The yeti, also known as the abominable snowman, is a hairy hominid thought to be native to the Himalayan mountain range in Bhutan and Nepal.


The yeti is described as a hairy man-ape creature standing between 7 and 10 feet in height. It is covered in shaggy hair varying in color from red, gray, black, brown, and white. The yeti is known for its large feet, which can measure up to two feet in length.

Possible Explanations

Hypotheses include:

  • Unknown species of hairy humanoid
  • Misidentification of bears
  • Hoax


Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Photographic evidence
  • Plaster casts of footprints


  • In the Nepalese language, the alternate name "himamānav" means "snow man".