What Legends and Myths Do You Believe In?

Some 32-inch footprints were found in the mountains of Nepal. Could they belong to the infamous yeti?

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  1. These legends and myths are similar to the modern-day "conspiracy theories" that are rapidly growing in popularity. Just like some people believe in the Yeti or Bigfoot, some also believe the Earth is flat, Avril Lavigne is dead, or even that 9/11 was an inside job. Although they may sound crazy to some people, others believe these and even try to convince others. Sandra E. Garcia writes "someone found the footprints of a yeti, yet again," but does the yeti even exist? These are the questions that arise regarding to most, if not all of conspiracy theories. I will admit, I have pondered with some of these ideas but have always felt crazy if I were to believe them. When I was little I believed in bigfoot and the yeti but as i have grown up it seems quite silly.

  2. I think I believe this kinds of mystery; futhermore, I believe there are another creature in other planet. It is also said "alien". For example, the pyramid in Egypt. How is it possible for the people built such an extraordinary building without modern technology?

  3. Legends and myths are created from the human mind. We sometimes become scared or need an explanation for an occurrence, so things like the yeti and ghosts. I'm not saying they aren't real, just that some people take random accounts of these "creatures" into drastic proportions. This is a common psychological response, as the brain always needs an explanation for something to feel safe. When I was little, I used to believe in everything under the sun. The yeti, chupacabra, ghosts, etc. were something that I lived off of, and no one could tell me they weren't real. I would watch Animal Planet yeti stories and ghost finding TV shows for hours at a time, believing there may be something out there that we can't explain. As I got older though, I began to apply logic to a lot of things, and most of those obsessions with the mythical belief I had went away. I think these folk tales and stories are something mostly for children and they expand a child's mind to think that things like big giants could be real. It expands their imagination and creativity, making them a better creator in the future. These adults going around in woods looking for a yeti are a little childish in my opinion, and need to grow up. But do what you want to do I guess.

  4. When I was younger, I was a lot more skittish towards these tales because I truly believed them. Now I can tell that misleading legends are fake to make society distracted from other problems in the world. The one that is the most vivid in my mind was told to me in the shadows of a bonfire at my summer camp. Near the campsite there is a winding forest, a place where many counselors fear losing their curious campers.To keep the children away from the mysterious forest, the counselors created the horror story of The Black Shed. The tale begins with a young girl that gets picked earlier than the other children by her “grandparents”. Later in the evening, the real parents come to get the same child, when the counselors told the parents that she was picked up hours ago. Both sides were concerned and confused as they searched all over the camping grounds for her. I'm still unsure who started the legend, but did add to the camp experience for me and many others. Other legends spread at camp to add onto my fear like the Mafia, the slider sharks and the underground pool. I find urban legends to be amusing but untrue like the article suggested. Mr. Taylor, the president of Future Generations University backs up my claim, “I would love for the yeti to exist, but I have never found any yeti evidence that I can’t explain,”. In conclusion, I believe that these legends are made by an source to trick or distract naive individuals that don't understand the gravity of the situation.

  5. I remember first hearing the notorious chilling story of Bloody Mary at a friend’s sleepover when I was nine. You would go into the bathroom with the lights off and door closed, flush the toilet, spin three times in front of the mirror, and say “Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary.” Her spirit would eventually come through the mirror, and she was the explanation for your death. I became TERRIFIED to use the bathroom at night because my little nine year old self thought she was out there, ready to kill, and I was her next victim. I decided to test this myth out myself once and for all; low and behold, Bloody Mary didn’t come out to attack me. I was ay-okay! I feel that all these myths have a connection with history in someway, and they are just parodies made to gain people’s interest. For instance, hominids were the species that evolved into today’s humans; Bigfoot is an example of an hominid. The name Bloody Mary was given to Queen Mary, a queen that ruled England during the renaissance period, who sentenced Protestant citizens to the death penalty in order to promote Catholicism. Most people wouldn’t be interested in hearing a long and monotonous lecture of history. People love the intensity of thrill however, I mean who wouldn’t be interested in hearing about a giant-ape like creature that’s the king of chilly northwest? It’s pretty disappointing when you realize these tales are just plain stories of fiction, but they are called “myths” and “legends” for a reason.

