posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 06:20 PM
I thought the show was excellent, although let's face it, anything short of producing an actual yeti is going to be disappointing. But they went to
several locations in Russia, they interviewed several old-timers including friends of the hikers and the rescue party, Mansi people (spelling?), and
looked at newly released evidence. Some of the information, like the huge footprint, they said had never been in print before. In fact I had heard
there were no footprints, which was a big part of the mystery.
They ventured into several dangerous situations without even a crew and only gave up when a guy with a shotgun gave up. I thought the theory they
presented, of a missile enraging a normally reclusive yeti, made as much sense as any, because how can any of this make sense. I did wonder how not a
single one of the hikers could not have escaped, unless there were more than one yeti, especially if the hikers scattered. And it doesn't explain the
inhuman cruelty of removing eyes and a tongue....
There were other missing pieces, such as the military connection, but maybe they didn't want to push their luck in getting Russian authorities to
cooperate. The military boot could have possibly been traced to an individual or at least some sort of troop or division.
The clinchers for me were the diary entry "Now we know the snowman exists," and the photo, especially being matched with the negative. Sure, it
seems odd that they never noticed that negative before. But it is explainable. The negatives were produced during the processing, and archived. When
the processed photos were released, the yeti one was not published. Maybe the holders of the negative should have checked that they were all there,
but being that they seemed to be a lot of pictures of trees, they never thought to. It took a little logic on the show's part to realize that the
photos were too random to be random, if you will, and they were shooting those trees for a reason.
I would say that compared to the majority of the so-called groundbreaking investigations that tease the audience endlessly, this was much better and
it did actually contribute to the information on the case. Let s/he who can produce something better cast the first stone!