The Yara-Ma-Yha-Who ?

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The Yara-Ma-Yha-Who ?

Unread post by gregvalentine » Fri May 12, 2017 2:51 pm

Never heard of this one before (found link at The Anomalist www.anomalist.com) !:
http://karlshuker.blogspot.com.au/2017/ ... a-who.html

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Fri May 12, 2017 4:24 pm

Good one Greg. I was gonna link that little bloodsucker. I definitely wont be falling asleep under any trees in the future... (cries)
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Unread post by Yowie bait » Fri May 12, 2017 4:40 pm

Thats even more gruesome than the one i found. It gets you if you sleep under a tree i read, then spews you out. If it gets you a few times then you become one of them.... (eek)
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Unread post by sensesonfire » Sat May 13, 2017 8:13 pm

Dr. Karl Shuker is a very prominent cryptozoologist with a library of books on unknown cryptids. I believe there are many creatures we just haven't discovered as yet but that is going to change in the following years. Remember, the forests at night are where the beasts prowl and these cryptids. Just how many of us would venture out on our own? very few I would imagine and very foolish if you did. I suggest Dr. Karl Shukar is taking Cryptozoology to a higher echelon.
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Unread post by Tim* » Sat May 13, 2017 8:44 pm

Sometimes legend and fantasy are just that. Legend and fantasy.

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Unread post by Shazzoir » Sat May 13, 2017 10:16 pm

What a load! A tale to scare kids with, but lacking in all but fantasy and horror.

I can find only one aspect of this literary confection with any similarity to known facts, and that is that apparently the early settlers who described interactions with bunyips or yowies (cannot recall which, but my money is on the yowie) described/dubbed the creatures 'Yahoos' apparently after the oddities in Swift's fictional work "Gulliver's Travels".

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Unread post by Shazzoir » Sat May 13, 2017 10:17 pm

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Dr. Carl Sagan

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Unread post by Scarts » Sun May 14, 2017 8:17 am

It's just an aberration of the classic vampire story.

Vampires suck their victims blood, and when not killing their victim, transform them into vampires as well. It's author has twisted it into a nonsensical primitive legend, with all the blood sucking and transforming the victim into a bloodsucker you could ask for.

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Unread post by Shazzoir » Sun May 14, 2017 9:18 am

Got it in one, Scarts. A+ :)

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Unread post by Gavin » Sun May 14, 2017 12:02 pm

I remember reading this story as a kid. I don't recall the shrinking but the blood sucking hands were pretty cool.

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Unread post by sensesonfire » Sun May 14, 2017 3:19 pm

Don't forget that in some east European countries the legends of the vampire, werewolves etc is still very much alive. It is not uncommon to travel through countries like Romania (Transylvania), the Black Forest in Germany and others and find garlands of garlic and silver crucifixes on the doors to ward off these creatures. These countries have historical records of the supernatural whether or not it is misguided folklore or not no one can be sure. I personally believe these cryptid monsters existed especially back in the medieval times (dark ages) and possibly still today. Remember, where mythology is concerned there is an element of truth.
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Unread post by Shazzoir » Sun May 14, 2017 5:12 pm

I actually believe a lot of 'legends' and such to have been based on facts, so you'll get no argument from me on that score, Sensesonfire. It is, however, a bit of a leap in this instance, to ascribe any truth to the story presented so luridly here, considering that tarsiers and lemurs are half a world away and have no bloodsucking capability that I am aware of, LOL. Makes a good campfire tale but after that, the writer has lost me :)

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Unread post by Simon M » Tue May 16, 2017 12:58 am

Gavin wrote:I remember reading this story as a kid. I don't recall the shrinking but the blood sucking hands were pretty cool.
I read about them in this book -

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I think they may be the anecdotal ancestor of the drop-bear. (thumb up)

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