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A struggling freelance reporter, Meg has just received the assignment of a lifetime: travel the farthest reaches of the globe in search of mystical creatures of myth and legend, as the host of a new web series produced by World Geographic magazine.
Looking for a way into the media limelight, Meg is not about to blow this opportunity, no matter how tough or perilous the work. And what about the rumors that she’s the pawn in an even larger and dangerous scheme? A conspiracy devised by the mysterious Reggie Donovan, CEO of DonoTech and owner of World Geographic Magazine, which could cost her life?
She ignores them. For now.
Once among the world’s most famous biochemists and zoologists, Dr. Allen Kane was looking for a way out. Devastated by his wife’s sudden death in a plane crash, Kane dropped from the public eye to lead a reclusive life among the plants and animals of the Congo.
For three long years, no one has seen or heard from Kane. That is, until now. Local tribesmen speak of a mysterious "white ghost" who lurks the shadows of the jungle.
His name? SteppenWolf.
A famous nature photographer and erstwhile scientist whose fantastic talents barely overcome his otherwise inferior survival skills, Derek Murphy serves as Meg’s assistant.
Chronically confused, clumsy and socially inept, Derek was assigned to this project by the mysterious Reggie Donovan, CEO of the conglomerate DonoTech and owner of World Geographic magazine.
An uncharacteristic misjudgment of character on Donovan’s part? Or does he know something the rest of us don’t?
The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas
It has been sighted with regularity since 1832. Its footprints and tracks documented thousands of times. Its existence, murmured in the folklore of the region, dates back as far as the 4th century BC. Expeditions have setoff in search of it. All have returned in failure.
Wanting to impress upon their readers the sense of terror supposedly caused by the creature, Western newspapers dubbed the creature "The Abominable Snowman." The local peoples, living in the crevices and wastelands of the Himalayas, hailed it by another name. The "Magical Creature." The Yeti.
The origin of the Yeti has been clouded in speculation for centuries. Some say it is descended from a race of giant apes, the "Gigantophitecus," who retreated into the Himalayas some 500,000 years ago. Another theory claims it is a descendant of the "A-o-re," an ancient people who, fleeing their enemies, escaped into the mountains and devolved into a race of monstrous creatures.
Various footprints have been attributed to the beast. Measuring roughly 12 ½ by 6 ½ inches, they indicate a creature of large stature, with a height of about seven feet. The Yeti is said to have white hair, although others claim it to be gray. The creature is reported to be extremely strong and have a terrible odor about it. The locals claim it makes a whistling sound and is sometimes heard roaring like a lion.
The Yeti is said to live above the snowline in the Himalayan Mountains sprawling between Nepal and Tibet. Legend holds that spirits and demons inhabit the higher slopes of the Himalayas, while the Yeti inhabits the lower reaches.
The Yeti is considered to be a vegetarian except in cases where a shortage of food drives the creature to modify its cuisine. It is also rumored that the creature is fond of strong alcohol. The Yeti can be aggressive and often mischievous, raiding local crops and then fleeing when humans approach.
Questions remain. Is the Yeti a subhuman animal? A prehistoric remnant survived from the distant past? A seemingly endless sea of evidence exists in various legends, folklore, and religions, containing clues that are sometimes repetitive and often conflicting.
Sightings continue to this day