Excerpt From: Owen Brooks. “Forbidden Knowledge.” Apple Books
THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN EXTRACTED AS IT IS FROM THE BOOK CALLED “FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE”.I GUESSED IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL IN A WAY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE CALL YETI.
“The Himalayas are the highest range of mountains in the world. The “roof of the world” is home to Mount Everest and the yeti, which most people agree is a giant hairy bipedal ape. If you want to find the yeti, wrap up warm and start climbing.”
“Dhaulagiri, the world’s seventh-highest mountain, is a hotbed of yeti sightings. Japan’s most famous yeti hunter, Yoshiteru Takahashi, claims to have found a yeti cave here, but his camera froze before he could take a picture. However, on subsequent expeditions to the area, he claims to have photographed footprints using nine motion-sensitive cameras.”
FRIEND OR FOE
In most encounters the yeti has run away, so it would probably flee, unless it was cornered or very hungry. Run-ins with the yeti have been both hostile and friendly. A Sherpa girl was dragged off by the yeti, who released her after she screamed and then killed two of her yaks; by contrast, in 1938, Captain d’Auvergne, the curator of the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, India, reported that he was cared for by a nine-foot-tall yeti after becoming snow blind.
APE WITH ALTITUDE
Most sightings of the yeti have occurred at altitudes between 15,000 and 20,000 feet. Sightings have been reported since the early nineteenth century, but the first reliable one took place in 1925. Greek photographer N.A. Tombazi spotted one about three hundred yards away at an altitude of 15,000 feet. He described a “figure in outline…exactly like a human being” that “showed up dark against the snow.” The creature disappeared, but Tombazi discovered fifteen footprints in the snow measuring seven inches by four inches with five toes.
In 1951, footprints eighteen inches long and thirteen inches wide were photographed on the southwestern slopes of the Menlung Glacier, between Tibet and Nepal at an altitude of 20,000 feet.
Your best chances of a sighting are at these high altitudes, where the landscape is most remote and undisturbed by people.
Many cryptozoology experts believe that the bigfoot, yeti, and Sasquatch are all the same animal. The most popular contender is the Gigantopithecus, a ten-foot tall ape resembling an orangutan that is believed to be extinct.
The myth of the Yeti has baffled many of us and this is not a new one. If we look at our ancient scripture we are able to find out some description of Yeti. Although it is hard to pinpoint the origin of Yeti.Our country is filled with so much myths and strange facts that in-order to bring Nepal in the limelight I keep on insisting that promoting Everest or Buddha or Lakes in Pokhara is not enough. I personally find it hard to believe that in such mass civilization how this majestic creature has escaped the eyes of the people.I remember watching one documentary where the lama priest shows a huge skull which he claims to be of Yeti. If so, then why not our government and research center focus a certain part of their resource in understanding the claim.
Things can turn quite interesting. Himalayan range is a place where no civilization can exist to settle down, hence is it possible that the Yeti would be hiding somewhere nestled among the trenches and inside the cave of the Himalayas. We never know if we come across the whole settlement of the Yetis in the mountains, till now this seems a distant story and possibilities are less. Still we never know, myths can turn into reality. Hence, stay curios.