The Almasty: Russia’s Sasquatch or Prehistoric Man ?
The reports of giant harry creatures in Siberia just keep
coming and coming. Over the past several months there
have been numerous reports of encounters with Yetis in the
Kemerovo Region made by the local Shor people and
hunters. Several expeditions have been mounted by the
Russian scientific community, and they have all returned with
very strong evidence that the mysterious creature may really
inhabit the area.
In fact there may be so many of the creatures, that they are
actually cutting into the Shor’s natural food supply. It seems
that both the Yeti and the Shor share a passion for the leek,
which is a form of wild onion.
The Shor have reported that their leek crops are being
gobbled up by something that leaves behind giant five-toed
footprints. Due to the tribes numerous encounters with the
creatures it didn’t take long for them to identify just whom
was taking the onions.
It seems that the creatures live in or around the Azasskaya
Cave, the location of many of the scientific communities
recent expeditions. Over the past several weeks, Vladimir
Makuta, the local Tashtagol District administrator, has
received 14 new written reports of yeti sightings near the
cave and the nearby Mrassu River.
credible reports coming out of the area. It would seem that a very large population of the animals exist there.
everyday now, there is a story about a Bigfoot movie, or Bigfoot sighting, or something about beef jerky. Of course, I really have to
blame myself for this. I am the one who finds these stories after all. I guess that I have just had Sasquatch on the brain lately?
Now that I have gotten that off my chest, we can get to the real story at hand here. It seams that the Russian scientific community is
really going ‘gung-ho’ in their efforts to find the monster. Recent reports by hunters who claim to have seen the elusive creature in
Siberia, plus the recent discovery of fossilized footprints in a cave near the area of the sightings, has lead to a serious interest in finally
proving the monsters existence.
To date several expeditions have been launched into the remote area of Siberia in an effort to locate the hairy, upright walking, giant
primate the locals call the Almasty (or Alma). Each expedition comes back with new and interesting evidence that the creature does
indeed live in the area.
The latest expedition to visit the area, focused on the mysterious fossilized Alma footprint that was discovered in a very deep cave
system. To the amazement of the team, a fresh print was discovered that matched the fossilized one almost exactly. The scientists
estimate that the fossilized print is approximately 5,000 years old.
“They are absolutely identical. Five thousand years ago Yetis settled down in this cave and now their descendants are still living here.
The conditions in the cave are suitable for Yeti. The cave defends them from rains, snow and wind. There is also a lake in the middle
of the cave where yetis can find clean water,” say the scientists.
Yet another expedition is being planned. This time the scientists involved used Google maps to survey the area in an attempt to find
suitable areas where the Almasty me be riding out the severe Russian winter. The group believes that they have located the ideal spot
for finding the creatures. Unfortunately, the weather in the area is preventing the team from acting on their find.
If the evidence in hand is any indication of what is yet to be found, than these Russian scientists may be the first to discover a brand-
new species of humanoid-like primate, one that has eluded scientists and monster hunters around the globe for over a hundred years.
Bigfoot In Siberia A rash of Bigfoot sightings in Siberia has lead to the formation of
a team, lead by Orthodox Bishop of Kemerovo, to search the
area for evidence of the elusive creature. The expedition is set to
depart for Tashtagol area, where hunters have encountered the
legendary monster and large humanoid tracks have been found in
local caves. The area is reportedly very remote and the only way
in or out is by snowmobile.
In the early part of this week the Kemerovo regional
administration released a report filed by local hunters who had
encountered several harry, upright walking, creatures near the
Azass Cave on Mount Shoriya. When the group went inside the
cave to look for the creatures they discovered several
The number of credible sightings, of what the locals call the “Almasty”, has even caught the attention of the Russian scientific
The head of the department of anthropology at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology in Moscow, notes that Soviet
anthropologists have never seen or studied the body of a bigfoot or yeti, although there are numerous reports of their sightings
throughout the world.
Presently the finances are being put in place for a scientific team to search the Tashtagol area this summer. There are already many
enthusiasts, businessmen and hunters who have come forward to volunteer for the expedition.
With the enthusiastic backing of the Russian scientific community, it may be possible that the mystery of upright walking primates in
Siberia may be solved sometime this year.
