What is it we’re actually seeing in the footage above, purported to show a “wild person” captured in Russia?

I first learned about the footage late last night, after it was linked to the Cryptomundo website. What are your thoughts? Real or fake… or perhaps even a viral video promoting some kind of a film? The answer is hardly surprising…

As discussed in this update appearing at Cryptomundo, the footage indeed turned out to be merely a part of a New Year’s celebration exhibit for children, where there would be a “Yeti” on display, along with a variety of other “talking animals” for children to observe and enjoy.

Granted, when something like this shows up online (and taking into consideration the obvious language barriers), it becomes easy to misinterpret the criteria (despite how obviously hoaxed this footage appears to be). Had it taken longer for the correct information regarding the circumstances to reach the public, it’s interesting to guess how much longer this footage of a purported “Yeti” might have drawn interest and intrigue from an active online audience around the world. Let us not forget, after all, that it certainly isn’t the first ridiculous Bigfoot hoax that managed to capture eyes and ears among the multitudes…

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at info@micahhanks.com.

2 Replies to “Was a Live Yeti Captured in Russia?

  1. Well, the hoax is absurdly evident. what is not so evident is the purpose behind its promotion.

    Take for example the Chupacabra craze of the 90s. I’m of the opinion that in my country, Mexico, the Chupacabras was exploited as a smokescreen campaign to divert the public’s attention away from the conflict with the Zapatista guerrilla that was unfolding in the Southeast during those years.

    And in Russia, with all the social commotion caused by Putin’s ambitions, it’s hard not to imagine a similar strategy.

    Although maybe I’m reading too much, since had this farce been endorsed by the Kremlin, you’d think they would come up with something a bit more decent and less… abominable 😉

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