Martian Yeti?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 20th, 2008

In honor of ice being discovered on Mars, Henry Stokes has posted about the closest Martian equivalent to the Yeti he could find over at “I Love The Yeti.”


And there are even replicas.


For more, see Henry’s posting here.

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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.

12 Responses to “Martian Yeti?”

  1. graybear responds:

    The creatures being portrayed by the models are the Great White Apes of Barsoom, from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic John Carter of Mars series. Burroughs, as fewer and fewer know each year, was also the creator of Tarzan of the Apes. The models shown here are not consistent (as we should have guessed) with Burroughs’ detailed description of the Great White Apes. Surprisingly, Burroughs’ descriptions of the apes of Tarzan are very close to descriptions of our beloved Bigfoot.

  2. Artist responds:

    “Kregaah, Tarmangani.”

  3. DavidFullam responds:

    “Burroughs, as fewer and fewer know each year, was also the creator of Tarzan of the Apes.”

    And that is a shame. Burroughs knew how to do one thing, and do it very well. Make you keep reading until the very end.

  4. coelacanth1938 responds:

    Slightly O.T. here, when I was working at the Bellagio and they were filming “Ocean’s 11”, I had a chancer to chat up Julia Roberts and ask her about what happened to the John Carter of Mars movie that she was supposed to have done with Tom Hanks (Yeah, Tom Hanks as John Carter of Mars).
    Apparently she was told at the very last minute that she was going to be topless for nearly the whole movie and then backed out.

  5. cryptidsrus responds:


    Veeery interesting. Hanks as Carter? Naaaahhhh!!!

    Don’t think I want to see Julia Roberts topless either. My 2 cents.

  6. graybear responds:

    I hadn’t heard about a Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts John Carter flick, although I did know one had been “in production” for several years. “In production” being Hollywood speak for ‘let’s see how badly we can screw this one up’ (see Superman Returns). Tom Hanks as John Carter and Julia Roberts as Dejah Thoris? THANK GOD that one never saw the light of day.

  7. DavidFullam responds:

    Thank you gentleman, I now know what HP Lovecraft meant when he spoke of “Unspeakable Horror.” If a Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts John Carter is not unspeakable horror, I don’t know what is.

    BTW, didn’t someone try to get an animated version of the stories off the ground many years back?

  8. Alton Higgins responds:

    I loved E.R. Burroughs in my youth. As per an article I saw today, Pixar’s Andrew Stanton is in charge of an adaptation of Burroughs’s “John Carter of Mars,” which will be an animated feature. It’s due in 2012, the typical four-year cycle for Pixar projects.

  9. graybear responds:

    Alton Higgins, thanks for the update on the new John Carter of Mars flick. There is even a chance that Pixar will do it right. Maybe not a good chance, but a chance. I’m hoping that we won’t get Monster’s Inc. goes to Mars or The Incredibles on Barsoom. Then again, the world is supposed to end in 2012, so maybe Hollywood will get this adaptation EXACTLY right. Then we’ll know to duck and cover.

  10. Alton Higgins responds:

    You’re welcome graybear. I thought I saw somewhere that live action would be incorporated into the Pixar animation scheme for the John Carter of Mars movie, but don’t quote me on that.

    As for 2012, if the Mayans were all that good at making predictions, I think they’d still be around. 🙂

  11. semillama responds:

    The Mayans are still around, actually. They are the major group of indigenous people in the Yucatan Peninsula. The grand Mayan civilization may have collapsed, but the people didn’t go anywhere.

  12. Alton Higgins responds:

    Yes, of course; sorry for the misstatement. The Mayan culture was what I meant.

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