If only American scientists would put forth as much effort in looking for Bigfoot in this country, then I am certain that the mysterious
monster would already have been discovered.
looking for human companions. In the town of Elbrus, in Northern Caucasus, residents have reported an unusual number of sightings
of the creature, most of them encounters with females, mostly by men, who have hinted at flirtation.
In the remote settlement it is a very common occurrence to see the large mythical creature in, and around, the town itself. It is reported
that every resident has seen the legendary Almasty at least once in their lifetime.
“There are many deserted barns over there with boulders and woods around. They most often spot the Almasty there. They come to
town from there,” local resident Adelgery Tilov said.
It is also common for the towns male population to get “friendly” with the female Almasty, something that the local women have come
“A yeti female looks like a gorilla, of course, but she can definitely temp a man,” one of the elders, Kazi Khajiyev said. “The Almasty
can bewitch a man. They say that a man, whom a wild woman tries to seduce, sees not the hairy ape-like creature, but the woman that
he wants to see. It is something like hypnosis,” the man said.
Despite the numerous encounters with the creatures, the local residents still harbor some fear of them, and generally try to avoid
“A wild human being is a human being, that is why we try to get along with them. My grandfather used to tell me that the Almasty have
always lived here. They increased their population after the Balkars deserted their villages. The Almasty took their homes, that’s why
they let humans see them so often nowadays,” Adilgery Tilov said.
Adilgery also spoke about a recent encounter that he had that proves that even Almasty females are suckers for romance by the fire.
“I had to go to a neighboring village one summer day. I was supposed to stay there for a night so I accommodated myself in a
deserted barn. I made a fire near the barn and fell asleep. I opened my eyes very early in the morning and saw someone sitting by the
fire. A female yeti was giving me a very thoughtful look. She was not tall, a bit more than one meter in height. She was black and her
fur was all messy . I was scared to death, and was lying there still, thinking what she was going to do next. She stayed there for about
ten more minutes, got up and vanished in the woods,” the man said.
This, however, is not the first report of an Almasty-Human “relationship” to come out of the former Soviet Union:
A wildwoman named Zana is said to have lived in the isolated mountain village of T’khina fifty miles from Sukhumi in Abkhazia in the
Caucasus; some have speculated she may have been an Almasty, but hard evidence is lacking.
Captured in the mountains in 1850, she was at first violent towards her captors but soon became domesticated and, indeed, was able
to assist with simple household chores. Zana is said to have had sexual relations with a man of the village named Edgi Genaba, and
gave birth to a number of children of apparently normal human appearance. Several of these children, however, died in infancy. Some
commentators have attributed these early deaths to Zana’s genetic incompatibility (as an Almas) with humans.
The father, meanwhile, gave away four of the surviving children to local families. The two boys, Dzhanda and Khwit Sabekia (born
1878 and 1884), and the two girls, Kodzhanar and Gamasa Sabekia (born 1880 and 1882), were assimilated into normal society,
married, and had families of their own. Zana herself died in 1890. The skull of Khwit (also spelled Kvit) is still extant, and was
examined by Dr. Grover Krantz in the early 1990s. He pronounced it to be entirely modern, with no Neanderthal features at all.
Khwit’s tooth was examined in 2008 as part of the Monster Quest tv show. Genetics tests were unable to definitely show Khwit’s
parentage, but tests will continue.
It is unknown if these legendary Almasty are “wild and primitive” humans or creatures more like the Bigfoot or the Yeti? Regardless, it
seems that Russian men have had a fetish for them for centuries.
Russian women aren’t that unattractive are they? Every one that I have seen looked pretty exotic.
I guess when you get a taste of the Neanderthal it never goes away?
stumbled upon a set of giant “humanoid” footprints. The report did not mention the length of at actual
prints, but did mention a gigantic 2 meter stride between the prints. The hunters believe the tracks were
left by the legendary Alma, which is a species very much like the North American “Bigfoot” or
It is interesting to note that the female anchor who presented the footage during the newscast got a real
chuckle out of the story. She can be heard laughing directly after she finishes the story. Once again I am
sad to report that the media, along with the scientific community, still refuse to take reports of upright
walking primates seriously.
Of course, that bogus report of a “Bigfoot” body a month or so ago didn’t help the situation much, I’m
I do want to point out, that I did indeed predict that there would be some sort of Alma business coming
out of Russia last week after a “hairy” sea monster was discovered on a beach by soldiers. It looks like
the great “Monster Race” is on. American scientists better get their butts in gear or we will fall way behind