By Tim Binnall
A woman in Australia has come forward with a truly terrifying tale of encountering an agitated Yowie that, she claims, violently shoved her down a hill! The unnamed witness recounted the experience to Dean Harrison of the group Australian Yowie Research, which collects reports from individuals who believe they have seen the proverbial Bigfoot of Down Under. According to the woman, the chilling incident occurred in 1990, but "it stayed with me every day" since it happened.
Revisiting the event, the witness said that it took place when she was hiking along a hillside trail in the town of Woree. During her excursion, she said, a man was also walking at the location a few paces ahead of her. As she came to a point where the path diverged into two trails, she looked up and spotted "this hairy man or whatever the heck it was" looking down as if it were watching the man who had just crossed its field of vision.
Unfortunately for the woman, the Yowie then noticed her and, seemingly taken by surprise, suddenly stood up from a crouched position, "looked straight at me and glared at me." She noted that it sported massive limbs and sported hair all over its body except for its face and some of its chest. "It looked so much like a person," she remembered, that she wondered to herself, "why is someone up here in a gorilla suit?"
The brief moment of bewilderment was quickly shattered when the creature clenched its fists, let out a menacing roar, and charged at her. While she tried to run away, the Yowie easily caught up to her and blasted her with a mighty shove that knocked her down the hill. After tumbling down the slope, she managed to regain her bearings and swiftly climbed over a nearby fence, sprinted through a field, and eventually got to her car. At some point during her escape, the woman said, she bravely looked behind her, but didn't see any sign of the Yowie.
Pressed for additional details of the physical nature of the creature, the witness recalled that its hair was reddish-orange and "very gorilla-like." The Yowie's face, she marveled, was eerily human-like except for a distinctly flat nose. The hands of the beast, the woman estimated, were about one-and-a-half times the size of a person and its arms were inordinately long to the point that they seemed to reach its knees. "It could have ripped my head off, easy," she mused about how fortunate she was to have come out of the encounter unscathed, "it was just so big and strong, it was ridiculous."