Thursday, 8 November 2012
IS THE YETI STILL ALIVE ?
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
When I first saw a picture of "The Yeti" (or Abominable Snowman), I thought he looked like a tall ape. Apparently the Yeti lives in the Himalayan region of Nepal, and Tibet. Stories of the Yeti first emerged as a facet of Western popular culture in the 19th century.
According to H. Siiger (whoever he is) the Yeti was a part of the pre-Buddhist beliefs of several Himalayan people. He was told that the Lepcha people worshipped a "Glacier Being" as a God of the Hunt. Apparently the Yeti carries a large stone as a weapon and makes a whistling swoosh sound, I don't know how that sounds, maybe he is asthmatic.
There are many stories about the Yeti who saved people, or who scared them to death, but nobody especially the death have seen him from near.
But still even in our century the Yeti seems still to be alive ! He must be very old ! On 20 October 2008 a team of seven Japanese adventurers photographed footprints which could allegedly have been made by the Yeti. The team's leader, claims to have observed theYeti on a 2003 expedition and is determined to capture the creature on film. If he is not lost in the Himalaya, then he is still busy to run behind the Yeti and tries to film him.
Even a group of Chinese scientists and explorers in 2010 proposed to renew searches, I sincerly hope that the Yeti was in a good mood to welcome them. So far nothing was reported.
In 2011 during a conference in Russia, participating scientists and enthusiasts declared having "95% evidence" of the Yeti's existence. However, this claim was disputed later apparently by the 5 % who had some doubts.
Now it's up to you to believe or not in the existence of the Yeti. Pessimists imagine the Yeti like this
Optimists like this
And I found a picture of my Grandma with the Yeti in our family album !