Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Big Cat sighting near Wollemi National Park 11, Sep, 17.

“Hey guys, might sound crazy but I am absolutely sure I saw a black panther this afternoon at 5:40pm on bureen road around bureen/Doyle's creek area as I was heading towards jerries plains. Whatever it was it was jet black and was heading over the top of an embankment on the Wollemi national park side. It's tail was I would estimate at 2.5 - 3 feet long and curled at the end. I was amazed at how long the tail was. I didn't get a look at the front of it as it was almost over the top of embankment when I spotted it. I have heard of them being sighted out at burrendong dam but never thought I would come across one myself. Anyway guys just thought I would share with you.”

If you or someone you know has had an encounter with a Black Panther or another mysterious animal in Australia please email us.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Possible Thylacine encounter in 1996 in Western Australia

The A.C.R.O. Received a report of a possible Thylacine encounter that took place in 1996 roughly 20 minutes South of Cervantes Western Australia,  16 minutes south of Cervantes is the Nambung National Park and around that area there is many farms and bushland. The sighting happened around the 28th of January 1996 and it had just turned dark, the eyewitness stated that he was a passenger in the front seat when he noticed something in the distance illuminated by the headlights on the edge of the road, at first he could not make out what it was but as they came within 50 meters away the eyewitness stated that he thought it was a dog but as they came within 20 meters the animal finished crossing the road and the eyewitness said that's when he noticed it was clearly a Thylacine without stripes standing out. As they drove passed he saw it disappear into the bush on the side of the road they turned back around to try and find the animal but it was nowhere to be seen.

If you or someone you know has had an encounter with a Thylacine or a strange unidentified animal in Australia  please email us.

Monday, 3 July 2017

New Encounter: Recent Big Cat encounter in Crooked River, Victoria

Here is a recent report from Crooked River in Victoria.

"Hey guys,
Just informing you of a recent sighting I had this week on a 4wd trip.
My partner and I were driving on billy goats bluff track in vic high country.
We had three other cars behind us and we were ascending up into the track.
We spotted a black panther on the left hand side of the track. We travelled no more than a kilometre. The panther was jet black and unmistakeable, it was somewhere between 5-6 foot long and at least 3-4 foot high with a long tail.
It was sitting along side the track and we got as close as twenty metres before it swiftly ran off into the scrub.
Unfortunately I did not have my camera,
but the two of us did see it. 
Hope this helps with your research.

Weather: 10-15c overcast day
Date: 26/6/2017
Time: 11.15am
Where: Billy goats bluff track, crooked river Vic High Country. (Near wonnangatta rd).
Coordinates: -37.40766, 147.08145"

Thursday, 29 June 2017

New Case: report of suspicious kill in Central Queensland

Warning graphic photos below.

These photos were taken on a mine at a disclosed location in Queensland, here is what the person who took these photos stated.

"I sent these to a big cat sightings page & he said it was something of interest as it doesn't look like a dog kill cos dogs are messier & also that he knows people who would say its a marsupial lion kill.
I found it off the road a little bit where I'm working (7 on 7 off roster) spotted it cos I saw a wedge tail sitting in a tree above it.
I positioned it with its legs apart to get a pic of how the skin & fur wasn't chewed & mangled. 
Its legs were disjointed from the hip. 
I also found 3 other roo carcasses all the same size.
1 was completely intact & just starting to bloat.
1 was missing its tail & had rigor mortis but no bloat.
1 still had a little bit of warmth & its organs eaten from it's arse & pouch. 
All 3 were on the road I work.
I'm the first & last to use the road every day.
They all had the same marks on the neck.
During the day I have 2 other vehicles pass through, once each so that rules out vehicle strike.

He also stated.

"I over heard blokes at work giving  another bloke shit about "the sasquatch" apparently he saw "a sasquatch or something" running through the scrub.
This ARV when a work mate & I  were talking about the carcasses & I said I wouldnt be shocked if it was a big cat cos I watch so many docos & its how they eat he said he saw something he thought was a pig but then noticed it was walking on its back legs & looked just like a monkey."

