Smothering Creek Yowie Sighting September 2020

Smothering Creek Yowie Sighting September 2020

Motorcyclists Encounter Yowies While Camping in Marodian District Fraser Coast QLD Australia

Yowie sighting QLD Australia

Three motorcyclists. Ian a veterinarian, Michael and David both ex-military, on a tour through the Burnett region flee from their campsite after encountering two Yowies (Australian Bigfoot). This Yowie sighting September 2020 as told by Ian 

I had been planning to do a motorcycle trip across India with my two best mates who had retired from the military. We had got to the stage of having our bikes all kitted out and were in the process of organizing their transportation to India when the covid crisis hit and locked down international travel. We were so disappointed that our plans had been dashed. David came up with a plan to do a mini-tour somewhere in QLD which we all jumped on board with and we decided on a route through the Burnett region and back to Brisbane.

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We had reached the township of Biggenden in the mid-afternoon and after a short break, we decided to travel on and find a place to camp for the night and found a nice location beside a small creek on the Brooweena-Woolooga rd where we set up our tents. Once we had our tents set up we had a look around. It was a really great spot to camp with big mature gum trees towering over a fairly clear area of grazing land for cattle which was bordered on one side by a bushy creek. We found a trail to a causeway across the creek which was basically dry except for a few small pools of water. We became aware of a really foul smell which I thought was the odour from a dead animal but it wasn’t quite right. I work as a veterinarian and I have smelt all sorts of dead animals and this was different somehow but I didn’t give it a second thought. We walked back across the causeway to our tents and made some dinner on a portable stove.

Smoldering Creek Yowie sighting aerial 

It was quite cool as darkness fell and we sat around for several hours chatting while we ate dinner which was some tinned braised steak and onions and bread. We all turned in for the night around 10 pm planning to leave at daybreak.

I awoke suddenly at one point and could hear some movement around the tents and in my sleepy haze I thought is must be one of the other guys out to relieve himself and I rolled over to go back to sleep. I snapped awake again when I heard the stove fall over and I reached for my torch, climbed out of my sleeping bag to look out at what had happened. My first thoughts were that one of the guys had tripped over in the dark but when I shone the torch at the stove which had been knocked of its metal stand, both were laying on the ground but no sign of either of the guys. I was trying to work out what had happened and scanned the torchlight around and couldn’t see a thing but just as I retreated back into my tenet and about to zip up I heard some strange clicking sounds out in the darkness and shone the torch out again. In a split second, I was absolutely startled as the torchlight picked up a huge and dark hairy creature standing upright and motionless by the creek crossing about 60ft away.  It was staring directly at me. I panicked and felt great fear of this massive scraggy-looking thing and I shouted out to the guys and I scrambled to get out of the tent attempting to keep the light on the creature.

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I heard David and Michael come bursting out of their tents and just as they did I heard some strange clicking sounds again to my left and the creature turned its gaze swiftly from me to its right and I immediately heard crashing in the bushes off to our left where I shone the torch. I couldn’t pick up anything in the bush and I shouted to David to look over there. He also shone a torch in the direction. Michael yelled out “It's over here” and Davids's torch panned around and picked up something large disappearing into the trees by the creek and making a really noisy crashing sound as it moved away from us. David shouted, “what the hell is that”.  I immediately shone my torch back to where I originally saw the creature and caught it disappearing at speed away from us, down the path to the causeway on all fours in a really, really weird spider-like movement like nothing I had ever seen.

I was frantic and starting to shake by this stage saying to David “we have to get out of here now”. I tried to explain what I saw, a massive hairy creature, standing on two legs and looking right at me. I was so fearful and confused at what I had just seen that I insisted on packing up and leaving and the guys agreed. We feverishly pulled our tents apart loaded up the bikes and sped off into the night. My adrenalin levels began to settle down as we finally approached the town of Woolooga on daybreak. The growing daylight eased our demeanors as we discussed and took stock of what had happened.

