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Unread post by Yowie bait » Wed May 27, 2020 10:37 pm

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Hi Yowie bait,

Really enjoyed your interview. Reckon it was about time the rest of us could share your encounter in fine detail. Many thanks!

It surprised me that it took place on Fraser Island. I have been there a couple of times and have had a swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie. Rainwater is filtered through the sand over vast amounts of time making it incredibly pure. Great drinking water for Yowies!

I remember it being described as the ‘world’s largest sand island’. It is about 120k’s long and around 15k’s wide. That’s big enough for groups of Yowies to call home. The danger on the island was said to be from Dingos… there have been well documented attacks on people… and the many species of man eating sharks that patrol the coastline. I believe salt water crocs can sometimes be seen off the island’s beaches.

Looking this up, I found that the land bridge from the mainland to Fraser Island disappeared around 20,000 years and human habitation dates back to around 5000 years. I would have thought that with the indigenous occupation of Australia going back at least 60,000 years before that, it would have been much earlier.

Anyway Yowie bait, great re-telling of an amazing and very frightening experience! And I also really liked Donna's scary story.
Hi searcher, I still find it hard to believe and do feel a bit foolish about it being on Fraser but I cant deny it. As you pointed out the main threat there is sharks and dingoes and i have had a bad experience with dingoes too. Only one and that was enough. I think id take the Yowie over them!

It is suprising but it could house them easily though as you and Bluedog have both pointed out.

Im suprised Aboriginals werent there for longer than that? I did read up on it awhile ago. The local Indigenous people had a really hard time there. Some really tragic stories.

Never found anything about the Hairyman. Not even legends or dreamtime stories but i bet they knew about them.

Id love to go back there. It truly is a beautiful place and a real treasure. Your right about the water too. Its amazing!

This is (off topic) but as you probably know there is a sea monster sighting on Fraser and also a fabled Wobby lake monster!
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Hi Yowie Bait,
What a terrifying encounter! Again though, not hurting anyone even though it came close enough to you to grab you and snap your neck, but just making noise. Shame you didn't get to go back for a closer look!!!
Wow, and on Fraser too!!! I wonder how many people have seen them?
Thanks for sharing that.
I'm also in Brisbane.. Just getting into this whole thing... Very interesting that it seems like there are bigger/smaller ones together...
Hi Yowie Nakamoto. Yeah it was scary allright but like Donna's encounter and other close ups it didn't even touch us! Certainly put the scare into us and back at the tent too if that was them.

I think its safe to at least assume that it was a family group which explains the different sizes? That makes the most sense to me looking back. I think all the pandemonium was simply distraction to hand off the young one and scare us off.

Surely someone else has seen them there. I do feel like a bit of a dog for revealing it but its too late now. Thankfully Fraser is very well protected.

I checked and its spelt "Wabby Lake" so we were both spelling it wrong! I always found it very creepy there. Especially when there wasnt a lot of people around.

Do you go researching in Brisbane? Amazing how we are surrounded by mountains. Bet theres lots of Hairys out there.

One forum member apparently had an encounter in Bardon!
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Very similar to my encounter. "Creature attacks kids" on CRYPTO PTSD on youtube if anyone is interested.
Hey Yowie bait

Just finished listening to your encounter, Wow another frighting experience, I dont think I have ever heard your story before in great detail.

I hope you dont mind me sharing the link here so others may listen as its kinda on topic to the original post.

Your description of it running on all fours was really strange, but you do hear of them running that way occasionally. I now have this vision of a gorilla at the Zoo running on all fours chasing the other gorillas away, was it like that? and are you still in touch with you friend from back then?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDnFzX_Ss0Q
Hi Dion I was just watching a gorilla charge video and I see what you mean. It was a bit like that but with more arm movement. Maybe because of its long arms?
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Unread post by Pertys80 » Thu May 28, 2020 4:45 am

