Several recent sightings in northern Russia suggest that myths of Bigfoot, or creatures like it, might not be so far-fetched.

The Daily Mail is reporting that three separate yeti sightings have emerged out of Siberia's Kemerovo region in recent weeks. The Yeti, which has been called the "Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas," stands about 7-feet tall and is thought to resemble a bear. The animal has proved elusive to scientists, but previous expeditions have given researchers reason to believe, and several recent sightings seem to provide confirmation that the species is indeed roaming around Siberia.

Two Russian fisherman separately claimed they saw and tried to communicate with distant figures who were walking upright.

"We shouted to them -- do you need help?," said Vitaly Vershinin. "They just rushed away, all in fur, walking on two legs, making their way through the bushes and with two other limbs, straight up the hill."

A forestry inspector also says he encountered a Yeti in the Tashtagolski district.

Igor Burtsev, Russia's leading 'Yeti' expert and head of the International Centre of Hominology, told the Daily Mail that an international conference and expedition in search of the yeti is convening next month. Burtsev believes the yeti may be the link between Neanderthal man and modern human beings.

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