I'm about 2.5 metres tall, I look like a big, primitive man with a lot of reddish-brown hair, I walks on two feet, I'm facial features are half human and half ape, I have a strong smell and I usually lives in high mountains or in big forests.
You know who am I? Ok, I'll give you a clue:
That's right! I'm a Abominable Snowman.
But... I have differents types. Let's see them.
They continued climbing and discovered my huge footprints. The Sherpasimmediately said that they were the footprints of the Yeti. After this the legend was born, and people everywhere wanted to know more about me.
In 1832, B. H. Hodgson wrote about his experiences in Nepal. He said that one day in the mountains his Sherpas had seen a strange creature with long, dark hair all over its body. They thought it was a demon and ran away in terror.
Scientists and explorers began to show a serious interest in the mystery ofme. In 1958 the Soviet Academy of Sciences sent a group of scientists to different parts of Asia where Yetis had been seen. Aftersome time they concluded that my family and me live in the high mountains of Asia.
The Chinese call the Abominable Snowman the Wildman. In 1977 China's Committee for Research on Strange and Rare Creatures sent a group of scientists on a expedition to discover the mystery of the Wildman. The scientists found some reddish hairs that they said belonged to me. According to one report, they did not correspond to any animal living in China.
Roger Patterson was riding in the forest and he saw me. Roger Patterson was able to film me, and his film became famous. Scientists and other experts have studied Patterson's film and some say it is a fake. But others disagree. Professor Grover Krantz, believes the Bigfoot exists and thinks the film isauthentic.
In North America emerge the legend of me -other time-, Bigfoot. People say they have seen these creatures on hundreds of different occasions. Centuries ago, Native Americans painted images of me on their totem poles and masks.
In 1958 a builder was working on a new home. Suddenly he saw a strange hairy creature standing in front of him. I did not want to hurt him. I was only very curious and followed him around. After some time the builder gave me a big piece of chocolate and I finally left.
Aww... It's so cute!
In Australia the Bigfoot is called the Yowie. I can be found in South-eastern, Central and Northern Australia. The first written reports of me go back to the 1800s, when a story about the creature appeared in an Australian newspaper.
Australian scientists confirmed that about 10,000 years ago primitive humans lived in the Kow Swamp area north of Melbourne, and perhaps somesurvived. Could me, the Yowie be one of them?
A Mystery Explained?
Today a special branch of science studies animals that have not yet been discovered. It is called cryptozoology.Willbeñpng to this group of animals one day? Will we ever know what is hiding in the mountains?