Sify News has reported that 54-year-old American archaeologist, author and explorer, David Hatcher Childress, has confessed that he believes in the existence of the Yeti in his new book “Yetis, Sasquatch and Hairy Giants.”

Also known as Migoi — or more popularly the Abominable Snowman — Childress believes that the YETI is not a myth or a hermit in the wilderness, but a living, breathing HAIRY HOMINID that exists in caves and virginal forests untrodden by man, living on tree bark, frogs and even”brains” of animals.

Massive and immensely powerful, this brutal beast — which is said to be much more violent than its American counterpart, the legendary BIGFOOT — has been alleged to kill several yaks with a rock and occasionally kidnap the local mountain women who are grazing their herds near the forest.

This hairy ape man that has captured the imagination of people down the ages comes alive vividly once again in Childress’ new book, “‘Yetis, Sasquatch and Hairy Giants.” Childress expressed his sincere belief in this beast’s existence:

“I must be frank and say that I haven’t come across a Yeti as yet though I went on several Yeti expeditions. However, I firmly believe they exist.”

Childress, who first came to Nepal in 1976 at the age of 19, has been to Mongolia, China, Bhutan, Sikkim and places in Canada where sightings of the mysterious creature were reported. His new book puts together a wealth of anecdotes, reports and photographs about the Yeti, including the origin of the name Abominable Snowman:

“One of the earliest reported sightings was in 1921 when a British expedition went on a reconnaissance of Mt Everest. They saw a group of shaggy creatures crossing the glacier and asked their Sherpa guides what they were. The guides answered it was the Mehteh Kangmi, meaning the Big Ape. When the expedition telegrammed their discovery, the message became garbled and people thought it was ‘Metch’ or wretched. And that’s how the Abominable Snowman expression came into being.”

Childress believes that the home of the Yeti is most likely to be in the mountains of Bhutan, Sikkim and the base of the Makalu peak in Nepal as well as Mt Kanchenjunga. Two years before his first visit to Nepal, he claims that he was rocked by reports about a Yeti incident in that nation.

According to the account, in July 1974, a Sherpa woman who had gone to the forests in Solukhumbu in northern Nepal to graze her herd of yaks came across a colossal Yeti, who struck her yaks in the neck with a rock, instantly killing them. It then reportedly split their skulls open and ate their brains, causing the woman to fall in a faint. According to Childress:

“When she recovered, she couldn’t talk for several days due to the shock. That’s how powerful the yeti is. It can tear a man from limb to limb. However, it prefers to avoid men.”

Childress — who is following in the footsteps of such famed explorers as the first man atop the Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary and Austrian climber Reinhold Messner — has already begun work on a second Yeti book. This one, he says, will focus on the Yeti in Nepal:

“Even now, scientists are working in Bhutan, trying to find more evidence and new hair samples that will prove the Yeti exists. The Yeti is real, not a myth or a bear or a wild man.”

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