Location: Mt. Isa, Queensland

Event: Yowie Sighting

Date: 1979

Time: 6pm




I was just a kid at the time working on what was back then, Ardmoor Station out of Mt. Isa. It’s between Mt.Isa and Dajarra. I was working there as a Jackeroo. There was about 12 of us including a few black fellows.


It was just on dusk and we were all sitting around on our swags having dinner. The cook had a caravan and there was a dog tied up underneath.



The dog started crying. I have never heard anything like it. I’ve never heard a dog yelp like that, it was just horrific. We all looked over and this thing was standing in front of it. We were looking at its back and it wasn’t moving. Then the dog was silent. You could hear a pin drop, then this thing loped off. My view of it loping off was side on.



The dog was dead.

I believe the dog died of fright. I think its heart gave out.


The only reason this animal came to our attention was because the dog was literally screaming, and it was standing there only about 30ft away and we all saw it. It was like a small ape. It was brown with long hair. We couldn’t see the dog because this thing was standing in front of it, but it was screaming, then suddenly silent.



It wasn’t that tall. The black fellas there called it a Junjari. They said there’s two different types. There’s the big ones and the small ones, and the small ones are the ones to look out for. They tracked it for a while, but they tracks just stopped and went nowhere.



It was stooped over. If it stood up, I’d say probably about 5ft. It was a kelpie colour with long brown hair. It didn’t look at us. The black fellas said it’s rare for them to show themselves to white people, they see them all the time, but for white people to see them is rare. Everybody was speechless. Then the black fellas kept saying Jungari, Jungari…..


We walked over and checked the dog and it was dead.


I didn’t hear anything or smell anything.


CLICK HERE for full AYR Witness Interview







© Copyright AYR
Australian Yowie Research - Data Base