Sunday, 1 April 2012

A-Z Challenge: A is for...Abominable Snowman

Today, April 1st is not only April Fools Day, more importantly it marks the beginning of the A-Z Blogging Challenge! So, obviously today's letter is...

A is for...Abominable Snowman
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Abominable Snowman, Yeti, Dzu-teh, Kang Admi, MichĂȘ, Migoi, Mirka, Jo-Bran

Type of Creature:
A hominid / primate type of cryptid, similar to Bigfoot / Sasquatch etc.

Sightings are mainly in and around the Himalayas, in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet & Sikkim, but also occasionally in other areas of India and China as well.

Cover of 'Abominable' (2006)

Horror Movies Featuring the Abominable Snowman: 

The Abominable Snowman (1957)
Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman (1958)
Abominable (2006)
Yeti (2007)
Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (2008)
Rage of the Yeti (2011)
Refuge (Not yet released)

(If you know of any others, let me know!)

No, not really. There don't seem to be any reports of Abominable Snowman attacks (as opposed to other cryptids like the Chupacabra, for example) and it's never really done anything to warrant such a malevolent title. To be honest, it's not even scary in movies!

Creepy cryptid or cute and cuddly. What do you think?

If you want to find out more, check out the following source pages:
The Abominable Snowman Internet Resource Study Group
The Cryptid Zoo
The Yeti Museum
Bhutan Yeti Stamps
The Museum of Unnatural Mystery
Yeti on Wikipedia

This post is part of the A-Z Blogging Challenge.
Tomorrow: B is for...Bloodsuckers!


  1. Love it! A friend of mine wrote a story about a Yeti on the rampage around town. It won 1st prize in a competition and had us all laughing our socks off. It was comedy horror!

    1. Thanks for the comment :)
      That story sounds like great fun! I can't really take yeti-themed horror too seriously anyway, haha.

  2. I love the Abominable Snowman from Rudolph :)

    Bumbles bounce!

    1. He's definitely an example of the more cute & cuddly kind of abominable snowman, I think! :D

  3. A for effort... this is a great post!

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
    IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

  4. I'm fascinated by stories about the A-word Snowman. I have a brother in law who hunts in places high up in the Uintah Mountains where no people have ever been. He's got several of these stories. Fascinating!

    Welcome to the Challenge!


    1. It must be fantastic for your brother seeing places that no one else has seen! People are discovering new species all the time, so I don't doubt that he's probably seen a few himself up there.

      Thanks for the welcome :)

  5. Welcome to the A-Z! It's interesting how people come up with this story from all parts of the planet, claiming to see one crossing their yard. Hmmm...


    A to Z co-host

    1. Yes, I agree. Even ancient cultures and modern people who are relatively cut off from the rest of the world (no TV, internet, radio, newspapers etc.) seem to have similarities in their accounts. Maybe the human mind plays tricks in exactly the same way, or maybe they really have seen something.

      Anyway, thanks for the comment and the welcome! :)


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