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LONDON: Researchers claim to have discovered strong evidence that suggests the Yeti or Abominable Snowman, an ape-like cryptid also said to live in the Himalayas, does not only exist, but also builds nests by twisting tree branches in a remote area of Russia.

Experts at an international Yeti conference held recently in Russia claimed to have found strangely twisted trees in a remote part of the country , suggesting a creature building nests like the orangutans and gorillas.

The trees had been twisted together by force to form an arch in the Kemerovo region, an area known for frequent sightings of the " Wildman" which is believed to be the missing link between Neanderthal man and modern humans , they said.

They also insisted that they are only months away from proving the beast. "We are on the brink of finding the Yeti at long last," Igor Burtsev, head of the International Center Of Hominology, said.

"We have good evidence of Yeti in our region. And now we have convincing details from experts elsewhere in Russia and in the US and Canada ," hewas quoted as saying by British tabloid The Sun. Canadian Yeti-hunter John Bindernagel, who reckons he has seen the creature for himself , said: "We didn't feel like the trees we saw in Siberia had been done by a man or another mammal."


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