  6. Okay, I can definitely say that I don't believe in a giant furry snow monster or hairy bear-man in the Western United States, but I do believe in plenty of superstitions; I'd say those count as legends . Growing up in a non-American home definitely brought me up differently from my peers, from mannerisms to beliefs... but what really sets me apart is my superstitions. In Greece, we get very timid with anything revolving around the evil eye. Headaches, bad luck, etc. immediately indicate you were given the "mati" (mah-tee), which means "eye". It's supposedly given to you from people who have talked about you with ill-will, or sent you bad vibes inspired by jealousy. The legend with this superstition says that if you wear a piece of jewelry with the evil eye symbol, it will protect you from people giving you the evil eye. When it breaks, it means you have just warded off the evil. Now I'm not saying this is 100% true, but this is the first year in 3 that I haven't worn my mati bracelet, and it's been the first time in 3 years I've had bad luck.

  7. I have always loved a good legend. Even now, though I can't say I believe in any of them, they make the best stories. My favorites are the ones that tell of the gods of ancient societies like Rome and Greece and the Vikings. I learned a lot about them growing up because I've always been fascinated with history. My favorite of them all is the astronomy legends (The ones involving the stars). Ever since I was little I've enjoyed looking up at the stars and naming the constellations and knowing all the stories behind them. There are so many stories to lose yourself in that you can be gazing at the stars for hours and hours upon end without a care in the world.

  8. When asked the question what do you believe, I think as a very pessimistic outlook I always tend to sit on the side claiming there is no true proof of this monster. I feel like it is like as a child when you are told there is a man that comes into your house and brings presents, the first time you hear this story You are either going to find it very hard to believe, or you will believe it because the fact your parents said it is enough proof in itself. So personally I am the skeptical child, unable to believe until there is proof in front of my eyes. As we have heard there has been discovery of massive footprints in the ground, but to me that honestly means next to nothing. I've heard about 20 times that we found signs of some monster, but the real proof is always held off, we never show the crucial proof that cannot be denied. So I do not think these prints in the ground sway my opinion. I have had people try to tell me stories of as a child how something like an ouija board haunted them or spoke to them, but in my experience I've seen nothing except someone move it to mess with people, making my trust in the fact this is real very low. I think in the statement why do some myths lack proof should be rephrased, I think what make somethings a myth is the fact there is no concrete evidence provided, so you have to take a leap of faith to believe it, which I personally never can do, so I am going to remaining unbelieving until some real proof is shown.

  9. Knowing whether to believe in ghosts or monsters has always been really hard to me. My take on it is I would have to see it to believe it. All the time people will say "I saw a ghost in my house" or "I saw big foot in the woods last week". No one ever believes them since people say that stuff all the time, but what if they actually did see it. No one would ever know because most people take it as a joke these days. When I was in third grade at my summer camp my friend and I saw a ghost outside of our cabin at night. We knew it was real, but no one else did and thought we were just making it up. This is why you really have to see it first hand to believe it. The article talked about Yeti and Bigfoot and there could be a whole population out there right now and maybe there is. My point is, if someone tells me they saw something I probably wouldn't believe it until I saw it myself. In my opinion, that is how the world works these days.

  10. These legends, despite a complete lack of evidence, persist in the face the face of modern science because they allow the people who participate in them to feel as though they know something no one else does. This feeling continues to draw people into these myths, even though the majority of them have long been proven false. The urge to be “in the know’ is something deeply rooted in human psychology, and its power as a fundamental personal desire for many has been tapped by these fantastic tales, and more recently, fake news and causes like the anti-vaxxer movement. Additionally, the idea that fantastic beasts such as the yeti roam the earth, unknown to humanity, gives hope to many adventurers who want something new to explore. The thought that humanity still has mysteries to uncover also drives the existence of these legends. It is these two innate desires; the need to be “in the know’ and the need to explore the unknown, that allow people to continue believing in Bigfoot, the yeti, and the Loch Ness monster. Personally, I do not believe that any of the monsters of myth actually exist, but after a closer examination of why people choose to pursue these creatures of legend, I can understand the draw.

