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Footprints seen around Mt. Everest stoke Yeti mystery
Rooters ^ | Nov. 30, 2007 | Gopal Sharma

Posted on 12/02/2007 3:13:18 AM PST by jsh3180

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A U.S.-based television channel investigating the existence of the legendary Yeti in Nepal has found footprints similar to those said to be that of the abominable snowman, the company said on Friday.

A team of nine producers from Destination Truth, armed with infrared cameras, spent a week in the icy Khumbu region where Mount Everest is located and found the footprints on the bank of Manju river at a height of 2,850 meters (9,350 feet).

One of the three footprints discovered on Wednesday is about one foot long, or is of similar size and appearance as shown in sketches of the mystical ape-like creature believed to live in snowy caves, the TV company said.

"It is very very similar," Josh Gates, host of the weekly travel adventure television series, told Reuters in Kathmandu after returning from the mountain.

"I don't believe it to be (that of) a bear. It is something of a mystery for us," said Gates, 30, an archaeologist by training.

Tales by sherpa porters and guides about the wild and hairy creatures lurking in the Himalayas have seized the imagination of foreign mountain climbers going to Mount Everest since the 1920s.

Several teams have searched for it and some have even claimed to have discovered footprints.

But no one has actually seen the creature nor has it been scientifically established that the Yeti exists. Gates said the footprints on lumps of sandy soil, which would be sent to experts in the United States for analysis, were "relatively fresh left some 24 hours before we found them".

"This print is so pristine, so good that I am very intrigued by this," Gates, flanked by his team members, said adding the findings would prompt more investigation into the Yeti.

Destination Truth chronicles some of the world's notorious crypto-zoological creatures and unexplained phenomena.

Some local sherpas believe that the Himalayas are abodes of strange creatures and consider the Yeti as a protector while others say it is a destroyer.

"There is a kind of mysterious creature that lives in the Himalayas," said Ang Tshering Sherpa, chief of Nepal Mountaineering Association in Kathmandu, who hails from the Khumbhu region were Mount Everest is located.


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KEYWORDS: nepal; snowman; yeti
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1 posted on 12/02/2007 3:13:21 AM PST by jsh3180
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To: jsh3180

Some clown walking around up there with a footprint form teasing the world.
Better than crop circles.


2 posted on 12/02/2007 3:15:40 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

I wouldn’t be suprised if it wasn’t a publicity stunt for Disney’s Expedition Everest ride at WDW.


3 posted on 12/02/2007 3:22:35 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: jsh3180

Of all the conspiracy theories and the UFO stuff and all of that whole world. The only one that I consider is the Yeti and the Bigfoot.


4 posted on 12/02/2007 3:22:54 AM PST by ansel12 (Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets, Airborne)
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To: Joe Boucher

Fake but accurate.


5 posted on 12/02/2007 3:23:39 AM PST by Godebert
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To: jsh3180
That's nothing. I've got a picture of him.


6 posted on 12/02/2007 3:24:33 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: jsh3180

The truth is out there. And it standing behind that tree.


7 posted on 12/02/2007 3:32:13 AM PST by BigCinBigD (")
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To: jsh3180
Needs comparison with the footprint of a chupacabra.

Or Michael Moore.

8 posted on 12/02/2007 4:00:21 AM PST by Does so (...against all enemies, DOMESTIC and foreign...)
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To: jsh3180

Anyone got a recipe for Yeti?
Is it anything like cooking a Sasquatch?


9 posted on 12/02/2007 4:09:35 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Before the government can give you a dollar it must first take it from another American)
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To: P8riot
Perfect!
10 posted on 12/02/2007 4:37:12 AM PST by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: jsh3180

If I ever see one it will be on ebay the next day with a low reserve of $1,000,000


11 posted on 12/02/2007 4:50:55 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: jsh3180

This is NOT just a man in an ill-fitting monkey suit.

I believe it's a man in an ill-fitting brown carpet remnant.

12 posted on 12/02/2007 4:51:09 AM PST by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: BuffaloJack

13 posted on 12/02/2007 4:51:15 AM PST by Defendingliberty (www.gulagthebear.com, www.DraconEarthsavers.org)
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To: BuffaloJack
Anyone got a recipe for Yeti?

It's good grilled, but I usually just use Yeti Helper, you can find it in your more upscale grocery stores.....................

