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!
Why this is bogus:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The creature is also called the almas, or almasty. Monster news from Russia continues to be just as awful as ever.