Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Regulations Governing Mountain Climbing Expeditions in Nepal — Relating to Yeti

Regulations Governing Mountain Climbing Expeditions in Nepal — Relating to Yeti
Regulations Governing Mountain Climbing Expeditions in Nepal - Relating to Yeti
In 1959, the US Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal issued a one-pager entitled Regulations Governing Mountain Climbing Expeditions in Nepal — Relating to Yeti.  In the memo, pictured here, the US Embassy demanded $77 for expeditions meant to prove or disprove the existence of the elusive cryptid (known in North America as Bigfoot).

However, the document clearly states that any and all evidence of the Yeti's existence must be immediately surrendered to the Nepalese government, and not reported to journalists or media outlets.  Presumably, any definitive evidence might torpedo the region's tourism industry (which remains a booming trade to this day) -- but it could also endanger the Yeti.

Though this document was released several years back, and reported on by both Slate and Time, it was brought to our attention by peers who shall remain anonymous (but are welcome to comment).  We would like to thank them for the Regulations Governing Mountain Climbing Expeditions in Nepal — Relating to Yeti!

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