by 30 miles wide, the prospectors
say, and were first reported to them by
natives.
The Australian author Ion Idriess, who
has explored the whole region of York
Peninsula from Cooktown north, believes
that the men have confused giant phalan
cer opossums with m.onkeys. or possibly
with tree-climbing kangraroos.
The country is :o wild and vast, he
said. that it is p.sihie that a few mon
keys. dropped ashore from trading
steamers or escaped from wrecks, have
raised a tribe there.
Mr. Le Souef, of Taronga Park Zoo.
Sydney, says that it is quite possible that
the -report is correct.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/artic ... rchLimits=

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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:01 am

Which might explain this...
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Unread post by TheBlackStump » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:35 am

Hi Paul
I can see an animal on the tree trunk but can not make out what it is. So what is it mate ?

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:24 pm

While i can't see that as a monkey, i do think little monkeys remaining undetected is a lot more plausible than a bunch of stinky 5-12 foot hairy man running around the place with glowing red eyes.
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TheBlackStump wrote:Hi Paul
I can see an animal on the tree trunk but can not make out what it is. So what is it mate ?

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In all probability (if it's not paradolia) a possum?

I don't know for certain mate.
There seems to facial markings that resemble a baboon?)

If by some freaky chance it is a baboon perhaps the Egyptians brought them here (ala the Gosford glyths).

Might also be an illegal collectors import that's escaped?

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paulmcleod67 wrote:Monkey's in Australia?

News Mon 19 Sep 1932
Vivid Story of Wild Monkey Tribe in Queensland Bush
B RISBANE, Monday.-A vivid story of
a tribe of several thousand monkeys
roaming the wild- country of Cape
York Peninsula is told by a party of pros
pectors who have returned to Townsville
from the region between the Lockhart
and Pascoe Rivers. 130 miles south of
Cape York and 40 miles from the coast.
The prospectors say that they had to
firl.t their way into this country, where
white men had never been before, through
large trees heavily covered with red nuts.
They -saW hundreds of monkeys that
seemed to be of the Malayan breed, about
the size of an average dog. and weighing
about 30-lb.
The* monkeys inhabit an area.60. miles
long. by 30 miles wide, the prospectors
say, and were first reported to them by
natives.
The Australian author Ion Idriess, who
has explored the whole region of York
Peninsula from Cooktown north, believes
that the men have confused giant phalan
cer opossums with m.onkeys. or possibly
with tree-climbing kangraroos.
The country is :o wild and vast, he
said. that it is p.sihie that a few mon
keys. dropped ashore from trading
steamers or escaped from wrecks, have
raised a tribe there.
Mr. Le Souef, of Taronga Park Zoo.
Sydney, says that it is quite possible that
the -report is correct.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/artic ... rchLimits=

Just wanted to add a screen capture of the article and a reference table of the mentioned Malayan monkey breeds.

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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:41 pm

As an aside, monkey's are known to throw stones and hard nuts from tree tops.

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Unread post by TheBlackStump » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:54 pm

It looks black in the pic .Maybe a mountain brushtail possum , they are black .

Cannot seeing it being a monkey. About 35 year ago I lived up Ballina way for 5 years and a guy I knew kept 6 Rhesus monkeys in a large enclosure on his bush property.

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Today (5.12.2017) I filmed an area near Churwur, furthering my theory of a green corridor interuption via urban expansion in the greater S.E queensland area around Ipswich. I heard a couple of tree snaps, which after a bit of searching , I think I located the source of. Also what may or may not be a print in the mud.

https://youtu.be/MSFTAuZZxV0


I will be going back there after midnight to see what I can see (or can't).

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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:58 pm

Whilst discussing the "monkey" image, have a listen to this audio comparison from the same footage the still was cropped from....

The anomalous vocal recording I captured at Jolley's Lookout (in the Queensland ranges) this year has bugged me since I recorded it.

I've heard screams, growls and grunts but nothing that resembled anything like structured speech.
Locating a legitimate recording of Yowie "speech" for comparative purposes has been like wandering through a minefield of fakes and low quality maybe's.

By chance I was re-watching a Survivorman: Bigfoot episode and remembered American researcher Scott Carpenter's alleged recording of a reputed argument between two Sasquatch.

So I sampled the cleanest audio snippet and converted it into a usable wave file, then did the same to my recording.

After clipping 1.5 seconds of ambient bush noise, (situated between the initial and assumed"female sound" and the far deeper vocal response) I was pretty amazed at the visual similarity between the two waveforms.
The two files sound NOTHING alike, but the waveform structure looks close enough ( to me) to warrant reaching out and asking the audio boys for their experienced opinion.

As I have just about zero experience in this area (thanks for the initial assistance of converting the video file Rusty, cheers mate) I did a bunch of hours learning basic use of AUDIOSONIC and this is what has come of it.

https://youtu.be/guzn8GzjTaQ

Here are a couple of simple observations I made between the two files...
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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:18 pm

Can a basic idea of distance between the first "female" utterance and the "male" response that follows, be shown in the waveform?

I ask because the second sound ("the male") is deeper and louder and yet appears weaker in the waveform?
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@ paul said
I've heard screams, growls and grunts but nothing that resembled anything like structured speech.
Locating a legitimate recording of Yowie "speech" for comparative purposes has been like wandering through a minefield of fakes and low quality maybe's.
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Hey Paul
I recall reading on this site (i think) a while back a report where an aboriginal guy said that he had heard jungadee speak language to each other and it sounded to him very much like the deep throaty dialect/language used by the aboriginals of northern australia. He also said that he was unaware if dooligahl had language.

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TheBlackStump wrote:@ paul said
I've heard screams, growls and grunts but nothing that resembled anything like structured speech.
Locating a legitimate recording of Yowie "speech" for comparative purposes has been like wandering through a minefield of fakes and low quality maybe's.
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Hey Paul
I recall reading on this site (i think) a while back a report where an aboriginal guy said that he had heard jungadee speak language to each other and it sounded to him very much like the deep throaty dialect/language used by the aboriginals of northern australia. He also said that he was unaware if dooligahl had language.

Hi mate.
You got me thinking on that...and so I had a search and came up with this from 2012...

viewtopic.php?f=45&t=4390

Still reading it myself.

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paulmcleod67 wrote:Today (5.12.2017) I filmed an area near Churwur, furthering my theory of a green corridor interuption via urban expansion in the greater S.E queensland area around Ipswich. I heard a couple of tree snaps, which after a bit of searching , I think I located the source of. Also what may or may not be a print in the mud.

https://youtu.be/MSFTAuZZxV0


I will be going back there after midnight to see what I can see (or can't).

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And here is the follow up night investigation as promised.

https://youtu.be/_UJJBUS0_dY

I'm going to get some shut eye.

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Unread post by Slats » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:27 pm

Hi Paul
I noticed on the first page in your google earth pics some pins in Western Australia. Being in WA I'm curious are these missing persons or sightings?

It would be interesting to see if they are missing persons cases in comparison to the sighting reports here.

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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:37 pm

Slats wrote:Hi Paul
I noticed on the first page in your google earth pics some pins in Western Australia. Being in WA I'm curious are these missing persons or sightings?

It would be interesting to see if they are missing persons cases in comparison to the sighting reports here.

Cheers Slats

I have to admit that my research focus has always been the South eastern and North east coast of Australia. North western data is most certainly no where near current. My hope is that another researcher living over that way will put the cases together...it is better if access to report area's is required.


I'm pretty much focusing on NSW mid north coast and South eastern Queensland now because in 2016 when the original work was compiled, it was done so that I could determine an area with fairly easy access into deep forested regions which wouldn't require massive hikes followed by rope work or serious climbing to get into . I ended up choosing Tivoli in Queensland being fairly central to all the reports that interest me.


