Reports of the Yeti creature Reports of a large, human like creature in the Himalayas have been told as far back as 1832 (or arguably even earlier). In that year, B.H. Hodgson wrote in The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal of a human-like biped that walked erect and was covered in dark brownish hair. He stated that the local people, called Sherpas, told him it was a demon... Sherpa Description of the Creature The local Sherpas believed there are actually two different types of yetis. Dzu-teh which is 7-8 feet tall and meh-teh which is only 5-6 feet tall. Most describe yeti as being 6 feet tall, ape-like with human characteristics, covered with short brownish-red hair (and occasionally described as having white spots on his chest).