Sightings of the elusive hominid are on the rise ahead of next month's conference and expedition.
In one incident government official Sergei Adlyakov communicated a sighting from a Shorsky National Park state inspector who said "the creature did not look like a bear and quickly disappeared after breaking some branches off the bushes." In another case fisherman Vitaly Vershinin witnessed what he believed to be two of the creatures near Myski village. "Sailing up the river I saw on the bank what I thought were two bears," he said. "When they noticed me, they easily stood straight upright and went away... I did not wish to chase them."
The third incident occured in Siberia's Kemerovo region by some locals who remain unnamed. "We were sailing in a boat without an engine," they told officials. "On the rock above the Mras-Su River we saw some tall animals looking like people. We realised that they were not in dark clothes but covered by dark fur. They did walk like people."
"Russia's leading 'yeti expert' Igor Burtsev, head of the International Centre of Hominology, said he believes the supposed Myski sighting to be 'significant' though was unaware of the later National Shorsky Park case."
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Source: Siberian Times
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