The U.S. Government Once Said You Could Kill a Yeti, But Only in Self-Defense


In a galaxy far, far away (America in the 1950s), the U.S. government took a strong stand on a very important topic: hunting yetis. Also called the Abominable Snowman, the elusive yeti became all the rage for explorers in Nepal in the 1950s.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia, Philippe Semeria

Just like Bigfoot in the U.S., people in the Himalayas had been reporting yeti sightings for many years, but in the ’50s it reached a fever pitch. Mountaineers headed to Nepal to search for the (possibly fake) creature, hoping to make a name for themselves.

The U.S. government even got involved, and in December 1959 the State Department sent out a memo that laid out the rules for hunting yetis….

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