This 2-hour episode looks into the reports and evidence gathered over the past century of the existence of the legendary Yeti, and follows an expedition into the Himalayas in search of the nocturnal creature, which is reported to attack local villagers and slaughter their animals The Yeti is said to be an ape-like cryptid taller than an average human, similar to Bigfoot, that inhabits the Himalayan region of Nepal, and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region, and are part of their history and mythology. Stories of the Yeti first emerged as a facet of Western popular culture in the 19th century. The scientific community generally regards the Yeti as a legend, given the lack of conclusive evidence, but it remains one of the most famous creatures of cryptozoology. The Yeti may be considered a sort of parallel myth to the Bigfoot of North America. Other terms used by Himalayan peoples do not translate exactly the same, but refer to legendary and indigenous wildlife: Michê (Tibetan: མི་དྲེད་, Wylie: mi dred, ZYPY: Michê) translates as “man-bear”. Dzu-teh — ‘dzu’ translates as “cattle” and the full meaning translates as “cattle bear”, referring to the Himalayan brown bear. Migoi or Mi-go (Tibetan: མི་རྒོད་, Wylie: mi rgod, ZYPY: Migö/Mirgö) translates as “wild man”. Bun Manchi – Nepali for “jungle man” that is used outside Sherpa communities where yeti is the common name. Mirka — another name for “wild-man”. Local legend holds that “anyone who sees one dies or is killed”. The latter is taken from a written statement by Frank Smythe’s sherpas in 1937. Kang Admi — “Snow Man”.
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