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The Yeti, the legend of the Snowman

  • Description and Historical Findings

    The Yeti is described as a bipedal being that walks inclined towards the front, which has all the body covered with straight hair except for the car and of white or reddish skin and its head is oval and pointy. This description is based on what different people have agreed, after assuring that they have seen it.

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In 1921, Colonel Howard-Bury, head of the first British expedition to Everest, claimed to have seen on the snowy slopes silhouettes and discover huge footsteps. In 1951, Eric Shipton photographed some traces in the eastern region of Nepal that could not be awarded to any known being so far. All people agree that their appearance is preceded by a high-pitched whistle, which goes alone, and flees when seen quickly and upright as a human being.

The fact is that it has not been possible to prove the existence, its history is wrapped in incognitos and mysticism. For some it turns out to be a beautiful legend and they spend their time traveling in their search on the slopes of the Himalayas. The biologist, Charlotte Lindquist, claims to have dismantled the mystery after obtaining and analyzing remains attributed to the snowman, such as hair, teeth and fecal samples. I use DNA tests and assured that they correspond 100% to bears of the region. His initial hypothesis was that it was a new hybrid species of bear, not yet discovered.

Those who believe in its existence consider it a distant relative of the orangutan that inhabited the mountain range millions of years ago and possibly related to Bigfoot. There is a video captured by Russian explorers that aims to prove the existence of the Yeti. It captures images of a strange creature walking in a snowy forest.

Skepticism and false proofs

Some people are skeptical and believe that it is only a strategy to attract tourists. Certainly, in Siberia, they found some indications that reinforce the thesis of the believers of their existence. In addition to fingerprints, they collected hairs and located a cave that could have been the residence of a Yeti.

After the Daily Mail expedition, there was one in 1957 by the American Tom Slick and they found supposed feces of the Yeti, in the fecal analysis a parasite was found that could not be identified. So the researcher who analyzed the feces, Bernard Heuvelmans, concluded that since each animal has its own parasites, that indicated that the host animal is also an unknown animal.


Origin of the legend of the Yeti

If we analyze how the Yeti legend originated, we should go back much before the 19th century where there were pre-Buddhist writings in several Himalayan villages where they spoke of a simian creature with long white hair whose roar was indescribable. Over time, these narrations about this legendary creature have culminated in the same name: Yeti. There are some writings of the first explorers of Nepal, in the 1830s where hikers reported having seen with their guides a bipedal creature, tall and covered with long hair.



It is then necessary to ask ourselves based on all these data and the number of writings that exist on the Internet related to the Yeti, if it is a reality or it is only a legend. There is doubt, because despite skepticism and thinking that it is only a myth, the truth is that not finding the creature does not necessarily mean that it is not there. In addition, the pre-Buddhist writings and the first explorers mention having seen the creature and it is described in a similar way.

On the other hand, the truth is that science can only speak in terms of legends given the lack of conclusive evidence. So it is left to discretion, allowing the reader to judge and issue his own conclusion.