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Abominable Snowmen Are Hot!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 22nd, 2007

New images and news of Yetis being celebrated are demonstrating a growing renewed interest in the ancient hairy ones of the Himalayan Mountains.

RobRoy Menzies Yeti

Above is a new image of the Yeti by artist RobRoy Menzies (pictured below), who was profiled over the weekend on his local NBC affiliate (click here).

Menzies’ illustration is intriguing because he is showing how these creatures can seemingly merge with their environment. No doubt a rare few Abominable Snowmen, who are more often reported to be reddish-brown than white, are lighter colored. Perhaps there’s a winter coat color phrase that is off-white in rare cases, and a brown one for the hot months spent in the montane valleys?

As far as Menzies’ treatment of the feet of the Met-Teh (the large mansized Yeti), the image is done without reference to the more pongid configuration of the tracks found by various Abominable Snowmen hunters and locals. The feet of Klyver’s and Trumbore’s Yeti below are more realistic attempts to capture what shows in the Eric Shipton (1951) footprint photograph. The Disney interpretation is the one least based in reality, and trails off into entertainment fantasy.

RobRoy Menzies Bigfoot

Meanwhile, in Paris…

Yeti Art

A new exhibition has opened highlighting the Yetis of Ludovic Boulard Le Fur.

Richard Klyver Abominable Snowman

In Maine, former Pennsylvania art professor, now a successful wildlife and closet cryptozoo artist, Richard Klyver has completed his remarkable Abominable Snowman, as shown above, for his new tee-shirts. He is generously donating $2.50 from the sale of each tee-shirt to support my cryptozoology research. Pick up one of the hottest cryptids on a tee for the hot months.

If interested in purchasing, please contact Klyver at windigo2@myfairpoint.net to talk to him about PayPal or snail mail check payment. The cost is $20 per shirt and includes domestic postage, for one shirt (sizes S, M, L, XL), with the Abominable Snowman on it. Be sure to include your shipping address with your PayPal payment.

For more on the history of Yeti searching, including the grand years involving Tom Slick, Sir Edmund Hillary, and other American, English, and Japanese expeditions, pick up Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology (Fresno, CA: Craven Street-Linden Press, 2002). The book is going to be made into a major motion picture in the next half decade, but details on the specifics are top secret right now.

Disney Yeti

Down in Florida, the Disney World attraction Expedition Everest continues to have much success as an attraction recreating the hunt for the Yeti in the 1950s.

Trumbore Yeti

Finally, Harry Trumbore’s drawing of a Yeti appeared in a 2006 field guide.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


7 Responses to “Abominable Snowmen Are Hot!”

  1. daledrinnon responds:

    No officially reputable report of a Yeti has white fur.

    None of these reconstructions shops the right Yeti feet, although I imagine some of the Yeti’s lowland relatives might have feet like that. There are no certain tracks that fit those feet, though.

  2. bill green responds:

    hey loren wow awesome new article about the abominable snowmen or the yeti. i realy liked the above drawings the creatures as well. thanks bill :)

  3. mystery_man responds:

    That is amazing artwork!

  4. DARHOP responds:

    Kool….!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Pshighko responds:

    Looks cute :D

  6. Honest John responds:

    I would love to see a Bigfoot’s reaction, when it sees someone wearing one of those T shirts!

  7. Capt. Jack responds:

    I have a 1st edition copy of “The Abominable Snowman Adventure” in my old book library. Written by Ralph Izzard, he was sponsored by the London Daily Mail in this 1955 expedition.

    Anyway, there are several interesting photographs of Yeti prints as well as the famous “scalp” at Khumjung Monastery. You probably have this book, Loren, but if not I’d be happy to send you guys some photos…it’s pretty cool.



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