The Abominable Snowman is also known as Yeti or Metoh and is a legendary bipedal creature believed by some to inhabit parts of the Himalayan mountains. The Yeti may either be classified as a mythological creature, not existing outside folklore or spiritual beliefs, or a cryptid, a creature that might exist, but has no scientific evidence to support its existence.Continue Reading
The Abominable Snowman name was coined by writer Harry Newman in 1921. Newman erroneously translated "metoh" to "filthy." He took some creative liberty and changed "filthy" to "abominable" when writing a story about a supposed spotting during a Mt. Everest expedition.
The physical characteristics of the Yeti have been described differently, but most maintain that it is a very tall bipedal creature with dark hair, resembling an ape or a bear. Some Nepalese folklore claims that anyone who sees a Yeti will not live to tell the tale, yet there have been numerous alleged sightings reported. After Sir Edmund Hillary became the first to climb Mt. Everest, western curiosity brought a surge of explorers hoping to spot the creature. Even Hillary took an interest in the Yeti and set out on several expeditions, during which he claimed to have found Yeti footprints. In addition to the alleged sightings, some hairs have been offered as physical evidence, but nothing conclusive was ever discovered. Aside from sincere attempts to prove the Yeti's existence, there have also been numerous hoaxes claiming to have found it.Learn more about Paranormal
Mothman is a winged creature that reportedly appeared to people in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The creature first appeared in November of 1966. More than 100 people reported sightings of Mothman, describing him as 7 feet tall with large wings. After the local Silver Bridge collapsed on Dec. 15, 1967, the Mothman sightings stopped. The legend was the inspiration for the 2002 movie "The Mothman Prophecies," which starred Richard Gere.Full Answer >
An alien is defined as a creature from outer space, according to Reference.com. Although there is no specific confirmation of the existence of aliens, scientists do have several theories about where in outer space they are most likely to live. Different theories postulate that aliens may live in a parallel universe or that they may even be present on Earth.Full Answer >
As of 2015, mainstream science does not accept any existing evidence as proof of the existence of the legendary creature Bigfoot. Alleged eyewitness testimony is not reproducible or falsifiable and so does not qualify as scientific evidence.Full Answer >
Bigfoot is a mythical creature similar to a monkey. According to legend, Bigfoot lives is the woods, especially in North America. It is also known as "sasquatch."Full Answer >