Sasquatch, A Walk-In?

Across The Dimensions...

Sightings of creatures halfway between man and ape have been part of human history since the dawn of time. With the modern man, these sightings took a different perspective as the difference between the two species became more marked.

A Meh-Teh or a Kangmi of Central Asia could go unnoticed in remote times, not so much for the appearance but rather for the way of living and the eating habits, with the evolution of industry and technology bipedal creatures covered with fur that walk bare feet among the frozen peaks of the Himalayas, in the impenetrable forests of North America and Canada, or in the midst of the marshes of Mato Grosso, they create at least curiosity.

The first traces found on the ground are from the Himalayas peaks, where Colonel Waddell was on a hunting trip. It was 1887.

In 1902 a group on twelve men on the border between Tibet and Sikkim disappeared without trace. A group of Indian military sent on the rescue found and killed a semi-human creature which was sent at the closer Empire’s official in charge, Sir Charles Bell. What happened next never made it to the official archives or there is no evidence left of it.
In 1920 an expedition on the Northern part of Mount Everest led by Colonel C.K. Howard-Bury observed from the distance a group of figures moving along the snowy peaks above them.

Once they arrived there with great effort, they could only see gigantic footprints (“three times that of a human being”, Colonel Howard-Bury said.) The Sherpa guides immediately uttered the name of “Metoh-Kangmi” or, translated from the Tibetan, “The Human Creature” (Kangmi) or “The living thing” (Meh-Teh), which was further elaborated by the linguists into “A living thing similar to human which is not a human being”. But at that time the word “Metoh” associated with “Kangmi” which wasn’t a Tibetan but a Chinese word, was used colloquially to indicate a “Snow creature”.

During the transcription of the telegraphic message from Tibet to India the word “Metoh” was erroneously changed into “Metch”. A certain Henry Newman, an expert journalist for the Calcutta Statesman was consulted to have an English translation of “Metch Kangmi”. Newman didn’t miss the chance and coined the term still used today to describe the missing link between man and monkey: the Abominable Snowman, or Yeti.

In North America a similar creature was already known by the Western native tribes of British Columbia: Quebec, Northwest Territories, Yukon (Canada), Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Western California (USA) by the names of Sasquatch and Oh-Mah (or “Bigfoot”).