  11. It's hard to know what to believe in, whether you're talking about religions, myths, cryptids, or even just urban legends from your home town. One of my favorite myths that I fully believe in is the story of a great flood- every culture seems to have one. There's Noah's Ark from Christianity, Deucalion and Pyrrha from Greek mythology, and countless other examples. And of course, there's the stories you hear from your friends and relatives to spook you (I have a friend who's convinced she was possessed by a demon), and those "THERE'S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE" kind of click-bait videos on YouTube. And every town has at least one beloved urban legend that we all insist really happened. I'm not at all religious or superstitious, and I have a hard time truly believing in ghosts or monsters or anything like that, but I think suspending your disbelief makes the world a much more fun place. I mean, we all know that it wasn't a Yeti who made those footprints, but how cool would it be if it was? It's entertaining to imagine the world is full of little bits of magic or monsters, and when you're deep in to a good ghost story, no one wants to be that one kid scoffing and saying, "It was obviously just the wind!"

  12. I loved mermaids. There I said it. I used to love mermaids just like every other 7 year old who owned a $100 mermaid tale. we'd swim with it in the pool and every time we'd have to get out we would hide and try to breathe underwater like a mermaid. As a mermaid lover I also believed in mermaids. I'd watch every video titled MERMAID CAUGHT ON LIVE FOOTAGE. obviously I knew all of them were fake because mermaids like to be hidden. Well, as I got older that belief started to fade away real fast. Now I'm not coming back to say that I believe in them again but I mean there's some evidence that some mythical creature with a tail could be hiding. 95% of the ocean has yet to be discovered. 95%!!!! That's half of the ocean we have yet to seen. we've only scratched the surface. Also I remember reading a book the I was younger. That said the Christopher Columbus thought he saw a mermaid lying on the rocks. Before Christopher Columbus there wasn't many people traveling so it wouldn't give them any reason to hide. I know it sounds ridiculous but is it really though? I believe seeing is believing but I also believe, believing is seeing. I guess we will just have to wait for what the future brings but I'll stick to my theory for now.

  13. Personally, without any real evidence I don't think I can bring myself to believe in any superstitions. Like anyone else, in the past I have found myself looking into myths or the unknown, but am usually never convinced. Not to say these myths and superstitions aren't entertaining, just not believable. While saying this, I still remember doors swinging open multiple times when I was a child and thinking how it could possibly be a ghost, despite other variables like wind. I think experiences like these come from wanting to know more in a world where everything is perceived to be figured out. The same could be said for flat earth and many other conspiracies. People wanting to see the "real truth" behind how the world is really shaped, what has been hidden from us for centuries. All fueled by curiosity to see what could be possible, or find out more.

  14. At a young age, I was teased about what I believed in. From the age of three to the age of twelve I had an obsession with every magical creature. Fairies hung from my ceiling, pictures of unicorns covered my walls, and drawings of mermaids were scattered across my floor. I even had dozens of books and photographs of these creatures stacked into a hideous pile on my bookshelf. One day I brought a photo of a "fairy" to my elementary school that I found on the internet to prove my friend fairies existed. I remember showing her the picture as she laughed and waved it in the air for everyone to see. Horrified, I watched as she got everyone's attention and asked if this picture was real. All the other kids started laughing, passing around the photo. I joined in their laughing fit and tried to brush off how they thought my obsession was fiction. When I got home that day I remember ripping off all my posters from the wall. This is one of many examples from where I had believed in something no one else did. I was the last one to ever think Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, mermaids, elves, and dragons existed. As said in the article, "I would love for the yeti to exist, but I have never found any yeti evidence that I can’t explain,” he added. “Nothing would make me happier than to find a yeti.” The same goes for me. Even though I am convinced my childhood fantasies are frauds I can't help but wonder if fairies could still be out there, hiding from our ignorant eyes.

