Saturday, June 14, 2014

Russian Scientist Claims That Around 200 YETIS are Living in Siberia

Professor claims scientific tests, such as DNA  checks, prove hair samples from remote cave belonged to human-like mammal  unknown to man

A row has erupted in Russia over a biological  scientist’s claim that some 200 Yeti live in a large area of southern  Siberia.
Professor Valentin Sapunov has  infuriated  academics with his assertion that scientific tests, including  DNA checks, found  that hair samples from a remote cave belonged to a  human-like mammal unknown to  man.
Now he has gone further by claiming a population of 200 Yeti exist in the forested Kemerovo, Khakassia and  Altai  regions of Siberia.
This number allows them to successfully  reproduce, said the academic from the Russian State HydroMeteorological  University.
‘He claims there have been no  confirmed  sightings of the Yeti because they have an acute sense of  danger,’ reported the  Siberian Times.
But other Russian experts are deeply  unimpressed by Professor Sapunov’s theories, saying he has put his Big Foot in  it  with claims that there is DNA backing for the existence of the  Yeti.
Far from finding the Abonimable  Snowman, his  scientific claims on the subject amount to abominable  lies, Oleg Pugachev,  director of the Zoological Institute of Russian  Academy of Science, told  state-run newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
This institute was one of three where  Professor Sapunov claimed the ‘Yeti hair’ – found a year ago – was  tested.