Also known as the abominable snowman, the yeti is the
mysterious humanoid creature reported by Western sources as
early as 1832 as living in the Himalayan Mountains. It became
well known following several expeditions to the area in the
1950s. In 1960 Sir Edmund Hillary, who conquered Everest,
called further attention to the yeti in his attempts to debunk
them. The Soviet Ministry of Culture established a group of
cryptozoologists to locate the yeti, according to a report of
January 9, 1988, by Tass, the Soviet press agency. The agency
stated that nearly one hundred sightings had been collated by
Zhanna Kofman of Moscow.
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