Showing posts with label Ace Yeti Trapper. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Huffington Post: U.S. And Russian Scientists Target Elusive Siberian Snowman

Click to read our entire coverage of the Siberian Yeti.

The news of the Russian Yeti conference has reached mainstream media. This article at Huffington Post quotes author Loren Coleman.

U.S. And Russian Scientists Target Elusive Siberian Snowman

Lee Speigel

Snowmen aren't just playthings children build in wintertime. Some say they're living beings, and an international group of scientists are about to go hunting for one -- specifically, the Siberian Snowman.

Around the world, there have been reports of large, hairy, human-like creatures. Known variously as Bigfoot, Sasquatch, the Abominable Snowman and the Siberian Snowman, none of the elusive animals have ever been captured to confirm their existence.

But cryptozoologists -- researchers who study the alleged existence of unknown animals -- say eyewitness accounts, photographs, films, videos, footprints, hair and even fecal material all suggest the possibility of an unknown species that doesn't seem to want to be discovered.

That may all change, as scientists from the U.S., Russia and other countries come together this week for a conference that will include a trek to the Siberian region of Kemerovo to hunt for the alleged snowman.

An alleged footprint of a Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, appears in snow near Mount Everest in 1951. Now, scientists are setting out to find evidence of a reported unknown, hairy, bipedal creature known as the Siberian Snowman.

"The creatures are generally five and a half to seven and a half feet tall, a lot thinner than what most people think of as a Yeti or Bigfoot," said Loren Coleman, founder and director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

"They're hearty-looking and have multi-colored brownish-black fur, sometimes with a lighter top to their head and patches of white on their arms, which is unique to the Siberian Snowmen."

Coleman, who is the co-author of "The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates," added that the elusive Siberian Snowman is reportedly not as fearful of humans as are his hairy counterparts on other continents.

"They're sometimes seen at the edge of a forest just staring at people and not really considered as wild creatures, compared to some Yeti reports in Nepal where they reportedly attack yaks or sherpas," Coleman told The Huffington Post.

Sightings of the Siberian Snowmen have increased three-fold over the past 20 years, prompting scientists at Moscow's Darwin Museum to speculate that there may be a small population of these creatures.

Igor Burtsev, head of the International Center of Hominology in Moscow -- which investigates so-called snowmen -- told The Voice of Russia radio that "when Homo sapiens started populating the world, it viciously exterminated its closest relative in the hominid family, Homo neanderthalensis."

"Some of the Neanderthals, however, may have survived to this day in some mountainous wooded habitats that are more or less off limits to their arch foes. No clothing on them, no tools in hands and no fire in the household. Only round-the-clock watchfulness for a Homo sapiens around."

While the Darwin Museum invited Coleman to join its Siberian conference and to give a presentation, he declined, because rather than extending to him the professional courtesy of paying for his trip, "they turned around and said, 'Oh, no, we can't afford that!' And they suggested I go to one of the online travel services to get a cheap flight," Coleman said.

Despite that little inconvenience, Coleman said he thinks the museum is doing serious work in the realm of hominology -- the study of unknown hairy bipedal creatures.

Another reason why it's not the most convenient time for Coleman to be trekking through Siberia is that he's in the process of a major expansion of his museum -- the only cryptozoology museum in the world.

"We're going to have enough space now to exhibit more of the evidence, including my collection of 150 footprint casts and other materials from Yeti, Bigfoot and other hominids from around the world," he said.

As scientists search for evidence of the Siberian Snowman in the mountains of Kemerovo, Coleman will have a grand monster re-opening of his museum on Oct. 30 in Portland.
SRC: Huffington Post

Friday, April 1, 2011

NatGeo: Hunt for the Abominable Snowman April 4th

At National Geographic they are getting ready to kick off Expedition Week. On Monday (April 4th) of Expedition Week they are going to hunt for the Abominable Snowman. The description of the Episode is as follows:

Across the Himalayas are stories of the yeti, or abominable snowman. Half man, half ape, the yeti is said to roam only the most remote peaks, where people rarely venture. Now, veteran explorer and climber Gerry Moffatt sets out to find proof in a hunt that will test his stamina. As conventional scientific theories challenge ancient beliefs and credible witnesses, he works to separate fact from fiction and find hard evidence that the legend is real.

The embedded video below is directly from the site.

A staff writer, Sabina Dana Plasse, from the Idaho Mountain Express, interviewed Moffet and was able to get his perspective on the show.

"It's cool," Moffat said. "I didn't know if I wanted to do a show on the yeti, but it turned out to be an insight into the Sherpa culture. It's an amazing intricate culture that is still alive in the Himalayas. Searching for the yeti tells the story of these people's belief systems. The yeti is very much a part of their lives."

The idea of an abominable snowman, yeti or Bigfoot is a mystical one. "Hunt for the Abominable Snowman" explores and discovers why the mystical notion of these creatures is an intricate part of Himalayan culture.

"It's in their art and spiritual beliefs," he said. "It's similar to stumbling upon a church in Europe where you would find the bones of a saint."

Moffat said the most amazing discovery in his exploration was how the stories from Native Americans were exactly the same as those of people in the Himalayas even though neither group of people has any connection to the other.

"These people are separated by oceans and continents, but have identical stories to tell about a creature that lives in the wilderness and up in the mountains," he said.

Moffat's skepticism was met with never-before-seen evidence including a yeti scalp kept under lock and key at a remote Himalayan monastery and stories by eyewitnesses.

"The yeti scalp is not just a museum piece, it's a sacred object," he said. "We were following leads and went to the Everest region and to the Sherpa people, where various people have claimed to have encountered a yeti or knew someone who had. We married these stories with Western science and used top trackers and scientists and analyzed data as to what was fiction and what was real."

On top of all of this, National Geographic has made it possible to follow the Abominable Snowman on Twitter. His tweets can be found @MrAbominable

"I love snow and mountains, and hate when people try to take my picture. Fortunately I'm very good at keeping a low profile...except on Twitter!"

NatGeo's Abominble Snowman Page
Idaho Mountain Express Article
Mr Abominable on Twitter

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Trapping Yetis? Theres an App for that.

Created by developer Super Happy Fun Fun, Ace Yeti Trapper is a fresh take on maze puzzle games. Assume the role of the renowned "Trapper Jack" Bivouac on an exciting 40-level trek through the mountainous lands of Nepal!

Guide Jack through yak farms, secluded temples, and high-altitude wilderness on the quest for the ultimate prize: trapping the elusive, mythical yeti! Use touch controls to navigate mazes and bait traps while avoiding a beastly knockout. Cage trapped animals before they escape, and clear the level before the timer reaches zero. Establish your trapping fame up the the treacherous slopes of mount Everest where the rambunctious yeti call home… can you become an Ace Yeti Trapper?!!


* The Editor's Choice winning mobile game completely upgraded for iPhone

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* 40 level maps to challenge your trapping skills

* Level goals, high scores, and achievements keep you coming back for more

* Facebook alerts for bragging your exploits to the world!


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Super Happy Fun Fun Corporate Page

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