We believe what we see with our eyes! But what if your eyes do not want to believe the facts that keep piling about Everest’s snowman? Yeti!
It’s still a question, whether Yeti really do exist in our world or are they just a part of the old folk stories that have been passed on to us from one generation to the other. Surrounded by a lot of mystery, the existence of Yeti has become an interesting topic for mountaineers and the people residing on the snow clad mountains of Himalayas and in Siberia, Russia.
Enlighten yourself about this abominable snowman and decide for yourself if Yeti really do exist or not!
Truth or Fiction
According to records, it is believed that the stories of Yeti have been narrated to us for over 6000 years. Yeti, which means Magical Creature in Tibetan language, is believed to be a giant ape like creature that is huge and hairy. However, there are not many people who have seen the Yeti in real life. However, based on a few claims made in Siberia, Russia, Yeti do exist and some indisputable proof has also been collected during the expedition.
According to the folk stories of the Nepalese people, Yeti’s are nocturnal creatures who stay away hidden in caves or the mountains during the day time. They can whistle and also growl when they are angry. They stand upright when attacking their prey and find their food from the mountains.
Shy and Terrifying
Yeti is believed to be a shy creature who keeps itself away from the human eye. The creature is not dangerous to the humans and has learnt to keep its existence hidden form the world. However, there are stories of a Yeti dragging away a small Sherpa girl from the mountains. Also, there is yet another story of a Yeti rescuing a man in 1938.
Many Nepalese people have reported of seeing yeti in the mountains. However, the first public report of sighting a Yeti came in 1925 from a German photographer. Since then, there have been many pictures of large footprints being discovered in the snow, probably belonging to a Yeti. Despite the footprints, the tracks leading to the creature could not help the people find Yeti.
A Scientist’s Research on Yeti
A scientist named Doig, spent 30 years of his life researching about Yeti in the Himalayas. According to Doig, Yeti is mostly 3 different animals.
– Dzu teh: As called by the Sherpas, it is a shaggy animal that is known to attack the cattle. Doig thinks that it is the Tibetan Blue Bear a very rare creature that is believed to have existed through a skull, a skeletal structure and a few layers of skin.
– Thelma: An ape like gibbon that according to Doig lives only in the far end of northern Nepal. The creature has however never been spotted beyond the vast Indian Brahmaputra River.
– Mih teh: It is a huge abominable snowman with black and red hair that lives only in the snow clad mountains at an altitude of 20,000 feet and above. This is one of the main reasons why he has never been spotted by the humans. However, Japanese adventurers discovered 8 inches long footprints in the snow which resembled to that of a human.
Yeti is also called as Almas in Mongolia, Bigfoot in North America, Batutut in Vietnam, Fear Liath in Scotland and Yowie in Australia.