When I think back about what I had seen, there were three things that really terrified me. Firstly it was the sheer size of this thing. I work as a vet and deal with cattle and horses of all sizes and this thing was out of this world by size and easily 9 or 10 feet tall with scraggy hair but looked muscular. The second thing which probably was the most terrifying for me was the look from the creature. I had the impression it was seriously assessing me and it looked sort of calculating, there was intelligence in its creepy animalistic face and this scared the hell out of me. The last thing was how it moved when I caught it disappearing into the night. Its movement on its arms and legs was unnatural and almost mechanical like with a weird up and down movement of its limbs as it crawled quickly into the darkness. This was so weird. We reckon there were two of them which is what we glimpsed off to our left and crashing into the creekside brush when Michael shone the light at it. I have never seen any animal move this way and I hope I never see it again.

Thanks to John at yowie sightings for taking the time to listen to us and checking out the site. We will not be going back any time soon.

Ian gave us a great description of his Yowie sighting. When I asked him about the clicking sounds he heard he said it was a similar sound to a clicking noise we could make with our tongue pressed against the roof of our mouth. He believes this was some type of communication between the two creatures.

We did a thorough location investigation for this post to get a good understanding of the environment the Yowies were observed in. We have had several other reports in this region. This particular location is nestled between two forests and watercourses run throughout the area which has few inhabitants and traffic being basically grazing country for cattle. We believe this area bounded by Glenbar National Park to the east, Giggooman State Forest and Grongah national Park to the west provides the perfect habitat for these mostly nocturnal creatures and supported by the continuing reports from the region.

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Susy B
Ive driven this road many times over the past few years but always during the day. I would certainly think twice before driving it at night after this very unnerving story.
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Yowie Researcher
Thanks for the comment Susy. Most of the reports from this area are sighting at night or very early in the morning.
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Peter M
Really fascinating story and well researched. I wonder what would have happened if there had only been one person camping. Seems like this region is very active.
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Yowie Researcher
Thanks, Peter, we are trying to research as many reports as possible and eventually post them to the blog. Its time consuming process!! Yes, the region is very active and we are getting most our reports from the Wide Bay, Burnett and Western Downs regions currently.
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Nikki M
I remember being a kid, and mum telling me there was a yowie in Tathra, down the south coast,alot of people seen it..
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Yowie Researcher
Great to hear from you Nikki and thanks for taking the time to recall one of your childhood memories about the Yowie. It's greatly appreciated.
The Tathra area and out around the Brown Mountain region have had many sightings over the years. I'm thinking Yowies have been seen here a lot more than has been reported or that people want to talk about. It's interesting that the local indigenous people were aware of the Yowies in this region also and considered them dangerous. I'll make sure we do a blog post about the Tathra Yowie sightings :)

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Steven Chiverton
Yowies clicking there tounges is also a form of echo location
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/blind-man-echolocation/story?id=13684073

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Yowie Sightings
Hi Steven, thanks for this information and I'm glad you have mentioned this. We have other reports mentioning clicking noises with Yowie encounters and they are all from nighttime encounters. Makes sense they would be using echo location. Still a lot more to learn about the Yowie!! Thanks for your interest.
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whatarethey
I came across another first-person account online recently, in which the witness described a huge yowie which chased him and it was also on all-fours. That account featured an artist's impression of the description provided by the witness and at first glance it looked very much to me like a spider. The above account from the veterinarian motorcyclist, Ian, added to the horror which must have been experienced by both witnesses. Ian described the movements of the creature he saw as 'unnatural, almost mechanical with a weird, up and down movement', and unlike any other animal he'd ever seen before. Begs the question as to why the creature would choose such a spider-like gait rather than run upright? There are other witnesses who've claimed these creatures moved on all fours and they've said the creatures are equally swift when moving that way. The artist's impression I saw showed the creature with arms and legs splayed out from the body, not front-facing
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Yowie Sightings
Hi Whatarethey. Thanks for contributing to the discussion. I agree with your thoughts about the spider movements and due to the number of reports that have come in describing similar movements I have often asked myself a similar question. Why would something that is obviously bipedal choose to walk on all fours, and run as some accounts have stated? I tried to reason it out to some extent with a theory based on how they use stealth to survive. Its well documented they use hunting skills to feed at least some of the time and with this being the case perhaps the spider crawling is simply a stalking technique. We know they are incredibly strong, probably 5-10 times stronger than the strongest human and maybe more, so it makes sense, in a way, that something so big would be able to develop a technique to make itself look smaller or not be seen. This could also be why there are so many sightings where the Yowie suddenly disappears from view. Just my theory :) Cheers, John
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