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Yeti, The Abominable Snowman.

Similar to its counterpart, the Bigfoot of North America, Yeti is a legendary Asian creature which existence is traced back more than 6,000 years ago. However, Yeti seems to be a sort of caveman that did not evolve, living since that time in the heights of the Himalayas, hence the name Abominable Snowman.

Described as a bushy man-beast, Yeti sightings are commonly reported in China, but also in Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, and Tibet, part of the former Soviet Union and Siberia. Researchers have found that Yetis are lonely creatures, but this does not mean that they do no live in family groups.

It is believed that each family consists of 3 members, in which one is a male who leaves the female alone to raise her offspring. Yetis are daylight creatures with an average size of 6 to 7 feet tall and weighing between 200 to 350 pounds. Although, the number of Yetis to date is unknown, it is believed that early this century there were nearly 227 creatures.

Because the Abominable Snowman is mostly a white hairy humanoid often seen moving across snowy landscapes, it is hard to take a photograph of the creature, at least not one in which researches can prove the existence of Yetis.

Even though there is a temple in the Himalayas where a Yeti's hand is preserved by Tibetan monks. Back in 1986, crypto zoologist Marc E.W. Miller heard of this and found the scalp of a Yeti inside a Nepal's monastery during an expedition to the Himalayas that year.

Today, the picture of this animal-like hand is displayed as part of the “Expedition Everest” at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom in Florida, fact that subtracted seriousness to such investigation.

Anyway, the scalp is kept as a relic at the monastery Khumjung Gompa, situated in the Nepal village of Khumjung 3,514 meters above sea level, in which Yeti is known as "Rakshasa" a Sanskrit term for demon.

The 300 years old scalp along with the upper half of a Yeti's skull was found in 1951 by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest, after following footprints seen by his guide Tenzing Norgay.


The Abominable Snowman

Yeti, The Abominable Snowman mythology.

 The myth of Yeti, The Abominable Snowman.

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