Every Monday I look at some of the biggest scariest, hairiest lairyest monsters in history. Apart from me I mean.
Today’s Monster in the Spotlight is……. The Abominable Snowman!
- The “Abominable Snowman” was first sighted in 1921, when Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Howard-Bury climbed Everest in the snowy mountains of Nepal. He found footprints that he said were like a those of a bare-footed man.
- His Sherpa guides said that the tracks must be that of “The Wild Man of the Snows”, to which they gave the name “metoh-kangmi”. “Metoh” translates as “man-bear” and “Kang-mi” translates as “snowman”.
- So they called the mysterious figure The Man Bear Snowman for ages but that is a bit of a mouthful so they changed it to the Ambonibal… Anobilal… tchoh the ABOMINABLE snowman! Not sure that’s any simpler really! Tee hee!
- He is said to look like a giant ape or orang-utan – part of a giant monkey skull was even found which they thought could have been one of his friends. Or maybe it was an enemy!
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