October 3, 2011
Scientists to gather in Russia to study Yeti
By Stefan Korshak | Deutsche Presse-Agentur
MOSCOW — Scientists from seven countries will gather to discuss the possible existence of the fabled Yeti and the creature's biology and habits, Russian officials in the central Siberian town Tashtagol told the German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur.
Cryptozoological researchers from Russia, the United States and China will attend the meetings scheduled from Thursday to Saturday in Kemerovo province some 2,000 miles east of Moscow.
The experts will present "surprising insights, and unique photographs and audio recordings" about the creature, a Kemerovo spokesman said.
Local game wardens have cited evidence allegedly obtained by a motion-triggered camera in a cave some 50 miles away from Tashtagol as possible proof of the existence of an unknown hominid in the area.
Last year, the Kemerovo regional administration issued a "Yeti warning" and called on local residents to be on the lookout for a hairy bipedal creature which might come into the open looking for food because of forest fires burning in the area at the time.
The most recent Yeti expedition in the Kemerovo region took place in September.
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