Monster Monday: Distant Relatives
The Yeti bears a striking resemblance to North America's Sasquatch. They're both large, powerfully-built, apelike hominids with black or reddish-brown fur. They both seem alternatively curious and fearful about humanity, and they both have a talent for disappearing into thin air. Could they be related? There are no shortage of hairy hominid sightings on this planet, and it's certainly something to consider. Perhaps this species has lived beside us forever, or perhaps they're a distant relative of our own who has survived past our current scientific understanding of the origin of humanity. Or perhaps they are an archetypal representation of something that exists within all of us--a wildman--and we're simply seeing something of ourselves in nature where there is no mystery at all.