Yeti finally caught on camera in Spanish ski resort
SPANISH ski resort bosses have combed part of the Pyrenees after this picture appearing to show a mysterious Yeti-style creature went viral on the Internet. A skier sounded the alert after posting the photo taken at Formigal in northeastern Spain on a popular website with the message: “Strange animal spotted in Formigal. What the hell is this?”
The picture, retweeted thousands of times, sparked a search by ski resort owners Aramon and a frenzied debate over whether a Spanish Yeti was on the loose or if it was a bear, Photoshop montage or even a soldier wearing mountain camouflage. The mystery remained unsolved last night, although skiers were being reassured there was no cause for alarm.
A spokesman for the resort, which hosted the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in 2008, confirmed a search of the area had been conducted after an “alleged Yeti sighting.” He said: “We have spoken to the witnesses of the sighting to identify the area in which it took place and after combing the area we have found nothing. We believe, therefore, there is no cause for alarm and that visitors’ security is guaranteed. In any case, we will remain alert.”
The mystery man behind the photo, who posted it on a popular Internet forum under the user name Kangaroo, sparked the alarm by writing: “This morning skiing in Formigal with friends we’ve come across this. What the hell is it?