I remember finding Yowie baits encounter on Crypto PTSD and thought I'd struck gold finding an Aussie encounter in a sea of predominately US stories..
Its been a few years but will re listen on my way to work this morning..
There use to be an Aussie 4wd forum where there was a thread called "Scary Swag Moments", 50 odd pages of some really creepy things going on in the wilds of Aussie's bush.. I do recall a few weird stories from Fraser island but forget the detail, its a shame the forum and thread were eventually taken down.. One could've rewritten that thread and made a book out of it, some good ones in there..👍

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Re: I was chased by a yowie (interview)

Unread post by Dion » Thu May 28, 2020 8:11 am

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Hi Dion I was just watching a gorilla charge video and I see what you mean. It was a bit like that but with more arm movement. Maybe because of its long arms?
Ok Thanks Yowie bait makes sense.

Was looking at Fraser on Google maps like Bluedog suggested and yes plenty of room there for small tribes.
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Re: I was chased by a yowie (interview)

Unread post by Yowie_Nakamoto » Thu May 28, 2020 12:44 pm

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I checked and its spelt "Wabby Lake" so we were both spelling it wrong! I always found it very creepy there. Especially when there wasnt a lot of people around.

Do you go researching in Brisbane? Amazing how we are surrounded by mountains. Bet theres lots of Hairys out there.

One forum member apparently had an encounter in Bardon!
Haha you're right about the spelling!! It's an eerie little lake, sort of a mustard green colour with quite sizeable fish that swim at the surface very close to shore... There is a large dune that is slowly eating it up so they reckon within a few decades it'll be completely gone, but it means that the walk down to the edge is very steep and the lakebed just drops away. I can't swim in water I can't see the bottom of, but my wife's uncle who we were with jumped straight in and swam to the other side.

Lake Mackenzie on the other hand could be the most beautiful swimming spot in the whole world! although I do also find it eerie how it goes out quite shallow for 20-30 m and then just drops off into a deep blue pit of nothing. I've read that it's not actually so deep so was planning to take a mask and see if I can get to the bottom from the beach area... Next time.

As for Brisbane, I haven't yet done any real 'research' or looking, but I am certainly working up to it. A long standing knee injury is making it very hard to walk anywhere that's not flat pavement, but I have a plan and am getting somewhere. Within 6 months I hope to be able to head up Mt Cootha and go off-trail a bit to look for yowie signs. Eventually I'd like to do some overnight stays at the walk in camps in D'aguilar nat park just to see. Maybe one day I'll even get up to Mt Mee or Tibrogargan for a bit of a squiz... How about yourself?

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Unread post by Yowie_Nakamoto » Thu May 28, 2020 12:45 pm

Also Bardon!!!! I'm in Toowong so that's very close to home.... do you know how recent/any details?

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Unread post by Bluedog » Thu May 28, 2020 6:51 pm

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HI Yowie Bait ,your encounter on Fraser Island sounds terrifying, the stuff of nightmares.
Fraser Island would be the perfect habitat for a small tribe of wild men, while it gets upwards of 300,000 visitors annually the interior of the island is uninhabited with unlimited fresh water and a diverse range of flora and fauna to easily support a small tribe.(check out Fraser island on google earth)
i recall spending half a day driving around some inland tracks on the island which where little more than overgrown tunnels through the thick scrub occasionally opening up to low lying swap land or hilly vistas of sand drifts and thick scrub as far as the eye could see, i purposely stopped in one spot and walked 30 so feet into the bush thinking to myself that i was probaly the only human in history to have ever stood in that particular spot!
I believe they could easily live there undetected apart from the rare encounter such as yours.
It would be interesting to talk to some locals from the island (if they would talk about it) and see if they had any stories to share.
Hi Bluedog. Tunnels is a good description of some of those roads and I bet you are still the only human thats stood there!

My family went there since the 60s so my dad knew how to get to a lot of the main cool places to see but a few times we went to new places and it was like we would never find it but a lagoon or clearing would appear virtually out of knowhere. It was so dense anything could be there 50 metres in and you wouldnt see it.

Like you said there would be ample room and resources there. It really is a primitive island paradise and perfect for the Yowie. Dont know how they go about blood lines or finding mates or if they travel to the main land. Id say there would be some sort of cave system there as well.