  15. I am one to absolutely believe in myths or conspiracies, especially when it involves Bigfoot or Yeti or other mysterious creatures. Since I was a little kid I had always found interest in the discovery and search for the unknown. I like feeling like there is always more out there that we do not know about. The picture in this article is about 32 inch foot prints taken in the Nepal mountains by mountaineers. It is hard to tell with just foot prints, but until it is proven to be something else there is always a chance to me that it could very well be a Yeti. In the article Jeremy Engle says that if Yeti do exist they obviously try to hide from human sight. There are many creatures in the world that like to stay hidden and saying Yeti would do that is not far fetched at all. Just because I believe that Bigfoots and Yeti can exist it does not mean I think they are monsters. To me that is the biggest misconception I think people have with them. I can see them as just being large primates that walk on two legs that prefer to be out in the wilderness on their own. It is fun to believe in myths or conspiracies. They can give you adrenaline rushes and excitement thinking of the possibilities of them being out there. There is no enjoyment in being "the glass is half empty" type of person that doesn't like to believe anything unless they have hard core proof of it. The idea of adventure and exploration and not knowing what is out there with us is absolutely fascinating to me.

  16. What Legends and Myths do You Believe In? I don’t believe in many legends or myths, though I do believe in God. My religion is Hinduism, and I believe that the Gods are the cause of the world like many other people. This footprint that is shown is actually really cool and any scientist would love to investigate that. There is a highly likely chance that it is a troll or a mama bear and a cub. There is no such thing as bigfoot, aliens, yetis, chupacabras, or loch ness monsters. There are just myths that were created to scare children from doing wrong things. I have never seen these things and ghosts, even though there have been sightings of them. They are probably just a troll. I don’t believe in any legends or myths except for my religion.

  17. When I ask myself what legends I believe in, despite having no concrete evidence, aliens would be my choice. I always have loved the idea of aliens and us not being alone in space. I think I feel this way because, as many others feel, the universe would feel like a much more desolate place if we had no other intelligent life to share it with. Another reason I believe in aliens is because the odds of other forms of intelligent life sprouting in the universe increases as time moves on, to an extent of course. I think the reason why people believe in such things is to make the universe seem more mysterious and interesting. Believing in such things makes us ask ourselves “what if” questions about certain scenarios that we find interesting or fun to think about, like what if we're one day contacted by aliens or what if ancient, prehistoric beings lye under our oceans. Some of these scenarios can be more serious than others, but they all ask intriguing questions about intriguing topics. For me personally, I think one to ask ourselves is what if we are the ones to make first contact with beings that are less capable than us? Would we conquer them and force our ideas on them or would they be so different from us that they would be indistinguishable from an inanimate object like a rock or sea? These are questions that may never have an answer but they are still interesting none the less.

  18. In todays world its hard to tell whether or not something is true or not. As the word gets around the story changes from the truth to a lie, but one myth that I completely believe in is that Chuck E. Cheese pizza is recycled. We all had the question are ghosts and monster real when we were younger? When I was about 9 years old I went to a movie which was supposed to be kid friendly but, turned out that scary trolls pooped out. Ever since that movie as a kid I was always scared that a monster was going to craw out from under my bed, but no one ever seemed to understand where I was coming from. In the article it says "Late last month, mountaineers from the Indian Army in Nepal found mysterious large footprints in the snow that they identified as belonging to Bigfoot’s Himalayan cousin, a yeti." When I read this all I thought about is this isn't true or its all a lie but if I were to see it in person I would totally believe that this was the "yeti's" foot print. I feel that with todays society we can't trust anything unless we see it for ourselves.

  19. When talking about Myths and legends you walk a narrow line between curiosity and insanity. Going beyond facts and reason and reaching beyond that line purely because of instincts or that "gut feeling" can make one's desire to believe admirable, but lets be honest it usually makes them just a lil crazy. Most of my beliefs are fact based. Scientific hard evidence is what makes something real, not just believing that it's real. So Bigfoot, the Yeti, Loch Ness moster, Krampus, etc. all of their "evidence" crumble away when asked for hard facts. I am not religious. I grew up being told to believe in facts. I was always told to be logical. But, despite this and all my talk about following facts there is one myth that keeps me up at night no matter how much I think about. Ghost. For some reason no matter how improbable I will always be scared that I might've just seen something move in the corner of my room. A part of me will always believe (hope, maybe?) that ghost are real. But, as soon as I think this a part of my brain just simply says, "yeah right. There is no possible way". The two sides of my brain are at conflict constantly about what is truth and what is folklore.

