Lindsay shares her research into the sad story of an abused woman lost to history and falsely mythologized as a monster.

TRIGGER WARNING: This is a very harsh, very sad episode about abuse, racism, mistreatment of women, child loss and a whole plethora of ethical issues which led cryptid nuts, scientists, and even the public to label an abuse victim as not just less than human… but a Yeti of all things! 

We shed light on a very important topic, as we attempt to bring back the humanity to a voice which was never heard.


Huge THANK YOU!!! to Lindsay Valenty from Ye Olde Crime Podcast for pulling through this terrible topic and helping shed light on an important story that should be told ❤️

Check out her podcast Ye Olde Crime HERE

Follow them on Twitter @yeoldecrimepod , Instagram @yeoldecrimepodcast or TikTok @yeoldecrimepodcast

Check out their own episode on the Zana controversy Episode 73: Zana the Yeti

…or even Episode 85: Bigfoot-Choctaw War of 1855



Margaryan, Ashot & Sinding, Mikkel-Holger & Carøe, Christian & Yamshchikov, Vladimir & Burtsev, Igor & Gilbert, M.. (2021). The genomic origin of Zana of Abkhazia. Advanced Genetics. 2. 10.1002/ggn2.10051. 

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Vuk/Darwin, host of Tracing Owls Podcast. All-around trickster weirdo discussing biology, forteana, the paranormal and their intricate cultural nuances!