Boy finds 'Yeti' footprint on camping trip in Siberia

Huge footprint discovered in Shorsky National Park


A schoolboy found a huge footprint of a 'Yeti' during a camping trip in Siberia.

The print was twice the size of a man's foot, said the boy's father Andrei Alexandrov, 49.

Denis, 12, noticed the alleged sign of the Abominable Snowman on an early morning walk with other children close to his tent in the mountainous Shorsky National Park in Kemerovo region.

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"I'm into hunting so I understand a bit about footprints," said Andrei, who claimed he did not believe in Yeti before he witnessed the giant footprint in clay.

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"We went to the place where the kids saw the footprint, and the only thing I can say was 'I now know it exists'.

"The creature must have been very tall," he told The Siberian Times.

"The edges of the footprint were sharp, which means the creature left the footprint not too long ago."

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It had rained in the night and the campers, who were on a boat trip on the remote Mras-Su River, did not hear any strange noises.

It is the second Yeti claim in the region this summer.

Artist and sculptor Andrey Lyubchenko claimed he met a Yeti while out walking in the early morning on 27 July.

"It happened so unexpectedly and fast that I had no time to get scared," he said.

"The Yeti was about two and a half metres tall, with thick dark brown hair like a bear's - but a lot softer. He was holding a wooden stick, with bits of hair wrapped around it. But the main thing was his eyes; they were just like light-coloured human eyes."

Kemerovo region is famed for sightings of Yeti, though some have been proven to be hoaxes.

Yeti hunter Igor Burtsev - head of the Russian International Centre of Hominology, based in Kemerovo region, estimated that as many as 30 Yetis roam this part of Russia.

Another claim suggested 200 of the fabled creatures in southern Siberia.

Bryan Sykes, Fellow of Wolfson College, and former Professor of Human Genetics at Oxford University, tested three samples of suspected Yeti hair from Kemerovo in 2013.

His DNA tests established that the hair was from a horse, a racoon and an American Black Bear. The latter two are not native to Russia.

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