Location: Mount Spurgeon, Queensland
Date: 13th June, 1993
Source: Sunday Mail
Reporter: Eugenie Navarre
Title: "Big Foot sets foot in the Rainforests"
STORIES are rife in Far North Queensland that the Yowie or Big Foot may be alive and well in the towering World Heritage rainforest. Charlie Bochow, of Julatten, owns a shack on Mount Spurgeon, behind Mossman. About 5km past his isolated rainforest retreat he discovered strange footprints.
Mr. Bochow and his son were inspecting an abandoned bulldozer when they noticed huge footmarks with four toes and what appeared to be a claw extending from them. "We couldn't believe our eyes -- the footprints went from the creek to the dozer," Mr. Bochow said.
Forestry worker Alfred Morris, of Ravenshoe, recalls the encounter he had on the Windsor plateau behind Mount Molloy in 1983. "I was up in the scrub and it was late in the afternoon when I heard a cough and a roar-type noise," he said. "It was real eerie. The scrub went really quiet. You could have heard a leaf drop. The last time I heard a noise like that was in a circus. I've never heard it before in the bush and I've never heard it since."
Mrs. Claire Noble, of Tully, said there had been a number of sightings in the area during the past 30 years. People who have seen them say they are six or seven feet tall, smell like stale urine and make a screaming noise.
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