Russian Bigfoot Researcher Dr. Igor Burtsev Downplays Yeti Hair DNA Results

We mentioned a few days ago that we have grown weary of anything Bigfoot related that comes out of Russia, especially if it's coming from the Russian government. Officials there have been known to make wild claims of Yeti evidence hoping that it would attract more tourists to the Siberia area. The latest claim they're making now is that their labs have confirmed that DNA tests of the Yeti hair found by Dr. Igor Burtsev have all come back as being from "a human-like creature which is not a Homosapien yet is more closely related to man than a monkey".

According to professor Valentin Sapunov of the Russian State Hydrometeorological Institute:

“We had ten samples of hair to study, and have concluded that they belong to mammal, but not a human, and not the animals known to the area where they were found, like a bear, or wolf, or goat, or any other animal,”

“It was a branch of our university in St Petersburg that carried out a DNA test, and the Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. The tests were performed by laboratory of electronic microscopy and laboratory of molecular genealogical classification.”

Here's the problem with this latest claim by the Russians. Not even Dr. Igor Burtsev, the main Yeti man in Russia, believes what he's hearing from officials. In the Siberian Times, he made the statements, downplaying the "results":

"I doubt that they have indeed managed to carry out a DNA test on Azasskaya Cave hair, and doubt that they found how close the Yeti is to humans by its DNA," he was quoted as saying.

"It has not been done anywhere in the world. I take it that they've worked with electronic microscopes, but have they compared it to other samples? I am not sure. So I am rather sceptical about Valentin Sapunov's conclusions."



  1. Why all the hate for Russians?

    I can see Pootin from my front porch.

  2. Closer to human than ape, because we have more chromosomes? Seems pretty easy to figure that out, if so then our Yeti is in the genus Homo.

  3. I don't trust anybody named Igor!

  4. My son Vladimeer would like to marry you.

  5. My opinion is that when Bigfoot is finally proven to the satisfaction of the American public, the governement will step in with their own "new" discovery in an attempt to control the info. There''s just too much anecdotal evidence of a "men in black" cover-up already.

  6. Come on America! We CAN'T let the russians beat us to proving Bigfoot! USA! USA! USA!

  7. Filo betto " No ma, his not an ape he's got 12 ribs "

    Mother "12 ribs my ass"

  8. Azasskaya Cave hair?

    Oh COME ON!

    This Russian poof should be given a sound thrashing.


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