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Map showing Kemerovo. Altai is between it and Urumqi.
Recently, I have been following some articles online regarding the Siberian Yeti. I am skeptical about this particular Yeti, but I want to share it with my readers.
Siberia is quite far from Patagonia yet both places share some common features which may link any hominids in one place with those in the other:
- Empty spaces - not crowded with human beings
- A relatively unpolluted and natural environment
- A similar environment: mountains, forests, lakes and steppes
- Myths regarding ape-men
- Similar people (Central Siberia is the alleged home of the native American people) - perhaps similar myths?
As Siberia is the home of Denisovans and Neanderthals also lived in Western-Central Asia, it is the likely source of American hominid cryptids.
Well, an online article published in the Daily Mail's November 15, 2011 edition, mentions "Yeti 'nests'".
The intertwined saplings shown in the photographs seem to be flimsy evidence and the footprint in the ice may be "man made". Personally I tend to believe that the authorities at Kemerovo Region are fishing for tourists interested in sighting the Yeti and promoting their region as a Yeti haven. (see my Oct. 2010 post about Cryptids and Tourism which mentions Russian Yetis.
On the other hand, as you can see in the map above or int the map of Kemerovo published in the article, that it is very close to Altai (where Russia, Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan meet), home of Denisovans.
They have also found some tufts of hair. Lets wait for the DNA tests to reveal who they belong to.
Well, that is all for now!
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