Scientists say they are 95% sure that Yeti’s exist and solid proof should come within months. According to Igor Burtsev, head of the International Center Of Hominology, speaking at an international conference on the subject said, the world is “on the brink of finding the Yeti at long last.” Russian researchers are claiming, even know they only have some hair samples and found tracks in the snow, they have “indisputable proof.”
“We have good evidence of Yeti in our region,” said Burtsev. “And now we have convincing details from experts elsewhere in Russia and in the US and Canada.”
The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, India and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region, and are part of their history and mythology. Stories of the Yeti first emerged as a facet of Western popular culture in the 19th century.
One proclaimed witness of the yeti’s existence, John Bindernagel, a 70-year-old Canadian Yeti-hunter, gave testimony at the conference.
“We now know a lot of anatomical details from people’s accounts,” Bindernagel added. “The neck is very short and very thick, the eyes deeply set, the chin is rounded, the ears are usually covered with hair, the arms are long. The foot looks human-like but is broader. Some people say they can distinguish the males from the more slender females.”
The Russian search for the yeti was conducted, in part, by a small group of researchers invited to participate in a “yeti conference.” Apparently, the team found some gray hairs in a clump moss in a Russian cave in the Kemerovo region in western Siberia. According to a spokesman for the Kemerovo region, “During the expedition to the Azasskaya cave, conference participants gathered indisputable proof that the Shoria mountains are inhabited by the ‘Snow Man.’ They found his footprints, his supposed bed, and various markers with which the yeti uses to denote his territory.”
This is, of course, not the first time that searchers have claimed strong, or even indisputable, proof of the yeti. In 2007, American TV show host Josh Gates claimed he found three mysterious footprints in snow near a stream in Nepal’s region of the Himalaya Mountains. Locals were skeptical, suggesting that he simply misinterpreted a bear track. No follow-up information ever emerged, and the “Gates track,” once touted internationally as strong evidence of the yeti, is now largely forgotten.