Siberian region 'confirms Yeti exists'

October 10, 2011
A skier skis down the slope outside the Siberian town of Kemerovo. A Russian region in Siberia has confidently proclaimed that its mountains are home to yetis after finding "indisputable proof" of the existence of the hairy beasts in an expedition.

A Russian region in Siberia on Monday confidently proclaimed that its mountains are home to yetis after finding "indisputable proof" of the existence of the hairy beasts in an expedition.

The local administration of the Kemerovo region in the south of Siberia said in a statement on its website that footprints and possibly even belonging to the were found on the research trip to its remote mountains.

"During the expedition to the Azasskaya cave, conference participants gathered indisputable proof that the Shoria mountains are inhabited by the 'Snow Man'," the Kemerovo region administration said in a press-release.

The expedition was organised after Kemerovo's governor invited researchers from the United States, Canada, and several other countries to share their research and stories of encounters with the creature at a conference.

"They found his footprints, his supposed bed, and various markers with which the yeti marks his territory," the statement said. The collected "artifacts" will be analysed in a special laboratory, it said.

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

But some believe Russia also holds a population of yetis, which it calls Snow Men, in remote areas of Siberia.

Kemerovo region's Shoria is a sparsely populated territory in Western Siberia that has historically been a territory of coal and metal mining.

The region, the administrative center of Kuznetsk coal basin, has pursued the elusive Yeti for several years as it tries to develop tourism into its mostly industrial economy.

Considering the latest findings, the region may "create a special research center to study the Yeti" in the regional university and "create a journal" dedicated to the science of the Yeti, the administration's statement said.

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5 / 5 (9) Oct 10, 2011
No problem then. They can send their cowboy Vladimir Putin to hunt it down and scalp that sucker.
1 / 5 (3) Oct 10, 2011
It is amusing that a special laboratory is or will be built to further study indisputable - irrefutable (unfalsifiable?) proof. Perhaps a diplomatic delegation would be more appropriate, or an appointed head of their Yeti-state as was done for Tibet.
4.2 / 5 (5) Oct 10, 2011
Hairs and footprints. When you have indisputable proof like that you can create a strong and vibrant Yeti based tourism industry virtually overnight. You would need a laboratory of some kind though - you know to make it all seem official.....
5 / 5 (2) Oct 10, 2011
No problem then. They can send their cowboy Vladimir Putin to hunt it down and scalp that sucker.

Sounds like a hell of a movie to me.

Putin vs. the Snow Men
5 / 5 (1) Oct 10, 2011
"Vladimir Putin, Yeti Hunter".

Sounds good!
5 / 5 (4) Oct 10, 2011
If they have "hair samples", they can perform DNA analysis, and those results will be the final say, I'm betting on dog hairs but secretly hoping for some previously unknown simian cousin, that would make my day :)
5 / 5 (2) Oct 10, 2011
I have irrefutable proof* that this "Yeti" was an escapee from the secret lab where J. Miguela and the KGB bread "aliens" to scare the bajesus out of the US Gov. during the great '50 UFO scare!

* It fits in with my new favorite conspiracy theory!
3.5 / 5 (8) Oct 10, 2011
"Indisputable proof" is a "captured living specimen".
All else can be, and in fact should be, disputed (or at the very least questioned).

Once again we've got people confusing "evidence" with "proof" - always a dangerous thing.

There is only one proof of a Yeti... and that would be a Yeti.
5 / 5 (1) Oct 10, 2011
probably just some hermit living in the hills, long cut off from Vladimir's reign of democracy slowly turning back into communism. he just happened to be on vacation on the next hill when they "discovered" his bed and hair trimmings they plucked outta his garbage can. "hey thanks for tidying up!" ;)
5 / 5 (1) Oct 10, 2011
I'm 12 years old, and what is this?
not rated yet Oct 10, 2011
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. I'll be waiting...
5 / 5 (1) Oct 10, 2011
The real issue is - can you actually create a tourism industry based on this sort of claptrap? Indisputably yes and Loch Ness proves it! Good on them but this is clearly nothing to do with what most of the readers of Physorg would call "science". If it was then clearly the evidence would be presented in a scientific manner (including peer verified DNA analysis for any organic evidence found). The local government administration would be playing a very minor role in this if this truly was the amazing discovery claimed. Hype Hype Hype. Of course it might be true in which case I will one of their first tourists!
5 / 5 (2) Oct 10, 2011
Now I know Halloween is close at hand... :)
3 / 5 (6) Oct 10, 2011
i have been a deeply loyal physorg reader for years. at least 5 years. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT LET ARTICLES ON PHYSORG LIKE THIS. IT WILL BE THE END OF PHYSORG.

it pisses me off to see nonsense like this on the site.
1 / 5 (3) Oct 10, 2011
This is the start of another waiting game. If they do have such evidence as hair. . .or fur, then they should be able to determine whether or not the artifact(s) came from a bear, wolf, or an actual Yeti by comparing DNA samples. Or, it could be a ruse just to drum up business for the region and settlers to move in. Sparsely populated areas of Russia are not very profitable no people, no taxes. Another thing, though. . .since coal is a major resource of that region, that would indicate that at one time in the distant past, the climate was warm enough for rainforests, even tropical vegetation to grow. Under those conditions, Yeti could have flourished, then when the climate changed to frigid, they adapted by evolving.
1 / 5 (3) Oct 10, 2011
I wouldn't toss out the whole idea yet until all the facts are in. If it is a hoax, they will be found out.
not rated yet Oct 10, 2011
hairy ape-like creature

... Yelstin lives? ...
5 / 5 (1) Oct 10, 2011
Gotta love the way the article puts the word "artifacts" in quotes. Doesn't this usually ridicule the usage of the term, such as'Grampa saw his "ghost" again last night.'
I remember my parents brought me to attend a lecture by the two fellows who supposedly saw Bigfoot in northern California, had some shaky 8mm film, and even casts of the footprints. This "sighting" was debunked by one of the hoaxers years later, who even had the foot gadgets that were worn like snowshoes to make the prints. These guys were only squeezing a bit of coin from rural hicks (like me) from lectures and book sales.
While web surfing earlier today I came across the Cardif Giant, a hoax perpetrated back in the P.T. Barnum days, which I saw once in Cooperstown. Yeah, let the money roll in.
Agreed, this isn't an article deserving a place in physorg, which means that I've invested far more time on it already, grrrr.
not rated yet Oct 11, 2011
i have been a deeply loyal physorg reader for years. at least 5 years. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT LET ARTICLES ON PHYSORG LIKE THIS. IT WILL BE THE END OF PHYSORG.

it pisses me off to see nonsense like this on the site.
Yea Capitals are cruise controll for cool!
Seriously tho something tells me this is more about tourism han it is about proving the exstance of these mythical Snowmen.
1 / 5 (3) Oct 11, 2011
PhysOrg must become familiar with E. T. Jaynes' Probability Theory, Section 5.3 Converging and diverging views, in which he demonstrates that credibility drives polarization.

Lost credibility drives readers to opposite extremes.
not rated yet Oct 11, 2011
It should be noted that the first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster was a hotel owner. Just sayin'
3 / 5 (4) Oct 11, 2011
In mother Russia, Yeti find you!!

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