• A Checklist of Hypotheses for the Yeti

    Author(s):
    Oliver D. Smith (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Subject(s):
    Folklore, Nepal
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Tracks, Sightings, Yeti, Cryptozoology, Sherpa
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/5gk7-1x34
    Abstract:
    This paper provides a checklist of 35 hypotheses concerning the identity of the yeti – a hairy creature in Sherpa folklore, Tibetan literature, and cryptozoology. Most scientists dismiss the idea the yeti is an unidentified animal and instead suggest known animal misidentifications such as bears (e.g., Ursus thibetanus thibetanus) to explain yeti stories by the Sherpa as well as reported sightings of the creature at high altitudes in the Eastern Himalayas. Reports of yeti tracks in the snow (typically above 15,000 ft.) have been explained by many different animals.
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