Blizzard 2015: Yeti Seen Prowling the Streets Near Boston

The mythical creature's origins remain a mystery.

ByABC News
January 27, 2015, 3:37 AM

— -- People in one Boston suburb faced a unique sight during the winter storm – a Yeti.

The Boston Yeti.

A person wearing a costume of the mythical creature was seen roaming the desolate streets of Somerville, Massachusetts, leaving a trail of footprints in the snow.

The Boston Yeti’s origins remain a mystery. The costumed jokester told ABC News it “was raised and educated by the woods.”

As snow fell on the northeast, the Boston Yeti took to Twitter – @BostonYeti2015 – writing about ill-fated efforts to hail a taxi and wishes for “everyone to be safe.”

The Yeti, also known as the abominable snowman, is said to inhabit the Himalayas. But for the 2015 blizzard, the creature found itself in the Boston suburbs, prowling the streets, at home in the drifting snow.

The Boston Yeti's appearance comes less than a year after another of the creatures was spotted in Washington, D.C.