Yeti Everything Is Relative

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 9th, 2010

We must never forget that everything is relative.

Credit: Christian LeNoel

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.

7 Responses to “Yeti Everything Is Relative”

  1. Adam Davies responds:

    If somebody could ask this Yeti to come down from that mountain and pose for a picture with me, I would be very grateful. It would certainly save me the trouble of hauling myself up there again in October!

  2. Kopite responds:

    Nice picture.

    By the way, what’s up with the lack of Yeti sightngs and reports these days? The Yeti seems to be almost the ‘forgotten cryptid’ this last decade or two.

  3. Adam Davies responds:

    It is a good question Kopite, and one that concerns me. When I was in Nepal, we came across very few eyewitness reports,and even then they were mostly recounting reports from many years ago. I had the same experience in Mongolia with the Almas, with very few, very infrequent reports. My own speculative view is that in these areas we are seeing a serious decline in population, with hominids being pushed ever further into remoter areas, by the encroachment of man. Contrast this with the Orang Pendek in Sumatra, where if anything, sightings are becoming more frequent In fact I was informed of one only the other day. Here, the creature seems to be making a “better” attempt, if that is the right word, to adapt to human encroachment. For example, it is regularly seen raiding farmland, in search of easy pickings. The same farmland, that was sadly, rainforest only a few years ago. Whilst you could argue this may be desperation on the animals part, evidence, which includes a selective preference for fruits not found in the forest, inclines otherwise, and suggests habitual learning by this unique primate.

  4. Kopite responds:

    Thanks for the info Adam. Sounds like you’ver travelled around a great deal. I’m not too knowledgeable regarding the Orang Pendek myself so I wouldn’t be aware if reports there are increasing or not. The lack of Yeti reports concerns me though. Since the Bhutan hair sample was brought back in the early 2000s I don’t recal many other major reports. I would have expected the Bhutan hair sample to have initiated more research in that area (it was an interesting find after all) but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

    As I said, I hear little or nothing about the Yeti these days. Sadly.

  5. Adam Davies responds:

    I agree that Bhutan would be an excellent place to visit.I have wanted to go and look for further evidence of Yeti’s there for the last five years, and have doen some tentative research on he logistics.Unfortunately, it is very expensive for a private individual to fund an expedition there. Maybe oneday!

  6. DWA responds:

    I almost didn’t check into this thread.

    The picture alone was sufficient reason. Beautiful.

    And thanks for the commentary too.

  7. DWA responds:

    And not to be too crass, but: if this is on a t-shirt somewhere I want it. A poster wouldn’t hurt neither.

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