Wongi Forest Yowies sighting Qld 2020

Wongi Forest Yowies sighting Qld 2020

Strange Yowie encounter at an abandoned farmhouse in Wongi Forest QLD November 2020

Joseph Zarafa had been driving on a dirt road on the edge of the Wongi State Forest in the Doongul district Queensland Australia at dusk when he pulled over to see why his engine was overheating. What happened next "incredibly spooked him" into fleeing the area. The following is Josephs account as he presented it to us after our initial interview.

I was driving on a dirt road on the edge of the Wongi State Forest to a friends house at Gungaloon, very late in the day, when I noticed my car temperature gauge had gone right up into the red. I pulled over and stopped straight away to see why the engine was overheating.

Wongi state forest

I waited about 5 minutes before I tried to remove the radiator cap and when I did I couldn’t see any water in it. On further inspection, I could see the water had been squirting out of a small slit in one of the radiator hoses. I fiddled about for 20 minutes or so and managed to do a makeshift repair. The problem now was to find some water. Fortunately, I had driven over a causeway over a creek just prior to stopping so I went back and fourth with my thermos until I had filled the radiator up again.

On the last trip down to the creek I had just stood up and was looking along the creek when I noticed a small glowing ball of light hovering over the creek about 60ft or so away. It was just at dusk and I could still see plenty of detail in the surrounding bush. I first thought it was someone coming along the creek wearing one of those helmut torches as the creek wasn’t full and a person could walk along inside the bank of the creek. As I watched I could see it was just a bluey purple glowing orb hovering and stationary. I really started to look hard and the strange thing was, that although it was glowing it didn’t seem to light up the surrounding ground and bush or reflect in the water as brightly as it should have for its brightness. I must have stared at this for a good minute or two, trying to see what it really was, and then it moved very smoothly to the left and disappeared behind the trees lining the creek and I couldn’t see it anymore. At this point, I went back up to the ute with my thermos of water and thinking about the strange light. Back at the ute I decided to wait another few minutes for the engine to really cool down before I started it again.

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Doongul Creek where Joseph watched a strange orb of light hover over the creek. The creek was much drier than when this photo was taken during our site investigation.

I had lit up a smoke and was leaning on a fence post of the cattle paddock I had pulled up at. Looking out into the paddock towards an old, abandoned farmhouse in the distance I could see something moving in the direction of the house which I first thought was a cow and I didn’t pay much attention. I had looked away from the house and then glanced back to see, what I thought was a cow, stand straight up on 2 legs. I immediately thought, who is that, because what I was seeing now was someone standing up like a person and big. The light was getting pretty dim but as I concentrated on the standing figure, I couldn’t make out any clothes, just a dark colour and the arms and legs. My first impression was this person must have dark overalls on but his head was the same dark colour.  I was a bit startled at this stage and wondering what the person was doing crawling over the ground on all 4’s in the first place. I kept staring and then noticed the figure turn around when I caught some movement off to my left. Now, I could see a similar shaped dark figure but much bigger and moving on 2 legs in a fairly slow motion towards the first figure I saw. This second figure looked as tall as someone standing with another person on their shoulders but I got a good sense of a very big torso and the other feature I noticed which really freaked me out was very long arms. Absolutely spooked now but I still didn’t have any idea what I was seeing just that my senses were telling me something wasn’t right. As I continued to watch, the larger figure got almost to the smaller one and then stopped suddenly. I could see its body turn in my direction. I thought whatever I was looking at was now looking in my direction and could probably see me even in the failing light. Do I run to the car or stay still? I was asking myself as a little panic was taking hold. 

Doongul Creek 02

Site of Yowie sightings at an abandoned farmhouse on the edge of Wongi State Forest in Doongul district QLD.

Doongul Yowie sighting QLD

View from where Joseph watched two Yowies near an abandoned farmhouse.

I came to the realization I wasn’t looking at a couple of humans at all but both the figures seemed to now be staring in my direction. I was saying to myself “they can't see me, I'm behind a fence post “ but I then realized there was a slight breeze blowing from my position into the paddock. Whatever they were could smell me I thought. I instinctively glanced back at the car at this point which was about 30ft away and when I looked back towards the old house I just glimpsed the very large figure walk out of view behind the old house. My mind was racing now and I stared intently expecting these two strange figures to reappear on the opposite side of the house. I watched and watched and I didn’t see any further movement and I couldn’t hear a thing. It was getting too dark by this stage and I started to think maybe I missed seeing the two figures re-emerge or maybe they were just standing out of view, or maybe they both crawled back towards the bush beside the creek where they came from. This was way too much for me and feeling very unsafe I turned and sprinted back to my ute, started the engine and hoped like hell my radiator hose repair would hold. I fled at speed along the dirt road as I certainly didn’t want to get stuck out in the forest in darkness having just been incredibly spooked by something really strange.

