Thursday 10 December 2009

The History of the Yeti- a site of interest

A very comprehensive list of sightings from 1800’s and goes right up to 2009.

A sample taken from parts of the page :

Western interest in the Yeti peaked dramatically in the 1950s. While attempting to scale Mount Everest in 1951, Eric Shipton took photographs of a number of large prints in the snow, at about 6,000 m (19,685 ft) above sea level. These photos have been subject to intense study and debate. Some argue they are the best evidence of Yeti's reality, but others contend the prints are from a mundane creature and have been distorted and enlarged by the melting snow.1971 Yoshiteru Takahashi, who was a member of a Japanese expedition claim a member saw on Dhaulagiri, a gorilla 15 metres away from him for 40 seconds. Claiming it was 150 CM tall. He says his camera failed, so he could not take a picture.

In 1972, footprints found by Edward Cronin and Dr Howard Emery around Everest base Camp. They followed these to a steep incline. They said a person could not have climbed the climb. A mould of the footprint was took for Jeffrey McNeely.

1978 Lord Hunt, also known as John Hunt, who led the successful 1953 expedition to climb Mount Everest, took a photograph of what some thought could be Yeti tracks.

2008 on July the 25th, the BBC reported hairs collected in a remote Garo Hills area of North East India by Dipu Marak were analyzed at Oxford Brookes by Anna Nekaris and Jon Wells. The tests were inconclusive, and ape expert Ian Redmond told the BBC there was similarity between cuticle patterns of the hairs and specimens collected by Edmund Hilary in Himalayan expeditions in 50s donated to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and announced planned DNA analysis. Analysis revealed the hair came from a Himalayan Goral.

On October 20th, 2008 seven Japanese adventurers photoed prints possibly made by a Yeti. The leader, Yoshiteru Takahashi claims to he saw a Yeti on a 2003 expedition, and wants to record a Yeti in action on camera.

There is some fun stuff on the site as well and also a page on 10 reasons to believe in the Yeti.

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