Yeah I would love to know what the locals have seen. Like Donna described in her encounter above, the locals knew about it but kept it to themselves to protect the hairy ones or avoid attention. Could be the case on Fraser?
I have a cunning plan! i try to get to Fraser island a couple of times a year, next time i go ,i will spend a couple of nights in the Happy Valley pub ,i will wear my Yowie Hunters T Shirt and see if it sparks up any conversation from the locals (it will be tough to have to sit in the pub ,but im prepared to do it in the name of research) (cheers)
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Unread post by Yowie bait » Thu May 28, 2020 7:31 pm

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Hi Dion I was just watching a gorilla charge video and I see what you mean. It was a bit like that but with more arm movement. Maybe because of its long arms?
Ok Thanks Yowie bait makes sense.

Was looking at Fraser on Google maps like Bluedog suggested and yes plenty of room there for small tribes.
After I spoke to Dustin. He directed me to another of his videos with a Sasquatch walking like a "spider". Sounds similar to what I describe and more detailed description but even more bizzare!
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I remember finding Yowie baits encounter on Crypto PTSD and thought I'd struck gold finding an Aussie encounter in a sea of predominately US stories..
Its been a few years but will re listen on my way to work this morning..
There use to be an Aussie 4wd forum where there was a thread called "Scary Swag Moments", 50 odd pages of some really creepy things going on in the wilds of Aussie's bush.. I do recall a few weird stories from Fraser island but forget the detail, its a shame the forum and thread were eventually taken down.. One could've rewritten that thread and made a book out of it, some good ones in there..👍
Hi Pertys. Thats a shame the 4wd forum is gone. Would have liked to see that. I do remember reading something off there. That was some interesting reading.

There is a few Aussies on there. Rusty and the fella from Yowie Chronicles are also on the Crypto PTSD channel. (thumb up)
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Yowie_Nakamoto wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 12:44 pm
Yowie bait wrote:
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I checked and its spelt "Wabby Lake" so we were both spelling it wrong! I always found it very creepy there. Especially when there wasnt a lot of people around.

Do you go researching in Brisbane? Amazing how we are surrounded by mountains. Bet theres lots of Hairys out there.

One forum member apparently had an encounter in Bardon!
Haha you're right about the spelling!! It's an eerie little lake, sort of a mustard green colour with quite sizeable fish that swim at the surface very close to shore... There is a large dune that is slowly eating it up so they reckon within a few decades it'll be completely gone, but it means that the walk down to the edge is very steep and the lakebed just drops away. I can't swim in water I can't see the bottom of, but my wife's uncle who we were with jumped straight in and swam to the other side.

Lake Mackenzie on the other hand could be the most beautiful swimming spot in the whole world! although I do also find it eerie how it goes out quite shallow for 20-30 m and then just drops off into a deep blue pit of nothing. I've read that it's not actually so deep so was planning to take a mask and see if I can get to the bottom from the beach area... Next time.

As for Brisbane, I haven't yet done any real 'research' or looking, but I am certainly working up to it. A long standing knee injury is making it very hard to walk anywhere that's not flat pavement, but I have a plan and am getting somewhere. Within 6 months I hope to be able to head up Mt Cootha and go off-trail a bit to look for yowie signs. Eventually I'd like to do some overnight stays at the walk in camps in D'aguilar nat park just to see. Maybe one day I'll even get up to Mt Mee or Tibrogargan for a bit of a squiz... How about yourself?
Yes Wabby is creepy. I never ventured out far. I didnt like the sound of a bottomless lake either! Mackenzie is so beautiful but eerie as well when your out in the deep and look around.

Im not far from you and work in Toowong often. Theres an entrance to tracks up Mt Cootha there that id like to check out.

I was going out a lot but not for a while now. I had a few places Id frequent but am in the same boat as you at the moment with my fitness but would be keen to go for a walk at mt cootha if your up to it in the future.

Im not 100 percent on it but think the Bardon encounter or sighting was by either forum member Iwanttobelieve or convinced skeptic. Maybe search those names with Bardon and red eyeshine it might come up. Probably 2016 or 2017.

