What If The Yeti Is Real?
This is the question that adventurer Josh Gates hopes to answer as he embarks on a quest to explore the mysteries of the Yeti in an upcoming Travel Channel series. Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti will delve into the most credible accounts and recorded sightings in history (including one by Gates himself), supported by access to ancient artifacts and newly discovered evidence. While many Yeti sightings have been busted, there remains a large amount of physical evidence to support the existence of the Yeti, evidence that in no way could have been fabricated. Tracks, hairs, tree damage, and other remains have been found and documented thoroughly, compiling a great deal of physical evidence.
While it may seem highly unlikely to some, the existence of the Yeti is a mystery worth solving to those of us brave enough to look. So here’s a peek of what you have to look forward to:
Whether or not you believe in the Yeti, whether or not you believe that a creature like the Yeti could even exist, the mysteries that surround such a creature remain unsolved. From blurry photographs to enormous footprints to localized fairytales, the Yeti has baffled historians and explorers for decades. So let’s explore some of these mysteries of the unknown…
Where Does The Yeti Come From?
While stories of wild mountain monster men come from every corner of the earth, the earliest and most frequent accounts come from Nepal. The word “Yeti,” actually originates from the Nepali word for “mountain man.” Many believe that the mythos of the Yeti came from the spiritual texts of some pre-Buddhist groups near the Himalayas. These groups revered a “God of the Hunt,” who was occasionally referenced as the “Glacier Being.” The being was described as a creature, part man and part bear, who roamed the wilderness alone. Interesting twist: he was even thought to be friendly.
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