14 posted on 12/02/2007 5:01:16 AM PST by ALASKA (IT'S NOT ROCKET SURGERY......................Don't just do something, STAND THERE!!!)
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To: P8riot
I don’t know which is funnier. Your reply or your tag line, which by the way you should make into T-shirts and sell online. IMHO
15 posted on 12/02/2007 5:13:10 AM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: jsh3180
You mean Art Bell was right ?
16 posted on 12/02/2007 5:18:22 AM PST by period end of story (ab initio infinitum)
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To: jsh3180

I might believe that a Bigfoot was walking around on Mt Everest, but Bigfoot in Oklahoma? Never.


17 posted on 12/02/2007 5:20:13 AM PST by Ditter
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To: jsh3180
Destination Truth chronicles some of the world's notorious crypto-zoological creatures and unexplained phenomena.

Destination Truth is hilarious. I always get the feeling that the locals are having a good joke at the silly Yankees' expense. 2 favorite moments: the "werewolf" in Argentina, and the crew getting tricked into parking their rental car under a tree were the monkeys go to use the bathroom, (Thialand, I believe)...

18 posted on 12/02/2007 5:43:08 AM PST by LRS (It's time to put Hillary on the 3:10 to Yuma...)
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To: jsh3180
So a bunch of guys are walking in a vast wilderness and happen to come upon a 24 hour old footprint....but they can only find three footprints.

Obviously the thing can fly!!

19 posted on 12/02/2007 5:44:45 AM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: Falcon4.0
...your tag line, which by the way you should make into T-shirts and sell online. IMHO

Already in the works. I'll post here at FR when they are ready.

20 posted on 12/02/2007 5:48:07 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: jsh3180
the closest I think to a real yeti or big foot would be Gigantopithecus



'Bill Munns stands next to his model of a Gigantopithecus male, a quadrupedal, fist-walking creature that also could have stood erect, as bears do.'
21 posted on 12/02/2007 6:04:44 AM PST by ari-freedom (Any theory can appear to explain facts if the theory has enough variables.)
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To: jsh3180
"relatively fresh left some 24 hours before we found them".

Have they ever considered tracking dogs?

22 posted on 12/02/2007 6:13:09 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Visions of sugarplums dancing in your head are probably caused by bad drugs.....)
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To: jsh3180

/mark


23 posted on 12/02/2007 6:14:41 AM PST by KoRn
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To: jsh3180

24 posted on 12/02/2007 6:15:37 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: ari-freedom
'Bill Munns stands next to his model of a Gigantopithecus male,

I had to look twice at that picture, at first glance I thought it was Bill Walton at the center post position,,,,,,

25 posted on 12/02/2007 6:18:28 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Visions of sugarplums dancing in your head are probably caused by bad drugs.....)
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To: jsh3180

Maybe the footprint was planted by (Sir Edmund) Hillary to show mountaineering leadership.


26 posted on 12/02/2007 6:35:01 AM PST by Zman
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To: jsh3180
I thought the large footprints in the snow were the result of sunlight melting the edges of normal human footprints, making them appear wider and obtuse.

Thus the Yeti is simply a natural phenomenon that is perfectly explainable. Although, that doesn't mean that nothing exists. There are stories, both past and present, of natives saying something exists and being pooh-poohed (is that a word LOL) by 'experts,' and then it turns out to be the case.

A few examples from Africa:

The Boomslang: natives used to say that it was deadly venomous, but Western herpetologists (snake scientists) 'pooh-poohed' (there it is again) them because the snake was back-fanged, and EVERYONE knows that back-fanged snakes do not have potent venom. Well, they soon changed their minds when the most reknown herpetologists of the time (believe his name was Karl Schmidt) got bitten by one, and died a rather horrible death (if i remember correctly, he was bleeding from his eyes and his urine had turned black when he passed over).

Okapi: A rare antelope that looks like a mix of giraffe, zebra, and a mix-mash of other beasts. When the 'experts' so some hides they thought it was the work of a good African taxidermist, until live Okapi started turning up.

Mountain Gorilla: same story ....was kown as the African Yeti for a while.

The one that is still 'out there' is the Mkelele-Mbembe ...think of it as an African lochness monster. Let me just say I would go swimming in Loch Ness before i went swimming in lake Tele

27 posted on 12/02/2007 6:37:59 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: P8riot

LOL


28 posted on 12/02/2007 6:43:48 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: jsh3180
Here is a Google Earth shot of the monster.


