RUSSIAN tourists claim a yeti dashed across a snowy road in front of a car in the Ural Mountains.
By WILL STUART
PUBLISHED: 15:54, Mon, Nov 21, 2016 | UPDATED: 16:14, Mon, Nov 21, 2016
The travellers were driving close to 5,213 ft high Mount Bolshoy Iremel in Bashkortostan region when the unidentified creature was caught on a dashcam.
WATCH: YETI found? Bizarre footage shows ‘abominable snowman’ dashing across mountain
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.