I wrote the first version of this article, “Devil Names and Fortean Places,” in Fortean Times, no. 29, Summer 1979.
Do we all need to get prepared for a wave of white Abominable Snowmen coming this way? If some recent appearances in popular culture are any indication, perhaps. Our culture is rapidly moving towards totally accepting cryptids as a frequent avenue for selling products. We certainly have seen it in car ads, beef jerky, and several other commercial ventures. Needless to say, the #1 marketing opportunity venue annually is the NFL’s Super Bowl celebration of ads and sports. This year’s event contained a rather popular ad containing a Yeti. Of course, predictably, the commercial reinforced the popular notion that Yetis [...]
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