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Shipton Yeti Footprint Photos to be Auctioned

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 29th, 2014

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Four photos depicting the supposed footprints of a mythical creature known as the Yeti are currently for sale online.

Photos of ‘Yeti Footprints’ Hit the Auction Block

Ardent believers in the existence of a mythical creature known as the Yeti may be excited to learn that rare photographic “evidence” of this mysterious beast is now up for auction.

In 1951, British mountaineer Eric Earle Shipton was leading an expedition on Mount Everest when he took a series of photographs of what he believed might be the footprints of a bipedal, apelike creature known as the Yeti. The photos sparked debate in Europe about the existence of the mythical Himalayan creature, according to Christie’s, the auction house handling the online sale.

Four of Shipton’s 12-inch by 13-inch (30 by 33 centimeters) photographs will be sold to the highest bidder in a two-week-long online auction that began yesterday (Aug. 28). Two of the photos feature the alleged Yeti footprints alongside human footprints for the sake of comparison. The other two photos give the viewer a better sense of the scale of these enigmatic prints — showing the Yeti footprint next to an ice ax and a booted foot, respectively. [See more photos of the supposed Yeti footprints]

The 63-year-old photos could fetch up to $8,300, according to Christie’s.

“Out of the Ordinary: The Online Edit” auction

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About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.




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