You probably don’t believe that the Yeti exists. Largely considered a creature of myth, the monstrous beast has become a cultural archetype in folklore and tall tales — relegated to children’s campfire stories and creature-of-the-week episodes of X-Files or Buffy. For most of us, the Yeti is just a good yarn to share around the campfire. Nothing more.
But all stories have to come from somewhere, right? The Yeti represents a fundamental link between who man is and what man was. There’s a reason he’s also been called “the missing link.” If an intelligent, bipedal, ape-like creature really does exist, then what would that say about the origins of mankind? Are we animals? Are we dangerous? Are we as far removed from the wild as we’d like to believe?
What If The Yeti Is Real?
This is the question that adventurer Josh Gates hopes to answer as he embarks on a quest to explore the mysteries of the Yeti in an upcoming Travel Channel series. Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti will delve into the most credible accounts and recorded sightings in history (including one by Gates himself), supported by access to ancient artifacts and newly discovered evidence. While many Yeti sightings have been busted, there remains a large amount of physical evidence to support the existence of the Yeti, evidence that in no way could have been fabricated. Tracks, hairs, tree damage, and other remains have been found and documented thoroughly, compiling a great deal of physical evidence.
While it may seem highly unlikely to some, the existence of the Yeti is a mystery worth solving to those of us brave enough to look. So here’s a peek of what you have to look forward to: