Welcome to the land of Yowie: the remote city where there are more & # 39; sightings & # 39; of the mythical beast than anywhere else in Australia
- Queensland city known for Yowie & # 39; sightings & # 39; reveal statue of mythical creature
- Reports from the Yowie in Kilcoy date from 1841 after settlement the year before
- To date, tens of thousands of sightings in the area have been reported
A rural town in Queensland with a long history of supposed Yowie sightings has turned the mythical creature into a tourist trek to stimulate the economy.
Assumed sightings of the beast in the small town of Kilcoy, west of the Sunshine Coast, date from 1842, just a year after the town was settled by Sir Evan Mackenzie.
There have been since then & # 39; tens of thousands & # 39; reported observations of Yowie in the area and the surrounding region.
A rural town with a long history of supposed Yowie sightings, it has turned to local legends of the mythological creature to help boost the economy
The small town of Kilcoy, west of the Sunshine Coast, has a history of Yowie sightings dating back to 1842, just a year after the town was settled by Sir Evan Mackenzie
The Kilcoy community has unveiled its newest Yowie statue, properly built in Yowie Park, because it seems to re-ignite the mystery of nature.
Mayor Graeme Lehmann told ABC news the mythical creature has always remained a characteristic of the area and one of the greatest attractions of the city.
& # 39; If we have different functions here, the yowie always has functions, yowie pins, yowie coasters – we have a yowieburger, & # 39; he said.
Perhaps Yowie's most famous sighting in the region dates back to 1979, when two teenage boys claimed they saw the creature they said were three meters long.
They said they fired at the creature, fleeing the stage, but a & # 39; sulfuric scent & # 39; left behind.
With experience in hunting the local forests, the boys tried to follow the creature before they realized it had doubled and followed them instead.
They returned home and told their school teacher about the ordeal.
Perhaps Yowie's most famous sighting in the region dates back to 1979, when two teenage boys claimed they saw the creature that was three meters long
They took the teacher to the scene where he took plaster shapes from footprints that were 50 cm long and 15 cm wide.
According to the Australian Yowie Research states, the hypothesis is abundant in this area of research, as well as in assumptions and debate about what the Yowie is & # 39;
The story and footprint forms have never been confirmed as related to a Yowie.
Sightings from the Yowie in Kilcoy were consistent from the 1800s to the last alleged sighting in May 2007 by a student from the University of Queensland.
Very few details about what the origin of the Yowie is still strongly disputed, as well as its existence.
According to the Australian Yowie Research, the hypothesis in this research field is abundant, as well as in assumptions and debate about what the Yowie is & # 39 ;.
The community is hopeful that the local legend will continue to help the city's economy further into the future.
& # 39; I think tourism is one of our biggest, we have a large slaughterhouse in Kilcoy, but I think tourism is number one in terms of our economic drive, & # 39; said Mr. Lehmann.
The community is hopeful that the local legend will continue to help the city's economy further into the future
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