Location: Woy Woy (Brisbane Water National Park), New South Wales

Event: Yowie Sighting

Date: June 2015

Time: 8pm




Hi Dean,


It was 2015...around May or June.


Every two months or so we do a trip to Killcare in Central Coast to visit my in-laws therefore the route is very well known to us. Normally I’m the family driver but this time I felt tired and it was already after 8pm before leaving home so I asked my wife to do the driving.


After exiting the freeway we normally take Woy Woy road. We had just left behind the Rural Fire Service Headquarters at the outskirts of Kariong...it wouldn’t have been even a minute when all of a sudden a group of Kangaroos jumped in front of us approaching from the left side and running forward crossing the road. There was no moon or oncoming traffic so the only lights were ours. As this was a sudden thing my wife had to break a bit hard and we almost hit a couple of them but luckily nothing happened. My guess we dropped our speed to 50 or 60 k/h. One didn’t make the jump; it just run on my left and a bit to the front for half a second and veered hard disappearing into the dark. Then I noticed in my peripheral vision another one running right next to me.


As I turned my head to see it properly I couldn’t understand what I was looking at. Time seemed to slow down and it was like my brain was trying to figure out meaning by a process of comparison to known objects in my memory. My inner talk was like: “... is this a roo?, it is not because roos do not run moving the harms like a sprint athlete. It has to be a roo...not because they do not have humanoid round skulls.... is it a person then?!...if it is one then it is a very hairy one!... but not because humans do not have muzzles like a dog or a fox!...it has to be a roo!... no...look at its ears!!!!...right on the side of its head and not on the top...and are small... but pointy!” This had the nose and snout of a dog.



That was the sort of mental internal check I was having... whilst this thing was running a meter and a half or two next to my door... or perhaps just a little behind... between the back door and mine. Then I thought about its size...it was too big. Two meters tall plus easily and very muscular and lean....effectively like a sprint athlete. Because everything was so dark and it was on the side and not the front I couldn’t tell what colour it was... its tonality was very close to the environment...like the bush; not darker or lighter which made recognition more difficult. 


I naturally focused on its face... I didn’t pay attention to its legs or the hands (they were moving fast) although they were in my visual periphery and awareness. The hands seemed to have long fingers ending in pointy straight claws and hair. The body hair wasn’t long or too thick therefore I was able to see how it came out from the skin around the contour of its head. I couldn’t see eye colour because of the angle...just they seemed to be well set inside the orbits.


Then I started to feel a horrible dread... This thing perhaps was chasing its dinner and we stuffed its chase up so he must be pissed off... I thought I have my wife next to me who hasn’t noticed anything, and my two little boys sleeping at the back. This creature possibly could push us off the road, it looked that strong, particularly because my wife also wouldn’t be expecting it. Then as I thought it was about to turn its head to look at me which was a horrific thought then it steered off hard to the left and it disappeared in the darkness of the bush...as it did I could see the details of its well-developed trapezius muscle and the roundness of its head with the pointy ears in the same position of a normal human. Then it was just bush passing by at speed and all was dark. That was the last image and it disappeared like it never happened.


The whole ordeal must have been just 6 to 7 seconds at the most!... I turned my head to see my wife but said nothing.


In 2017 I was sharing a studio with two artists with aboriginal heritage and I decided to tell my strange story after they opened up about few things that had happened to them. Although none was really versed in the more secret aspects of their culture, they told me it was probably an ancient being from the Dreamtime called noo-noo-koo [my spelling]. A shepherd of the bush who possibly visits the elders for secret ceremony...although that was more their guess than anything else. 


One of them asked me to point in Google maps where the encounter happened and when we checked it to our surprise we realised it was right next to the Bulgandry Aboriginal Secret Art Site.



That is my story.







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