Yeti, On the Track of The Abominable Snowmanhttp://www.unexplainedstuff.com/Mysterious-Creatures/Apelike-Monsters-Yeti.html
[I have added most of the photos from a google photosearch]
|2007 "Yeti" track found by Destination Truth|
|Tom Slick Track Cast, Reversed|
|Almas Type "Abominable Snowman"Track|
|"Chinese Wildman" Track Casts|
The Yeti tracks themselves are highly variable in size and shape and I have attempted to give some sense of this with the samples posted along with the article. Contrary to statements made by others, North American-type "Bigfoot" type tracks do appear in the Himalayas and on Mount Everest itself. The more human sized and humanlike ones are the Almas tracks which vary from less than standard human size to somewhat greater than standard human size: morphologically they are pretty consistent though. The "Real Yeti" tracks tend to be smaller and rounder in shape: some claims are made for "Elephant tracks" which are basically circular in outline, but the general feeling is that the "Circular" outline is due to snow slumping into the tracks or the tracks becoming melted and refrozen. The more trustworthy tracks in this category have an offset big toe on the inside and are "Mittenfoots."
THE YETI Yeti is a biped be known throughout the Himalayas. was in it, where the climber Eric Shipson managed to perform the first photographs of the alleged traces of snowman. Measuring 29 centimeters in length and width 14. Who left the prints was over two meters high. Edmund Hillary, one of the climbers reached the summit of Everest, wrote: "Sen Tensing, one of my more experienced Sherpas, he assured me he saw a yeti. The following year I found a lock of black hair at 5,800 meters altitude. My Sherpa assured me it was a yeti hair and threw him afraid. " Since then, Chinese scholars became interested in the matter. There have been many testimonies which have been encountered with this creature. Zhening Yuan, a paleoanthropologist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which conducted several expeditions in search of the yeti, revealed in 2000 to The New York Times that there are probably several families of these creatures in the various regions of China. In Tibet Metoh called kangmi. Walk slightly leaning forward. It has all the hairy body straight and strong, except the face, white or red skin, the coat is shorter in the chest and below the knees. The head is oval and pointed. His forehead is steep, sunken eyes and jaws strong. The neck and back are wide and muscular. The arms reach to the knees and legs are strong and arched. The feet wide, are covered with hair. It gives off a characteristic strong odor. It has nocturnal habits and shy away from the man. It follows that is an omnivorous animal. The analysis of excrement that have been found with traces confirms this hypothesis: they contain vegetable matter, bones of small mammals and birds, and remains of large insects. Have also been found in these droppings three new species of intestinal parasites, suggesting that his guest is an unknown species.
But, as discussed above there are several groupings: The great yeti, called dzu-teh (chuti) by the Sherpas, Rimi by Tibetans and Migyur mountain in Bhutan, is between 2 and 2.75 meters high (7 to 9 feet). It has prominent eyebrows. Its coat is made of two layers: an inner, thick, reddish short hair, and a more loose, consisting of long hairs grayed brown or black. The DNA of a sample of long black hairs collected in Bhutan has been analyzed in 2001 at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, with the result that failed to identify the animal it came from. Their tracks are more than 30 centimeters (one foot, some are 18 inches). He lives between 3000 and 4000 meters in Tibet and northern Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan, although possibly the same giant primate, under various names, is known in southern China and throughout Southeast Asia.
probably is related to Gigantopithecus, a huge anthropoid ape of over 2 meters high (6 feet 6 inches tall), known only by their teeth and jaw fragments found in India, Vietnam and China, disappeared in the Middle Pleistocene, about 400,000 years.
The small yeti, called yeh-teh or myti (Mi-tre) by the Sherpas, lower down the mountain than Tibetan, Rackshi Bonpo, Jungli Admi (jungle men) in Bhutan, Sikkim sogpa or shukpa, bamanush or vanamanusha in Kashmir and Bangladesh, is stocky and size of a man, or somewhat shorter, between 1.4 and 1.7 meters (4 foot 6 to 5 foot 6). Its fur is thick, reddish, some hairs, analyzed at the Museum of Natural History in Paris, have been identified as belonging to a unknown primate, related to the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus). His cheeks are covered with brown hair, flat nose, lips long and teeth wide. The hands are large. His footprints, human side, measuring about 25 centimeters long (10 inches) by 12 wide (6 inches) and have 4 or 5 fingers one of them a thumb.
According to the Tibetan mountaineers, there is a third type of yeti, which they call nyalmo or my-chen-po. It is a giant carnivore, cannibal, 4 to 5 meters high, dwelling in inaccessible caves above 4000 meters and move in groups. Of these titans there is little evidence, but it seems that also found their mark, 45 to 60 centimeters in length. (18 to 24 inches, more likely going to creatures 9 to 12 feet tall rather than 12 to 15 feet tall)
|"Mountain Giant" depicted as sleeping Almas-style: this is from a set |
of illustrations about fairytale creatures, but it was so striking I had to add it
http://pedromariafernandez.blogspot.com/2009/09/criptozoologia-2.html (Google Translation)
Etymology and alternate names
- Michê (Tibetan: མི་དྲེད་, Wylie: mi dred, ZYPY: Michê) translates as "man-bear".
- Dzu-teh – 'dzu' translates as "cattle" and the full meaning translates as "cattle bear", referring to the Himalayan brown bear.
- [This is doubtless a false identification because the name is used in areas where the bear cannot be found. It literally means "That-which-attacks-our-yaks"-Dzu actually means Yaks]
- Migoi or Mi-go (Tibetan: མི་རྒོད་, Wylie: mi rgod, ZYPY: Migö/Mirgö) translates as "wild man".
- Mirka – another name for "wild-man". Local legend holds that "anyone who sees one dies or is killed". The latter is taken from a written statement by Frank Smythe's sherpas in 1937.
- Ban Manchi - Nepali for "jungle man" that is used outside Sherpa communities where yeti is the common name.
- [ie, "Downslope". this is identical to Biabanguli and Barmanu, and probably Rakshi-Bompo]
- Kang Admi – "Snow Man".
|Dale's reconstruction fot the Himalayan Mehti or Yeti|
Authentic mask with Neanderthal features, supplied under a creative commons license
"Mi-Go" is the usual specific term for "Wildman" in Tibetan and is more precise than "Yeti"