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Bluedog wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 6:51 pm
Yowie bait wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 9:58 pm
Bluedog wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 7:55 am
HI Yowie Bait ,your encounter on Fraser Island sounds terrifying, the stuff of nightmares.
Fraser Island would be the perfect habitat for a small tribe of wild men, while it gets upwards of 300,000 visitors annually the interior of the island is uninhabited with unlimited fresh water and a diverse range of flora and fauna to easily support a small tribe.(check out Fraser island on google earth)
i recall spending half a day driving around some inland tracks on the island which where little more than overgrown tunnels through the thick scrub occasionally opening up to low lying swap land or hilly vistas of sand drifts and thick scrub as far as the eye could see, i purposely stopped in one spot and walked 30 so feet into the bush thinking to myself that i was probaly the only human in history to have ever stood in that particular spot!
I believe they could easily live there undetected apart from the rare encounter such as yours.
It would be interesting to talk to some locals from the island (if they would talk about it) and see if they had any stories to share.
Hi Bluedog. Tunnels is a good description of some of those roads and I bet you are still the only human thats stood there!

My family went there since the 60s so my dad knew how to get to a lot of the main cool places to see but a few times we went to new places and it was like we would never find it but a lagoon or clearing would appear virtually out of knowhere. It was so dense anything could be there 50 metres in and you wouldnt see it.

Like you said there would be ample room and resources there. It really is a primitive island paradise and perfect for the Yowie. Dont know how they go about blood lines or finding mates or if they travel to the main land. Id say there would be some sort of cave system there as well.

Yeah I would love to know what the locals have seen. Like Donna described in her encounter above, the locals knew about it but kept it to themselves to protect the hairy ones or avoid attention. Could be the case on Fraser?
I have a cunning plan! i try to get to Fraser island a couple of times a year, next time i go ,i will spend a couple of nights in the Happy Valley pub ,i will wear my Yowie Hunters T Shirt and see if it sparks up any conversation from the locals (it will be tough to have to sit in the pub ,but im prepared to do it in the name of research) (cheers)
That IS a cunning plan indeed and very game if the Fraser locals are anything like they used to be!

Please fill us in on any details and thanks for the sacrifice in the name of research! (respekt)
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Unread post by NotSoBigFoot » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:37 pm

The breath on the back of the neck is something I will never forget from my encounter at Mudjimba. And the sheer speed it bluff charged me from behind at. The rumble of the ground that reserved up through my chest as I felt it get closer from about 30m away. And it made that distance up to me in about 2 seconds flat from what must have been a stand still or slow dawdle.
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The breath on the back of the neck is something I will never forget from my encounter at Mudjimba. And the sheer speed it bluff charged me from behind at. The rumble of the ground that reserved up through my chest as I felt it get closer from about 30m away. And it made that distance up to me in about 2 seconds flat from what must have been a stand still or slow dawdle.
Wow that sounds full on. Have you reported it anywhere? Im sure a lot of forum members would love to read it. (thumb up)
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The breath on the back of the neck is something I will never forget from my encounter at Mudjimba. And the sheer speed it bluff charged me from behind at. The rumble of the ground that reserved up through my chest as I felt it get closer from about 30m away. And it made that distance up to me in about 2 seconds flat from what must have been a stand still or slow dawdle.
Wow that sounds full on. Have you reported it anywhere? Im sure a lot of forum members would love to read it. (thumb up)
I did years ago on an encounter thread on here somewhere.... 6 or 7 years ago I think lol
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Thats a close one!! Great report. Thanks! (thumb up)
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Just got round to listening to this, Geese what a frighting encounter! (eek)
Yeah "Geese" are terrifying (lol)
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I checked and its spelt "Wabby Lake" so we were both spelling it wrong! I always found it very creepy there. Especially when there wasnt a lot of people around.
Haha you're right about the spelling!! It's an eerie little lake, sort of a mustard green colour with quite sizeable fish that swim at the surface very close to shore... There is a large dune that is slowly eating it up so they reckon within a few decades it'll be completely gone, but it means that the walk down to the edge is very steep and the lakebed just drops away. I can't swim in water I can't see the bottom of, but my wife's uncle who we were with jumped straight in and swam to the other side.

