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The Yowie

Placed: 6-14-03
Placed By: WWW (Formerly known as Chuck and Molly)
Location: Thompson, Connecticut, Windham County
Rated: Easy

The Yowie letterbox is located in the Quaddick section of the town of Thompson Connecticut.

Directions start at the intersection of routes 193 and 200 in Thompson. From this intersection take route 200 (Quaddick Road) south 2.6 miles to the intersection of Quaddick Road, Elmwood Hill Road and Quaddick Farm Road. At this intersection take a left onto Quaddick Town Farm Road. Travel 2.4 miles on Quaddick Town Farm Road to Baker Road. On the left, Baker Road is paved. On the right, Baker Road is gravel. You must go down the gravel road. Warning: This road may not be suitable for all cars. It is gravel, not graded, and it has bumps, holes and ruts, and large puddles. Walk or drive .4 miles down this road to an intersection of another dirt road. At .3 miles you pass a green gate on the right. Another .1 mile and you are at the intersection. Before entering the intersection, stop and go over to the corner of the stone wall on your right. Go to the south side of that wall. Walk 10 steps west along the wall until you see a half of a cement block at the base of the wall. Move the block to reveal an opening in the wall and find the Yowie letterbox.

The Yowie:

The Yowie which until recently was known as the Yahoo. It is Australiaís and New Zealandís counterpart to the "Big Foot" ape man of the United States and Canada. The aborigines believed in them for centuries and they were said to cohabit these areas since the arrival of man. An aborigine folk tale explains that when they first migrated to Australia thousands of years ago, they encountered a savage race of ape-men. The aborigines' ancestors battled the ape-men, and in the end triumphed, thanks to their ability to make tools and weapons. In Australia alone, there have been about 10,000 reported sightings of an ape man like creature. The first documented cases by the white settlers comes as far back as the 1790s. They are powerfully built, 6 to 10 feet tall, with broad shoulders, no neck and muscular legs, weighing between 500-800 pounds. They are sometimes reported a little hunched over with their legs bent and their arms hanging low. Could it be that some survivors of this unknown primate species survived and breed over the centuries, hiding in the more inhospitable places? Read more about the Yowie on the following websites.

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