Siberia Turns Up 'Proof' of Yeti

Officials find 'footprints' and 'supposed bed'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2011 4:40 PM CDT
Updated Oct 15, 2011 7:00 AM CDT
No yetis were injured in the making of this photo.   (AP Photo/The Yeti Project Japan and distributed by Japan's Kyodo News)

(Newser) – Siberian officials say they've uncovered concrete proof of an Abominable Snowman living nearby. Have they actually spotted him? Well, not Yeti—but during an expedition to the Shoria mountains, participants found the creature's "footprints, his supposed bed, and various markers with which the yeti marks his territory," according to a government website.

Officials in the Kemerovo region say they invited researchers from several countries, including the US and Canada, for the trip. Now scientists are apparently analyzing the Yeti "artifacts" in a Siberian laboratory. People have long-pursued the mythic Yeti in the Shoria mountains, a sparsely populated area known for coal and metal mining. It's now trying to add tourism to the local economy, AFP reports. (Click through to see the "Yeti" captured by Chinese hunters.)

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