  20. I have always found the Yeti, Lochness Monster, and Bigfoot so interesting. I love listening to Shane Dawson’s conspiracy theories or watching an episode of 'Chasing Conspiracies' on AHC. My uncle believes crazy conspiracies, like jetstreams control our minds, and my great aunt thinks the world is going to end almost every other month. Mystery and conspiracy can be so easily bought, but I am NOT fooled. They. Are. Not. Real. First of all, sightings like these Yeti footprints never quite add up. For example, these “Yeti” footprints are in a straight line, meaning the creature must have hopped, instead of walking step by step. And secondly, there never seems to be any proof, and that's for a simple reason. There is nothing to prove. Lastly, ever heard of Occam’s Razor? It says the simplest explanation is usually the right one. As we hear conspiracies, we want to believe them because they are fun to think about. But if the proof isn’t adding up and there is no proof, it’s not going to be real. Accept the facts.

  21. When I was younger I believed in all sorts of fantastical things. I believed that the Loch Ness Monster was undisputedly real, there were yetis all through the mountains, and that Hogwarts was secretly a real place. I grew up though, and now I don’t believe in any of those things, but I can understand why some people do. It’s a desire for something more than the boring humdrum of everyday life, people want something new and exciting to happen, something fantastical, a legend to come to life. Some people might believe in myths to be different, and some people might believe in them because the people that raised them believed the same thing. You never know, maybe some people believe that Yetis are real because they’ve genuinely seen them, but nobody will believe them. It’s sad that the only myth or conspiracy theory I believe in is something so cynical, but I do think there’s a very large possibility that governments start conspiracy theories to distract from other things, or even to make it laughable when something true comes out that sounds like a conspiracy theory. If the government makes fake UFO reports, making it into a joke, then nobody would believe someone that claimed to have actually seen a UFO. Area 51 is where they hide aliens? Sure, that’s better than it possibly being a secret detainment center akin to Guantanamo Bay. Sometimes the most outrageous myths might be true, but most of the time they’re nothing real, nothing tangible.

  22. Personally, I do not believe in any myths. I have heard many of them mentioned, like the Loch Ness Monster, and also know a lot about them. I read books on them and watch YouTube videos of people trying to figure out mysterious things or events. But I don’t believe any of it. A lot of myths originate from religion, and I am not a religious person. The only “myth” I believe is the different and fascinating types of sea life in the deep ocean. But that’s not really a myth, it’s science. So I don’t believe in any myths, but I still use the mto interest myself and as a source of entertainment.

  23. I think that anything is possible and that there definitely may be stuff out there beyond human comprehension. There might be undiscovered places out there that may just contain undiscovered species or "legends." To say we are all there is on this planet is false and it's not completely ridiculous to be thinking "what else is out there?" We truly have no way of knowing every single thing that's out there but it's interesting to try. It may just take centuries but I believe one day something else will appear on the planet, either by being discovered or choosing to make the introduction itself.

  24. One time, when I was much younger then I am now, I was terrified by a video titled, "Top Ten Scariest Urban Legends." I couldn't sleep for days. We were on vacation when I watched this video. My brother, sister, and I were all sleeping in the same room, so they were kept up all night as well as my parents. I believed these videos when I was young, and I still believe them today. While the videos may have some truth incorporated into them, I don't believe them to be true. It's the same thing as stuff like Krampus, who's used to keep children in line around Christmas. These creatures are used to scare children. Recently I watched a video reviewing and talking about the movie "Curse of La Llorona." He talked about how La Llorona was used for the same reason as Krampus. These creatures define some people's cultures. While they may not be real, they're important to cultures, and shouldn't be pushed away. Unless it's all true...

