Franz Eichinger

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Franz Eichinger
Born 2 December 1910(1910-12-02)
Marienthal, Markt Regenstauf, Regensburg, Bavaria, German Empire
Died 27 March 1992 (81)
Sankt Wendel, Saarland, Germany
Nationality German
Religion Roman Catholic
Affiliations Society of the Divine

Franz Xaver Eichinger (December 2, 1910 - March 27, 1992) was a German physician and Catholic priest, member of the Society of the Divine Word (S.V.D.), and missionary who was active in China, Tibet, and Mongolia through the 1940s and the early 1950s. Eichinger received some English-language press attention in the late 1950s for his view that sightings of the Abominable Snowman were likely to have been nude Tibetan lamas, described as "highly-religious hermits" who were devoted to healing, whose enlarged footprints were the result of snow melting around their feet.

"Nude Lamas"