Mascot adds to the silliness of unscientific Russian Yeti

Miners have a mascot

The Shorya coal pit in the Kemerovo region, which the locals say has the largest number of “Yeti”-the strange species known as“Big Foot” now has its own mascot, in the shape of a blue-eyed smiling yeti with a miner’s helmet on his head and a miner’s pick on his shoulders. A sketch depicting the image of a snowman won the open competition titled “Yeti Talisman”.

The imaginary creature, which has evoked heated debates and hypotheses in the world has variously been known as “Bigfoot, Snowman, Forest-Dweller and many more”. It is more correct to talk about a snowman who lives alongside us, says Igor Burtsev, Director of the Moscow International Center for the study of the snowman.

“They live in squalid conditions, live like animals, don’t use work instruments, don’t wear clothes or use fire, and don’t compete with people. But they have sufficient intellect and rely on the paranormal ability They live in a different orbit, not in the other world, but nocturnal. They avoid contact with people and live in inaccessible places.”

The Yeti is a tourist brand of the Shorya mines since February 2009, when the local hunters saw in the taiga a human like creature covered in furs, for the first time. According to Burtsev, Shorya, which is a part of the Altai coalmining system is where the snowman reproduces.

Source: Voice of Russia

Happy Yeti is happy to have a job

A few observations…

There has been a HUGE push for tourism in this region due to economic conditions. The Yeti (Russia equivalent of Bigfoot or Sasquatch) has been used as a beacon for tourism. Burtsev DESPERATELY wants the scientific community to recognize the creature as real. But, he is off the edge with highly questionable methods and evidence. Also note, he makes nifty excuses for why good evidence has not been found even to go so far as to say they are paranormal. Oh, very scientific. That’s why no credible person wants to touch this Russian Yeti thing with a 10 foot pole anymore. It’s not science, it’s not even reality. It’s tourism and make believe.

Check on our other posts for more on this including when Mr. Burtsev who stopped by to comment.

  3 comments for “Mascot adds to the silliness of unscientific Russian Yeti

  1. March 22, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    I wonder if the push for tourism is working? I figured this is the right venue to show off my precognition abilities. I foresee Yeti will be in the Kemerovo news in the weeks leading up to November 11th 2012. This date also happens to be the beginning of the Kemerovo skiing season.

    • March 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

      That sounds about right! Come for Yeti, stay for the skiing.

      • March 23, 2012 at 4:53 PM

        I love that tag line!

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