  25. I don’t believe in any legends or myths. I never have and never will. If you look at the “yeti” tracks the footprints are in a straight line. Since when are animals or humans footprints in a straight line like in the pictures. When humans or animals walk the footprints are staggered. So I think someone put the tracks there and didn’t think it though.

  26. I do believe in some legends but only to a certain extend. I believe there could be something out in the nepal mountains that is like a yeti such as a giant bear or a super tall human living out there but I don't believe there is such thing as a yeti, half man half human that's as big as a dinosaur and no one has ever gotten a good look of it. This is because we have so many airplanes in the sky constantly and people covering so much of the world all the time. I think that if there was a yeti we would have at least spotted it or discovered it unless it has some superpower to hide incredibly well but overall I don't believe in a yeti living in the Nepal mountains. However I do believe in the legends of the sea, I think there could be creatures like the lochness monster in the ocean or insane creatures and species we haven't ever discovered living in the deep depths that are completely untouched by humans. There could be megalodons or rainbow glowing fish or maybe even an entire society of mermaids, the ocean is so big and there's so much of it we haven't even seen. We've just touched the surface but the ocean is far bigger than the land and its depth goes on for so long humans can't venture or we will get crushed by the pressure. So maybe I don't believe in a yeti living in the mountains but I do believe all te legends humans have made up about the sea could possibly be true.

  27. One legend that I believe in is ghosts. Being from Wilmington, NC which has a reputation of haunting's I went on the ghost walk tour of downtown Wilmington which convinced me. They showed us pictures of ghosts in different places and each place had a vibe that I have never felt before. It just felt like we weren't the only people there. There was always a cold and creepy feeling in the places. And the stories told add up to why the places were haunted. It was life changing and a crazy experience that changed my view on the afterlife.

  28. I’m really not sure if those footprints are real or not. I want to say I believe in bigfoot and yetis but then again there has hardly been any evidence of either one. These creatures don’t seem unrealistic at all but it’s really odd and suspicious to me that there has never been a clear picture of one in the wild. I watched the video with it showing the footprints and it looks really real but at the same time it could be a bear or a hiker. Why couldn’t the Indian Troops follow the footsteps? Stuff like this really makes me not believe in these creatures because every story seems like they got so close to discovering it but they don’t. I actually have no idea if they are real or fake, I’m so tied up about it. There are tv shows about discovering Bigfoot but I feel like those are really fake and really “hollywoody”.I wonder in the next couple of decades if we or anyone will discover a clear, real image or a yeti or the famous or infamous Bigfoot.

  29. Warbly, big head, green creatures coming to take you away and probe you to find out about these things called ‘humans’. Artificial intelligence from another galaxy that is ready to take over the human race at any moment. Needless to say, aliens are one of the ‘legends/myths’ I believe in. To me, they are the most possible out of every other myth or legend and why they are the only ‘myth’ I believe in. With that being said, when other people ‘find evidence’ of a yeti or bigfoot, I don’t believe it. It's a way of someone getting their 15 minutes of fame for ‘ finding it’ and a money gimmick. With the Indian Army finding these 32 inch footprints, it easily could have been a bear and cub like the article said, or the army trolling people to get attention. Sure, my friends and I have seen and heard semi unexplainable things, but after thinking for a little bit, we came up with a reasonable solution. Seeing shadowy figures? It was just light moving across an object casting a shadow. Strange light in the night sky? Just a different type of star (although aliens is still a possibility). I believe the persistence in these legends and myths come from a deep down need of different things in a mundane world. We see the same people and animals every day and so our minds want to believe in the Kraken or Bigfoot. Pop culture has heavily influenced our mind sets on our world and the possibility of something lurking deep in our waters or up in our mountain tops or across the starry night.

