The Paranormal Nexus

An Interesting, Detailed Report Of A Woman's Yowie Encounters

Artist Interpretation

2018-11-2

An Australian woman named Claire was a guest on a local podcast, and told an interesting story. One detailing her chilling experience with a Yowie. To those of you who don't know what a yowie is, its a cryptid, either hominid or hominin (no one knows), is similar to a Bigfoot, and is exclusive to Australia. At the time, she was living in Nanango, eastern Australia, with her two young children. Her elderly mother was residing in a nearby senior home.

Map, Australia, Nanango
Nanango, Australia is roughly 90 miles northwest of Brisbane

At some point, Claire's children began telling her fearful stories of something strange stalking outside of their bedroom window on multiple occasions. Although she assumed the children were imagining things, she would dutifully come to their aid, and investigate the 'monster' whenever they would cry out.

"They were quite young and scared but by the time I got into the room and put the light on outside, there was nothing ever there."

When claims such as these are made by children, they're easily written off as simply being a figment of their imagination. However, when her mother also began reporting some strange happenings, Claire wondered what about what could be really going on. During some of her visits to the nursing home, her mother mentioned hearing strange noises.

"She kept saying to me all the time that there was something running over the roof out there and something running past the doors at night. I asked a couple of nurses about it but they dismissed it."

But Claire's mother stuck to her story.

"Her story never altered and she kept telling me that there was something out there. She kept saying that she was seeing this strange thing running past her door at night."

Claire continued to hear the strange stories from both her mother and children, but had not seen or heard anything herself that might validate their claims.

Then one evening, as she was leaving the nursing home after a visit, she experienced something that she says haunts her to this very day.

"I was walking out into the carpark and it was pitch black because the lights in the carpark had blown. I shut the gate and started walking towards my car when I heard a gut-wrenching howl. It was like nothing I'd ever, ever heard before. It made all the hairs on the back of my neck and on my arms stand up. I got a knot in my stomach - it was fear. It makes me shake now just talking about it. I heard it three times in total that night. From then on, I started hearing it regularly in the town. It seemed to come from the edge of town at about 11pm. All the dogs in town would go absolutely crazy."

Claire questioned her neighbors and area residents about the noises, but couldn't get any answers. She described another unnerving experience...

Yowie growls outside window
©Willrad von Doomenstein Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
"One time I was in the kitchen, late at night, making a cup of tea and something growled at me through the window. I put everything down and backed away from the window and turned off the light and went around the corner to where I wasn't in view of the kitchen window. I know possums, and koalas and I know all those sounds, I'm accustomed to those noises but this was something different. It was absolutely terrifying."

She continued to experience similar events over a period of months. Claire mentioned noticing behavioral changes in her pet dog and cat during this period. The cat became on guard and nervous, while the dog would 'go crazy, barking at the window" as if someone were there. Also of interest, is that Claire noted a very strong, offensive odor around her property that would trigger the dog's ire.

After some while, Claire came to the conclusion that she wasn't being tormented by humans, but what she believes to be a yowie.

"I thought we were being visited by a yowie. I'd hear the crunch around the house and I'd get that feeling in my stomach, like a sixth sense that something was there."

Claire and her family have since left Nanango, but she'll never forget her experience with what she is certain was a yowie.

The interview Claire gave is available here. Be advised that the audio quality isn't great.

An Interesting, Detailed Report Of A Woman's Yowie Encounters

Artist Interpretation

2018-11-2

An Australian woman named Claire was a guest on a local podcast, and told an interesting story. One detailing her chilling experience with a Yowie. To those of you who don't know what a yowie is, its a cryptid, either hominid or hominin (no one knows), is similar to a Bigfoot, and is exclusive to Australia. At the time, she was living in Nanango, eastern Australia, with her two young children. Her elderly mother was residing in a nearby senior home.

Map, Australia, Nanango
Nanango, Australia is roughly 90 miles northwest of Brisbane

At some point, Claire's children began telling her fearful stories of something strange stalking outside of their bedroom window on multiple occasions. Although she assumed the children were imagining things, she would dutifully come to their aid, and investigate the 'monster' whenever they would cry out.

"They were quite young and scared but by the time I got into the room and put the light on outside, there was nothing ever there."

When claims such as these are made by children, they're easily written off as simply being a figment of their imagination. However, when her mother also began reporting some strange happenings, Claire wondered what about what could be really going on. During some of her visits to the nursing home, her mother mentioned hearing strange noises.

"She kept saying to me all the time that there was something running over the roof out there and something running past the doors at night. I asked a couple of nurses about it but they dismissed it."

But Claire's mother stuck to her story.

"Her story never altered and she kept telling me that there was something out there. She kept saying that she was seeing this strange thing running past her door at night."

Claire continued to hear the strange stories from both her mother and children, but had not seen or heard anything herself that might validate their claims.

Then one evening, as she was leaving the nursing home after a visit, she experienced something that she says haunts her to this very day.

"I was walking out into the carpark and it was pitch black because the lights in the carpark had blown. I shut the gate and started walking towards my car when I heard a gut-wrenching howl. It was like nothing I'd ever, ever heard before. It made all the hairs on the back of my neck and on my arms stand up. I got a knot in my stomach - it was fear. It makes me shake now just talking about it. I heard it three times in total that night. From then on, I started hearing it regularly in the town. It seemed to come from the edge of town at about 11pm. All the dogs in town would go absolutely crazy."

Claire questioned her neighbors and area residents about the noises, but couldn't get any answers. She described another unnerving experience...

Yowie growls outside window
©Willrad von Doomenstein Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
"One time I was in the kitchen, late at night, making a cup of tea and something growled at me through the window. I put everything down and backed away from the window and turned off the light and went around the corner to where I wasn't in view of the kitchen window. I know possums, and koalas and I know all those sounds, I'm accustomed to those noises but this was something different. It was absolutely terrifying."

She continued to experience similar events over a period of months. Claire mentioned noticing behavioral changes in her pet dog and cat during this period. The cat became on guard and nervous, while the dog would 'go crazy, barking at the window" as if someone were there. Also of interest, is that Claire noted a very strong, offensive odor around her property that would trigger the dog's ire.

After some while, Claire came to the conclusion that she wasn't being tormented by humans, but what she believes to be a yowie.

"I thought we were being visited by a yowie. I'd hear the crunch around the house and I'd get that feeling in my stomach, like a sixth sense that something was there."

Claire and her family have since left Nanango, but she'll never forget her experience with what she is certain was a yowie.

The interview Claire gave is available here. Be advised that the audio quality isn't great.