Most of us are familiar with the Yeti or Abominable Snowman. This large ape or man-like creature has populated animated films, television shows and movies for decades. Unlike it’s North American relative Sasquatch or Bigfoot, the Yeti is rumored to inhabit the snow covered Himalayan mountains and it’s often depicted with a white furry coat, which gives the Yeti the ability to easily blend into its natural surroundings. When I was growing up in the ‘70s I was bombarded with news stories and fictional depictions of the Abominable Snowman and Bigfoot. Like a lot kids I became fascinated with these man-like monsters so I watched and read everything I could about them. Unfortunately this led to a lot of disappointment.
The Yeti will always be one of my favorite monsters but the movies and television shows depicting this mythological creature rarely lived up to my high expectations. In fact, most of them are abysmal and have undoubtedly sullied the Yeti’s questionable reputation over the years. As bad as many of these movies are they still maintain a soft spot on my heart and during the winter months when the temperature starts to drop and snow begins to cover the ground I always start thinking about the elusive Yeti.
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