As a matter of fact I just posted a video that leads off with a really perplexing missing persons case from W.A.


https://youtu.be/QOZizGepXaM

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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:21 pm

To be present in the wilderness at an observable event is far different to watching a recording of the same event.
Modern Human bodies have a deflated evolutionary set of senses that are gradually dulled relatively soon after birth.
What senses we are gifted with are slowly desensitized by the overload of modern living. Hearing, sight, smell and taste are all gradually blunted as we age in our loud, polluted, oxidizing and climate controlled habitats.

More and more we lean towards experiencing major aspects of our world, solely via electronic representations of what we are shown to be "the real". We allow sight and sound by these means to suffice as a means to judge the validity of an event or situation. For the individual recording these circumscribed events, at the point of origin, the "reality" is far far deeper, even in our comparatively dulled evolutionary sensory state.

Smell,touch, taste and hearing, perception of depth and motion (both visual and auditory ) play just as critical a role as sight and sound in determining a real world event.

We have developed a flawed reliance on determining the truth of a matter solely via second hand information, passed on to us by a ranked and rating, institutionalized hierarchy of "on paper" intellectuals. These intellectuals are deemed intelligent because they retain vast amounts of already recorded and archived information.
Information which itself was passed to them via billions of neat little predetermined "facts" or likely data points.

With sufficient invested time and almost always money, these individuals accumulate and build their perceived worth in society, with reward points and levels of perceived achievement . Hardly more advanced than parrot fashion recital and worth little real world application, beyond societies exclusionary needs.

Uncomfortable or unaccustomed claims, (some backed by our much vaulted and trusted video and audio systems) are rated by generalized assumptions, based on preconceptions of what is and what is not possible, all determined with less than half of the real events actual sensory data, other than a light show replicating a limited experience of genuine sight (without depth or perifial vision) and a 36 bit linear electronic simulation of the actual events spawned sound wave and all it's subtle real world nuances.

Catch phrases like paradolia and matrixing or outright claims of hoaxing, with little real understanding of the presented event, are used far too often and far too readily to dismiss potentially important evidence witnessed by individuals that were present at ground level when the actual event occurred.

A good example of this situation are those that refute man ever went to the moon or that the current mars rover ( named Curiosity) is in fact not on mars surface, rather it is either all CGI imagery (despite the gargantuan amount of science telemetry data the probe has sent back to the earth and it's science community) or that the rover is really somewhere on the earth and some agency of government is hiding the truth....whatever that truth may be.

The entire argument can indeed be paradoxical in itself.

Here's my take. Why dismiss a claim when it can simply be validated or questioned by simply getting up and putting ones boots on the ground at the site of the event or claim?

Somebody states a movie is good and based on that, another will go and see or experience that movie as well.
The same can be said of all worldly experiences.

People lie all the time for an unending multitude of reasons. But consider the subject matter before dismissing something as an outright lie. Some subject matter (such as that this forum is built around) has little by the way of a payoff or any tangible benefit to any person of relatively sound mind. In fact history would show more negative personal outcomes than advantages.

Our fathers generations made great efforts to avoid being perceived as weird or not with the"status quo".
It was also a generation that took a blind eye to wife beating, rampant power alcoholism, pedophilia, injustice and poor corrupted government and bureaucracy and sewed the seeds of pure planet destroying industrialization for the profit and gain of a relative few people.

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence? More and more that simple principle seems to be eroding in not only the general public's mind but also in the establishment of academics. Replaced by a book thumping apathy of assumed obsoletes. Egyptology comes to mind straight away.

Paradolia? Are you so sure?

All digital media is paradolia, all digital media is matrixing,which is what all codes are, including the screen
you are now reading...so are these words of the real? To a person with no English language skills this is all a meaningless paradolic collection of symbols.

Perhaps those images and recordings of the bush that you have collected are worth going over again a few times.
You never know what possibilities you may have missed that may be hiden in "plain sight"

Merry x-mas to everyone and a happy new year.

