Siberia: New search for Yeti
“We have had more than 10 sightings in recent weeks” Spokesman for the town Galina Pustogacheva
The yeti has been reported for thousands of years, with very little witnesses and no physical evidence. So why are they reporting an abundance in sightings from Siberia? Could it be that global warming is pushing them out or their natural habitat to forage for food in places that is not common to them? Or could it be that more and more the human population is growing and encroaching on their habitat?
Is the Yeti real? We can’t say, but the fact that more and more expeditions are heading up the mountains for proof is a good thing.
A family of Yetis is being tracked by hunters after reports that the creatures are living in a mountain cave complex.
The animals are said to be more than 6ft tall with ginger-black hair and leave large, distinctive footprints that include toe marks.
Sightings have been made near the remote Russian mining town of Tashtagol in Siberia.
Galina Pustogacheva, spokesman for the town, said: “There have been reports over the years about these creatures, but the number has increased dramatically.
“We have had more than 10 sightings in recent weeks.”
The creatures have been seen walking on two legs by villagers from the hamlets of Elbeza and Kabarza and tourists visiting the region around the Azass caves on Mount Shoriya.
Sightings have worried locals and forced officials to launch an expedition, led by hunters and anthropologists.
“People here are scared the creatures will attack villages because of hunger,” said Nikita Shulbayev, deputy head of the local administration.
“We made a decision to send an expedition to research this issue.
“We need to understand whether they are dangerous for people. We need to calm people down.
“Scientists from Kemerovo University will help us discover what the creatures are – whether they are a rare kind of bear or a surviving primate from pre-historic times.”
No photographs have been taken of the beasts. “No-one can get close enough,” said a hunter.
But one witness said: “The creature reminds me of a bear. In his footprints one can clearly see toes.
“He is 1.5 to two metres high. He is covered with red and black hair and can climb trees.”
Full source: DailyStar UK