Friday, April 29, 2011

The Yeti

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Today's Fantasy Friday is all about the Yeti -  Big Foot's abominable snowman cousin.

The indigenous people of the Himalayan mountains in Nepal, India and Tibet have stories of Yeti sightings documented through-out their history, though the scientific community considers the cryptid to be nothing but legend. Attempts to explain the Yeti range from misidentified wildlife to a human hermit.
In the 19th century, a first person account of an encounter with a Yeti in Northern Nepa described the creature as tall, bipedal, and covered with long, dark hair.
In 1986, mountaineer Reinhold Messner reported that he killed a Yeti. He believed the creature was an endangered Himalayan Brown Bear that
walked upright like a man.

In 1996, two hikers in the mountains of Nepal shot video of an ape-like creature trekking through the snow. 

The discovery of homo floresiensis (Flores man) in 2004 gives cyptozoologists hope that human-like creatures reported to be myths or legends may one day be proven to be real.

In 2007, footprints were found in the Everest region of Nepal resembling descriptions of Yeti. They measured 13 inches in length and 9-10 inches in width across the toes.

The Yeti is popular icon in modern culture, making appearances in books, movies, television programs and video games.

My favorite Yeti is Bumble the abominable snowman from Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer.
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2 comments:

iZombie said...

very nice... xy and z!
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Jeremy [iZombie]
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Title Loans said...

Bumble is also my favorite. How can you hate that face? It sucks me in every time, and not to mention that movie is one of my tops!
Ava

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