The Texas Oilman

By Loxton, Daniel | Skeptic (Altadena, CA), Summer 2003 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

The Texas Oilman


Loxton, Daniel, Skeptic (Altadena, CA)


The Daily Mail expedition caught the attention of a flamboyant Texas oil millionaire named (strangely enough) Tom Slick. He was also influenced by a new book, On The Track of Unknown Animals, which laid out the foundations of what soon became known as cryptozoology. The next year, while traveling in and around Nepal, Slick interviewed various yeti witnesses, and soon decided to put his money behind a yeti expedition of his own.

Meanwhile, an Irish/Australian big-game hunter named Byrne was in the mountains searching for the yeti himself when he happened to meet Tenzing Norgay. They had tea together, and Norgay told Byre about the American oil tycoon's interest in the yeti. Byrne contacted Slick, and they spent several months trying to organize a small, commando-like team to find the elusive monster. When their plans gained international attention the Nepalese government refused to allow the expedition to continue unless the team found a responsible organization to back them. Eventually the highly respected San Antonio Zoo (based in Slick's hometown, where his huge fortune had colossal influence) agreed to participate in the yeti-hunt.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

The Texas Oilman
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?