Russian YETI HOAX? Siberian governor made officials dress up as BIGFOOT in hopes of tourist boom

Posted On: Apr 15, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Russian YETI HOAX? Siberian governor made officials dress up as BIGFOOT in hopes of tourist boom

A former governor of Russia's Kemerovo Region has confessed he was so keen to support rumors of a ski resort town being inhabited by Yeti, he told officials to dress up in furs and roam the woods to try and “attract” tourists.
Reports of sightings of an elusive ape-like creature known as Yeti, Sasquatch, Abominable Snowman or Big Foot had long been part of the local lore in the Gornaya Shoriya Mountains. Some local hunters have claimed that they've encountered the furry two-meter-tall being in the wild, with cryptozoologists and other fans of the supernatural visiting the area from time to time.
But in a baffling revelation on Thursday, former governor Aman Tuleyev, who headed the Kemerovo Region between 1997 and 2018, has admitted that he might have played a part in stirring up the Big Foot buzz - after seeing it as an ideal opportunity to increase the flow of tourists to the local ski resorts.
“I must confess: I'm guilty. It was me, who had been stirring up interest towards the Yeti,” Tuleyev wrote in a...

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