The Yeti, also known as the abominable snowman, is an Asian Bigfoot that is found in the Himalayas. It stands between 8 to 10 feet tall, weighs between 200 and 400 pounds, resembles a huge, upright walking ape, and has a furry coat of brown, reddish, or black hair, not white as most imagine it as having. Many tribes in the area consider the Yeti to be a guardian of the Himalayas and a divine, spiritual being, and in Buddhist mythology it is considered to be a peaceful creature.
Yetis have been seen in the Himalayas since 6th BCE and is considered to be the oldest hairy hominid on record. Alexander the Great demanded the locals show him one when he conquered the Indus Valley in 326 B.C., and Sir Edmund Hillary became a supporter of the existence of the Yeti after finding hair samples and footprints on his many expeditions in the mountains of Nepal during the 1950’s. The incident at Dyatlov Pass has even been theorized to be the end result of a Yeti attack.
What roams up in the Himalayas? Join us on episode 82 to hear more about the reclusive Yeti!
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