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« on: February 07, 2016, 06:12:27 pm »

Are these the footprints of the yeti? Trekker believes mystery trail spotted in remote area of the Himalayas could come from the legendary beast

    Trekker Steve Berry saw mysterious tracks on Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan
    Locals say no man has ever set foot on pass where the tracks were spotted
    Experts sceptical about the tracks and believe they could belong to a goat
    Many expeditions staged to find yeti but none have ever found proof of it

By Fiona Macrae Science Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 17:35 EST, 31 January 2016 | Updated: 22:56 EST, 31 January 2016


For decades, it has remained abominably elusive.

But now it seems the game could finally be up for the yeti after a mountaineer claimed to be on its trail.

Steve Berry believes the footprints in this photo, taken in the depths of the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, were left by the legendary beast.
Discovery: Steve Berry believes the footprints in this photo, seen in the Himalayas, were left by the Yeti

Discovery: Steve Berry believes the footprints in this photo, seen in the Himalayas, were left by the Yeti

They are bigger than human footprints – and, in any case, were left on a mountainside so far untouched by man.

Placed in a single line, one in front of the other, Mr Berry insists they couldn’t have been made by a snow leopard, or any other four-legged creature.

While a bear can walk on two legs, its sheer bulk would make it impossible for it place its paws so precisely.
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 06:13:39 pm »



Legend: The yeti has been searched for many times over the years but no one has found proof of its existence
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Location: The yeti tracks were spotted on Gangkhar Puensum, the world’s highest unclimbed mountain
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FACT OR FICTION: YETI FACTS


Tibetan folklore has it that the yeti is nocturnal, whistles, and can kill with a single punch.

Actor James Stewart smuggled a yeti ‘finger’ into London by hiding it among his wife’s lingerie after holidaying in India in 1959.

Sherpa tradition holds that the yeti will only show itself to those who believe in it.

Possible explanations for yeti tracks include melting snow, overlapping hind and forefeet animal tracks and prints left by nomads wearing snow sandals.

Until 1847, the gorilla was thought of as a myth in the west and was believed to be supernatural being by African tribespeople.

Heinrich Himmler is said to have had an interest in finding the creature, sending scientist Ernst Schaefer, to Tibet to search for it in 1938.
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FACT OR FICTION: YETI FACTS


Tibetan folklore has it that the yeti is nocturnal, whistles, and can kill with a single punch.

Actor James Stewart smuggled a yeti ‘finger’ into London by hiding it among his wife’s lingerie after holidaying in India in 1959.

Sherpa tradition holds that the yeti will only show itself to those who believe in it.

Possible explanations for yeti tracks include melting snow, overlapping hind and forefeet animal tracks and prints left by nomads wearing snow sandals.

Until 1847, the gorilla was thought of as a myth in the west and was believed to be supernatural being by African tribespeople.

Heinrich Himmler is said to have had an interest in finding the creature, sending scientist Ernst Schaefer, to Tibet to search for it in 1938.
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The Himalayas are said to be home to the legendary Yeti. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Dirk Hartung
Steve Berry encountered a mysterious set of single-file tracks on a steep mountain slope in Bhutan.
The 66-year-old had been trekking along a remote pass in the Himalayan Mountains when he came across the trail which was situated only yards away from an impassable chasm.

"The local people said we were the first to ever set foot on that pass," he said. "I had always thought that stories about the yeti were a bit of old bunkum. But there is no denying these tracks existed."

"The prints were clearly visible with the naked eye from where we were standing on a pass at 17,800ft. There was a vertical drop in front of us, not to mention a very serious mountainside to cross, so we could not get to them."

    Are these the footprints of the yeti? Trekker spots mystery Himalayan trail https://t.co/9vCJY5YyTx pic.twitter.com/bosT6VbLuy
    — Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) February 1, 2016


Not everyone is convinced however that the prints represent evidence of the Abominable Snowman.

Cryptozoologist Jon Downes, director of the Center for Fortean Zoology, believes that the tracks in the picture are more likely to be those of a mountain goat than a large hominid.

"I think that the chances of these prints being from anything more interesting are negligible and it is certainly not a bipedal higher primate," he said. "The center of gravity for such an animal would mean it just wouldn’t be able to venture up a mountain like that."
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