Two researchers recorded a creature on video that is now being referred to as ‘The Morning Visitor’.
Jason Heal and Jason Dunn filmed the creature in South Queensland at the end of March and believe that their footage constitutes evidence that a large bipedal hominid is stalking the wilds of Australia.
The men set up the camera and used a stack of apples as bait to lure the creature in. The resulting footage shows what appears to be the head of a large ape-like animal with glowing eyes as it feasts on the snack behind the foliage.
“We’d been throwing him a few extra apples since he was willing to appear on camera,” said Heal. “I’m somebody who believes in appreciation in life and if he’s showing himself, we appreciate the fact.”
The footage has been met with an understandable degree of skepticism since appearing online with critics arguing that the ‘Yowie’ could in fact be little more than someone wearing a mask.