- The last sighting of the Burrunjor happened in 1985 when a family was traveling to Roper River and they reported see a 20 foot long monster covered in feathers.
- Another report tells of man named Bryan Clark who went into the woods and got lost sometime during 1978; after the alarm was raised, he was tracked by policemen and two aboriginal bushmen. The trackers woke up one night to a loud thunderous sound and the ground shaking. After finding the wayward traveller, policemen later told the man that if he ever went back into the woods and got lost that they would not come looking for him. Some think the sound was the stomping of the Burrunjor; however, a light-footed theropod dinosaur would not crash around the undergrowth in this manner, despite what certain Spielberg movies would have the public believe.
In modern times
There have been no sightings of this creature in more than 30 years; at least no one that has seen it has come forth. This has lead many to think that if it once existed, it has since became extinct. But no remains have been found. More recently, the burrunjor has been one of several supposed living dinosaurs to be held up by proponents of Young Earth creationism as evidence for their beliefs.
Sources and Links
- Tyrannosaurus rex article on Wikipedia
- Australovenator article on Wikipedia
- Megaraptor article on Wikipedia
- Rapator article on Wikipedia
- Eberhart, George M. (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology ABC-CLIO, Inc. ISBN 1-57607-283-5
- Gilroy, Rex & Heather (2011) Burrunjor! The Search For Australia's Living Tyrannosaurus, URU Publications, ISBN 9780987226204
- Gilroy, Rex & Heather (2006) Out of the Dreamtime: The Search for Australasia's Unknown Animals, URU Publications, ISBN 9780957871656
- Shuker, Karl P. N. ShukerNature: SHUKERNATURE'S TOP TEN LIVING DINOSAURS OF CRYPTOZOOLOGY karlshuker.blogspot.com [Accessed 19 July 2019]
- Shuker, Karl P. N. ShukerNature: THE DRAGONS OF OCEANIA karlshuker.blogspot.com [Accessed 19 July 2019]