Jen Lanci our 2nd in command and an Animal Behaviouralist who is used to working with felines states.

"Possible big cat but also possible true dingo. Yes a wild dog/hybrid usually hunt in family groups and therefore are messier due to fighting over carcass. But a xat and a dingo will kill this way and both will eat through the rear end remove intestines and eat as much as possible quickly before they lose their kill to something else. They both will also eat the liver/heart etc first as these are richer source of protein. But also meat ants will devour a carcass in a few days. 
The pics dont show the marks on the neck well and from that angel it could be anything from a bite to gun shot to arrow shot."

She also stated.

"See its also dingo breeding season and females will be needing bigger meals."

"If it was on mining property than there would definitely be scanvengers such as foxes. 
It appears the terrain is somewhat mountainous and to the east is Junee state forest."

Laurie Preo the co-Leader of A.C.R.O. Queensland stated.

"Looks very interesting the big cat sightings are getting more frequent, specially just north of me around Gympie, with reports of cattle and horse attacks,"

He also stated.

"It's interesting case this, from what he is saying, could be a yowie, specially if there was a sighting before by his mate, whatever did this, it's agressive in its kill..."

"if u watch lions in the wild, or big cats, they grab there prey around the neck before eating them, that's what I'm thinking, not excluding a dingo though.."

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Upcoming Tasmanian Tiger expedition and we're looking for eyewitnesses

Hello everyone I'm Jack Tessier founder of the A.C.R.O. And I'm looking for Tasmanian Tiger eyewitnesses in Tasmania, this expedition will be taking place in June and I'm set to leave from Melbourne to Devenport on June 3 or 4, if you or someone you know has had a sighting I'd love to hear from you contact details below.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Australian Panther report from Drouin,Victoria in 2013 received by the A.C.R.O.

                   Read more about it in the Reported Sightings page.

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Friday, 31 March 2017

The search for the Hunter Valley Prowler

                        Image via Panther may be no urban myth, says Premier- The Sydney Morning Herald

It is no secret that for a long time there have been mysterious Panther sightings around the Sydney region, Northern Victoria, Blue Mountains/Lithgow region, Grampians, Gippsland.
But there are also lots in the Hunter Valley region including such areas as Barnsley, Morriset, Wyee, Watagans National Park, Medowie and in more rural areas including Stroud and other nearby areas.
                                                    Photo via David Stewart of the Lakes Mail newspaper
                                                    Article: Is this proof of a Wyee Panther?-
I casted this odd print in Wyee a suburb in Lake Macquire in January, 2016 while with my father, I decided to scout this area after it had heavily rained the day before still leaving a muddy trail, I always try and bring plaster with me and I thought that it would be good to scout this area after it had been raining to check for prints and then I came across this print as well as 4 canine prints.
I have had this print looked at by an animal behaviouralist now currently a member of the Australian Cryptozoology Research Organisation- A.C.R.O. (Become a researcher for the A.C.R.O) the article can be found here Possible panther sighting in the Medowie State Conservation Area.

The complete report from Jen Lanci.

A.C.R.O Investigation One - Saturday 9th July 2016- 11.46am 
Introduction- Jen Lanci read a sighting reported in the Port Stephens Examiner newspaper. Local man Andrew Lewer was leaving relatives house late at night December 25th 2015. He was travelling along Ringwood roadFerodale, NSW, Australia, when he saw a large animal in his headlights that had stepped out onto the road in front of him approx 100meters away. He stopped and observed the animal for a few seconds before it moved back into the bushland. He describes the animal as
Height: 2.5-3 feet high/76cm-91cm (Jaguar height 63cm-76cm, Leopard 45cm/80cm at the shoulder) 
Weight: estimated at 50 to 60 kilos (Jaguar weight 56kg-96kg, leopard 23kg-31kg)
Eyes: green eye shine visible 
Coat: colour black.
Possible species given description could be the black Jaguar if a cat or a black dog
Dog breeds fitting above description are: Large crossbreedpossibly black ‘Bull Arab’ type. Great Dane males only reach 80cm at shoulder. Confirmed by Louise Hickey well known dog breed judge
Conclusion on report given: inconclusive. Investigation of area required.