Lake Mackenzie on the other hand could be the most beautiful swimming spot in the whole world! although I do also find it eerie how it goes out quite shallow for 20-30 m and then just drops off into a deep blue pit of nothing. I've read that it's not actually so deep so was planning to take a mask and see if I can get to the bottom from the beach area... Next time.

Wabby Lake is a very creepy place, especially in mid-winter. I remember having to break the ice of the tents before we could pack them away back in '82.... BRRRRRR... It simply should not be that cold anywhere in QLd.

AS for a 'water monster' in any of the Frazer perch lakes I have seen enormous catfish that look like they are flying above the water it's that clear... I'm talking 6 feet long!

The place is so rich in tucker, isolated and pure I would be surprised if NO hairy blokes lived there.

My Grandad used to swim bullock teams across to drag the timber out. They lost a few to the sharks on the crossings (eek)

Actually, I never did find out how he died while very young... wouldn't be surprised if a shark got him. (detective)
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The truck drivers actual words were ‘it had a navel’ and later ‘I could see its belly button’.
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Really ? Thanks for reminding me . Okay then that's twice , anyone else hear of a belly button ?

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No but I would not dismiss the encounter because of it... after all, why wouldn't a Mum bite off (and probably eat the cord and the placenta... extremely rich in stem cells), then tie off the end?

They've certainly got fingers.
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Unread post by Wolf » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:13 pm

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Like you said there would be ample room and resources there. It really is a primitive island paradise and perfect for the Yowie. Dont know how they go about blood lines or finding mates or if they travel to the main land. Id say there would be some sort of cave system there as well.
I doubt any caves. It is a sand island after all.
We have considered Frazer as an excellent bug out destination.
You could disappear and always be close to endless fresh, clean water and plenty of protein.
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Yeah I would love to know what the locals have seen. Like Donna described in her encounter above, the locals knew about it but kept it to themselves to protect the hairy ones or avoid attention. Could be the case on Fraser?


If he is still alive Lez Grensell... Greensle... Greensale... Grenzell? (Can't quite remember his last name) would be the man to talk to.

He used to run old ex-WWII Unimogs with open backs on week-long camping trips but I suspect OHS shut him down long ago. If you didn't stay alert as a passenger you would cop a branch across the head. I don't know his address but could probably find it on Google Earth. (detective)
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Like you said there would be ample room and resources there. It really is a primitive island paradise and perfect for the Yowie. Dont know how they go about blood lines or finding mates or if they travel to the main land. Id say there would be some sort of cave system there as well.
I doubt any caves. It is a sand island after all.
We have considered Frazer as an excellent bug out destination.
You could disappear and always be close to endless fresh, clean water and plenty of protein.
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Yeah I would love to know what the locals have seen. Like Donna described in her encounter above, the locals knew about it but kept it to themselves to protect the hairy ones or avoid attention. Could be the case on Fraser?


If he is still alive Lez Grensell... Greensle... Greensale... Grenzell? (Can't quite remember his last name) would be the man to talk to.

He used to run old ex-WWII Unimogs with open backs on week-long camping trips but I suspect OHS shut him down long ago. If you didn't stay alert as a passenger you would cop a branch across the head. I don't know his address but could probably find it on Google Earth. (detective)
Hi Wolf. I think i know Lez if thats his name who drove the Army trucks. They drove us around for a work trip we did there to build the walkway at eli creek which was supposed to stop the banks eroding. Anyway he (Lez) was a real character and yeah he would know some good stories from Fraser.

