This week on Josh Gates’ Destination Truth, the team investigate The Jersey Devil in New Jersey and then head to the highlands of China in search of the Yeren.
The Jersey Devil is famous way beyond the tales that locals have told for close on 300 years and takes the form of a huge man-like beast with a giant heads and horns, though the actual descriptions vary a great deal.
It’s said that it all stems from a woman who was about to have her thirteenth child and, at the end of her tether, uttered the wish let this one be a devil. Sure enough when the baby was born it soon turned into a terrifying devil and began attacking people. Since then the legend has grown and their have been dozens of reports of attacks and numerous sightings.
Later Josh and the team head to the other side of the world as they search for China’s version of Bigfoot, known the Yeren.
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The alleged bigfoot or abominable snowman crossed from right to left in front of the car, some 22 miles from the nearest village.
The “sighting” was 162 miles southeast of Ufa, capital of the region also known as Bashkiria.
Dodgy dashcam footage of a snowy roadPH
Is this footage undeniable evidence of Yeti’s existence?
Usually, these sightings are some hallucinations, a product of the imagination
Dr Anatoly Yakovlev, Bashkir State University
“Maybe it is somebody’s joke, but who would do it in such a remote place at night?”
Russian TV channel NTV announced: “Mysterious creature resembling yeti scared tourists in Bashkirian forest.”
One report said “the yeti was covered in white hair”.
A mysterious figure running across the road
A mysterious ape-like and furry figure is seen dashing across the road
Dr Anatoly Yakovlev, a zoology expert at Bashkir State University, dismissed the claims that the legendary yeti had been spotted in his region.
“No single expert – zoologist or paleontologist – has ever found a single bone of a yeti, not even excrements, I am sorry.
“Nothing was ever found or seen.”
Yeti seen running across the roadPH
The likeness to the abominable snowman is frightening
He insisted dismissively: “Usually, these sightings are some hallucinations, a product of the imagination.”
Another theory is that the ‘yeti’ was a wild animal poacher seeking to escape from police .
Each year Russia boasts a number of “sightings” of yetis, with the Siberian region of Kemerovo the most common location.