The Abominable Snowman is a legendary creature that lives in the mountains. Usually, it is shown as a tall, hairy, apelike being that walks on two legs. Some people think that The Abominable Snowman lives in the snowy mountains of the Himalayas. In Tibet, it is called Yeti. People think that a similar monster, called Sasquatch or Bigfoot, lives in the wilderness of western North America.
Some people have found large, apelike footprints in the mountains. They believe that these footprints were made by the Abominable Snowman or Sasquatch. Many people said that they might have seen the creatures. The creatures were described as 2 to 4.5 meters tall and covered in hair. Some witnesses claim to have proof that the creature is real - photos or videos. However, most people think such images and videos are unclear or fake.
Scientists think that the large footprints people think are made by the Abominable Snowman, Sasquatch, and similar creatures were probably made by bears. The back feet of a bear may land partly on the footprints left by the front feet. The resulting mixed footprint can look like a big, apelike footprint.
There are people who think that these mysterious creatures could be rare primates. Others have said they could be the living descendants of prehistoric humans, such as Neanderthals. But most scientists think those explanations are probably not true.
Adapted from “Abominable Snowman”, Britannica Kids, Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 January. 2022. kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Abominable-Snowman/390061