In 2010, a Canberra man said he saw an animal in his garage described as “a hair-covered bear cub with long arms that almost touched the ground”. A friend later told him it could be a yowie. McCooey offered to catch a monkey for the Australian Museum for £40. According to Robert Holden, a second epidemic of monkey sightings appeared in 1912.  The Yowie appeared in Donald Friend`s Hillendiana, a collection of writings on the goldfields near Hill End in New South Wales. Freund refers to Yowie as a kind of Bunyip. Holden also cites the appearance of the Yowie in a number of Australian stories in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  In March 2014, two Yowie researchers claimed to have filmed Yowies in southern Queensland with an infrared camera, collected fur samples, and found large footprints.  Later that year, a Gympie man told the media that he had encountered Yowies on several occasions, including a conversation with a very large male Yowie in the bush northeast of Gympie, and several people in Port Douglas claimed to have seen Yowies near Mowbray and in the Rocky Point range.  Australian historian Graham Joyner argues that the Yowie never existed. He points out that it was unknown before 1975 and that it is due to a misunderstanding. Reports of Yowie sightings in New South Wales include: Yowies were originally made by Cadbury, but the pastry chef abandoned the brand in 2005 after a legal battle with its creators. Seven years later, in 2012, the Yowie Group was founded and the product was relaunched. In 2011, a woman who had brought only one Egg child across the Canadian border was warned of a possible $300 fine.
She was released without punishment, but the egg was confiscated. Even weirder: Later, she received a notice from the U.S. government asking for permission to destroy the egg. If she had denied the destruction and exercised her option to fight for her egg, she would have had to pay to store the illegal treat. (One can only imagine a Border Patrol closet filled with exotic stuffed animals, drugs, weapons, and a lonely chocolate egg in hopes of being rescued one day.) * Update on lawsuit against Yowie North America of Whetstone Chocolate Factory and Atlantic Candy Co for breach of manufacturing agreement Joyner was interested in the nineteenth-century phenomenon known as Yahoo (also known as hairy man, Australian ape or Australian gorilla), a dark creature that was then considered an unknown marsupial but would have disappeared in the early twentieth century. There is evidence of its earlier existence (Joyner 2008, p. 109). His 1977 book The Hairy Man of South Eastern Australia is a collection of documents on Yahoo. It was based on research begun in 1970 and summarized in a July 1973 article (“Notes on the hairy man, wild man or yahoo”, National Library of Australia MS 3889), by which time the Yahoo had long since been forgotten and nothing had been heard about the alleged Yowie.
He has since stated that the book was published to promote the former and not to counter, not to support, the then-new and extraordinary claims about the latter (Joyner 2008, p. 10). In response, cryptozoologist and ufologist Rex Gilroy, quoting an Aboriginal figure from western and central Australia named Tjangara, made the astonishing claim that Australia was the home of its own hideous snowman. The image of the giant primate, which Gilroy finally introduced to the Australian public as Yowie in May 1975, while being openly modeled on exotic forms such as the Yeti, was apparently inspired by the convoluted memories of readers of the diary of much older stories on Yahoo (Joyner 2008, pp. 5-8). According to this assessment, only Yahoo (or more precisely) has a basis in reality. The Springbrook area of south-east Queensland has more Yowie reports than anywhere else in Australia. In 1977, former Queensland Senator Bill O`Chee told the Gold Coast Bulletin that he had seen a Yowie on a school trip to Springbrook.   O`Chee compared the creature he saw to the character of Chewbacca from Star Wars. He told reporters that the creature he saw was more than 3 meters tall.  Over the years, people have tried to collect signatures for a White House petition to legalize the egg. None of them managed to obtain the required number of signatures. Many were full of comments from people wondering why they could only buy eggs in Asian and European import stores. Apparently, it just wasn`t that easy to keep the egg down. Another side effect of the strict ban has been the use of children`s eggs in the context of the gun debate. You may have seen the memes that ask why assault weapons are legal, but chocolate eggs are considered dangerous. The U.S. prohibits inedible things from being “incorporated” into food, which is reasonable enough if it prevents someone from selling a candy bar containing pieces of plastic. However, the plastic capsule in a child`s egg is also considered embedded and prohibited, although you are unlikely to try to eat the whole egg and choke on the capsule. Legal versions circumvent the ban by using a plastic ring that protrudes from the capsule. Now you don`t have a plastic capsule embedded in a piece of chocolate, you have two separate pieces of chocolate on the outside of a plastic capsule.
In a 1987 column in the Sydney Morning Herald, columnist Margaret Jones wrote that the first Australian sighting of Yowie may have occurred as early as 1795.  No wonder this ban has only led Kinder Egg and her fans into a criminal life. In an article published on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, the director of the Port of St. Albans, Vermont, cited 38 separate incidents of egg smuggling “in 2011 alone.” A global statistic for 2011 shows a total of 60,000 eggs attempting to cross borders illegally. And these are only the ones that have been caught. Guys, we`ve all heard the excuses why the delicious chocolate and surprise gift Kinder Egg can`t be sold in the US.