By Tim Binnall
An intriguing series of thermal images taken in an Australian national park may show the country's version of Bigfoot, known as a Yowie, lurking in the wilderness. The eyebrow-raising photographs were reportedly captured by a team of researchers while on an expedition in the Springbrook National Park earlier this month. Seasoned 'Yowie hunter' Dean Harrison, who led the investigation, says that the specialized camera equipment used by the group picked up heat signatures that appear to correlate to a pair of nine-foot-tall creatures.
The suspected Yowies, he says, apparently moved silently as none of the researchers noticed the creatures lurking in the dark nearby. "We wouldn't have known if anything was there if it wasn't for the thermal cameras," Harrison marveled. When the group later looked at what their equipment had captured, he recalled, "we were ecstatic. This is probably the best footage so far in Australia." Beyond that initial 'thermal sighting,' the group also took a handful of additional images, detailed in a lengthy video here, which culminates with a photo showing a curious heat signature that appears to resemble a large bipedal creature hugging a tree.
Harrison postulates that this is typical behavior for the Yowie as the Bigfoot-like creature was likely attempting to hide from the researchers as they searched for it. Additionally, he asserted that, at some point during the early morning hours while the team was inside the national park, something placed "four markers" in the spot where his colleague had stood and captured the thermal images earlier. Since they were the only people in the remote location at the time, Harrison believes that it was a Yowie acknowledging their presence.