  30. There are many strange myths that many different people believe in. One commonly disregarded myth is the one of the ancient dragon. I wholeheartedly believe that dragons are real. How could they not? Everybody knows it's common knowledge that the exist. They are even a specialty meal for kings. One reason why people don't believe in them is because they never hear of dragon attacks or have never eaten a dragon. Well to debunk those thoughts, Dragons are a food for kings so peasants like me or you may not have eaten them. The reason you haven't heard about any attacks because they actually eat gold and treasure, that's why they always sit on top of it in movies. They don't eat people. Another myth that I believe in is the elusive night man. Many people don't even know about the night man, but trust me, he exists. He has the eyes of a cat, and knows karate. The Day man is also not well known. He is the counterpart of the night man, he defends the world from him. He is the champion of the sun. He is the master of karate and friendship for everyone. I know that this might seem very weird to many people however I know that the Day man and Night man are real.

  31. If you are looking to see something, you can see it. If you want something to be evidence, it can. But this is all in your mind, and you need to move away from you wild imagination and stick to logic. When I was young, I saw a blue monster in my room, which broke a Lego piece I had in my room. I wasn't lying when I told people about it, and it's evidence, was the Lego piece on the floor. This creature obviously doesn't exist. My mind, or eyes, showed an illusion of some sort. Using logic, for this yeti case, on land, it is extremely unlikely for some sort of big foot living with us, since most of the land on earth is urbanized and explored. If there is a big foot living there, or some other strange creature, there would need to be multiple, for breeding, so that it's type could survive so long without discovery. A dozen exotic creates, presumed to be large, are hard to go unnoticed, unless an incest made these footprints, which is not likely in the slightest. Almost all urban legends about creatures on land can be dismissed. For me it changes when you move underwater. There are hundreds thousands of square miles under the sea that are unexplored. A good sized colony of exotic creatures could survive in one of the dark corners of the ocean. This is why I can't really dismiss any of the legends pertaining to the ocean's creatures that are documented. I can see ocean myths and legends as possible, unlike this yeti case.

  32. The legends of nature like the yeti, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness monster, they are something hard to take seriously. I agree with Mr. Taylor in the article as he wants a yeti to be a real creature, but the evidence is usually hardly enough of a lead. The recent pictures, with the 32 inch base, are not enough to prove anything really because with a picture so simple you could prove many things. A picture of feet could be a yeti, bear, a troll, or photo shopped for all any of us know because it is so simple. The prints are most likely an animal, rare or common, because more often than not any trail with prints of no human is an identified animal. This is similar to if you found chicken prints, and you could argue that they are seagulls but no one would know. Say these are bear prints, they are being argued a yeti’s but they lack any other evidence. My decision won't change until I see something considerable myself or on the news saying that this legend is confirmed real. I have never seen anything explainable nor have I met anyone who has. Even though I do hope one day to see proof.

  33. I tend to not believe in legends and myths. I am a "see it to believe it" type of person. Like Mr.Taylor stated in the article, “I would love for the yeti to exist, but I have never found any yeti evidence that I can’t explain." I think it would be fascinating to discover a new creature such as Bigfoot, a Yeti, a Chupacabra, or the Loch Ness monster. There is just not enough evidence to prove it. In this article, mountaineers discovered large 32" footprints that were in a straight line, one in front of the other. I think it's quite impossible for a creature like Bigfoot, that has been described before, to now be considered for this mysterious creature with the footprints. Then the team assumed it was in fact a Yeti. How do you go from Bigfoot to a Yeti? Until I have substantial evidence that there are real mythical creatures, such as pictures or live-streamed feed, I will continue to believe that it was probably just a hoax.

  34. I think that most people follow myths like bigfoot and yetis because it can be entertaining. As a kid, most are introduced to characters like Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny, and unless you’re a really pedantic person, you probably follow along with the trend, maybe at first because of ignorance, then later because it makes holidays fun. If every Christmas was just about waiting for your parents to bring presents down from the secret compartment in the attic and opening them with no backstory, it would be a lot less fun. That is, of course, unless you celebrate in honor of Christianity. I don’t mean this in a way that only stupid children can enjoy myths or rather attempt to debunk them. I believe that it is better that you go out looking for some sort of Loch Ness monster just to have fun and enjoy yourself than to explain why the mountaineers are just delusional.