Investigators are: Jen Lanci, ****** ****, *** *******

*Conservation biologist Terry Domico has also taken some interest in this area and sighting. We are yet to speak with or read any reports from Terry.Aim: To prove habitable environment for Alien Big Cats in bushland at Ringwood road Ferodal, NSW, Australia
Method:  using the generalised rule of 3 
1. Food:  looking for evidence of sustainable prey food sources that a big cat would be able to hunt/survive off. This land has Morisset golf course to the north known to have a decent mob of kangaroos residing there. Farm lands with assorted live stock to the east and west. 
Small mammals, mice, aquatic species, birds, livestock.

2. Water source. The area is abundant in fresh water sources. According to Google maps Cobra creek runs through the south end and many smaller creek arms run off a large dam to the east feeding the middle and northern ends of the land.

3. Habitatlots of dense scrub and large wooded areas. Wet lands surround the dam area also.

Initial analyse of area.
Weather: sunny brief periods of cloud cover. 
Temperature: Top of 18deg C. 
Notes: Ground wet from rain for the previous 2 days. Perfect for finding animals tracks. Fire had swept through an area close by 5 months previously in February. Area being surveyed remained untouched by fire. Area surveyed under Hunter Water Corp protection but not fenced to prevent animals moving through area. 

1a. Food 
Evidence of macropods found via footprints left in mud on tracks. Evidence of other animals found:
Owl pellet containing small rodent skeleton and small bird bones. 
Small paw prints look to be possum. 
Plenty of bird wildlife in and around dam. 
Dam reported to be stocked with large fish types such as bass and eel fin catfish.
Rumoured to have feral goats too, but no evidence found of this.

1b. Water is readily accessible from Grahamstown dam (Hunter Water Corp) also smaller farm dams neighbouring this area.
1c. Shelter would be no issue as this area holds a few small rocky outcrops that could contain small suitable caves. Also appears to be a fair few fallen trees that have hollowed out somewhat.
Further evidence found.
Large animal print found along a disused track near a water puddle. Print had 4 large toes and 1 large rear pad, all toes appeared rounded with no obvious claw marks. Substrate was mud over rock and not deep enough to cast. Photos and video taken of print for records. 
Final summary- 
It is possible for a large cat to remain hidden in the dense foliage, plenty of suitable prey species and water available. 
History of reported sightings with no known definitive,irrefutable evidence found or collected. 

Conclusion on whole investigation: Inconclusive but possible with small amount of evidence collected.
GPS co-ordinates                   Paw Print                                                                  Satellite image of area

I had also received other reports and in the Watagans Montains ranges.

a guy clamed that back in the 1980's him and he's wife were driving up to the Hunter Lookout in the Watagans. when a Panther walked across the path in front of them. he said it was as big as Border Colly's but it looked just like a Panther.

And another sighting from the Watagans Mountains
The Watagans Mountains are just north of Newcastle and in the Lake Macquire region of New South Wales known for it's Yowie and Panther sightings. Here is this new report. This eyewitness was riding his trail bike in the Watagans one day when he then saw what appeared to be a Black Panther cross a fire trail. He then says that the fire trail was about 8 feet wide and this creature was about 3 feet down from it's shoulders and the sun was bouncing of the creatures jet black fur giving it a blue tinge. He then after seeing this creature went back home and told his family what had happened.

And this next report is also from Barnsley also in the Lake Macquire area.
The eyewitness was driving near the football fields in Barnsley just after Australia Day 2016 at around 1 in the morning,
when he saw a Black Panther like creature cross the road in front of him.

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