More Thylacines

The problem is not that supposedly extinct Thylacines are being spotted in Australia. That would be great news, as it would suggest that the animal is NOT extinct after all. The problem is, if the animal HAS survived into the present, it shouldn’t be being sighted in Australia. It’s indigenous to Tasmania, or was, hence its other name, the Tasmanian Tiger. If Thylacines had survived their supposed extinction, how in the blue hell did they get to Australia? Wait, what? Thylacines were, historically-speaking, native to Australia, too? Oh. Okay. Never mind.

There are three possibilities, here. One: Thylacines ARE still around. This would be great news. Two: Lots of people are suffering from the same hallucination, seeing Thylacines where none exist. A genuine fortean mystery in and of itself. Three: There is something paranormal going on. These are cases of OOPses, or “out of place” animals, critters showing up in places where they shouldn’t or even cannot be. If the latter scenario is the correct one, could we be seeing Thylacines somehow traveling through time, being glimpsed in our modern reality before shifting back into their own? If that’s the case, it’d sure solve the problem of how they got to Australia from Tasmania in the first place. As an aside, “Teleporting Thylacines” would make for a BOSS band name!

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at


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