Location: Millaa Millaa, Queensland

Event: Yowie Sighting

Date: April 16, 1995



As quoted from the "Cairns Post". "Wldlife experts will keep an open mind over a reported Monkey sighting west of Millaa Millaa last weekend. Representatives from the departments of Primary Industries and Environment and Heritage searched the 40ha property extensively during the week on two occasions but failed to fond the creature."


The Story: R. Sackley and his wife had entered the deserted property through a gate and stopped in an area fringed by a mix of scrub and rainforest. As they looked around, Ron noticed an animal about 13m away amongst the branches of a tree. He called his wife, and they both watched the creature for several minutes

Ron stated the animal reminded him of a monkey. It was covered in brown-grey fur or hair, and this hair completely fringed around its round, flat face. There was a circle of lighter coloured hair on the face, and its eyes appeared black. It had no characteristic ape's muzzle. Ron could only see from about the hips to its shoulders, and this appeared a length of about .6 of a metre.


The creature appeared to be eating, and it sat quietly watching Ron for 3-4 minutes. It occasionally raised a long, slender, metre long arm and helped itself to more food. Finally, the animal turned sideways and walked off in a stooped position further into the canopy.


Ron was told by an investigating Cairns Wildlife officer that there had been other Monkey reports near Ravenshoe.







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