Are Yeti Found in Alaska?
A very rare photo of an Alaskan Yeti in its natural cave habitat.
A number of interesting cryptids are found in Alaska. Everyone already knows about Bigfoot, the Iliamna Lake Monster, and Kushadakas, but are Yeti found in Alaska? We are going to find out because that’s what this blog is all about.
What is a Yeti?
Also known as the abominable snowman, Yeti is a large ape-like creature with a bad temper. While Yeti is proven to exist in the Himalayan Mountains, there has never been a confirmed sighting in Alaska. Other cryptids believed to be related to Yeti include Bigfoot, Skunk Ape, Barung, Almas, Yowie, Orang, and my budy Aaron. Yeti is usually depicted as having white fur and angry faces, probably because they’re cold.
Yeti Sighting in Alaska
In December of 2018, a man named Colliers Quillinski reported a terrifying Yeti encounter in Homer Alaska. One winter day, Mr. Quillinski was making a snowman in the woods with his three-year-old child when he heard strange sounds deeper in the woods. Curious, Mr. Quillinski made the bold choice of bringing his child along to investigate the sounds. What could possibly go wrong in the Alaskan wilderness?
Suddenly, they came upon a large white ape-like creature feeding on a deer. The beast turned to face them with blood all over its mouth. The Yeti did not like being disturbed and it became very angry. The hairy monster lunged toward them and grabbed Mr. Quillinski’s son who cried loudly as the Yeti dragged him into the woods and disappeared.
It is unclear if Mr. Quillinski was able to save his son but there is no denying the veracity of his firsthand account.
Yet another Alaska Yeti sighting
The Thomas Bay incident was shared in the book, The Strangest Story Ever Told. In this tale, a prospector named Charlie is pursued by horrible-smelling creatures with coarse white fur. The creatures sported long claws and howled at Charlie in some kind of frenetic jibberish that chilled him to the bone. Many have speculated that these creatures were Bigfoots or Kushdaka but the white fur all but confirms they were Yeti.
Some nerdy types claim that the “creatures” were actually Chinese immigrants. A few months before Prospector Charlie’s Thomas Bay incident, a boat carrying Chinese immigrants sank in the area just offshore. All on board the boat were presumed dead but the nerdy types speculate that a few may have survived and taken up residence in a cave near Thomas Bay. Mountain goats frequent the region so the men may have hunted the goats and used their white fur for coats. The screaming jibberish of the so-called monsters was actually desperate men asking for help in their native tongue.
It’s obvious that this story doesn’t hold up against the overwhelming evidence that the monsters were actually Yeti. Nice try, nerds.
How did Yeti get to Alaska?
Yeti is known to have originated in the Himilayas, so how did they get to Alaska? Rare classified documents reveal that a desperate Yeti accidentally fell asleep in an airplane cargo hold while it was on a runway in Tibet. The Yeti awoke to find itself mid-flight over the Pacific Ocean. Fortunately, there was adequate food for the Yeti on the plane even though the bathroom accommodations were lacking.
The plane eventually landed in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The Yeti lived in a cave near Dawson City where it fed on moose and berries. Numerous miners spotted the creature during the Klondike Gold Rush and their firsthand accounts are fascinating. The miners affectionately named the Yeti Gronkette. A few years after the Gold Rush, Gronkette was abducted by a space alien and taken to its homeworld. The aliens grew to love Grokette so they found her a mate before bringing her back to Alaska in June of 1908.
All of the Alaska Yeti spotted today are descendants of Gronkette. Pretty amazing stuff.
What to do if you see a Yeti
Take a picture! But also remember to be safe. Always carry protection in Yeti territory because you never know when you’re going to need it.
Thanks for joining us on this learning discovery. Yeti are truly magnificent creatures and it’s important we understand them and cherish their storied Alaska history.