There is precious little in civilization to appeal to a yeti.
One of the world’s greatest enduring mysteries is the Yeti, which has its mentions in the Himalayan folklores since time immemorial. But, there has never been a definitive proof of its existence yet. But, a team of scientists planned to analyse this mystery using DNA evidences. There have been various myths associated with Yeti, which are that it is a man, a beast or just a legend who was mentioned in various stories.
What Is Yeti?
The Tibetans refer to this creature as a Man-Bear, while the Chinese refer to it as a Wild Man. Other names that are associated with this creature are Almas (Mongolia), Batutut (Vietnam), Bigfoot (North america), Yowie (Australia) and Fear liath (Scotland). Although, there has never been any conclusive evidence that shows Yeti as an animal or a beast or man.
Some suggest that it is a Langur Monkey, Chu-Teh, that lives at lower altitudes, the Tibetan blue bear or the Himalayan brown bear. Apparently, the creature hangs out in the icy peaks of the Himalayas in Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan. According to Nepalese, Yeti is nocturnal, it whistles and growls, and can kill with a single punch.
Has Anyone Seen Yeti?
There have been many sightings claimed by people but more than that, there have been sightings of the footprints in the Himalayas. It is claimed that Alexander the Great, coveted a yeti during his conquest of the Indus Valley in 326 BC, but locals told him the creatures could not survive at the low altitudes. There are also claims from a German photographer. N.A. Tombazi, Sławomir Rawicz – a Polish soldier, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Eric Shipton a respected mountaineer, to have witnessed the Yeti or his footprints.
Out of the various claims, Reinhold Messner, a celebrated mountaineer, claimed to have had a face-to-face encounter with a yeti. Mark Evans combines both sides in beautiful neeky harmony, who first met Reinhold Messner, a mountaineer with a face like a sheepskin rug.
The Documentary By Mark Evans
Mark Evans has put both sides of the debate in his documentary. In it, he claimed that Messner, who claimed to have had an encounter with yeti, revealed himself to be the owner of a taxidermied bear, the remains of a creature Heinrich Himmler sent an expedition of Nazis to find, the leader being Ernst Schäfer. It was claimed to look like a mangy old fur coat. So, Mark and Evans apparently yanked out its teeth and sent them to a lab for DNA testing.
Evans pointed out that all the folklore about floods and other events, plus the discovery of tiny human skeletons apparently from the ancient times have proved to be true, so these claims about Yeti also should be look at with a lot less skepticism. Dr Charlotte Lindqvist, an evolutionary biologist also has been exploring the Yeti Question by collecting genetic samples from Himalayas, and she apparently charts the areas her samples were found in and on top of them she puts stickers, denoting the DNA of Tibetan, brown and black bears. Apparently there was not a speck of polar bear or Denisovan hominin in sight.
Various Yeti encounters have also been recorded in recent past, which includes a large yeti-like monster was spotted roaming the slopes of the ski resort of Formigal, in north-eastern Spain. While no one has been able to find conclusive evidences about Yeti, many people still believe it exists.