Bigfoot Encounters

Yeti, The London Daily Mail

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August 16, 1997 -- Bill Kingsly sent an interesting article from the London Daily Mail, Aug 16, 1997. World Famous Italian mountain climber Reinhold Messner, 53, has seen and photographed a Yeti. Messner is noted as being the first climber to ascend Everest without oxygen, and has climbed all 14 of the world’s highest mountains...meaning, he doesn’t need publicity. He is writing a book about the Yeti that should be published in a couple of years, and is sitting on his photographs and video film until then. He bought a castle in the Italian Alps where he hopes to establish a Yeti museum.

In 1986 he and his team were in eastern Tibet and tracked 16” footprints of the Yeti. Ten years
later in June of 1996, he bought a Yeti skeleton from nomads on the Plain of Ladakh, at 6,000 feet between Pakistan and India. Searching seriously then for the creature, he was able to film the backside of a mother Yeti and her young as they retreated. The black furred mother was two meters tall (6-7 feet), and the young one was a bright red color. Continuing their search, two days later, they filmed a sleeping Yeti. Closing to within 20 yards to film the creature, they observed it for three minutes. Then it woke up, stared at them in confusion, and walked away, close enough to touch, into the forest.

Messner asserts the yeti lives to be about 30 years of age and that the yeti communicates by whistling, lives on Yaks and Sheep (though there are very few reported missing), the area northeast of Everest consists of valleys that are incredibly remote and almost impossible to travel in.

It is thickly forested and would provide ample food and shelter. Messner believes there are about 1000 Yeti living in the Himalayas. They are only noted above snowline as they cross from valley to valley. These possible survivors of Neanderthal Man may have retreated to Central Asia 38,000 years ago. Dr. Karl Schuker, a British zoologist that studies the Yeti, said sightings have been reported over 1,400 miles of the Himalayas, from Pakistan to India, Tibet and Burma.

We can only hope that this foremost Himalayan climber, Reinhold Messner, will get his book
published without delay so the world can examine his Yeti evidence.

Article credit Ray Crowe 1997

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