I managed to make it safely to my destination and told my friends about this really strange incident. I was amazed to hear one of my friends talk about a similar sighting that was told to him. Apparently on the same road, very early one morning and not far from where I had pulled up, a couple of people stopped when they saw two very large dark brown hairy creatures go across the road. The creatures were about 70 metres ahead of them and disappeared into the bush. I’d heard about Yowies over the tears but never given it a second thought. I’m sure what I looked at was two yowies now I’ve had time to talk to people and do a bit of research myself. I have no idea what the glowing light was. 

A fascinating encounter told to us by Joseph!

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Julie K
Really interesting sighting. We had a very similar sighting to this in the Glenbar Forest about 2 years ago which isn't too far away from where this happened as the crow flys. We didn't see any orb lights. We took off as well when we saw these things. It was way to weird for us. I thought we were the only ones to see these things around here. Not so! Thanks for the report:)
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Yowie Sightings
Good to hear from you Julie and thanks for the comments. We thought Josephs's account was very compelling. It spooked him so much he is hesitant to drive the road at night.
I was interested to hear you had an encounter in the Glenbar region. We've had several good sighting reports from here. Would you like to tell us about what you saw? We would be really grateful to hear your story as it helps build a better picture of where these Yowies are. Email John: john@yowiesight ings.com. Cheers, John

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Ben
I wonder how many other people have seen these things out in the wide bay region. Really interesting sighting!! Great website by the way.
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Yowie Sightings
Thanks for the comment Ben. Its interesting how many reports we are receiving from the Wide Bay and Burnett region and we are surprised with how many reports are coming in from recent years. It's definitely the most active region in the country presently. We'll be posting more reports in due course. Thanks for your interest. Cheers, John.
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whatarethey
Congratulations on producing such a great new site :)

I keep returning to this, the Wongi Forest post. Such a shame the homestead was abandoned after so much back-breaking work must have gone into it. And wonder why the creatures were going there when spotted by the witness? Then there's the blue-light he saw over the creek. The two incidents in combination echo numerous accounts of lights in association with yowies & bigfoot, suggesting the creatures are not of this earth/dimension. Joseph has provided a vivid account which makes the reader feel as if he were there, sharing what must have been a terrifying experience. Then you think of that abandoned farm out there in pitch darkness and of what might happen if a photographer or bush-walker, attracted by that picturesque building, decided to explore it or even make camp there

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Yowie Sightings
Thanks for the kind words Whatarethey (WAT for short :)). We'll do the best we can with the website and we greatly appreciate people like yourself taking the time to contribute their thoughts and get involved in the discussion. The glowing light occurrenc
e is another fascinating dimension to these sightings. We have reports of just the glowing orbs but quite a few that have also been associated with Yowie encounters. It seems the more we find out about these creatures the more questions get asked. Regarding the house, Joseph believes the creatures must have walked behind the house and then away from it as he never saw them appear on the other side or go back from where they came and he was too unsettled by that point to wait any longer to see where they were. I don't blame him. Cheers, John

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Johannes G.N.
Great stuff
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Yowie Sightings
Thanks for the kind word Johannes :)
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Ricki
I was also left wondering about the original builder and occupants of the homestead : why it was abandoned - and did they ever have Yowie experiences?!
With these creatures not seeming to have permanent occupation of any one particular area, but needing to roam (presumably for adequate supplies of food?) - I guess we are maybe "lucky" not to have encounters more often!!!
I live in an area of range overlooking the Conondale Valley and though I no longer go walking through there, I do wonder if 'they' are down there - and after reading many accounts from Nth America and Great Britain, even question myself that if I think on them too much, can it 'attract' them to me, LoL??!!

Excellent site - all the best!


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Yowie Sightings
Hi Ricki, Thanks for the kind comment about our website smile Regarding the homestead, we believe the original occupants are no longer with us but we are still trying to confirm the reason for abandonment etc. There are a few stories about the property but nothing verifiable as yet. I'll update you when we get some more information.
Regarding "not seeming to have permanent occupation of any one particular area", we strongly believe they do inhabit certain areas/regions and do not migrate. We believe they have a very extensive range in which they inhabit and this appears to be linked to seasonal change going by the sighting reports we have from specific areas. We have several Yowie sightings of a particular Yowie which was missing a finger that was first reported in the Glenbar region of QLD and then sighted again way to the north in the Kullogum area near Childers. We also believe this extensive range helps them with feeding and they may follow animal movement such as Kangaroos, wild pigs, foxes, wild dogs and deer( believe it or not) and all of which move through this vast forest region.
Regarding the Conondale region, what a beautiful part of the world to live in!! You may be interested to know we have had reports from your region, some sightings and vocalizations. I don't know if you can "think" attract them but I dont rule out anything with these creatures. Cheers Susan smile

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