Both Bigfoot and the yeti seem to be nocturnal. This is because most of the Bigfoot and yeti sightings have been at night.People think that the yeti got its name from the Sherpa people. The name yeti means, ‘All Devouring Creature’.
The yeti legend first became known outside the Himalayan area in 1921, when English explorers found tracks in the snow resembling huge human footprints. Reports of the existence of the yeti have been drifting out of the Himalayas for centuries - at first from the lips of the Himalayan peoples themselves, and, within the last century or so, from Europeans. Hundreds, if not thousands of natives claim to have seen the creatures or their tracks. The existence of three different types of snow creatures emerges from this wealth of information. Two of these are believed to be common to the Himalayas, while a giant variety is spoken about as living in the lands to the north. In 1957, an American expedition was organized to search for the Abominable Snow creature in Nepal. The goal of tracking down and capturing a yeti was unsuccessful, but Ivan Sanderson reported the following sighting in Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life:"…Moving upstream about 300 yards [274 meters]… the man came upon a wet footprint on a rock. As he swung his torch low to examine it he saw a snowman on a boulder across the stream, 20 yards [18 meters] away. The Sherpa was terrified, for tales of the yeti in these mountain villages are full of accounts of the creature’s strength and habit of killing and mutilating men. He shouted in fright. The beast slowly stood on two feet and lumbered unhurriedly upstream into the darkness." One Sherpa girl told of getting a good look at the beast as it ripped out the throat of her cow and bashed in the heads of her yaks with its enormous fists.
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