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The Abominable Snowman

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Placed: 4-6-03
Placed By: WWW (Formerly known as Chuck and Molly)
Location: Mansfield Connecticut, Tolland County
Rated: Moderate

Beware: Part of the trail is on steep hills, and is close to cliffs. Not good for young children.

From the In Search of A Unicorn Letterbox, go back to the path and continue. After taking the path down a long hill, you will come to an old sunken road. The road runs from West to East, 240 degrees to 60 degrees. Follow the yellow blazed trail south. The trail will come to a T. Here you go right. Keep on this path until the trail comes to another T. Beware of cliffs and steep hills here. Take a right and start going downhill. Stop at the first sight of ledge on your right. Not rocks but ledge. Go to the oak that is close to the right side of the trail. The circumference of the tree is 6 feet and is 8 feet from the trail. From the north side of this tree, take a reading of 265 degrees. Take seven steps in that direction and look behind the flat rocks leaning against the ledge near the ground. You do not have to move them. There is an opening that you can see the box but the opening is not visible from the trail. Here you will find the In Search of the Abominable Snowman letterbox.

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The Abominable Snowman:

The abominable snowman is a large hairy humanoid ape-man type creature associated with the perpetual snow covered regions of the Himalayas between India and China. They are also known as the Yeti or Raksha. It is well known in Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim, and Buthan and is the Himalayan answer to North America’s big foot or Sasquatch. The main evidence is the footprints found in the snow. Sightings by the native people is also used as evidence. Actual cases of contact have not been proven but stories do exist. There are also relics of these creatures such as scalps, bones and hair samples but none have thus far been proven to be anything other than parts of known animals. The first European reports of the abominable snowman are from 1832 when British B.H. Hodson, the Court of Nepal's first British Resident, reported that his native hunters had been frightened by a wild man. There have been several expeditions in search of the Yeti but none have thus far been successful. It should be expected that it would be difficult to obtain direct evidence of abominable snowmen in the Himalayas. It is a frigid area with towering mountain peaks and dense forest. However, experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Beijing Nature Museum said that the abominable snowman does exist. They believe it is the descendant of a giant ape, or a creature between giant ape and man. More information about the abominable snowman can be found at the following sites:

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