29 posted on 12/02/2007 6:46:20 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Ditter
They're two different animals. A yeti is like a rock ape. The identifying footprint has the little toe bent outwards, iirc.

The sasquatch's foot is like that of a human, but "bigger"....

(I used to listen to Art Bell before he and the show JTS.)

30 posted on 12/02/2007 6:49:26 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: P8riot

Looks like the Twilight Zone monster from the episode where the guy is afraid of flying and the creature is on the wing ripping it up.


31 posted on 12/02/2007 6:53:01 AM PST by sonic109
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To: Calvin Locke

So,you are saying there is a large hairy animal living in eastern Oklahoma but it is different from the large hairy animal living on Mt Everest?


32 posted on 12/02/2007 9:54:41 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

I’ve never been to Oklahoma, but I was just pointing out the differences between the Asian and NA cryptozoological creatures


33 posted on 12/02/2007 12:34:16 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: pcottraux

Ping!!


34 posted on 12/02/2007 12:46:29 PM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee is the GOP's Jimmy Carter. Are you ready for the plundering of your pocketbook?)
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To: jsh3180

Why were they able to find only 3 footprints?


35 posted on 12/02/2007 12:48:08 PM PST by Texas Eagle (Could pacifists exist if there weren't people brave enough to go to war for their right to exist?)
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To: Calvin Locke
I was just making a joke because I don’t think sasquach lives in Oklahoma or anywhere for that matter, even though they show the people hunting for him in OK on the Travel or Discovery channel regularly.
36 posted on 12/02/2007 5:42:16 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Politicalmom; Angelas; presidio9; Idisarthur; Hegemony Cricket; A knight without armor; ...

37 posted on 12/02/2007 5:53:26 PM PST by pcottraux (Fred Thompson pronounces it P. Coe-Troe...in 2008.)
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To: Joe Boucher

“Some clown walking around up there with a footprint form”

I made a pair of contoured big feet and nailed them to an old pair of tennis shoes when I was in the scouts. Used to tromp around and leave prints around the tenderfoot’s campfire pit at night.


38 posted on 12/02/2007 5:55:46 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: P8riot
Definitely a print of the Snow Miser AKA "niveus misere".
39 posted on 12/02/2007 6:01:13 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Join me for the Million Minutemen March --- Summer 2008!!)
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To: fleagle
The digital analysis of the Patterson film is extremely convincing, yet very under reported.

Unless you go looking for it, you will only hear the giggle factor of the standard media outlets. I have studied that film and followed the analysis for years and it is rather interesting to see what technology has shown in that old film 40 years later.

40 posted on 12/02/2007 7:13:48 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: P8riot

That’s nothing. I’ve got a picture of him.


Stop posting pictures of Helen Thomas!


41 posted on 12/02/2007 7:38:32 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: jsh3180

Janet Reno?


42 posted on 12/02/2007 7:40:14 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Zman
Maybe the footprint was planted by (Sir Edmund) Hillary to show mountaineering leadership.

I am quite certain that Hillary's namesake would never try to mislead us like that.

43 posted on 12/02/2007 7:49:27 PM PST by USMA '71
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To: Grizzled Bear

I think you owe the abominable snowman an apology.


44 posted on 12/02/2007 7:59:57 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Perfect, hope you’ve continued your fun as you’ve gotten older.


45 posted on 12/03/2007 4:20:27 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: jsh3180

They do look like the tracks photographed by Eric Shipton during an expedition to the Himalayas in 1951


46 posted on 12/03/2007 5:19:26 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: pcottraux

Please add me to the Crypto list, Thank you in advance.


47 posted on 12/03/2007 5:57:07 AM PST by Carilisa (In the Heart of Big Snow Country)
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To: jsh3180

Obviously made by a bear with a bad case of foot mange.


48 posted on 12/03/2007 6:07:48 AM PST by Justa (Politically Correct is morally wrong.)
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To: Calvin Locke
I've read of accounts from OK but I lived in the SW portion of the state. Now, I can tell you in my personal opinion, based upon experice, they are in WA as I heard them on 6 occasions when I lived there. They are very scary and formidable creatures. www.bfro.net has much more info. on them. Most of the ones I heard sounded like the Snohomish howl. I love reading the accounts on the website. My experiences pale in comparison to most.
49 posted on 12/03/2007 6:15:17 AM PST by Justa (Politically Correct is morally wrong.)
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To: Defendingliberty

Those commercials are HILARIOUS!


50 posted on 12/03/2007 6:26:12 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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