Gone But Not Forgotten
- Apr 12, 2006
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I do remember that I read that the yowie was sometimes described like that, but I couldn't tell you precisely where in my vast personal library. I remember that a paranormalist wrote that the yowie had always been considered as a spirit by Aboriginals and had taken the shape of a man-ape only when white men came. I tried to retrace it, to no avail. It was not Karl Shuker in his worldwide paranormal encyclopedia The unexplained as I suspected first. But he relates some aboriginal traditions, notably (p196) that the Wiradjuri of New South Wales believed in the yuuris, small (1 meter tall) hairy men and women. A description similar to others from around the world, in Indonesia, some depictions of the goblins in England and farfadets in France, etc...oldrover said:
My feeling is that as every people in the world, Aboriginals believed in a wide range of spirits and faerie beings, some of them cryptozoologists are trying to turn into evidence of a knowledge of a large bipedal primate like the yeti in Tintin in Tibet. But as in North America, the natives simply didn't know of anything like a paranthropus or a giganthopitecus.