POSSIBLE RELATED HOMINOIDS GALLERY
Despite many sightings by both
professionals and others, there is no
known photograph of a Russian
Snowman (also almasty, kaptar and
other local names). Footprints have
been found and also vacant rough
shelters that are attributed to the
The first image seen at the left is
based on general descriptions.
The Karapetian Hominoid.
Zana with her newborn.
The next image (Karapetian
hominoid) is based on a description
provided by Dr. Karapetian (a
medical doctor) who personally
examined a man of this nature.
The next image (Zana) is based on
descriptions of a female of the
species who was habituated by
village people (late 1800s) and had
children by human partners. The
artwork was created by Brendon
Bannon, a professional artist, at my
Although the Russian snowman
shares many of the same features as
the sasquatch, they are not
considered the same species.
I believe it is reasonable to
speculated that the Russian
snowman may have migrated into
North America over the Bering Strait
land bridge and is confused with the
sasquatch when it is sighted.
The founders of
Russia. (Left to
The leading authority on the Russian
snowman is Dmitri Bayanov,
Moscow, Russia. His book, In the
Footsteps of the Russian Snowman
(Crypto-Logos Publishers, Moscow
Russia, 1996) provides remarkable
accounts of the species. it is
bordering on impossible to concluded
that firm evidence of its existence is
not somewhere within the “Russian
Traditional artwork showing a yeren.
Hard evidence supporting the existence of the yeren or
Chinese wild man, is rare. There are a few footprint casts and
alleged hair strands, but that’s about all. Traditional stories
and sighting are the mainstay of evidence. From what we
know it is a fairly tall (up to 6 feet, 5 inches) and leaves
footprints up to between 14 and 15 inches long. The prints
appear similar to those of the sasquatch. Beds made of forest
material have been found and attributed to the creature,
along with possible feces, but as with the sasquatch, there is
nothing to substantiate the connection. The main Chinese
scientist studying the yeren is Dr. Zhou Guoxing. He was
originally quite enthusiastic as to the creature’s possible
existence, but lately (2012) has emphatically stated: "There
is no wild man in this world. I've visited every place
where the wild man was reported in China. I've studied
everything related to the wild man including hair, skulls
and specimens. All of them are dyed human hair or
come from monkeys and bears."
The creatures seen
here in this old
drawing are referred to
as “Sinsin.” The
relative to this
drawing states, “Sinsin
lives in mountainous
ravines, resembles an
ape, has human face
and limbs, head hair is
long, the head and
face ‘are put straight.’
Its voice is like the
crying of an infant and
the barking of a dog.”
These are the hands and feet of an unknown primate that was killed in Zhejiang Province in 1957. A local school teacher cut them off the dead oddity and preserved them. Analysis by Dr. Guoxing revealed that they don’t identify with the yeren. They are simply those of a very large unidentified monkey. It could be, of course, that this creature would be taken as a yeren if it were briefly sighted in
A five foot tall wood carving seen in a shop high in the mountains in Taiwan. It probably represents the yeren.
A Chinese sculpture showing some sort of a ape-like humanoid interacting with people. It appears the Chinese have stories that involve such beings. The same is true of North American aboriginal people and the sasquatch.
An art depiction of the Yowie by Barry Olive.
Descriptions of the Australian yowie are essentially the
same as those of the sasquatch. They are so close that
it appears they are the same creature. Aboriginal
legends related to the yowie appear to go back to the
origins of the people themselves, just as the sasquatch
goes back to the origins of Native people in North
A pictograph of a “giant hair-covered man” has been
found (image at lower left), and although we don’t know
its actual age, it is certainly very old.
The first reported sighting of a yowie by a European
was in 1848. Since that time, there have been about
300 well-documented incidents.
As the soil in Australia is most often very dry and hard,
footprints are difficult to find. Nevertheless, there are
some photographs and footprint casts.
The full history of the yowie has been documented by
Paul Cropper and Tony Healy in their book, The Yowie:
In Search of Australia’s Bigfoot (Strange Nation,
Sydney, Australia, 2006). Astounding evidence is
provided, but as yet no photograph of the creature has
come to light.
The first photograph on the top left is an artistic
rendering by Barry Olive. The eyes are blank to
illustrated that this is what people see when vehicle
headlights strike the creature.
(Left) Andre Claydon holds a cast he made of a giant
footprint found near Springbrook, Queensland, 1998.
(Right) One of several 13-inch (approximately) possible
yowie footprints found at Barrington Tops, New South
A Yalanji pictograph showing a, “giant hair-covered man.”
An outstanding book by Peter Byrne entitled, The Monster Trilogy Guidebook: How to Find a Bigfoot, a Yeti, & the Loch Ness Monster, is a “must read” for those interested in the yeti. Byrne brings to the table his personal experiences in searching for the creature. The book will be available from Hancock House Publishers late spring, 2013.
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