The phenomenon that we call yeti or bigfoot today was for the first time covered in the press in 1954 when the Daily Mail journalists organized a mission to the Himalayas. Locals said there was some humanlike tousled being lounging about the mountains; they called the being "an abominable snowman". The quick-witted British journalists borrowed the name and translated it into English.
Since that, people who believe in yeti have gathered so much evidence that it allows them to state that this creature actually exists. Hominologists, experts who study the yeti phenomenon, say that much evidence provided by eyewitnesses observing yeti is the number one argument proving the hominid is real. Evidence reported by different eyewitnesses often resemble each other. On the other hand, these experts state that yetis are particularly cautious and do not let people see them.
In addition to the evidence of eyewitnesses, hominid researchers have gathered a large collection of hair and faeces and even a foot that are said to be part of yeti. They say that analysis of the hair DNA revealed the hair belonged to some primate, of which science has no notion. The hominologist archives include some pictures of hominids and even a 960-shot film made by American Roger Patterson in 1967. The film shows a large being covered with hair all over the body that is walking about American woods. Various experts, criminologists and zoologists among them, have not yet identified the creature in the film, but it seems to be resembling none of known primate kinds.
Until recently, the official science has been ignoring the stories of annoying enthusiasts saying they saw unknown primates. Biologists are sure that any relic specimen of human being's ancestors - Australopithecus, Neanderthal man and other Sinanthropus - could hardly survive till today. To maintain the population of such creatures their number must be considerable enough. However, yeti is still a rare phenomenon indeed. It is also unlikely that some unknown primates may be developing close to human beings.
People often compare yeti with some traditional folklore character, the spirit of woods or a wood-goblin. But the official science waves the comparison aside: it insists that a wood-goblin is rather a non-material power that takes various forms just for a while. That is why hominids cannot be considered wood-goblins who are rather fairytale characters. Otherwise, hominologists must prove that either a wood-goblin actually exists as species or admit that yeti is the result of people's imagination.
Several months ago, respectable Russian biologists made a hypothesis as concerning the present-day origin of yeti. Audacious researchers state that the unknown primate is a wild retard or his retarded descendants.
We know from history that retarded people often sought isolation from the society, consequently soon lost all habits typical of the society in general and turned into real "snowmen." Russian classical writer Ivan Turgenev told a story about such a creature that he came across. Locals in some place in Russia remembered a crazy woman; she escaped to the woods when got absolutely insane and got really wild but still remained incredibly strong. The writer said he met the creature while hunting in the woods in that area.
Therefore, the yeti phenomenon may be no evolution at all but a mere degradation of ordinary people into apelike creatures.