This world is full of mysteries and mysterious creatures and so it must not be a surprise if you ever come face-to-face with any mysterious creature or incident. The fact that they are all rare but not extinct makes it even more interesting to know more about them. I was on my trip to Himalayas and that is when I was introduced to the word ‘Yetis’ which made the entire trip so interesting for me because I actually went looking for them. I badly wanted to see if I can find any Yeti, the mythical creature that lived in the Himalayas. Though I couldn’t find this Himalayan Snowman, I came back to do a little research about this Himalayan monster and this article is all that you need to know about the great Yeti, the abominable snowman. Scroll down to read more about the Yeti and get ready to book some flight tickets to India through Indian Eagle.
SO WHAT’S ACTUALLY A YETI?
Yetis are known to be the Himalayan snowman or the local ice tribes that once existed and were abnormally huge in size weighing hundreds of pounds. It is uninhabited in the Himalayan Mountains, including Mount Everest, in central Asia, including Nepal, Tibet, China, and southern Russia. This considered almost fantastical or supernatural bipedal animal that is over six feet tall, weighs between 200 and 400 pounds, is covered with red to gray hair is believed to still exist in these regions. It usually is considered to make whistling noises and also has bad odor. This creature is usually nocturnal and secretive. That is what the researchers or the people who have been on expeditions especially for this have reported.
YETI AND THEIR NAMES
“Yeti is basically a Tibetan word that means ‘bear of a rocky place’. It also has another name called Michê which means “man bear.” The Sherpas call it Dzu-teh, translated ‘cattle bear’ and is sometimes used to refer to the Himalayan brown bear. Bun Manchi is a Nepali word for “jungle man.” Other names include Kang Admi or “snowman” which is sometimes combined as Metoh Kangmi or “man-bear snowman.” Many modern Yeti researchers, including the great mountaineer Reinhold Messner, feel that Yetis are actually born that sometimes walk upright. “
Now we do not know how much of these theories are right and how many of these are wrong but all we know is that they are some of the best and interesting creatures to know about for sure.
APPEARANCES AND GOSSIPS RELATED TO THE YETIS
The Sherpas or the other Himalayan tribes seemed to have noticed the existence of these creatures thousands of years ago. This is also described by Pliny, the Elder, a Roman traveler, who wrote in Natural History in the first century AD:
“Among the mountainous districts of the eastern parts of India…we find the Satyr, an animal of extraordinary swiftness. These go sometimes on four feet, and sometimes walk erect; they have also the features of a human being. On account of their swiftness, these creatures are never to be caught, except when they are either aged or sickly…. These people screech in a frightful manner; their bodies are covered with hair, their eyes are of a sea-green color, and their teeth like those of the dog.”
It was in the year 1832 when the first actual appearance of a yeti was reported in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal by British explorer B.H. Hodgeson, who happened to say that he had seen a bipedal, giant brown hairy creature and reported that it might probably be an orangutan. But the size of any orangutan was far lesser than this one. Later on in the year 1899, the first actual footprints of this giant were seen and they were further reported by Laurence Waddell. That further extended to the appearance of the Yeti in the year 1925 when N.A. Tombazi, a Greek photographer on a British expedition to the Himalayas, gave his detailed report about what he saw on the mountainside of 15000 feet. Tombazi later gave the following statement:
“Unquestionably, the figure in outline was exactly like a human being, walking upright and stopping occasionally to uproot or pull at some dwarf rhododendron bushes. It showed up dark against the snow and, as far as I could make out, wore no clothes.”
When he wanted to click a picture of it, it disappeared but later on he happened to find some 15 footprints which were 16 to 24 inches apart from each other.
“They were similar in shape to those of a man, but only six to seven inches long by four inches wide at the broadest part of the foot. The marks of five distinct toes and the instep were perfectly clear, but the trace of the heel was indistinct.”
Well, this was all about the Yeti. I know I didn’t find one but I am sure you might have the luck. Why not try exploring the Himalayas. It might even be a great trip if you might take it that way. So this was all I wanted to share about this mythical gigantic Yeti sightings in the Himalayas. Let me know in the comment section below if you would want to express anything and do not forget to like and share this article if you find it worthy. Stay tuned for some more freshly brewed content. Adios!