Colac, Victoria 1980
Location: Colac, Victoria
Event: Yowie Sighting
Date of Sighting: December 1980
At 2pm in late December, Wes and 4 friends were outside a house which sat at the top of a Hill near the Carlisle River overlooking a gully.
Tony had spotting something below and looked further with binoculars. “Hey, takes a look at THIS!,” he said. The group passed the binoculars around and over the course of 8 or 9 minutes, they witnessed creature Wes describes as Chewbacca. “It was huge, like Chewbacca, that’s what it looked like”.
It was sitting on a clay embankment in the sun looking peaceful with its arms wrapped around its legs, gazing off into the pine forest.
Wes said they were all ‘freaked’ at what they were seeing, we knew exactly what it was.
Eventually a tractor came down the dirt road in a cloud of dust and the creature swiftly stood up and ran into the forest.
“We watched it for 8 or 9 minutes. It’s a good sighting mate – in the middle of nowhere. Near the Owtways.
They were decent binoculars. We got a pretty good view. I thought ‘Bigfoot, like ‘Bigfoot’ from America. It was bloody weird. I keep thinking about it. It looked like Chewbacca. It had huge bloody legs on it. I was facing side on its body. The knees were to it face and the arms were around its legs as it sat there. It was like it was just enjoying the sun.
The other guys couldn't believe it. It’s one thing I will never forget in my entire life. I loved it. It was a highlight.
It was a lot taller than a normal person. It was 6’5”. Reddish brown. Long hair. Matted”.
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