From the Archives: Australia Has Its Yowie CFZ Australia
A newspaper article from the 1970s depicts the aboriginal legends of Australia's version of Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Almasty, the Orang Pendek and other hairy, manlike forest denizens. Roland Robinson was the reporter who gathered the 1970s era information concerning the Australian cryptid, and included in his report is the unsubstantiated claim that 40 skeletons found in 1975 in northern Victoria were "almost identical in facial features to Java Man." Were these the skeletons of Yowies? And where are these bones now? Meanwhile, there's a short bit of news from the 2011 Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) Sumatra Expedition, carried at Cryptomundo as Initial Orang Pendek Expedition 2011 Report and another short report that includes a photo of one piece of evidence the team has brought back in the effort to verify the creature's existence, carried at the official CFZ website as The First Photograph of the Cast Taken in Sumatra. As the evidence from the expedition is being sorted, Oll Lewis revisits the most "ground-breaking discovery in human evolutionary history in the lifetimes of most people alive today" that occurred in the same general region as the Sumatran expedition, as noted in There and Back Again. Elsewhere, Loren Coleman congratulates Point Pleasant, WV, following the city's annual celebration, held recently, and points out his own 2002 prediction of the festival's success in Mothman Sightings Continue and Cryptotourism Soars.