Update: New Russian Scientific Bigfoot Expedition

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on October 12th, 2010

An update to the story posted here on Cryptomundo on September, 23, 2010.

New Russian Scientific Bigfoot Expedition

Russian yetis start a war with bears

An expedition that was looking for the mysterious yeti in Mountain Shoria – a faraway region in the Siberian taiga – has recently returned home. The expedition’s members claim that the forest fires of this extremely hot summer made Altai yetis move to the Kuzbass region, where they have started a “war” with local bears.

Searches for this mysterious creature, also known as “bigfoot” or “snowman”, started several decades ago. People look for yetis – or, at least, their traces – elsewhere: in Canada, Europe, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Russia. Several times, yetis’ traces have been found – footsteps that resemble that of humans but are too big for a man, flocks of hair or gigantic branch shelters in forests. In 1967, a certain Roger Patterson even filmed a yeti in northern California, but experts still argue whether this shooting is real or fake.

This year’s expedition to Mountain Shoria is already the third. One of its participants, the director of the International Center for Hominology Igor Burtsev assures that yetis leave traces of their stay in the taiga and fight with local bears.

“They make strange pyramidal constructions of trunks and branches in the wood – sometimes 3 or 4 meters, sometimes only 30 cm high. Sometimes they bend huge trees and twist their trunks like wheels. A human being is just not strong enough for that, and there seems to be no need for bears to do this. At first, we thought that yetis do this to make shelters, but then we came to the conclusion that this is a sort of landmark for them. Or, maybe, this is a way for a yeti to say something to its congeners.”

Igor Burtsev has talked with local residents who claim that they have seen yetis with their own eyes. Sometimes, farmers take them for wood goblins.

“Folk beliefs say that the wood goblin is the master of the woods. All animals, even bears, submit to him. The wood goblin has a strong hypnotic power, thus he is not afraid of any animal.”

Scientists think that these ancient beliefs do have some grounding – it seems that today yetis in Siberia are competing with bears, and the yetis are winning – they are obviously stronger and have rudimentary intellect. If this “war” between yetis and bears continues, there is a risk that bears will not sleep this winter because of a shortage of food, instead going to villages in search of something to eat. To prevent this, the region’s authorities plan to organize bear feeding. However, it seems that local residents have already found a common language with the yetis – they leave candies for them and communicate with them mentally – yetis are believed to be telepathic. Igor Burtsev even claims that to a certain extent, yetis can imitate the human language. “I would, without doubt, call the yeti another species of man,” he says.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

6 Responses to “Update: New Russian Scientific Bigfoot Expedition”

  1. RandyS responds:

    The problem with reports like these is that whatever was actually said has been filtered through a reporter, presumably an editor, and a translator, each with their own opinions, goals, and subjective takes on what is being reported.

    No proof is offered on any of the “facts” being reported — the war with bears, local inhabitants being in telepathic contact with the “yetis,” etc. There’s no way to assess the validity of anything in this report.

  2. Igor Bourtsev responds:

    RandyS, you are right!

    I never told about war between bears and homins!

    A dishonest journalist has made “my words” up! He even did not speak to me, though he was in the same group where I was.

    But all other things written in this report is true – the report is combined fron the info of two journalist. A part about bears made by a liar from Kemerovo city, but another part – bigger one – made by an honest female journalist from Novosibirsk city, she spoke to me for a long time and her report was correct.

  3. Igor Bourtsev responds:

    On the contrary, in that region in this Summer there were too many bears and almost no homins (I call them adjacent men), and bears bothered local habitants coming close to their houses, especially those of them who live in small villages or even in forest cabins. Probably bears came from Altai Mnts, there were really many broad fires, even some villages were burned.

    As to homins I could not find fresh made markers in that local place (the Karatag Mnt), where I found a lot of fresh markers in previous summer. May be because the water springs there were dryed.

    Though some signs of their presence there I found, like beds in grass, but no footprints of bears or elks around.

  4. springheeledjack responds:

    I’ve heard of these telepathic claims before from the russian world of yeti and bigfoot. Does anyone else know if that is specific to that region, because I really haven’t heard much on that front elsewhere…though the Native Americans appear to attach supernatural traits to sasquatch.

    I remember seeing a program where a russian witness experienced “glowing eyes” that hypnotized her.

    On the other front, yeah, I’d like to know what proof is present to give “scientists” the idea that yetis and bears are “warring” with each other…

  5. red_pill_junkie responds:

    “War” or not, how about putting a collar with a small camera on one of those bears? Might yield interesting results…

  6. Igor Bourtsev responds:

    red_pill_junkie, it’s excellent idea!
    If you personally realise it, you’ll get gratitude!

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