Location: Woy Woy, New South Wales

Event: Yowie Sightings

Date: 2015 (plus others)

Time: Night

[This Witness was one of the 3 men in the 1995 Woy Woy ‘Old Fire Hands’ encounter, who then later went on to have two more dramatic experiences in the area]




I’ve been going to the Brisbane Water National Park since the early 1990’s. I’ve probably had half a dozen experiences there.  


I was getting away for a while, camping in a cave for a few weeks overlooking a pretty nice view. Its rough country up there with cliffs and caves.


It was about 10pm at night and I was sitting out the front of the cave with a camp fire, having a coffee and a cigarette. I hear this loud thump thump thump, up on the ridge behind me. I turned my head, looked up and saw this figure that wasn’t human. It was tall, it was shaggy and it was broad. From where I was sitting under this ledge, it could have been 8ft, it could have been 14ft tall. It was big. It looked tough. I had a million thoughts go through my head, but at the end of the day I knew I wouldn’t be able to do much.

I looked up at this figure up there (I knew what it was), and I just said to him “I’m here, and I’m not going nowhere”. With that, I saw his chest expand, and he let out this loud HHMMFFFFHMMMMMMMMMMMM……………. And just turned and walked away on the ridge. I just sat back at the fire thinking, damn I’m lucky.


I was probably about 16ft away from him. I didn’t hear him coming. The first thing I heard was what sounded like him stomping on the rock behind me. Strangely, I didn’t get that feeling of being watched, I know that feeling in the bush, but it didn’t happen this time.


He was huge. I could see he was shaggy, very broad in the shoulders and barrel chested, no neck, muscular arms and legs under that shaggy coat. I don’t recall his eyes reflecting any light. He was standing upright like a man would, but the shape of it wasn’t a man. He was too big, too broad and I could see power there. The arms looked disproportionately longer. I’m guessing he would have been black or dark brown. He was in sight for 15 to 20 seconds, which is a long time.


He expanded his chest when he inhaled and then did the big exhale hmmmmm, then turned on the ridge and walked off. I didn’t see him again.


At the start I was scared, but if he wanted me dead, I would have been dead before I knew it. That’s why I didn’t bother running. I knew if he wanted me gone, I’d be gone.




Another time, I was on the Wonderbyne Trigg (1991), and I saw a figure walking on the top of Mt Wonderbyne. I saw him come up from the side and wandered back down again. When I got to the top, I realised he would have been a tall fella. He would have been 8 to 9ft tall, slightly stooped and bent legs.




Another time, there was a group of us up Mooney Mooney Creek (1993), on Karool Road. There was about 5 or 6 of us all cramped in a van, and we were a long way up that road that night.


We got out and had one mate walking about 300m ahead, we were all walking behind him with torches. We all heard something at the same time. It was a crashing to the right, up on a hill. We all swung our torches up at the same time and it looked like a gorilla. It roared and started ripping trees apart and we all just started running. Its one of the few times in my life I’ve ever ran. We got to that van and got out of there.


It would have been about 40m away up a hill. We were just walking along with our torches, heard a crash up the hill and pointed our torches. I don’t know if it was the lights, but it looked like a silverback gorilla. It was big and it just roared and started tearing at trees and we just started running.


I didn’t see its legs because it was in scrub. It was 9ft or taller. It was big. It was going out of its way to me intimidating. The arms were swinging tearing up the trees, while looking at us. The eyes reflected. The hair wasn’t shaggy, it was a bit shorter. He was muscular.

We were all frozen, then ran at the same time.


That’s a few of my experiences from this area.






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