The Yowie

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Yowies in Perth, Western Australia? This guy thinks so:
Every weekend Jason Heal scours bushland around Perth in search of a hairy sub-human cryptid.

Heal is part of a small but growing community of cryptozoologists hunting for Australia’s version of Bigfoot – the legendary yowie.

Born and bred in Subiaco, Mr Heal recently returned to Perth after living in Queensland for the past three decades where he claims he had dozens of hair-raising close encounters with yowie.
https://www.perthnow.com.au/communi...roof-yowies-exist-in-perth-bushland-c-3841377
 

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He suggests the government is keeping the existence of the Yowie a secret as the truth would stop people from going out camping as they'd be too scared.

If the government announced its existence the tourist industry would have a boom. On the other hand, the government wants to suppress the information as they don't want to start a tourist 'gold rush" with the potential increase in bush fires.

Best to tread carefully when speculating about government involvement with cryptids as it can make you sound foolish either way.
 

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He suggests the government is keeping the existence of the Yowie a secret as the truth would stop people from going out camping as they'd be too scared.

If the government announced its existence the tourist industry would have a boom. On the other hand, the government wants to suppress the information as they don't want to start a tourist 'gold rush" with the potential increase in bush fires.

Best to tread carefully when speculating about government involvement with cryptids as it can make you sound foolish either way.
I'd say anyone who would go camping surrounded by deadly snakes, spiders and crocodiles, has little to fear from the Yowie :p
 

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I'd say anyone who would go camping surrounded by deadly snakes, spiders and crocodiles, has little to fear from the Yowie :p
It's none of the above that should scare you about the outback or the bush, it's the invisible houses that should scare you senseless...
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So Yowies steer clear of humans yet he believes some backpacker disappearances are caused by the Yowie. Make your mind up....
Same with Bigfoot. It's reported in every continental US state and Canada but it's rare. Doesn't make sense unless it's a cultural explanation for the reports instead of a zoological one.
 

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The footprint looks like it has been dug out of the ground rather than impressed into it.
 

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So Yowies steer clear of humans yet he believes some backpacker disappearances are caused by the Yowie. Make your mind up....
The disappearing backpackers are what happens when the Yowies don't manage to steer clear and a backpacker surprises one.
 

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Are you aware of any reconstruction done, using the Pintubi skull or a replica?
 

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Hmm, the article is bollocks right from the beginning. There is no people known as the Pintubi on the Darling River (which is in western NSW). The closest people is the Pintupi who live in the deserts straddling the NT & WA border, which is about 2,500 km from the Darling River. The Pintupi are most famous for being the last uncontacted nomadic people in Australia.
 
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