Mentioned the caves because of a few areas id seen where there was large cliffs of shale like stuff but i suppose they wouldve been sand like you say as theres apparently no rocks on the island other than the abandoned tools.
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Unread post by Yowie bait » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 pm

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I checked and its spelt "Wabby Lake" so we were both spelling it wrong! I always found it very creepy there. Especially when there wasnt a lot of people around.
Haha you're right about the spelling!! It's an eerie little lake, sort of a mustard green colour with quite sizeable fish that swim at the surface very close to shore... There is a large dune that is slowly eating it up so they reckon within a few decades it'll be completely gone, but it means that the walk down to the edge is very steep and the lakebed just drops away. I can't swim in water I can't see the bottom of, but my wife's uncle who we were with jumped straight in and swam to the other side.

Lake Mackenzie on the other hand could be the most beautiful swimming spot in the whole world! although I do also find it eerie how it goes out quite shallow for 20-30 m and then just drops off into a deep blue pit of nothing. I've read that it's not actually so deep so was planning to take a mask and see if I can get to the bottom from the beach area... Next time.

Wabby Lake is a very creepy place, especially in mid-winter. I remember having to break the ice of the tents before we could pack them away back in '82.... BRRRRRR... It simply should not be that cold anywhere in QLd.

AS for a 'water monster' in any of the Frazer perch lakes I have seen enormous catfish that look like they are flying above the water it's that clear... I'm talking 6 feet long!

The place is so rich in tucker, isolated and pure I would be surprised if NO hairy blokes lived there.

My Grandad used to swim bullock teams across to drag the timber out. They lost a few to the sharks on the crossings (eek)

Actually, I never did find out how he died while very young... wouldn't be surprised if a shark got him. (detective)
It was the pilot that told me about the monster. I was in the plane for some reason and he flew us around the Island. It was pretty cool.
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Unread post by Wolf » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:59 pm

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Hi Wolf. I think i know Lez if thats his name who drove the Army trucks. They drove us around for a work trip we did there to build the walkway at eli creek which was supposed to stop the banks eroding. Anyway he (Lez) was a real character and yeah he would know some good stories from Fraser.

Mentioned the caves because of a few areas id seen where there was large cliffs of shale like stuff but i suppose they wouldve been sand like you say as theres apparently no rocks on the island other than the abandoned tools.
That's the bloke.

Funny fella who always had a smile and a laugh (and why not he lived permanently in paradise).
He used to take the Field Naturalists my Mum was a part of all over the island. Down almost abandoned tracks so overgrown branches as thick as your arm would scrape across the tray, almost taking your head off. There would be leaves and sticks up to our knees when we arrived at the day's destination.

You could very easily build a cave out of logs and cover it all with a hill of sand... nobody would ever find you. It would not surprise me Yowies are capable of such artificial, likely temporary 'caves'... especially during summer... so you may not be far off with your thoughts on caves...

Off -topic... I am about to release the next volume after A Violent World, called A Burning World. It is mostly about the surviving Dogman brother and a Swamp Ape who 'rescues' a kid... you want a copy? I will email it to you.
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Unread post by Wolf » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:02 pm

Whoops sorry, man its a hassle not being able to edit posts any more.

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:41 am

Hey Wolf
Id be laughing too if i lived on an island! Yes i think we are talking about the same bloke. They said they would leave my nephew and i behind on one trip to Mcenzie if we didnt make it back to the truck on time and sure enough they were driving off when we finally came back. Was first back on the truck after that!

Bet your mum has seen some amazing sights over there. You had to know where to go or have someone take you to some places.

My family was going since the 1960s on the truck tours first then drove themselves so they knew the island a bit.

Yowies would have no probs concealing themselves on Fraser.

Yes would love a copy of the book. Have read excerpts from it and its a great read! (thumb)
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Whoops sorry, man its a hassle not being able to edit posts any more.

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THIS is the cover:

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Nice cover! (thumb up)
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Unread post by Wolf » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:07 am

Les certainly knew the island inside out.

You've got me wanting to go visit to see if the old fella is still alive. I haven't been there since my last fishing holiday with my DAD in the late 80s.

I have sent the novel your way. Have fun. (cheers)
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Re: I was chased by a yowie (interview)

Unread post by bassplyr » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:18 pm

Hey Wolf love the cover!

Its a really great book by the way guys. Worth getting and reading.

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