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The harsh environment of the Himalayan mountains of northern India, Nepal and Tibet is the alleged home range of the Yeti, a hairy biped (walks on two legs) equivalent to the North American Bigfoot. Yetis, however, vary in description of size, color and features from small ape-like animals to hairy giants labeled “Abominable Snowmen”. The “hairy man of the snows” is part of the native Sherpa folklore. Visiting explorers have reported sightings and footprints of living creatures. Cryptozoologists propose that the Yeti, just like Bigfoot and other “ape man” creatures, are living specimens of Gigantopithecus, a prehistoric ape. However, there is no evidence that Gigantopithecus lived later than about 400,000 years ago. It’s more likely that sightings of the Yeti are mistaken identifications. Until solid evidence of the legendary creature is found, the Yeti will remain a cryptozoological mystery. (See also entries for Abominable Snowman and Yeti Scalps)
- Sharon Hill (Scientist)
CSICOP Resources
Skeptical Inquirer Online Articles

Evaluating a Half-Century of Bigfoot Evidence
Surfing the Himalayas by Frederick Lenz (book review)
Book Review: The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide


Skeptical Briefs Online Articles
Skeptiseum Online Exhibits
Other Online Resources
Bigfoot Internet Library: Bigfoot Internet Library
Discovery Channel: Scientists Claim Yeti DNA Evidence
Shadowlands: Bigfoot
Yeti Information Page: Yeti Information
Marshall Brain: How Bigfoot Might Work
Ben Roesch: Hairy Hominid Archives
Pib Burns' Cryptozoology: Bigfoot Links
Anomalies: The Alma and Yeti – Wild Men of Asia
Nepal Bazaar: Mysterious Yeti
British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club: The Yeti
Museum of Unnatural Mystery: Gigantopithecus
Archaeology: From the Teeth of the Dragon – Gigantopithecus blacki
Anomalies: The Alma and Yeti: Wildmen of Asia
The Skeptic Report: Monsters
Skeptic Bibliography: Cryptozoology
Ben Roesch: Taking a Hard Look at Cryptozoology
Cryptozoology.com: Cryptozoology
International Society of Cryptozoology: Cryptozoology
British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club: Cryptozoology
All Things Cryptozoological: Links
The Cryptozoologist: Cryptozoology
Pro-Paranormal Online Resources
Anomalies:The Alma and Yeti: Known Reports in Chronological Order
The Legend of the Yeti:Yeti
Eastern Ohio Bigfoot Investigation Center:Bigfoot
Museum of Unnatural Mystery:Yeti
OtherPlane:Abominable Snowman / Yeti

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