Friday, November 30, 2007

Yeti Footprints Discovered for Television Show

Being as how I can't resist these stories, here's another "sighting" of evidence for the mythical creatures we can't seem to prove exist.

A team of producers from the TV show Destination Truth, while armed with infrared cameras and other goodies, spent a week in the icy Khumbu region where Mount Everest is located and in their ensuing investigation, found the footprints on the bank of Manju river at a height of 2,850 meters (9,350 feet).

My first take:  Exciting!!    My first question:  How big were the footprints?

Here's where my skepticism kicks into overdrive:  One of the three footprints discovered on Wednesday is about one foot long.  Ah, guys, my feet leave one foot long footprints.

I don't mind investigative programs trying to unearth information about legends, if it directs us in one direction of another of discovery, but this is ridiculous.  This reminds me of Ghost Hunters over on the Sci Fi Channel.  No matter where they go, though they put on a good presentation of trying to debunk the evidence they discover, something mysterious always seems to happen.

I don't know if Destination Truth was the show, but last year there was a show on Sci Fi where they went up to the Continental NW and tagged a "Bigfoot expert" to try and find it for their cameras.  In their attempt to bait the creature out in front of cameras, they were hanging MEAT from a tree.

Sigh.  Anyone who's followed the legends from the last 100 years or so, would know that mythically speaking, the creature is a herbivore, much like gorillas.

I get pretty tired of the sensationalism that TV adds to the issues at hand when they try to drum up interest in their investigations and I get tired of teams being followed by camera crews that somehow always discover something in their quests, while untold numbers of lone investigators never see anything.  Yea, there's a troup of people charging through the woods making more noise than rush hour.  Let's meander my mysterious, bigfoot butt over there and see what all the ruckus is about. 

Bruce says:  Gimme a break!

Thanks for reading folks.

Source:  Reuters - Yahoo

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