The “Yowie” is usually described as Australia’s model of Wildman and Yeti – a 6-to-12-foot tall furry humanoid roaming the outback and starring in each trendy tales and Aboriginal Australian legends. A well-known Yowie hunter who claims to have had a number of encounters, together with being attacked twice by Yowies, has just lately met an analogous creature he couldn’t defeat – an actual human whose costs that he assaulted him have been held up in courtroom. Is jail the one place secure from a Yowie?
Dean Harrison is a widely known Australian cryptozoologist and Yowie hunter who claims he was attacked twice by the legendary Australian cryptid. In an article in information.com.au, he describes the primary assault in 1997 in Ormeau, a suburb of the Metropolis of Gold Coast, Queensland.
“I practically acquired taken down by one at Ormeau in 1997 and that was actually scary. It was solely by the grace of God that I survived. I made a telephone name at 11pm in a clearing earlier than going into the bush and if I hadn’t I wouldn’t be right here immediately. This factor actually meant enterprise.”
Harrison says that the Yowie is harmful as a result of it may see in pitch blackness, permitting this one to chase him at full velocity in tough and rocky terrain. The identical was true in 2009 when he claims he was attacked once more in Kilkivan, a city within the Gympie Area of Queensland.
“However the crunchier was in 2009 at Kilkivan and if a number of guys weren’t there to rescue me I wouldn’t be right here. That took a very good eight months to recover from.”
Harrison believes that many human disappearances within the bush are as a result of Yowie assaults. Nonetheless, one individual in Australia blames his personal assault not on a Yowie however on a Yowie hunter.
In reviews by the Gold Coast Bulletin and the Every day Mail, Harrison claimed to have been bothered by a neighbor’s barking canines earlier this yr in his hometown of Gold Coast. The canines’ proprietor claims he got here to Harrison’s home along with his mom in January the place a peaceable dialog in regards to the state of affairs all of a sudden turned ugly as Harrison punched the sufferer seven instances, knocking him unconscious. Thankfully for the sufferer, the occasion was recorded on closed-circuit TV.
Harrison apologized in writing to the sufferer however the video contained sufficient proof that final week he pleaded responsible to assault occasioning bodily hurt. The courtroom sentenced him to 12 months in jail, wholly suspended for 2 years, and ordered him to pay a $2,000 compensation payment to the sufferer.
So, Harrison did the appropriate factor — admitted his guilt and paid his restitution, however the query stays … why did he lash out within the first place? He claimed he was harassed by issues his teen daughter was going by way of, however may it’s stress from chasing an aggressive hulking furry man? Or stress from defending his actions and analysis from disbelievers? Ought to different cryptozoologists be involved about related stresses and/or indicators of aggression as a result of their chosen profession?
Let’s hope Dean Harrison has discovered his lesson and offers along with his different demons so he can lastly discover some strong proof and a transparent video of the one he‘s chasing.