Showing posts with label Daily Mail. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daily Mail. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Russian Yeti Video from the Snowy Woods of the Adygeya Republic

Frame from Russian (Adygeya Republic) Snowy Woods Yeti Video

"The creature was big, looking like a bear, but not a bear." --Eyewitness Ludmila Hristoforova speaking to a TV station

There are several news sources reporting the Russian yeti in the Snowy Woods video. In a nutshell, it all began when the local rescue service received several calls regarding Yeti sightings in the Adygeya Republic, prompting a TV news report and finally an investigative team of friends capturing the bigfoot-like creature on film.

We captured the best snippets from around the web and from around the world. The DailyMail had this nice bullet list:
  • The footage shows a figure covered in hair emerging from an area of trees
  • 'Bear-like' creature was on camera for just seconds before disappearing
  • Creature was spotted in the Adygeya Republic in south-western Russia
  • The Russian team believe they have captured footage of the elusive Yeti 
  • Others question its authenticity and say it was a stunt to bring in tourism
Another frame of the Adygeya republic yeti video 

Read the whole Daily Mail article titled "According to some Russians this dark figure stumbling through the snowy woods is a Yeti"

The Express has a nice set of quotes from the witnesses who saw the dark figure walking through the snow.
Ludmila Hristoforova, who claims to have seen a yeti figure, said: "The creature was big, looking like a bear, but not a bear. From the door we've seen something big and shaggy."

Local homeowner Andrei Kazarian added: "I heard footsteps and we were pretty sure there was no one else around because we knew for sure everyone else was inside the house.

"Although we didn't see anyone we saw its huge footprints. They were 5 to 6 centimetres deep and couldn't come from a human foot.

"We took a plaster cast of them and we estimate that it probably would have taken about 200 kilos to press the snow down that much."

Read the whole Express article titled, "Shocking new footage claims to prove the existence of the YETI"
Map of the Adygeya Republic where the yeti was filmed

The Mirror has a nice narrative from the investigators point of view as well as some reporting on the evidence.
The local team then set off to investigate, and as they headed off into the forest said they were stunned when they heard the crunching of snow, and managed to grab footage of a hairy creature as it emerged from the trees.

After taking a plaster cast of the alleged footprint, the group have now handed their findings to local scientists for analysis.
The entire Mirror article titled, "Is this proof of bigfoot? New 'yeti' video shows giant hairy beast walking through forest"

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Russia Announces DNA Test Results of Kemerovo "Yeti Hair"

A sketch of what a Yeti might look like src:MailOnline

"The Yeti's DNA is evidently less than one per cent different to that of a human." --Siberian Times

Today the Daily Mail published the headline "Sasquatch in Siberia? Hair found in Russian cave 'belonged to unknown mammal closely related to man'"

A bear, a dog, a Yeti or an old woman's hair - test conclude it is a mammal
closely related to a human? Picture: The Siberian TImes

Yeti news from Russia usually upticks this time of year, culminating to its highest peak towards Western Siberia's Yeti Day celebrated on November 11th.

You can read our post earlier this month about the Yeti hair mentioned in today's article. We also have a huge collection of posts regarding Yeti's in the Kemerovo region.

You can read the Daily Mail article below, as well as watch the accompanying video.

Astonishing claims were made in Russia today that DNA tests on suspected 'Yeti hair' reveals the existence of 'an unknown mammal closely related to man'.
The 'tests' were conducted on samples of hair found in a Siberian cave during an international expedition last year.

'We had ten samples of hair to study, and have concluded that they belong to mammal, but not a human,' said Professor Valentin Sapunov, of the Russian State Hydrometeorological Institute.

Nor did the hair belong to any known animal from the region such as a bear, wolf, or goat, he claimed.

Analysis was conducted in the Russia and US and 'agreed the hair came from a human-like creature which is not a Homo sapien yet is more closely related to man than a monkey', said the Siberian Times, citing claims made on a regional government website in Russia in the area where the hair samples were allegedly found.

It stated that long-awaited scientific tests were conducted on their hair at two institutions in Russia and one in Idaho in the US.

'All three world level universities have finished DNA analysis of the hair and said that the hair belongs to a creature which is closer by its biological parameters to Homo sapiens than a monkey. The Yeti's DNA is evidently less than one per cent different to that of a human.'
The tests were undertaken on hair found one year ago in the Azasskaya Cave in the Mourt Shoriya area of Kemerovo region in Siberia, it was alleged.

The 2011 expedition to  the remote cave complex in Kemerovo when the alleged Yeti hair was found was led by Dr Igor Birtsev, seen as Russia's leading advocate of the existence of the abominable snowman.

He last night questioned the conclusions saying he was seeking more information about the alleged tests.

The Siberian Times said only 'scant' details were made available of the 'DNA findings'.

Sapunov claimed that the prestigious Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences was involved in the tests.

Yeti 'sightings' have been reported for centuries in most continents but the creature has evaded capture and no remains have ever been discovered.

Several 'sightings' of yetis have been made recently according to a Russian official and fishermen in Siberia.

'We shouted to them - do you need help?,' said fisherman Vitaly Vershinin.

'They just rushed away, all in fur, walking on two legs, making their way through the bushes and with two other limbs, straight up the hill.'

He continued: 'What did we think? It could not be bears, as the bear walks on all-fours, and they ran on two.... so then they were gone.'

Russia's leading researcher on yetis, Igor Burtsev claims around 30 of the 'abominable snowmen' live in the Kemerovo region, where these sightings were.

SRC: Daily Mail

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