‘Yeti’ filmed on slopes of Spanish ski resort


The Yeti (/ˈjɛti/) or Abominable Snowman (Nepali: हिममानव himamānav, lit. “mountain man”) is an ape-like cryptid taller than an average human that is said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region, and are part of their history and mythology. Stories of the Yeti first emerged as a facet of Western popular culture in the 19th century.

The scientific community generally regards the Yeti as a legend, given the lack of conclusive evidence, but it remains one of the most famous creatures of cryptozoology.
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A woefully unconvincing Abominable Snowman has turned up in footage recorded at Formigal in Spain.

The creature, which looks suspiciously like a man wearing a Yeti costume, was allegedly seen roaming the slopes of the popular resort where it was caught on camera by a tourist.

“This morning skiing in Formigal with friends we’ve come across this,” the man wrote. “What the hell is it? We’ve told the ski resort but they haven’t taken us seriously.”

“I bet there’s something on the loose out there. I know what I saw.”

The image managed to generate so much attention on social media that the ski resort ended up having to comb its slopes in an effort to reassure visitors that there wasn’t anything there.

“We have spoken to the witnesses of the sighting to identify the area in which it took place and after combing the area we have found nothing,” said a spokesman. “We believe therefore that there is no cause for alarm and that visitors’ security is guaranteed.”

The video footage – all three seconds of it – can be viewed below.