Yeti shenanigans from Siberia – 2015 edition

The Siberian Times has a new ridiculous story about a Yeti footprint. This story is on the heels of a recent tale of a telepathic yeti.

The alleged footprint – twice the size of a man’s – was spotted close to the Mras-Su River in Kemerovo region, Russia’s main area for alleged Yeti sightings. Denis Alexandrov, 12, saw the giant’s mark as he wandered around his campsite with other children early in the morning.The boy asked his father Andrei, 49, for a camera, saying he had found an ‘unusual footprint’. Andrei said that until now he did not believe in Yeti, but he has changed his mind after inspecting what his son had found. He described the print as being ‘from the ring finger to the elbow of an adult’, or twice the size of his own, but resembling a human foot.

Source: Yeti again!

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Why this is bogus:

  1. It’s one print. What multi-legged animal makes one print and not a track of at least some sort in mud/clay to follow? This alone makes this story of no value. It very much looks like a hoax, not a real print anyway.
  2. The source is the Siberian Times. They have horrendous coverage of monsters, treating them as real and over-exaggerating the story. They are not a reputable source.
  3. Every year there are stories such as these proposing that the Yeti is stomping around the Kemerovo area. None have been shown as any more than a joke to get tourists to visit.

In consideration of the history of the Yeti tourism push in Kemerovo and the multiple hoaxing that has occurred, as well as the reasons above, we dub this story FAKETY FAKE FAKE. You should not waste your time considering it real. The Yeti of Kemerovo is synonymous with hoaxes. Don’t fall for this latest one.

More:

The creature is also called the almas, or almasty. Monster news from Russia continues to be just as awful as ever.

Creating a Yeti tourist trap in Siberia

Russians claim Yeti hair identified: Doubt abounds (Update: 200 Ninja yetis)

Yeti again: Russian Bigfoot in the news (2012)

 

 

 

  6 comments for “Yeti shenanigans from Siberia – 2015 edition

  1. September 1, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    Not a real print? Looks like real footprint made by a real hoaxer to me.

  2. Sean A. Elliott
    September 1, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    It doesn’t look any worse than many of the other man ape tracks we are presented with, yet tracks are declared to be the best evidence we have. Much consideration is given to the track evidence from Paul Freeman ( the prints that contain the bulk of the dermal ridge impressions) despite their comical appearance. People seem ready to accept the dermals as real, while completely ignoring the ridiculous, amateur undertanding of anotomy they display. In fact they accept it as good evidence despite his admission of prior hoaxing! A quick look at a few Bigfoot related websites reveal that any vaguely foot shaped impression in the ground is acceptable sign of Sasquatch activity. We are long, long past the point where a footprint constitutes quality evidence. What is needed at the very least is clear sustained footage of the quality seen in wildlife documentaries, but preferably an actual body.

  3. Russian Skeptic
    September 1, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Indeed. It is an imitation sculpted manually, and only as good as a child is able to make. A 12-year-old child is likely to have enough experience with modelling clay to create this.

  4. Ben
    September 1, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Obviously the Hulk jumped from a distance away, landed here on one foot then jumped again without lowering the other foot.

  5. Apexdisorder
    September 2, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    http://youtu.be/N5ar2z4-_8k

    Regarding dermal ridges.
    His website goes into depth on a few issues.

  6. Tony
    September 2, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    That’s the only rational explanation.

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