Freemans Journal

November 4th, 1876




Found at Last — The Millbury Creek correspondent of the Bathurst Free Press says :— A Resident of this place returned from the Fish River, some forty miles from here, a few days ago, and told me that he had been informed by a respectable settler in that quarter that a party of sawyers working in the Walla Walla scrub, came upon the dead body of an unearthly looking animal, human or inhuman they could not tell.



It stood about 9 feet in height, with head, face, and hands, similar to a mans; one of its feet resembled the hoof of a horse and the other was club shaped; the body was covered with hair and bristles like a pig.



For many years past it had been believed by the settlers of that wild part of the country, that the Walla Walla scrub was inhabited by a monster commonly called the hairy man of the wood, or what the blacks stand so much in dread of— the Yahoo. Horses and cattle are said never to have been known, to enter or remain in the scrub.





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