The infamous Yeti is a large ape-like creature inhabiting the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet. It managed to live in relative obscurity for centuries with only an occasional eyewitness account emerging from the snow-covered mountains. It was not until the 20th century when western explorers and media ascended the icy peaks that the Yeti was put on the fast track to stardom.
Eyewitness accounts and countless written reports avalanched from the region with each expedition; detailing creature sightings, massive footprints, hair samples, scat specimens, and even relic Yeti parts. One such part, the legendary Pangboche hand, was allegedly smuggled into America by famed actor James Stewart! Beware the Abominable Snowman and never ski alone…
Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were not only the first two men to scale Mount Everest in 1953, they also tracked and studied the elusive Yeti.
Why So Blue?: Skeptics believe that several “Yeti” sightings and hair samples are attributed to the extremely rare Tibetan Blue Bear. However, most evidence supports more mysterious, unknown origins.