By Jack Brummet, Unexplained Phenomena Ed.illustration by Jack Brummet
In the northwest, we always hope that one of our proximate Sasquatch will be honored, rather than some Commie Yeti. But, scientists and Bigfoot watchers believe there may now be solid evidence that Yetis exist in the Siberian tundra, reports the Guardian.
A dozen-plus experts from around the world have declared that they are 95% certain of the animal’s existence at a daylong conference in the town of Tashtagol in the Kemerovo region. In recent years, locals there have reported numerous sightings of the--using our favorite name-- abominable snowman.
The Kemerovo government announced on Oct. 10 that a two-day expedition in October, to the region’s Azassky cave and Karatag peak “collected irrefutable evidence” of yetis’ existence on the wintry plateau.
“Conference participants came to the conclusion that the artifacts found give 95% evidence of the habitation of the ‘snow man’ on Kemerovo region territory,” read their statement. “In one of the detected tracks, Russian scientist Anatoly Fokin noted several hairs that might belong to the yeti.” The group also discovered footprints, a presumed bed and various other pieces of evidence. .
The scientific community has always disputed the existence of the yeti (a/k/a Bigfoot a/k/a Sasquatch a/k/a abominable snowman) because of the lack of any conclusive or hard physical evidence. However, hundreds of sightings of Yetis have been reported in Himalayan countries and in North America, where it is known as Sasquatch, or Bigfoot.