Yetis in America?
I’ve been trying to catch up on my recorded TV shows. Last night I got around to watching the Travel Channel series IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS dedicated to the Yeti. Spoiler alert: there was no Yeti DNA recovered on Mount Shasta in California. The water from melting snow on the mountain was tested, and the DNA of various animals, including human beings, was present. But no bears and no Yetis. We actually do know that there *are* bears on Mt. Shasta, so if *they* didn’t leave DNA evidence then it is conceivable that another animal that is there on the mountain might also have failed to leave evidence behind. It’s also possible there was no DNA evidence of any unknown primates present in the environment because there are no unknown primates on Mt. Shasta. Of the two possibilities, the second is by far the most likely.
That doesn’t mean people who claim to have encountered Yetis on Mount Shasta are lying, though.
Yetis are supernatural entities. I have become convinced of this. They share this in common with their cousin Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Beast of Bray Road, and most other cryptids. Just because they aren’t up there on the mountain now doesn’t mean they never were—or never will be again.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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