Midcentury Abominable Snowmen History-Making

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 24th, 2012

What seems like yesterday to some of the older members gathered here probably is experienced like ancient history to our younger readers.

When the following appeared, many of us were preteens.

In the December 1957 issue of Popular Science, the article “Science Closes In on ‘Wild Man’ of Everest” (nd: this direct article link may only work in the USA) was published.

Some of the graphic panels used to illustrate that article are below. They remain midcentury classics in Abominable Snowmen history.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

2 Responses to “Midcentury Abominable Snowmen History-Making”

  1. Kopite responds:

    Must have been great growing up in the 1950s when all this really started blooming.

    As I wasn’t born until 1970 I missed out, and was also too young to really remember the 1970s bigfoot craze with all the films and documentaries that flourished during that decade.

    With me it all started in the early 1980s with the Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World t.v series.

  2. BobSkinn responds:

    Anyone got any reference to the story from 1890 about British soldiers shooting “a wild shaggy-haired apelike beast” near Jalap La, mentioned in the article? I haven’t heard of that one before.
    Thanks Loren for posting this interesting article.

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