Location: Mogo, New South Wales

Event: Yowie Sighting

Date: 1978

Time: Morning




I was probably around 8 or 9 years old and went to the Mogo School. Around the School was all State Forest. We all used to go up into the forest and sit there on chairs, have small fires etc. It was quite a community because we all went to School together.


There were a lot of talk of Yowies at the time because there had been quite a few sightings around that forest and a lot of the Aboriginals would talk about them.


At the time, an Aboriginal friend and I were wagging School. We were sitting on a small hill on the other side of the road to the School, which we could see clearly and in the School grounds was a big field and at the bottom of the field was a Soccer field.


We were looking out for teachers because we didn’t want to get caught and I didn’t want to get into trouble from my mother, so we were watching out to see if the coast was clear before we went over to the milk bar.


We both saw ‘this thing’ come out of the forest into the end of the field and was walking around the Soccer goals. It had orange coloured hair. It looked quite tall and muscular. It was ape like but not, with a bit of human, and the colour of an Orangutan. The facial features were like a man, but extremely hairy. My friend actually saw it before I did.


I was in disbelief. We watched it for a couple of minutes. I couldn’t help but start screaming my lungs out and because I started screaming, my friend also began screaming. With all this noise, the teachers came out from the School and we got caught and my mother was there within no time.


We told them the story and of course they didn’t believe us.

We saw it clearly.


It came out of the bush and was meandering around the Soccer goals, looking at the ground and things like that. It was almost like it was looking for something. It was taller than the Soccer goals and it was solid and muscular. It wasn’t hairy on the face, but it had 3cm hair all over the body that was a burnt orange like an Orangutan. It had a face of the really dark Aboriginals, that’s what the face reminded me of. The head was more of a mans head shape than an ape. It was tall, swinging its arms and bending over picking things up off the ground like it was looking for something in the grass.


I didn’t really feel threatened, but we heard a lot of stories from the Aboriginal culture about kids who would go missing, and they would say they were taken by the Yowies, which is why I started screaming.


My friend said ‘That’s a hairyman’.

When the Aboriginals go fishing or anything like that, they always leave something for the Yowie. They believe that keeps them safe because its respectful.  






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