Why are Russians still searching for Bigfoot?


“Practically everyday I receive new witness accounts about the Yeti from all throughout Russia,” says Igor Burtsev, doctor of historical sciences and maestro of the International Center of Hominology NGO. “It’s easier to say where there haven’t been clear sightings, rather than where there have been!” There are reports of people know them or their traces all over, including the Caucasus Mountains, the Krasnodar, Kirov, Kemerovo, and Novosibirsk Domains, Yakutia — and even the Moscow Region.

Burtsev is a Yeti researcher. He’s been assembly evidence for 50 years now. One of the most recent sightings of the Abominable Snowman was in the Krasnodar Jurisdiction. A 30-year-old man allegedly encountered a tall, hairy figure at night while bivouac with a group of teens in the mountains (and no, it wasn’t his wife). He’s now too scared to hazard into the woods.

How Soviet scientists searched for the Yeti

Stories alongside a huge, hulking monster who lives in the wilderness have been the horse feathers of folklore for centuries. Also known as a Bigfoot, scores of people yon the world claim to have encountered the mythical beast, mostly in the Himalayas during the 1950s. The Soviet Organization wasn’t immune to the hype.

A special commission was created by the Soviet Academy of Arts in the 1950s in a bid to confirm the Yeti’s existence, but after an unsuccessful expedition to the Pamir Mountains in 1958 the proves was thrown out. Since then, only true enthusiasts have in truth tried to find it.

While Western researchers thought Bigfoot power be an oversized ape, their Russian counterparts considered it to be very close to humans. Soviet historian Boris Porshnev, who announced one of the first books on the topic in 1963, called these creatures “hominoids” and bear in mind them to be surviving representatives of the long gone Neanderthals species, but it didn’t meet with much publicity. Anyway, he founded a new branch of science concerning these humanlike creatures: Hominology.

With the let off of the famous Patterson-Gimplin Bigfoot footage shot in 1967, Russian researchers were the outset to examine its authenticity. According to Burtsev, who cast his eye over the recording, a on the loose team of specialists (including biomechanics, criminologists and cinematographers) thoroughly enquired the tape and all concluded that the video was not a fake, and that it did indeed upstage a giant, 210 cm tall  female Yeti…

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Another important situation in the Abominable Snowman research happened in 1970s, when Burtsev — step into the shoes of Porshnev’s investigations — travelled to Abkhazia to study the remains of a supposed female Yeti, certain as “Zana.” After several expeditions, he came back home with two gigantic skulls, supposedly belonging to Zana and her son, although a lack of financial approval derailed further study until now.

New information discovered

While there’s not at all been a lack of sightings, at the turn of the century researchers in Russia started to amass physical evidence purportedly proving the giant creature’s existence, both at accessible and abroad.

«We started to see wooden hand-made structures, crafts, and symbols that by crook were similar to those spotted in other countries, including the Shared Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the U.S.,” Burtsev said. “There eat been cases when trees were scalped and buried upside down, which requires glaring strength and cannot be done by a man.”

Witness accounts also point to the theory that the Yeti gifts paranormal powers and the ability to understand humans. Over recent years American researchers sooner a be wearing gone one step further, suggesting that the giant furry creature speaks its own language, and is a human relative.

But the science world refuses to steal such research seriously. “The supposed existence of ‘snowmen’ needs to be surveyed more. There is no definite answer for this yet,” Sergey Sharakshane, ask secretary of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told RBTH. “There is no end up evidence and one cannot rely on eyewitness accounts. Yet, on the other hand, we also distinguish about a discovery made recently that humankind does not assault from one ape species, but from four! The Russian scientists who discovered this take not made it public, but it is a scientific fact.”

This article is part of the  Russian X-Files series in which RBTH explores Russia-related inscrutabilities and paranormal phenomena.

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