Does Big Foot Have a Foothold in Siberia?
According to news sources, an expedition led by the Russian Orthodox Bishop of Kemerovo set off in search of a Bigfoot-like creature that was sighted by some frightened hunters in the area. A news report just last week claimed that some local hunters near the Azass Cave on Mount Shoriya had spotted “some hairy humanoid creatures” that resemble some kind of brown bear from a distance. They have black or red fur all over their bodies and stand some 5-6 feet tall. With the report came one of those things they say is worth a thousand words; namely, a photograph from the inside of the cave showing the track of an unidentified creature.
The priest is also expected to make a private visit to open and bless a small church at a gulag barracks camp in Mount Shoriya. There were many of these camps during the Soviet era. The expedition will require snowmobiles to reach the village where the Bigfoot sightings took place. A spokesman from the Russian news-agency, RIA Novost said:
“A more formal scientific expedition to investigate the sighting is currently being organized for this coming summer. The financial details are being worked out, and there are already many enthusiasts, businessmen and hunters ready to help.”
Nikita Shulbayev, deputy head of the local administration said:
“People here are scared the creatures will attack villages because of hunger. We made a decision to send an expedition to research this issue. We need to understand whether they are dangerous for people and we need to calm people down.”
The head of the department of anthropology at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology in Moscow is not impressed and he stresses that despite the numerous reports of their sightings throughout the world, anthropologists have never seen or studied the body of a Bigfoot or yeti. He further stated that the spotting of singular yetis is “biological nonsense” as a large population must exist in order to create generation after generation. He made no comment about the fact that this particular sighting involved several creatures.
Whatever these things are or aren’t, it would seem that the entire matter is a lot more frightening for the creatures, n’est ce pas?
M Dee Dubroff