• Author Ronny LeBlanc


Updated: May 13, 2019

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In anticipation of Travel Channel’s airing “In Search of Monsters” latest episode on the “Yeti” (this Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, at 9pm est), I thought the Yeti would make a great topic for this week’s Monsterland Monday blog post.

When most people think of the word Yeti, they might visualize a white-haired, monstrous but cute creature depicted in childhood claymation creations around Christmas with a red-nosed reindeer.

Or they remember the terrifying creature with ear tusks about to munch on Luke Skywalker in Star Wars’ Empire Strikes Back. The Yeti is just a myth right?

Maybe not.

The Yeti, its stage name known worldwide as the “Abominable Snowman”, is a mysterious bipedal creature said to live in the mountains of Asia. Although we think that the Yeti is white, sightings of the creature have it covered with reddish-brown hair or hair that is dark grey or black.

Tipping the scales anywhere from 200 to 400 lbs, yetis aren’t typically seen above six feet in height. Out of all the bigfoot/sasquatch types - these guys probably have the Napoleon complex gripping Tom Cruise.

A little over a month ago, on April 9th 2019, Yeti tracks were discovered by the Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition Team, measuring 32 by 15 inches long! Those measurements are extraordinary, especially for the Yeti’s reported short stature when it comes to height.

The tracks were found near the Makalu Base Camp, which is a remote mountainous area between Nepal and Tibet.

Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition Team

The team shared their photographic evidence of the enormous tracks three weeks after the discovery by means of a Tweet to their enormous twitter following that would make any boy band jealous.

“This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past,” the army added along with images of what it claimed were tracks from the mythical Himalayan monster also known as the Abominable Snowman.

Motherboard spoke with Ross Barnett, an author and paleogeneticist who matched alleged Yeti hair samples back in 2014, with that of a type of Himalayan brown bear.

“Without good photos it would be foolhardy to discount the footprints as being from a snow leopard or a brown bear, animals that are known to live in the region.”

With the tracks being found near the Nepal/China border, the Nepal Army couldn’t stand the social media attention and like a Kardashian - they went off - claiming that the Indian Army simply had found the tracks of a bear. The Nepal Army went to the location only to turn up empty...the tracks like their social media dreams....were gone.

The Nepal Army claimed to have spoken with the locals when they investigated the sighting. The locals stated that “strange tracks” are typically found in the area...a lot...but they are just bears.

Wildlife experts agree. For everyone chiming in, these “yeti” tracks were simply bear prints expanded to a larger size by the sun’s heat and wind only to become larger than life going viral on social media and even making NBC news. Bear. Sun. Melting. Done. Case closed?

Maybe those prints aren't made by the yeti. Maybe that hair analyzed in 2014 wasn't the yeti's either. Just because the hair is claimed to be a “yeti” hair, and doesn't deliver, doesn’t mean that the Yeti doesn’t exist because of the lab findings on this particular specimen.

There is a history of this creature and there are more recent sightings than you think. Could the locals really be protecting a creature in their homeland because they think that it is something else? Could yeti not only be real, but not even an animal?

Eric Shipton photo of "Yeti" print in 1951

Yeti—a Sherpa word for “wild man” got some serious press back in 1951. A British explorer named Eric Shipton, looking for an alternative route up Mt. Everest, found a footprint that appeared to be hominoid. He took a picture and the rest is history.

But the Yeti goes back before the Eric Shipton “Yeti footprint” photo and with a throw back into pre-19th century.

According to H. Siiger, the Yeti was a part of the pre-Buddhist beliefs of several Himalayan peoples. He was told that the Lepcha people worshipped a "Glacier Being", resembling the yeti, as a “God of the Hunt”.

He also reported that followers of the Bön religion once believed the blood of the "mirgod" or "wild man" had use in certain mystical ceremonies. The being was depicted as an apelike creature who carries a large stone as a weapon, making a whistling swoosh sound.

These “wild men” may have a greater purpose. Could the locals be protecting these “bears” from the rest of the world because these creatures are here to protect something special?

Ready to go down a rabbit hole...or rather a portal of sorts?

The Bon religion speaks of the entrance of “Shambala” or “Olmo Lungring” being guarded by wild mythical beasts. Many have surmised that these beasts may in fact be the Yeti and the area in and around Mt. Kailash in the Himalayas is this sacred land and entrance that is being protected by these beings.

Olmo Lungring or Shambala, is said to be an imperishable sacred land. It is believed to be the spiritual center of the world, also being referred to as containing “The Great White Lodge”, which existed on earth from the very beginning of the human race. Inhabited by ascended masters, it is said to be imperishable because it exists on another dimension.

A place where the celestial gods of clear light descended from heaven to earth taking up the form of humans, their physical bodies having been prepared for their ensoulment.

This land at the center of this mystery has been known by various names and spoken about in different ancient traditions. It is said to be the land of the Vidyadharas beyond the Himalayas, spoken of in the Puranas and other ancient books of India.

“In ancient and medieval times, and even in modern times, there have been persistent rumors of a secret brotherhood of enlightened beings or Vidyadharas, possessing great knowledge and power, who, in a remote corner of Central Asia, preserve the Ancient Wisdom which was revealed at the very beginning of the human race.”

This secret invisible plane of existence contains a hidden library of sorts containing the highest mystical teachings from the heavenly realm. It is a land that is only accessible by those that are considered “siddhas” or “awakened ones”. It is claimed at the end of the world this special land will rise up and merge with the heavens.

It is believed that the knowledge that is contained in Shambala is the precise knowledge of who we really are, where we have come from and where we go, known as the Supreme Secret.

There very well may be a portal or entrance to this special place at the foot of Mt. Kailash. Areas that are considered to contain portals - like Monsterland for example - have Bigfoot reports within and around the area of Leominster State Forest. These areas are considered sacred by native americans having high energy with connections to greater ley lines of energy. A grid of energy lines that envelop the entire planet.

Could bigfoot and the yeti be protecting and guarding these sacred areas of energy throughout the world? From who? Us or someone else? Could they even be traveling to and from these areas through portals? Once in a “great white brotherhood while” they come out to stretch their legs with giant 32 inch feet and grab a bite to eat?

There is a growing theory that Bigfoot/Sasquatch and the different types like the Yeti or Yowie are indeed not Gigantopithecus, a physical creature, but an interdimensional being.

Something that is half-spirit / half - matter.

These stories of magical beings, physical in appearance, yet disappearing or appearing to be supernatural have been recorded for hundreds of years.

My book Monsterland: Encounters with UFOs, Bigfoot and Orange Orbs zooms in on this theory with a tight lens.

There is something to it. The facts and research brings us here - are we ready to see what is on the other side?

Although it is so strange and science fiction in scope upon first glance - this creature needs our attention. The Yeti may very well be something out of this world.

IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS "YETI" EPISODE airs Wednesday, May 15th at 9PM EST on The Travel Channel.

About Ronny LeBlanc

Ronny LeBlanc is a cast member of Travel Channel's hit new show "In Search of Monsters" from the producers of Ancient Aliens. Ronny is the author of Monsterland: Encounters with UFOs, Bigfoot and Orange Orbs.

He also co-hosts the Monsterland Podcast with History Channel's Matty Blake of the TV hit show Curse of Oak Island.

You can find episodes on iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud. Visit www.pod617.com/monsterland to listen now!

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