Yowie encounter: A terrifying encounter with a ‘huge hairy’ beast on a bike ride
40 years ago, Kieron Darcy ran into the creature when he and his friend was exploring a woody area near Palm Beach, Queensland in 1978.
Their nose was met by a putrid odor before encountering a massive hairy beast on two legs, rocking back and forth with a 40 feet pine tree.
The boys bolted out of the area as soon as they heard the deep roar coming from the creature.
“The sun started to set, so it was a silhouette, but the hair seemed to be a deep, deep red, maroon color,” Mr. Darcy told the Gold Coast Bulletin.
“Not much hair was on his face, and he had a very flat head that just ended at his eyebrows. His eyes were red.‘
“I looked at my friend, who was one of the tough kids at school. When I saw his face, I knew we had to get out of there. We were back in about 10 seconds, I think, we were so scared. ‘
The location of the 1978 yowie encounter based on today's map.
After years of telling friends and family about his encounter, no one believed him. So Mr. Darcy contacted the Australian Yowie Research, a Yowie research group.
Gold Coast hunter Hunter Harrison said the encounter was very similar to the other sightings in the area during the 1970s. He also said that Gold Coast is normally a hot spot for Yowie sightings.
The creature has its roots in Aboriginal history. There are known as 'quinkin' in parts of Queensland and 'joogabinna' in New South Wales.
What do you think? Does Yowie genuinely exist?