Fishermen and a forestry worker in Siberia have claimed that a group of yetis are on the loose in the area.
There were three reported sightings in recent weeks.
One person who reported spying the beast said “We shouted, ‘Do you need help?’ They rushed away, all in fur, walking on two legs, making their way through the bushes and with two other limbs, straight up the hill.
The person who made the report added: “It could not be bears, as the bear walks on all fours, and they ran on two. Then they were gone.”
On a second sighting on the bank of the Mras-Su River several days later, an unnamed fisherman was quoted as saying: “We saw some tall animals looking like people.”
He added: “Our binoculars were broken and did not let us see them sharply. We waved at the animals but they did not respond, then quickly ran back into the forest, walking on two legs.
“We realized that they were not in dark clothes but covered by dark fur. They did walk like people.”
And in a third sighting a forestry inspector reported seeing a yeti in a national park, a government official said.
Sergei Adlyakov said: “The creature did not look like a bear and quickly disappeared after breaking some branches off the bushes.”
Russia’s leading yeti expert Igor Burtsev, head of the International Center of Hominology, claimed sightings were ‘significant’.
At a similar expedition last year, he claimed to have found yeti hair though no DNA findings have been released.
He claims the creature — also known as bigfoot and Sasquatch — is the missing link between Neanderthal man and modern human beings.
Burtsev has previously claimed a population of around 30 yetis are living in Russia’s Kemerovo region.
He said: “We have good evidence of the yeti living in our region, and we have heard convincing details from experts elsewhere in Russia and in the U.S. and Canada.
“The description of the habits of the Abominable Snowmen are similar from all over the world.”
Russian scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilisations within the next two decades, Andrei Finkelstein, a top Russian astronomer said.
“The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms … Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years,” said Finkelstein.
The director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Applied Astronomy Institute was speaking at an international forum dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life.
He said that 10% of the known planets circling suns in the galaxy resemble Earth.
If water can be found there, then so can life, he said, adding that aliens would most likely resemble humans with two arms, two legs and a head.
“They may have different colour skin, but even we have that,” he said.
Finkelstein’s institute runs a programme similar to SETI which was launched in the 1960s to watch for and beam out radio signals to outer space.
“The whole time we have been searching for extraterrestrial civilisations, we have mainly been waiting for messages from space and not the other way,” he said.
According to Russian television a huge UFO of about 650 feet in diameter bigger than the commercial plane was seen on May 16, 2011 above Khabarovsk, the second important city at the eastern end of the country.
The UFO was so threatening that it was attacked by military men. People of Khabarovsk said it was scary to see a huge craft that spin and descended overflew their city.
Military considered its presence in the sky to be hostile and immediately decided to shoot missiles and artillery against the UFO missiles even reached the UFO but suddenly UFO changed its direction and propelled out into space and disappeared. Witnesses tried to record the UFO event that lasted 2 hours, but inexplicably the object wasn’t caught on tape.
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