Lake George, New South Wales 1976
Location: Lake George, New South Wales
Event: Yowie Sighting
We went to bed and at about 1-2am something was disturbing me, so I lay there listening. I could hear a cow bellowing and it sounded upset. I lay there for a while and I could hear like a droning sound.
I started to focus on where it was coming from and I realised it was a lot closer than I thought it was and it started mowing around the house. Then I heard the dogs starting to ark up and starting to growl a bit and carry one.
Next minute I could hear the dogs were getting really upset, growling and barking.
Around the veranda there was no railing, a few wooden chairs and table and piece of timber with a platform I used to feed the magpies on.
At this point, the dogs were getting really upset barking and growling, then there was this all mighty thud and a bang at the front door and a hell of a racket going on. I thought the dogs had got into a fight or something.
I flew out of bed in the darkness and got to the door, flicked on the light switch and when I opened the door I expected the dogs to be on the veranda having a fight between each other because there was a hell of a noise going on. As I had just opened the door a little bit, one of the dogs bolted straight through the door and through my legs nearly bowling me over, all thoffed up and its shackles were up. I looked outside and the other dog, my pig dog, was all backed up into a corner screaming and carrying on, it was terrified.
As I started to yell at it to sit down, I looked out further, the last thing I expected was to see this thing standing there only 4 or 5 metres in front of me, right on the end of the veranda. It was standing there not doing anything in particular, but it had thrown a couple of chairs off the veranda, and it had ripped down the plank of wood I had up to feed the magpies on.
I just stood there with my mouth open and the dogs were screaming, then thing turned around, took a couple of leaps and jumped off the veranda and disappeared into the darkness.
I’ve been in the bush all my life and I’ve never seen anything like this before. It would have been 5’8” to 5’10”, solid build, gingery coloured or gingery brownish coloured long hair, quite a heavy set animal, the facial features I couldn’t quite make out because of the lighting. One things for sure, it’s something I’ve never seen before.
My Grandfather had spoken of them before, but I never expected to see one. It was the last thing I expected to see on the end of the veranda.
I’ve never in my life ever seen dogs that upset. They were screaming.
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