25 March 2011, JellyBean @ 7:37 am

For centuries, and particularly in the past decade, there have been reports of strange, hairy hominids roaming around Siberia – one of the world’s most remote regions.

Some people believe that these beings are probably the remnants of a Neanderthal-type race of humans. Others say that they may be a form of great ape.

Now government officials in Siberia are going to officially investigate these strange claims:

Government officials in Siberia are planning to set up a special research institute dedicated to the study of yetis following a number of recent mysterious sightings of the folkloric creature.

Hominology experts, who are lined up to lead the studies at Kemerovo University, are eager to prove their existence after people in remote parts of the region claim to have caught a glimpse of the elusive being.

According to 15 witness statements by Siberian locals in the Kemerovo region, 7-ft tall, hairy, manlike creatures have been spotted wandering the Mount Shoria wilderness, with one man even claiming to have saved a yeti from drowning in a river while hunting.

Villager, Afanasy Kiskorov in Tashtagol reportedly witnessed the yeti activity first-hand. He said: “Their bodies were covered in red-and-black fur and they could climb trees. The creature was screaming in fear after falling into a swollen mountain river.”

Despite the alleged sightings, no photographic evidence as yet confirms the existence of the ‘abominable snowmen.’

However, hair specimens, large footprints and huge branch shelters in forests have fuelled scientific belief to traces of the yetis, described as the ‘Neanderthal ancestors of man.’

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