The Nepal Yeti

Many people think I only take and collect accounts from the UK and Europe and that is where most of my attention has been concentrated over the last decade, but in reality I have been collecting World Wide Accounts for a very long time now hoping one day somebody may want to chat with me about them. I feel very lucky to have met and interviewed witnesses from all across the Globe.  Today I was contacted by a gentleman named Reddy who is in touch with a gentleman in Nepal whose Grandfather was kidnapped by a Yeti when he was a young man out working one day.  

REDDY went on to explain “I am in acquaintances with a man who is originally from Nepal and his name is Bou and he told me about his Grandfather and an experience he had many years ago when he was a younger Man and he was taken away by a Yeti.  The Grandfather was out in the terraced land working on a rice paddy field in Nepal. It was a very quiet work day, nothing unusual happened until suddenly there was a loud noise from the Woods which encircled the fields, the Grandfather turned to where he thought the noise was coming from and as he did the Forest opened up in front of him, then to his complete shock a ‘Giant Hairy Beast’ came running towards him from the trees and ‘It’ grabbed him as if he was as light as a child. The ‘creature’ ran off from the area and took Bou’s Grandfather with him and stopped at the entrance to a cave.

The ‘creature’ kept him in the cave for many weeks. Bou said his Family went out searching for his Grandfather for a long time, but there was no sign of him anywhere, so they started to fear the worst. Then one night as the family were all in the house there was a faint knock on the door, it was Bou’s Grandfather, their Son and Brother who had escaped from the Yeti. He said he was captured, kept and fed by the creature,  The Yeti would bring him roots, grubs, and some wild meat.  And then one day when the creature was asleep he crept out of the cave and escaped back to his home.

Bou said his Grandfather was very ill and traumatised by the whole experience and felt he was lucky to be alive. Bou believed his Grandfather as he was a good honest Man and he has never known his Grandfather to lie as he was a very proud and honest man.

A Sherpa Woman Stated that a Snowman Came Up From Behind Her, Hit Her On The Head And Killed Her Yaks.

A 19 year old Sherpa women says she encountered the Abominable snowman while she was tending a herd of Yaks in the Himalayan district of Khumbu. The Nepalese news agency said that the woman was Knocked unconscious by the creature whose height was said to be one and a half meters tall and ‘It’ was very hairy. The Yeti then killed Three of her yaks.”

The Sherpa’s Name was Lhakpa Dolma, and at the time of the incident she was aged 19,  Lhakpa lived in the Khumjung village near Everest, and was tending her families herd of Yaks alone in a remote pasture named Machhermo, Near Gokyo lake, when she heard the sound of coughing, when she was looking around to see where this noise was coming from she was suddenly confronted by a huge ‘monkey like creature’

According to her the Yeti as she described ‘It’ was about 5 ft tall and Incredibly strong, ‘It’ had a dark facial complexion, deep- set eyes, a wrinkled forehead and thick, stout fingers with long nails. While the upper part of the Yeti’s body was covered with brown hair, the lower hair had a darker tinge to it. The Yeti walked on two feet and down on all fours like a monkey, though ‘It’ was slower when ‘It’ was walking on all fours said Lhakpa.

Lhakpa then watched in horror as the Yeti then attacked the Yaks she was tending, The Yeti was punching them and twisting their horns in an effort to break their necks. The Yeti killed and ate the brain of three Yaks, taking away a portion of one of the Yaks as ‘It’ left. The Nepali police it is said confirmed the assault and a photographer even recorded strange footprints at the scene. Sometime later, a Japanese and Polish base camp were also reportedly attacked by a similar creature.  Maps of Khumbu Valley even mention and give warning to the area between Dole and Machermo as the site of Yeti attacks.

Japanese Team Finds ‘Yeti Footprints’ in Nepal

This footprint, pictured beside a human footprint is a print the Japanese team thinks could be that of the Yeti. “The footprints were about 20 centimetres (eight inches) long and looked like a human foot,” Yoshiteru Takahashi, the leader of the Yeti Project Japan, told AFP in Kathmandu.