  35. I used to watch this show called Mountain monsters about four years ago and that pretty much destroyed any remaining superstitions in legends. The show followed a bunch of mountain hill billies running around and "finding" creatures in legends like Wolfman, Bigfoot, and Mothman. It was probably the most ridiculous show I've seen on television with scenarios so obviously fake and ridiculous that hilarity comes as result. Such as one time where they were chasing the Cherokee vampire and one of the group members sucumbs to mind control and is found naked tied to a pole. I think that many of those who obsess over the legitimacy of legends and myths are those looking for some additional meaning in their lives. That real life is dull and adding a fantastical element to their existence provides relief.

  36. Now, I'm not a big believer in myths/legends like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster, and as the logical person I am, I'd like to say it's just a mama bear and her cub, but why not let myself believe? The three yetis that Daniel C.Taylor identifies are correct, the yeti you use as a story, the yeti that makes you one with nature, and the yeti you so badly want to believe in, but logical facts overrule. Growing up, I never believed in things like Bigfoot, but then i read something on the internet about how there are thousands,maybe even millions, of species on this Earth that we don't know about! There can be animals, like Bigfoot, that live to hide from creatures like humans.

  37. The legends and myths such as Bigfoot, Chupacabra, and Loch Ness make entertaining articles and television shows. It's interesting to think about the possibilities of these creatures being real. Myths and legends are examples of creativity in what we see. Take art for instance, we see different things in art but often we see what others have told us to see. Myths and legends are hard to take seriously since there is not hard evidence to prove that they exist. I am a science based guy that needs the facts and the proof. The 32 foot footprints found are just some sort of anomaly. It may appear to be a yeti footprint but with technology today pictures can be altered in so many ways there's no telling what could actually be truth and what could be fiction.

  38. I've never had any reason to not believe legends and myths such as big foot and the yeti monster only because I've read about them before and have watched t.v shows where people are actually hunting these “mythical creatures” but there has to be some type of evidence like the Yeti footprint that keeps giving people more of a reason to keep looking for them.The 32'ft footprint should have been looked at more thoroughly and more research should be done to backup their claim that it could be a yeti or big foot because as said it could maybe definitely be a bear and its cubs prints. I honestly think that these prints should have been looked at more thoroughly so if could give them more way i the argument if it is real or not because at the end of the day they are just prints and it could be whatever you want the prints to be.

  39. I've never had any reason to not believe legends and myths such as big foot and the yeti monster only because I've read about them before and have watched t.v shows where people are actually hunting these “mythical creatures” but there has to be some type of evidence like the Yeti footprint that keeps giving people more of a reason to keep looking for them.The 32'ft footprint should have been looked at more thoroughly and more research should be done to backup their claim that it could be a yeti or big foot because as said it could maybe definitely be a bear and its cubs prints. I honestly think that these prints should have been looked at more thoroughly so if could give them more way i the argument if it is real or not because at the end of the day they are just prints and it could be whatever you want the prints to be.

  40. I agree that the myths and legends still persist even though they were lack of conclusive evidence or proof. That because at the past that the world without science to prove things, people usually makes some things that they do not understand into some things related to the Gods or monster. It’s part of their culture and also we can now know about how people did at the past. Even that these stories are not true and even lack of evidence, people will feel interested in them because these stories create a new mind, people can heard somethings that they couldn’t see in the world. Also, when people feel interested in a story, they will put the story in their mind and mostly people will share some interesting things to their friends. With the spread of stories, more and more people will know these stories. Old people will spread to young people, young people will spread them to younger people. So the story won’t disappear because of different generation.

  41. I agree with the guy below me he really gets that THEY DON"T EXIST because the lack of proof.

  42. @Big Chungus I also agree with lack of proof and more evidence that these mythical creatures could very much so not be real but there are so many places that we haven't discovered around the world and we just really can't say whether something is real anymore without evidence and facts that support any claim.

  43. @Daniel Perez Humans have explored or in some way photographed basically the entire earth except for the ocean. Son unless yetis are living in the ocean.

  44. I don't know if it's real, we don't have clue but I'm sure there's a part of truth in all human stories made to explain something they can't understand. Every little kid have already heard of Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster, we all do internet research to try to find out the truth. All those stories may not be real but they make us dream