A large creature, not human but walking upright, allegedly living in the mountains of Tibet. The term 'Abominable Snowman' was accidentally coined by a 'Calcutta Statesman's columnist named Henry Newman, who at the time (1921) was writing an article about Howard-Bury's sighting of a group of these beasts.
The term Abominable Snowman became a popular name for this type of creature, being used by journalists throughout the years to refer to any unknown Asian hominid.
"It was a creature not much taller than a man, but broader in the shoulders, and covered with heavy white hair. It walked upright, but lurched forward in all, a most terrifying sight." (Anonymous quote describing the Abominable Snowman).
Also known as Yeti, Raksha (Sanskrit word for 'demon'), Metoh-Kangmi, Yeh-teh,and Meh-teh, this unsubstantiated creature is said to be 7 to 10 feet tall, with feet twice the size of a human's, and with a noticeably disagreeable aroma. Similar beings have been also reported in Nepal, China, Siberia, Canada, and the U.S. Northwest.
Contrary to popular belief, the Snowman is not white, instead having dark fur, and is not a single creature.
If real, these man-animals probably live in quiet refuge in the foggy valleys of the Himalayan regions, using the snowy passes only to move from one area to another.
In every mountain range in the world live people who tell stories of a strange, lumbering, manlike creature; of footprints too large to belong to any human; of isolated communities living in fear of a monster that goes by many names.
In the Himalayas he is known as the Yeti. Elsewhere in Asia, from the Gobi Desert in the north to Assam in the south, he goes by the names of Meti, Shookpa, Migo, Kang-Mi, and many others. To people living in remote, wooded parts of the northwestern United States, he is Bigfoot. In the foothills of the Canadian Rockies he is known as the Sasquatch.
Living in impenetrable woods appears to be a characteristic of these creatures everywhere they are sighted, thus supporting the theory that they are evolutionary dropouts seeking refuge from an inimical world.
The late Ivan T. Sanderson world famous zoologist and writer who published exhaustively in scientific journals under the auspices of the British Museum, the Chicago Museum of Natural History and other institutions, holding degrees with honors from Cambridge University, in Botany, Zoology, and Geology (he also studied Anatomy and Physical Anthropology) accumulated material for over 30 years on the subject of mysterious man-beasts. According to his research and work, not one, but possibly four separate kinds of Yeti still walk the earth!
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