Mr Takahashi was speaking after he returned with his seven-member team from their third attempt to track down the half-man-half-ape known as the Yeti, tales of which have gripped the imaginations of Western adventurers and mountaineers for decades. The team had been taking part in a 42 day expedition into the Mountains of Nepal. Mr Takahashi said the footprints were proof of the elusive Creature. “Myself and other team members have been coming to the Himalayas for years and we can recognise Bear, Deer, Wolf and Snow Leopard prints and it was none of those,” he said. “We remain convinced it is real.
The footprints and the stories the locals tell make us sure that it is not imaginary,” he added.The team had set out nine motion-sensitive cameras in an area where Mr Takahashi saw what he thought was a Yeti during a previous expedition in 2003. “It was about 200 metres away in silhouette. ‘It’ was walking on two legs like a human and looked about 150 centimetres tall,” Despite their lack of success this time, the team plans to continue the quest. “We will come back as soon as we can, and we will keep coming back until we get the Yeti on film,” Mr Takahashi said.  It was in May 2019 that the Indian army also claimed to have captured the footprints of the mystical creature.
The Yeti legend that has encompassed the entire length of the Himalayas is timeless. Reports of sightings have ranged from the state of Tripura in North East India to the Karakoram range that spans the borders of Pakistan, India and China. The search for the cryptid creature dates back to the time of Alexander the Great in 326 BC. The Macedonian leader whilst on his way to conquer the Indus Valley, stopped at Kashmir where, having heard tales of the Yeti, asked to see one himself. The first Western account of a “hairy apemen” roaming the mountains of Asia came from a 15th century European mercenary in Mongolia but it was Eric Shipton’s world-famous picture of (supposedly) yeti footprints in the snow of the Melung Glacier in 1951 that started a craze that continued well into the 1970’s when Lhakpa’s account of the attack on her Yaks was reported by the Police in Nepal.
Climber Survives Assault BY Yeti Like Creature August 2018
A tourist expedition in the Himalayas turned into a nightmare after an American tourist and two local guides were savagely attacked by a creature resembling a “hairy giant humanoid” reports the Kathmandu Herald.
Jason Barclay, 28, was on a solo adventure across the Himalayas with his two local Sherpa when he was attacked during the night by what he believed was a Bear. The creature lashed through his tent and started to shove the half-asleep man around, who somehow managed to stay still despite his fear. “I thought I was going to die, so I played dead,” he told the Kathmandu Herald.
Barclay finally realised the creature was, in fact, not a Bear when he came into direct eye contact with the beast.  “It flipped my body around violently and then I could see his face in the darkness. ‘It’ looked deeply into my eyes. ‘It’ had the face of an Orangutan or some sort of Ape,” he explained. Although it was dark and the attack occurred at night, both Sherpa believe ‘It’ was a Yeti and not a Bear, as Bears do not climb at those altitudes they explained to the Kathmandu Herald.
Yeti Creature of Gobi Altai 2001

On 26 June 2001, the English language newspaper, The Mongolian Messenger reported this story:

A mysterious ‘Yeti’ like creature attacked a driving schoolteacher in the mountains of Gobi-Altai Aimag earlier this month. The lady was attacked at 12:20 pm on June 8 in the mountains, by a creature she described as “strong and hairy” which jumped about on its hind legs like a Monkey. The creature was frightened off by the loud noise made by her travelling companions who were shouting and banging in the hopes of scaring off the “weird hairy creature” which seemed to do the trick as ‘It’ disappeared into the mountains, reported Zuuny Medee.

The Diehards On The Trail of The Yeti

It was nearly 40 years ago, but Yuan Yuhao remembers his brush with “China’s answer to Bigfoot” like it was only yesterday. “It was about 3 o’clock in the afternoon,” the former soldier recalled, he explained what happend on that day in 1981 when his expedition in Northwest Hubei province was interrupted by the sight of a “black-red humanoid animal, walking upright” on a sunny mountain slope. “Its speed was very fast, but it was walking, not running,” Yuan said. As the creature ranged across a mountain in Fang county, bordering the Shennongjia Forestry District, “it walked faster than a human ran”.

Yuan quickly loaded his rifle and took dead aim at the figure. But before he could pull the trigger, his colleague intervened. “Don’t you dare shoot!” Yuan recalled his colleague saying. “If you do and it turns out to be a human you’ve wounded or killed, and not a Yeti, then what will happen?” The beast continued up the peak and disappeared behind a cliff, according to Yuan.

Yuan Yuhao, 70, said he initially did not believe in the creature when he was recruited for the 1977 state expedition but he became a believer he said after his first Yeren sighting during an expedition in 1981. The ‘figure’ he swears he saw that day was about 2.2 metres tall, since ‘It’s head was visible above the surrounding bamboo forest.

Although Yuan found no footprints or hair at the scene, he made a plaster cast of a giant 40cm footprint he found in a nearby Forest that year, believing it came from the same “species”. The footprint which is about twice the size of a human print, remains in Yuan’s possession to this day. “I’ve seen all of this areas wild animals, and there are none I don’t recognise,” said Yuan, who grew up in the area and still lives there.“Bears and golden snub-nosed Monkeys cannot walk more than three to five steps on their hind legs,” he said, disputing the claim that the footprint could have been made by a known animal.

Li Guohua, 68, became similarly captivated by the Yeren legend after coming to the area to work as a lumberjack in 1972. He states he glimpsed the creature Five times between 1980 and 2005, including once in February 1980 while on a solo research expedition. “I sat on a cliff to rest after hauling my equipment,” he said. “Suddenly, I heard footsteps and saw a Yeren which some people call the Yeti  walking towards me. ‘It’ was very tall, at least 2.5 metres high, taller than the tallest human.

It was about 60 metres away when I saw ‘It;.” Li said he then whipped out his gun and aimed it at the creature. “I was looking at the Yeren with all my concentration and ‘It’ was likewise staring at me,” he said. “I tried to target ‘It’s lower body, since I wanted to injure ‘It’ so it could not walk towards me. But as soon as I pulled the trigger, I missed my target. I fired again and again, but did not hit ‘It’.” The ‘being’ then turned and fled, leaving a trail of footprints in the snow as Li unsuccessfully pursued ‘It’ he said.

