The Yeti is a large hairy bipedal creature, like a bigfoot, seen mainly in high mountain ranges such as the
Here is a selection of reports of encounters and sightings with the Yeti.
In 1925 a Greek photographer, N. A. Tombazi, was working as a member of a British geological expedition in the
In 1938 another encounter with a Yeti was reported. . Captain d'Auvergue, the curator of the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta, India, was travelling the Himalayas alone when he became snow blind.( This is where the reflection of the snow causes temporary blindness and is the reason people wear snow goggles these days to cut down the glare) As he lay fearing death from exposure he was rescued. He claimed he was found by a nine foot tall ( 3 metres) Yeti and that he/ she /it nursed him back to health. Captain d'Auvergue was then able to descend the mountain and return home.
In 1951 Two British mountaineers Eric Shipton and Michael Ward found and photographed some tracks in the snow. They were on the south western slopes of the Menlung Glacier, which lies between
In 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, on their record ascent to the top of Mount Everest, in 1953, saw giant foot prints on the way up. Hillary however later said he did not believe in the Yeti. .
In 1970, British mountaineer Don Whillans claimed to have witnessed a creature when scaling
In 1984, mountaineer David P. Sheppard of
So Yeti, real or a local legend? Well the thing I see in favour of a Yeti being found is as I have said , is who would be walking about in their bare feet at those altitudes and in those low temperatures? The Sherpas don’t normally go barefoot and wear a sort of sandal. It may be an ape rather than a man like creature but lets hope this news decade brings forth some more expeditions to find the truth.
A site with lots of info:http://www.abominablesnowman.co.uk/
A site with a Yeti timeline of sightings: http://www.occultopedia.com/y/yeti.htm