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With it being close to my first full year of researching this topic, I went through some of the poorer footage frame by frame and found a few surprises, particularly in the rather shaky hand held Tivoli/ Ipswich Yowie video.

And whilst I admit the following frame could be paradolia, I found it interesting enough to display here.

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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:14 pm

The 2017 footage of the Ipswich yowie (actually filmed in Tivoli ) has perplexed me since I filmed it.
Why? Because it has little resemblance to the creature that i witnessed in West Wyalong in 2012.

So perhaps it was some other cryptid creature, but what?

I know that it was extremely tall, having measured the height of the branches seen in the footage the following day
at 2.3 meters from the base of the tree.

I also filmed large prints and found a pretty sizable bunch of hair on the three bark.
I sent half of the hair sample to Rusty and he has since assured me that it is most likely marsupial fur.

So if the fur is from the creature it must be a marsupial.

A) It's a "YOWIE" and they are a type of un- described upright bipedal marsupial.
B) The creature is not a "YOWIE" and has been mis identified as such.

If option B what other creatures might fit its description and behavior?

I have found a possible alternative that would seem to fit the bill. A creature that was both massive, standing at 3m, bipedal and walked like a hominid and had an unusual foot shape, fingers of a sort and a relatively flat face.

READ ON.....

Procoptodon the 8 foot tall walking kangaroo.

"Procoptodon was an unguligrade biped, walking in a fashion similar to hominids"



Giant prehistoric kangaroos walked, not hopped

BY KARL GRUBER |OCTOBER 15, 2014

AN EXTINCT GROUP of giant kangaroos, that died out around 30,000 years ago, got around by walking rather than hopping, says a new study.

These sthenurines, or short-faced kangaroos, included species that were more than three times the size of the largest kangaroos today. The largest, Procoptodon goliah, was 2.7m tall and weighed up to 240kg. These animals lived alongside modern species of kangaroo, but specialised on a diet of leaves from trees and shrubs.
Scientists have speculated that such large kangaroos would have had difficulty hopping, with previous studies suggesting the sthenurine anatomy was better suited to the way modern kangaroos get around slowly, using their tail as a fifth limb.

Now, detailed comparisons of limb bones from 140 species of extinct and modern kangaroos show that while sthenurines share many similarities with modern species, they also have key differences suggesting they walked rather than hopped.

Broad hips and ankle joints adapted to resist torsion or twisting, point to an upright posture where weight is supported by one leg at a time, says Dr Christine Janis from Brown University, USA, who led the study published today in the journal PLoS One.

Their broad hips also allowed for another important modification: large buttocks - a feature shared with other walking species. "These muscles are larger in humans than in [other] apes, and...prevent us from toppling over when we stand on one leg," she says.

But, these features "don't correlate with hopping behaviour, and are best explained by them bearing weight on one leg at a time," Christine says.

The findings come as no surprise to some experts. "I certainly don't see bipedal striding as somehow impossible," says Rodger Kram, a biomechanist from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the USA. "Modern kangaroos move their legs alternately when swimming, so the neural pathways exist even if they are seldom used."

A new perspective on kangaroo evolution.

The findings cast new light on kangaroo evolution, says Christine. "We've always known that [sthenurinae] skulls were different from modern kangaroos, and that they had a different diet."
But scientists haven't really considered a different type locomotion altogether, says Professor Mike Archer, a palaeontologist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. "No-one had suspected that these extinct 'ordinary' kangaroos couldn't hop, which makes this a very interesting study indeed."
"One of the things that makes the question hard to answer is that there are many similarities between the skeletons of living and extinct kangaroos, and that for the most part, [Macropods] - kangaroos, wallabies and their relatives - have evolved to bipedal hopping locomotion," says Natalie Warburton, a vertebrate anatomist at Murdoch University in Perth.

Walking may have been a key factor behind the large body size developed by some sthenurines. Small wallaby-sized sthenurines probably walked occasionally, when moving slowly, says Christine. But as they evolved toward bigger body sizes, their moving strategy evolved too.

