Siberia plans 'institute to study yetis'

Mar 23, 2011
Skiers sit on a chairlift in a village outside the Siberian town of Kemerovo. Officials in a Siberian region have announced plans to open a scientific institute for researchers to study yetis, despite opposition from academics.

Officials in a Siberian region on Wednesday announced plans to open a scientific institute for researchers to study yetis, despite opposition from academics.

"Organising an institute or a scientific centre would be a logical continuation of research into the yeti," the administration of the Russian coal-mining region of Kemerovo in western Siberia said.

The region will announce its final decision after hosting an international conference on yetis later this year, the statement said, citing the regional government's education and science department.

"The town of Tashtagol will host an international conference with leading experts into . Based on its results, we will take a decision on opening a scientific research institute to study the yeti."

Yetis, or Abominable Snowmen, are hairy ape-like creatures of popular myth, that are generally held to inhabit the Himalayas.

But some believe Russia also holds a population of yetis, which it calls Snow Men, in remote areas of Siberia such as the mountains in the southern part of Kemerovo around Tashtagol.

Kemerovo officials cited yeti researcher Igor Burtsev as saying that around 30 Russian scientists are studying yetis and could work together at the planned institute.

"We think that the yeti is a separate branch of . It lives in harmony with nature," Burtsev was quoted as saying.

Burtsev earlier told the ITAR-TASS news agency that the institute was planned to open as part of the region's state university.

The university swiftly denied the claim in a statement, saying that "studying yetis is not among the research interests of the scientific teams at Kemerovo State University".

The Kemerovo region has used its reputation for sightings of yetis to promote tourism. It holds an annual Yeti Day and this year it will run an ice sculpture competition called "In the World of the Yeti".

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georgert
not rated yet Mar 23, 2011
What do you bet it's funded by the NRA?
TabulaMentis
1 / 5 (4) Mar 24, 2011
Good story. Those things come from and return to the parallel universe(s) in which they originated, even it they die here no traces of them, nor their hair will remain, even their dung, I think.

I knew a woman who saw a Big Foot sitting on her house watching her one day when she was leaving home. She said it was sort of friendly, but she got out of there without disturbing it.
TabulaMentis
1 / 5 (1) Mar 24, 2011
You people do not have to get bummed out by giving me three 1s out of 5. These Yetis, Abominable Snowmen and Big Foots are all related, but they do not naturally reside in our universe. What I mean they are sort of like ghosts and can materialize from there to here, or just walk from one parallel universe to another. That is the way it is. I have known about this since 1990. How else would one explain them? If people are looking for a cave where they are living, then people will be looking for a very long time. The same can be said about Loch Ness Monsters and dragons. I mean, haven't some of you people out there ever have an ET or some sort of phenomena appear before you, and then disappear before your very eyes? If not, then wait until the 21st Century progresses further into this century and you will be in for a big surprise!
OckhamsRazor
5 / 5 (1) Mar 24, 2011
Tabula, you wouldn't happen to be an HP Lovecraft fan and making references to the dimensional shamblers that were said to be somewhat ape-like, would you?
Beard
5 / 5 (1) Mar 25, 2011
They're always watching...so close but unseen, always...I can feel their terrible gaze through the aether.
TabulaMentis
not rated yet Mar 25, 2011
Tabula, you wouldn't happen to be an HP Lovecraft fan and making references to the dimensional shamblers that were said to be somewhat ape-like, would you?

I did not know that, but I must be? Sounds like you need to study math, science and engineering!
TabulaMentis
not rated yet Mar 31, 2011
Tabula, you wouldn't happen to be an HP Lovecraft fan and making references to the dimensional shamblers that were said to be somewhat ape-like, would you?
Two keywords to research are: interdimensional hypothesis (IDH) and extradimensional hypothesis (EDH).
TabulaMentis
not rated yet Mar 31, 2011
Tabula, you wouldn't happen to be an HP Lovecraft fan and making references to the dimensional shamblers that were said to be somewhat ape-like, would you?
I have three more keywords for you to reseach: transdimensional, n-dimensional space and high-dimensional space. Parallel universe is another very common term.

I agree with some other Physorg members that the word "dimension" has been misused and the word "universe" should have been used instead, for example: universe, multiverse, metaverse, venoverse and omniverse.
Skultch
5 / 5 (1) Mar 31, 2011
Let's play the "What's Tabula on Today?" game.

I'm going with peyote/mescaline.

Either that, or he's a troll and/or retired wackjob. Seriously. How can one spend so much time on completely baseless ideas? What benefit could there be except for rationalizing neurosis?
TabulaMentis
not rated yet Mar 31, 2011
Let's play the "What's Tabula on Today?" game.
I'm going with peyote/mescaline.

Either that, or he's a troll and/or retired wackjob. Seriously. How can one spend so much time on completely baseless ideas? What benefit could there be except for rationalizing neurosis?
Like I said before:

Haven't some of you people out there ever have an ET or some sort of phenomena appear before you, and then disappear before your very eyes?
Skultch
5 / 5 (1) Apr 01, 2011
Haven't some of you people out there ever have an ET or some sort of phenomena appear before you, and then disappear before your very eyes?


None that didn't have multiple material explanations. I've seen what looked like slow moving comets, left my body during a car accident, and seen multiple optical sky events.

People have imaginations and also learn about science. I go with more likely explanations BEFORE I let my imagination go wild. Some people, it seems, do the opposite. Some people will also consider ANYTHING before they consider their own delusions/hallucinations.
TabulaMentis
not rated yet Apr 01, 2011
@Skultch:
I guess you have never done anything that would attract their attention? They must find you uninteresting and boring!

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