Feb
20
2009

I've spent years building this search program: Hopefully I'll have a color version someday.
I've spent years building this search program: Hopefully I'll have a color version someday.Courtesy JGordon
Here at Science Buzz, we deal in facts. Cold, hard, frosty, refreshing facts.

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So, hey, check this out: there might be yetis in Siberia.

Yes sir, the search is on for yetis in Siberia, in a region where yeti sightings have skyrocketed in the last few weeks. While folks in the area claim to have been seeing upright, hairy creatures for years, 10 sightings in the past few weeks have got people concerned. Concerned and excited.

Local officials have launched a yeti-finding expedition, which has so far found approximately zero yetis, but has discovered an intriguing footprint in a nearby cave. (Images of the footprint can be found at the link to Cryptomundo above).

Despite my dedication to cryptozoology and the cryptocouch, I’m not sure that departmental petty cash is going to get me to Siberia to verify anything for y’all. So I must remain here, on the cryptocouch, doing what I can with what I’ve got. And that’s not much.

Still, reports have the creatures at about six-feet-tall, with red and black fur. I ran this description through my visual yeti database (see associated image), and I can conclusively say that we’re dealing with a heretofore-undocumented variety of yeti. This might not seem like a very significant thing, but it’s important in science to understand what you aren’t dealing with. Then you can move on to what you might be dealing with. And that’s where we’re at now.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

shanai's picture
shanai says:

Hmmm.... six feet tall, covered in fur. You just described Joaquin Phoenix, who actually lives in LA, not Russia.

posted on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 2:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Don't see a link to cryptomundo?

posted on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 3:34pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

It's under "There might be yetis in Siberia." (Pink letters should always have a link in them on Science Buzz.)

But here's the address: http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/sib-yeti-update

posted on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 4:48pm

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