Saturday, December 08, 2007

Yeti alive?

Members of the US science fiction program “Destination Truth” claimed to have found footprints of the legendary Yeti not far from Kathmandu in Nepal.

The Yeti is a legendary creature that is supposed to live in the Himalayas. The legend says it’s half human, half ape – somehow a little bit like Bigfoot also known as Sasquatch.

The footprints are 33 cm (that’s almost 13 inches) long and 23 cm wide (slightly more than 9 inches).

Joshua Gates from “Destination Truth” said he’ll continue his investigations. However, Ang Tshering Sherpa President of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said it is unlikely that the footprints are really from the famous beast. Yetis, so the legend says, are supposed to have only had four toes, but the images showed five toes and he thinks it is the footprint from a Himalayan bear.

Numerous expeditions, mountaineers, explorers and other individuals searched for the Yeti since generations but no one ever was able to provide evidence that the Yeti really exists.

Famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner, who was one of them, wrote a book about his personal investigation and searches for the Yeti. You can check it out here: Reinhold Messner: Yeti.