Since then, Li has dedicated his life to solving the mystery of the Yeren. He now spends several months a year living out of a makeshift hut in the mountains, frequently risking his life by venturing outside in harsh conditions. Li blames scientists for hampering the effort to prove the creature’s existence by dismissing the testimony of local people who he said have actually seen it. “Eyewitnesses come from all walks of life, he said, including tourists, students, soldiers and even Communist Party members .The latter were behind the most influential sighting in 1976, which spurred the 1977 government-funded expedition.


Close Encounter With A Yeti.

Chen Liansheng, 71, was then a high-ranking local government official who purportedly had an encounter with a strange Creature on a remote Forest road in Shennongjia while travelling back from a work conference. At about 4 am on May 14, 1976 he and his Five colleagues were awakened by their driver shouting that “something strange” was on the roadway up ahead of them. “The driver stopped about a metre away from the animal,” Chen said. “Three of us in total got out of the car – it was so near that we could touch it.”The startled creature froze for a moment in the glare of the headlights as the driver beeped the horn a few times. “It was covered in red fur,” he said. “Its face was human-like, with upright ears and a protruding mouth. Its eyes did not reflect light, like human eyes. “Its arms were thin but its lower half was very thick like a Cow, and it didn’t have a tail. “We had never seen anything like this in a zoo. It wasn’t a Cow or a Bear.”

One of Chen’s colleagues threw a stone at the beast, but it leapt across a ditch and disappeared into the shrubbery. The next day, Chen, who later became a Hubei Television journalist, filed a report about the incident with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and notified the local government. When he returned to the spot, he found around 20 bright red hairs, all of which were subsequently donated to museums or researchers, or lost.

On the trail of the ‘Indian yeti’
Dipu Marak has travelled throughout the area his family live to hear for himself compelling evidence of the existence of a black and grey ape-like animal which stands about 3m (nearly 10ft) tall. There have been repeated reports of sightings over many years by different witnesses in the West, South and East Garo hills. Mr Marak estimates the creature weighs about 300kg (660lb) and is herbivorous, surviving on fruit, roots and tree bark. There is no shortage of people who say they have seen the creature first hand.

Take woodcutter Nelbison Sangma, for example, who works on the fringes of the Nokrek national park in the Garo hills. In November 2003, he says that he saw a Yeti for  three days in a row. He took Mark from his village to the spot where he says he made the sighting, a five-hour walk in intense tropical heat from his house. “I saw the creature quite clearly on the other side of the river. It was breaking branches off trees and eating the sap. Its strength was amazing. “Obviously I wanted to photograph ‘It’ but I knew that if I left the area, It would take at least 10 hours or more to get a camera as I do not own one. By that time the creature would have disappeared.”

Mr Sangma says that he told the state forestry department of his sighting, but they did not believe him. He took me to the spot where he says the yeti destroyed a tree said Marak – an exhausting uphill walk through thick jungle infested with blood-sucking leeches. Mr Sangma showed me where the creature broke the tree’s branches and there for all to see were clearly visible scratch marks on its bark.

A 10-hour drive away from Nokrek is the other national park of the Garo hills, Balpakram, which lies amid thick jungle on the border with Bangladesh. It is an extremely remote area, perhaps the most famous reported sighting was in April 2002, when forestry officer James Marak (no relation) was among a team of 14 officials carrying out a census of Tigers in Balpakram when they saw what they thought was a Yeti.

Dipu Marak has correspondence from various eyewitnesses to support his contention that there is something out there. To critics who say he has no photographs of this mysterious creature, he insists that “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence”. “We have so many reports of sightings that I sincerely believe there is some sort of huge creature in the Garo hills,” he said. “The truth is out there somewhere,” says Dipu sincerely.

Although the most common depiction of the Yeti is that of a tall (usually 7-feet or above), hairy creature, descriptions from numerous  encounters have led researchers to identify Three known types.
The Nyalmo,
the largest of the Three, is believed to be 15-feet tall. They are Bearlike and extremely dangerous and thought to be led by Females. Said to be man-eaters, they usually hunt Yaks by holding them by the horns and twisting their necks. This killing method corresponds exactly with the incident at Machermo, though the height of that creature was only 5-feet tall . It is rumored that the Nyalmo also capture and mate with humans.
The Chuti
is the second kind of Yeti. Standing about eight feet tall, they are said to be black and hairy with short necks and similar to the Nyalmo have feet that are smaller than their hands. They are both vegetarian and carnivorous and live between 8,000 to 10,000 feet, lower than the altitudes where the Nyalmo reside.
The third breed is the Ban Jhakri (forest shaman) or Rang Shin Bombo,

although most Yeti researchers do not consider them Yetis as such. The shortest of the all the Yeti at only (three to five feet tall), they are covered in very long golden or red hair and inhabit forests in the lower altitudes of the Himalayas, said to be ancient spirits or natures Shamans, caretakers of the earthly and spiritual realm. The Sherpa and villagers revere the Ring Shim Bombo

Until Next Time, Deborah

 

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