"[Walking] allowed some species to evolve to large body sizes where hopping would have been an unlikely way of getting around," she adds.

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/ ... not-hopped


If I filmed a living Procoptodon goliah kangaroo?
What does that say about the potential of finding other examples of Australia's "extinct" megafauna?

There is something of a precidence in this area....just as strange.
A newspaper article from 1887 detailing an encounter with a very living marsupial lion called Thylacoleo carnifex the last and largest member of the Thylacoleonidae ('marsupial lions').

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I forgot to post this key image...
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Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:25 pm

Key points.

"Procoptodon the 7 foot tall walking kangaroo".

"Procoptodon was an unguligrade biped, walking in a fashion similar to hominids"

These animals lived alongside modern species of kangaroo, but specialised on a diet of leaves from trees and shrubs.

P. goliah were giant, short-faced kangaroos that were distinguishable by their flat faces and forward-pointing eyes.

On each foot they had a single large toe or claw somewhat similar in appearance to a horse's hoof.

Their front paws were equally strange: each front paw had two extra-long fingers with large claws.

These fingers were used to grab branches, bringing leaves within eating distance.
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Unread post by Yowie bait » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:23 am

I doubt very much that is a yowie or a roo. Just my opinion of course. At best its an unknown moving mystery object.
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Re: A visual digest of my research 2012- 2017

Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:15 pm

A developing set of methods for solo night investigations.

1) Using a powerful mini strobe light when approaching potential choke points on game tralis.
As these creatures are for the most part reputed to be nocturnal ambush hunters
and would possess far greater night vision than a human, the use of a strobe light
could potentially stun the optic nerve causing "flash shock" in a presumably more light
sensitive nocturnal predator.

Whilst this may sound cruel in the extreme to many people, it could provide the difference between life or death
in a bad situation at night in the Australian bush.

If I sound sardonic I do not mean to be, and as crazy as it sounds I'm a realist and a practical person
(cue muttered scoffing)

Here is an example of using the "Silly lone human" method of letting a Yowie find you and not the reverse.

https://youtu.be/X8ssS-ZRzlk

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Re: A visual digest of my research 2012- 2017

Unread post by paulmcleod67 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:29 pm

Yowie bait wrote:I doubt very much that is a yowie or a roo. Just my opinion of course. At best its an unknown moving mystery object.

Indeed, a bit like an informed social media comment or a genuinely open minded skeptic who is not a troll in a frilly dress and quoting big words they don't really understand fully but read somewhere "cool".

Meh. It's my experience. I was there on the ground and experiencing it with actual sight, sound,smell and feel, not getting the goods from a monitor and 64 bit speaker.

And Id rather not know anything about this subject...human ignorance is bliss I'm told.

Isn't a yowie a chocolate?

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Re: A visual digest of my research 2012- 2017

Unread post by Scarts » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:17 am

Life is a sequence of experiences all the time. A lot of factors can affect our experiences. Sleep and tiredness can prompt dream experiences that seem almost indistinguishable to experiences in full awake mode. It is called lucid dreaming. While driving, it us called micro sleep, and is incredibly dangerous. Other factors can affect our perception also.

Alcohol alters our perception, as does certain medications, and drugs. What also can massively alter our perception is what material we have exposed ourselves to, leading up to an experience. For example, if you spend every waking moment reading about yowie encounters, listening to audio and or video interviews with witnesses, engaging in Yowie related discussions on forums and putting together trips to hotspots with camera equipment, chances are you will have an encounter. Especially if you add sleepiness, alcohol, medication, or drugs to your body. Why do I say this? Because all those activities primes your mind with expectations and the last additions to your body messes with your perception.

The camera never lies.

I'm not doubting anyone who says they have had an experience. What I am calling into question is what may have influenced an experience.

Nobody, and I mean nobody, ever comes clean about any of the above factors I mentioned, when they talk about their experiences.

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